Multidisciplinary Design News
Globe x Pantone Limited Edition Box Sets
Globe has today unveiled its upcoming limited edition box sets; the Pantone Color of the Year series.
Bruce Mau: Design Principles for Critical Problem-solving in Global Health
Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic are the latest in a series of global crises that both illuminate and exacerbate inequity. We need new ways to approach global health in the 21st century, but how?
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021
The 2021 Red Dot Award: Product Design will open for submissions on October 12. Designers and companies from all over the world are invited to enter their best products in 50 categories as diverse as medical technology, watches, or packaging.
CBDX: Cities for All
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched a design competition intended to spark an international discussion around equitable, inclusive cities.
WDC 2020 World Design Policy Conference
On October 19-23, the WDC 2020 World Design Policy Conference will explore design as a tool for resilience and study how design can and is being used at the core of the democratic process.
Winners of 2020 National Design Awards Announced
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced the winners of the 2020 National Design Awards.
ICFF and WantedDesign Manhattan Announce CLOSEUP
The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have announced a new platform of design showcase 'CLOSEUP' - a two-day trade event inspired by a TV show format, for product launches, trend direction, and virtual networking experiences. Two dynamic days of programming will be presented on October 28 and 29 and broadcast live from New York.
Service Design Global Conference 2020
This year, the Service Design Global Conference (SDGC20) will be held online on October 22-23. Bringing the full power of the service design community together for a 'must-attend' virtual experience, the conference will look to explore all the latest tools, methods, insights, and trends shaping the direction of service design and its ultimate impact on the future of society.
Adobe Releases State of Creativity Research Findings
Adobe has released research findings on the State of Creativity, illustrating the significant impact of the global pandemic and social unrest on the creative industry.
Be Original Americas Launches On-Demand Virtual Programming
Be Original Americas has launched on-demand virtual programming from their 2020 fellowship. Available now to the public, viewers can watch 22 participating design companies covering the design process.
DBA Design Effectiveness Awards 2021
The 2021 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards is now open for entries. The Awards celebrates and champions the integral role design plays in business success, improving societies and enhancing people's lives.
Stanford Longevity Design Challenge 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing into sharper focus the cultural norms that guide us through life and is providing insights about what a new future might look like.
Lexus Design Award 2021
The applications are now open for the Lexus Design Award 2021, a global platform to support and nurture the next generation of creators. The award seeks to foster the growth of ideas that contribute to society by supporting designers and creators whose works can help to shape a better future.
Design Museum Launches 11th Edition of Design Ventura Challenge
The Design Museum, in partnership with Deutsche Bank, has launched the 11th edition of Design Ventura - a national design & enterprise challenge for secondary schools.
Design-Nation Publishes '20 Makers, 20 Objects'
This month Design-Nation is celebrating twenty years of championing and supporting the UK's incredibly talented and multifaceted design and craft sector. Design-Nation's first landmark project, '20 Makers, 20 Objects,' is a curated online showcase that celebrates selected signature pieces of design from its network.
Green Product Award 2021
The eight Green Product Award is now open for submissions in 11 categories that make a sustainable lifestyle a reality.
C-IDEA Design Award 2020
The 2020 C-IDEA Design Award is now open for submissions. The annual juried design competition aims to recognize and promote visionary talents in a wide array of categories ranging from communication design, industrial design, architecture, interior design, fashion design and new media.
International Design Awards 2020
The International Design Awards (IDA) is calling established & student designers from around the world to submit their most innovative designs to its 14th annual design competition.
WDO Launches 'Design in Space for Life on Earth' Design Challenge
WDO has announced a two-week virtual design challenge to apply design thinking to space-based research for life on Earth.
Exhibit Columbus Announces 2020 Online Symposium
Exhibit Columbus - which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community - has announced its third national symposium.
Van Alen Institute Announces Winners of 'Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge' Competition
Van Alen Institute has announced the winners of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway.
Autodesk Announces Lineup for Virtual Vision Series
Autodesk has announced the lineup for its Virtual Vision Series, which will take place in September this year and offer participants insight into the latest technology, trends, and techniques driving content creation for film, TV, games, and design visualization.
Monotype Announces 'Brand Talks Connected' Virtual Event
Monotype's 'Brand Talks Connected' live & interactive event will be held on August 27. The event will focus on the future, and how brands can rise to the challenges posed by an unsettled world.
Masters Design Lab Announces Scholarships and Social Impact Design Clinic
Masters Design Lab is now offering scholarships is for its hands-on mentored online design training. The world-renowned faculty is headed by Canadian multidisciplinary designer Prof. Michael Leblanc and the curriculum, with 25+ courses, is often updated to adhere to new design techniques and concepts.
Yves Behar Unveils Concept Design for Fabien Cousteau's Landmark Underwater Research Station
Yves Behar and fuseproject created the concept design for the world's most advanced underwater scientific research station and habitat, a project from renowned ocean explorer and conservationist Fabien Cousteau.
One Club Announces 'One School' Portfolio Program for Black Creatives
The One Club for Creativity has announced the launch of ONE School, a free 16-week portfolio program for young Black creatives. The free program will be run by award-winning Spotify creative director Oriel Davis-Lyons.
17 Global Artists 'Design the Future' for Future London Academy
Future London Academy asked 17 artists and designers from over 13 countries to 'Design the Future' - speculate what it will be like in 100 years, aiming to inspire designers everywhere to be part of it.
Design Night LIVE
Design Museum Everywhere, a non-profit organization dedicated to sharing the power of design, will host a virtual online event on September 19 filled with design sketches, games, familiar faces, a silent auction, and more.
Interior Design's Best of Year Awards 2020
Now celebrating its 15th year, Interior Design's Best of Year Awards is the ultimate measure of design excellence, honoring the most significant projects and products of the year from around the globe. Entries from around the world are accepted for all categories.
HP, Intel and Movidiam Team Up to Offer Free Creative Classes
HP has partnered with Intel and Movidiam to launch a brand-new free initiative designed to inspire the next generation of creatives and digital artists.
Good Design Show Europe 2020
Good Design annually awards distinguishing designers through for excellence, creativity, and novelty; talented creators who promote the design as the art of evolution, the art of a better future.
Phaidon Launches Materialising Colour: Journeys with Giulio Ridolfo
Phaidon has released 'Materialising Colour,' a coffee table book that dives into the work and methodologies of master colorist Giulio Ridolfo, the man behind the success of many of Kvadrat's beloved contemporary fabric collections and color palettes.
City of Baltimore Publishes 'Design for Distancing: Ideas Guidebook'
The City of Baltimore has released the 'Design for Distancing Guidebook,' a digital resource that will provide safe placemaking inspiration for businesses, cities, and people worldwide to safely reopen and improve their own public spaces.
San Francisco Design Week 2020 Design Award Winners Announced
San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) has announced winners of the 2020 Design Awards virtually for the first time in its history. This year's theme, 'Intentional Distortions' was met by award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals, who were honored online at the San Francisco Design Week Awards.
The One Show 2020 Global Creative Rankings Announced
The One Club for Creativity has revealed 'The One Show 2020 Global Rankings,' the definitive measure for global creative excellence. Led by the outstanding awards performance of 'Moldy Whopper' for Burger King, DAVID Miami landed the top agency position.
IDA Announces Winners of COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant
The International Design Awards (IDA) and the European Product Design Awards (ePDA) have unveiled the winners of the 'COVID-19 Design Innovation Grant.'
Can Design Save Us? The Index Project Launches New Podcast Series
Launched by The Index Project, 'Can design save us?' podcast series will explore design as a pioneering force for good.
Autodesk Issues Call for AU 2020 Proposals
As Autodesk's annual AU conference pivots to a virtual format this year, the company is calling on customers around the world to help it make a digital splash. Autodesk has announced an open call for proposals spanning talks, instructional demos, panels, roundtables, hands-on labs, product briefings and articles.
'Yeah, What Lester Said' Exhibition and Panel on Sustainability in Design
Midtown's Detroit Center for Design + Technology is hosting 'Yeah, What Lester Said,' an online event that delves in-depth to explore the impact of climate change under the lens of architecture and the built environment.
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021
Milestones in Contemporary Design 2020-2021, on view at the Red Dot Design Museum from June 23 through May 31, 2021, features the 76 winners of the Red Dot Product Design Award.
What's Wrong With Podcast by Eray/Carbajo
What's Wrong With is a panel and podcast series hosted by Eray/Carbajo where the design firm invites progress makers of various fields to diagnose today's real problems and identify collaborative solutions for a sustainably better future.
The Index Project Releases Design Trend Report
The Index Project has released its new Trend Report, featuring over 90 designs compiled into 30 trends describing what's going on in the field of design right now.
SEGD Academic Summit 2020
Each year the Society for Experiential Design (SEGD) holds an academic summit in conjunction with the annual conference. The 2020 Academic Summit will be held online, via Zoom, on the afternoons of June 11 and 12 as a forum for current thinking in design education research, projects, and curriculum innovation.
The Pocket Complete Color Harmony
To be released this October, the pocket-size version of Complete Color Harmony is designed as a guide for anyone interested in the field of color: designers, artists, craftspeople, flower arrangers, event planners, and DIYers.
Icon for Neuchâtel's Central Plaza in Nuevo Polanco: International Call For Artists
MIRA and MASSIVart invite national and international artists to develop a proposal for a permanent public artwork to be located in the public plaza of MIRA's latest real estate development in Mexico City: Neuchâtel's Cuadrante Polanco.
RTF Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020
Rethinking The Future has launched the 2020 Architecture, Construction & Design Awards. The competition invites trendsetters, the pioneers and leaders - firms dealing with the global contemporary challenges head-on - with continuous innovation and excellence, and bring the best of such projects into the light to inspire the next generation.
Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.1
Autodesk has released 3ds Max 2021.1, introducing new texture baking advancements, increased capabilities for physically based rendering (PBR) workflows, and viewport and modeling tool enhancements.
Next Creative Leaders 2020: Now Open to Non-Binary Creatives
The call for entries is now open for the 2020 Next Creative Leaders (NCL), a portfolio competition that identifies, celebrates and gives a global platform to talented womxn creatives who are making their mark on the world with both their work and a unique point of view on creative leadership that's changing the industry for the better.
SCI-Arc Making+Meaning 2020
SCI-Arc has announced that its summer program Making+Meaning will be held online this year. Now open to applicants all around the world, students from across the US, Asia, Europe, and beyond will convene to delve deeply into the most cutting-edge techniques and processes advancing design and architecture today.
San Francisco Design Week 2020
The 14th Annual San Francisco Design Week (SFDW), which attracts annually 60,000 visitors from around the world, is returning this year as the first regional virtual design festival.
D&AD New Blood Digital Festival 2020
D&AD has revealed its plans for the 2020 New Blood Digital Festival, running from July 6-10 in place of its annual Festival at London's Truman Brewery. The digital festival will provide a virtual platform that continues to support and stimulate emerging creative talent during what will be a challenging year for graduates.
Young Guns 18: Call for Entries
The One Club for Creativity has opened the call for entries for Young Guns 18, celebrating international creative professionals age 30 or younger. Young Guns is the industry's only global, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies and celebrates today's vanguard of young creatives.
PepsiCo Launches New Design Podcast 'In Your Shoes'
PepsiCo has launched a new, biweekly podcast to explore the transformative power of design: In Your Shoes, hosted by PepsiCo's Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini.
RGD Virtual In-House Design Conference 2020
During the week of June 22, The Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) will host a virtual conference created specifically for in-house designers.
WIPO Launches PROOF: New Business Service That Provides Evidence of an Intellectual Asset's Existence
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched PROOF, a new online business service that provides tamper-proof evidence of the existence at a point in time of any digital file, including data sets, in any format.
City of Baltimore Launches 'Design for Distancing' Competition
The City of Baltimore is calling for entries for its 'Design for Distancing' competition. How might we reconfigure public space to safely patronize local businesses and our main streets? This is unchartered territory, and the world needs the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.
Adobe 99U Conference 2020 Goes Online
This year, Adobe's annual 99U Conference is moving online, and it's going to be streamed free. The Conference is a call to unpack our creative identities, exploring how to establish our purpose, nurture our talent, and define success on our own terms.
VoloPort Wins Gold in 2020 German Innovation Award
VoloPort, the world's first Vertiport prototype for electrically powered air taxis, has been awarded Gold in the 2020 German Innovation Award.
James Dyson Award 2020
The 2020 James Dyson Award, an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers, is now open for submissions. The competition is open to current and recent design engineering students, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation.
Space10 Launches Free and Open-Source 'Bee Home' Project
SPACE10 recently collaborated with Bakken & Bæck and Tanita Klein to launch Bee Home, an open invitation for everyone to give bees the space they need.
100 Archive Launches 'Map Irish Design'
100 Archive has launched Map Irish Design, which features 2,300 communication design projects collected since 2010. Funded by the Creative Ireland Programme, Map Irish Design sought to look more closely at these projects and their associated data to build a comprehensive picture of contemporary communications design in Ireland.
Adobe Color Update Adds Tools to Bring Accessibility Directly into Color Creation
In celebration of World Accessibility Day, Adobe has released new updates for Adobe Color to help designers create visually accessible color themes for use in their artwork and designs. Adobe Color is a web app and creative community where you and other artists can create and share color themes and inspiration.
Be Original Americas Launches Inaugural Worldwide Virtual Student Fellowship
Be Original Americas has announced the launch of its first worldwide virtual student fellowship program. This summer, 25+ companies will present through a series of webinars to a global audience of students. The program will offer insights from leading brands, makers, and creators to learn about working in an industry that shapes the way we live, work, and play.
HUSH Launches HUSH+1 Podcast
HUSH has launched HUSH+1, a podcast 'for makers, by makers.' The podcast offers an insider's look, delivering open and honest dialogue between creatives across a variety of industries.
Tomorrow's Human Experience: Experiences That Matter
Next week, Eight Inc. will host a virtual summit titled 'Experiences That Matter' to explore the mindset that is needed now to deliver the customer experiences of the future.
ADC 99th Annual Awards Week Kicks Off With 36 Cube Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration
Winners in Fashion Design and Illustration were revealed on this first day of the week-long online ADC 99th Annual Awards.
Knoll Design Days 2020: Opportunities for Change
Knoll has announced programming details for its upcoming Knoll Design Days 2020 - Opportunities for Change. For the first time, this year's event will be offered as free virtual programming for industry insiders and design enthusiasts alike from June 9-10, 2020 from noon - 6 PM EST each day.
Goldreed Industrial Design Award 2020
Xiongan Future Industrial Design Institute has announced its inaugural Goldreed Industrial Design Award (GIDA). Drawing from the scientific-technological progress and from the social changes that are currently happening in our society, GIDA aims at using design as a way to suggest new lifestyles, in order to contribute to the balanced development between human and nature.
2020 Indigo Design Award Winners Announced
Indigo has announced the winners of its 3rd Indigo Design Award. Indigo spent the past year scouring the globe for the best in visual design from jaw-dropping illustrations to logos that pop, causes for the greater good, and the hottest in innovative web creation.
German Design Awards 2021
Submissions are now open for the 2021 German Design Awards. Organized by German Design Council, the Awards program honors the best design achievements at an international level, drawing unique public attention to design and brand expertise.
FLA Online Innovation Week
Future London Academy (FLA) has announced a 5-day online program specially created for experienced innovation professionals, service designers and business leaders who are constantly looking for new approaches, tools and fresh case studies.
Green Good Design 2020 Winners Announced
The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies have announced the winners of the 2020 Green Good Design Awards.
Karim Rashid Wins 2020 American Prize for Design
The Chicago Athenaeum has announced Karim Rashid as this year's Laureate of the prestigious American Prize for Design.
iF Design Award 2020 Winners Announced
iF has announced the winners of its 66th Design Award. The Awards program recognizes top achievements from all relevant design disciplines - from product design, communication, packaging and service design, to architecture and interior design and right on up to professional concept.
The One Club for Creativity Announces Creative Month 2020
The One Club's annual in-person Creative Week in New York has transformed into Creative Month 2020, with more than 60 sessions with creative leaders from around the world streaming free of charge May 4-29.
Adobe Launches $1M Creative Residency Community Fund
Adobe has launched the 'Creative Residency Community Fund,' a $1 million fund to support creators from varying fields with $500-$5,000 grants.
Role Models Student Design Competition
Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design has launched a design competition that challenges design students to be role models to the rest of the design world by sharing their innovative approach to healthier design.
NeoCon Announces New Digital Hub: NeoConnect 2020
On June 1, NeoCon will launch NeoConnect 2020 - a series of online resources, programming, and events. For the full month of June, NeoConnect will feature product and company details from NeoCon 2020 tenants and exhibitors as well as a full roster of complimentary NeoCon CEU webinars, online panel discussions and virtual social events.
German Sustainability Award: Design
The German Sustainability Award has launched a new award category for sustainable design. The Award is intended to motivate designers to gear their work even more strongly towards sustainability and to provide top performance with momentum for continued success.
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
Dezeen x Samsung Out of the Box Competition
Dezeen and Samsung have launched an international design competition that challenges entrants to create innovative new objects for the home that can be made by repurposing cardboard packaging.
The One Club Lanches Free Jobs Board to Help Global Industry During Pandemic
The One Club for Creativity has launched 'The One Club COVID-19 Jobs Board,' a free resource for connecting people seeking work globally with agencies, design studios, production companies and brands looking to fill open positions.
United Nations Issues Global Call to Creatives
The United Nations has issued an open brief to creatives everywhere to help spread public health messages in ways which will be effective, accessible and shareable. The organization is looking for a multitude of creative solutions to reach audiences across different cultures, age groups, affiliations, geographies and languages.
Salone del Mobile.Milano Postponed to 2021
The 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano has been canceled. The event will now take place next year, April 13-18. The decision to postpone was made by the Board of the Salone del Mobile.Milano in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Fabrica Launches 'Watch&Listen' Video Channel
Fabrica has launched a free video channel that features a selection of its creative content - including videos, short-films, music, lectures - to enjoy these long days at home.
Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2021
Autodesk has launched 3ds Max 2021, featuring fully scriptable baking experience, simpler install process, viewport and rendering improvements, and integrated Python 3 support, among other enhancements.
Dezeen Launches 'Face to Face' Podcast Series
Dezeen has launched a new podcast series, called Face to Face. For the first episode, Dezeen's editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs sat down with artist, designer and director Es Devlin at her home and studio in London to discuss her seaside upbringing, her maverick student years and her meteoric career.
Communication Arts 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions
Communication Arts is calling for entries for its 2020 Design and Advertising Competitions. With an acceptance rate of less than 5%, these competitions are among the most exclusive major creative competitions in the world and inclusion is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry.
AIGA Design Conference 2020
The 2020 AIGA Design Conference will be held November 12-14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The theme of the conference, 'Building Bridges,' will explore those in creative communities building new ways of thinking, living, and creating.
Service Design Days 2020
The 5th annual Service Design Days will be held April 2-5 in Barcelona. Under the theme of "A blended tomorrow - expanding design horizons with technology," the conference will offer a deeper look at how humans are going to interact with each other in new ways.
Getty Images Launches Visual GPS
Getty Images has launched Visual GPS, a new research report identifying four key 'Forces' - sustainability, technology, wellness and realness - that drive consumer preferences around visual content and impact purchase decision making.
Salone Del Mobile.Milano 2020 Postponed to June 16-21 (CANCELED)
The 59th edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, the world's preeminent design fair, has been postponed to June 16 - 21, 2020. The show will still be held at Rho Fiera Milano.
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design. Designers, agencies and companies are invited to enter their brands and creative works to this international design competition.
Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge International Design Competition
Van Alen Institute, in collaboration with the New York City Council, has launched an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway and spark a new public conversation about New York City's infrastructure.
dmi: 2020 Design Value Awards
Design Management Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2020 Design Value Awards. The Awards honor teams that have worked across boundaries to deliver significant value through design or design management practices.
2020 In-House Creative Management Report
InSource and inMotionNow have released their third Annual In-House Creative Management Report.
Clerkenwell Design Week Postponed to May 2021
* Clerkenwell Design Week has been postponed to May 25-27, 2021.
Design Pavilion 2020
The fifth edition of New York's biggest public design interface, the Design Pavilion, will be held during NYCxDESIGN in Times Square. The nine-day interactive hub for all things design will make Broadway between W 43rd and W 48th Streets its home.
Service Design Award 2020
Submissions are now open for the 2020 Service Design Award. Organized by the Service Design Network, the Award recognizes work of an exceptional standard in the field of service design from the private and public sector, as well as academia.
DesignMashup Workshops 2020
DesignMashup has announced two new exciting workshops for 2020: 'Fusion' in April for 7 days, and 'Vision' in October for 10-days.