2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition – Amazing Prizes to be Won!

One of the good things about participating in competitions is that you get to challenge yourself and push yourself to the limits. Like Yves Behar told me when I spoke with him, “winning awards and competitions is like an icing on the cake called hard work.” He should know better, he and fuseproject have won so many of them! For now, we have one big opportunity coming up with the 2012 Taiwan International Student Design Competition. Submissions are welcome in Product Design, Visual Design and Digital Animation categories. Check out the details inside.

0 Submissions Close: 15th August 2012, 2:00 am PST

The Future is… in Boston : IDSA’s 2012 International Conference

The Future is… in Boston : IDSA’s 2012 International Conference

Most designers I know are gearing up for the 2012 International Conference hosted by IDSA. The little snippet of surprise this year is the poster competition being held on the sidelines. The winner gets one complimentary registration; 4-night’s paid accommodation and a brand new iPad! Sweet deal, considering the well-acclaimed Syd Mead will be delivering the keynote address.

0 Early Registrations Close: 15th July midnight EST

Look. Donʼt touch. The New Samsung Smart TV

Look. Donʼt touch. The New Samsung Smart TV

Smart is as smart does! In this day and age of gesture control, face recognition and smart interaction, it is quite flippant for us to expect anything else from Samsung. Which is why their new commercial highlighting these features, had me in splits! Guys, if it’s Victoria’s Secret model Angela Bellotte dressed in skimpy clothes and waving, do you really think she’s calling out to YOU! Well yes, maybe…

0 Designer: Samsung

Win 5 Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders and Fame!

Win 5 Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders and Fame!

UPDATE: Rules Modified! There are three ways you can get famous with Electrolux this year. You can either participate in their Design Lab Competition (deadline June 1, 2012) or the ‘work in progress’ Pinterest competition or BOTH! The Design Lab gives you a chance to win prize money and internship at the Electrolux Design Center and the Pinterest competition wins FIVE creative folks Fame and an Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blender. Details after the jump.

0 Deadline for Electrolux Design Lab Work In Progress: June 25th, 2012

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 - Design Experience

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 – Design Experience

You can call it the Scandinavian influence or sheer creative genius, but you have to hand to the Electrolux team to come up with such a catchy video that communicates this year’s Design Lab brief with such finesse! The theme for 2012 is to Design Experience! Inspired by the Electrolux Cube experience, Design Lab wants designers to conceptualize appliances that provide a “fuller sensory experience.” Watch this exclusive video that Premiers here on Yanko Design, be inspired and submit your entries latest by June 1st.

0 Deadline: 1st June 2012, 23:59 CET

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

UPDATE 2: The Promo Code Expires on April 27th 23:59 SGT (Singapore Time), be sure to use it before that!

UPDATE: The promo is now over. Many thanks to all of you for participating, we have 2,461 registrations at the end of one hour!

The Golden Hour is back again! The one-hour window of opportunity is finally here for you to make the most of. As you know, a red dot award is a very prestigious feather in any designer’s cap. And what we have here is the chance to get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries only.

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

YD & red dot award: design concept Present the One Hour Free Registration Window

UPDATE: The promo is now over. Many thanks to all of you for participating, we have 2,461 registrations at the end of one hour!

Yanko Design was invited to attend the 2011 red dot Product Design Gala in Germany and the awards ceremony for the design concept winners in Singapore and we witnessed the energy, the enthusiasm, the glory of winning, upfront. Seriously, a red dot is all it takes to catapult you to instant fame! The 2012 red dot award: design concept is now in its regular registration phase but you can get a complete fee waiver for pre-judging entries. Exciting!

Win a Customized Sonos PLAY:3

Win a Customized Sonos PLAY:3

Sonos hooked up with artist Hisham Bharoocha to create a limited edition PLAY:3, the wireless wifi speaker system. Stream your entire music library, listen to your favorite radio stations and control it all from your mobile device. Only 150 were ever made and one lucky yd’er will win one! Just leave me a comment explaining where you would use the Sonos PLAY:3. Ends this Friday, March 30th @ 10PM PST. Open worldwide. Winner will be announced Monday, April 2nd.

0 Sponsor: Sonos, Will update 4/2/2012

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Design Competition Results!

Celebrating a decade of innovation, student spirit and adaptability, The Electrolux Design Lab Competition has grown from seeding creativity to empowering young designers. The Logo Competition hosted with Yanko Design received an overwhelming response, and we thank you all for your participation. The winning entry was picked from a shortlist of six finalists, and as a special treat, the first runner up wins a prize too! The winning entry will be used as the official Electrolux Design Lab Logo for the 2012 competition and on all Design Lab communications.

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

15 Amazing Best of Best: 2012 red dot product design

To quote Professor Dr. Peter Zec “Companies have realized that investing in design offers a considerable added value. In the end, the design of a product is the most important incentive for the purchase decision of a consumer.” We totally agree! The winners of the 2012 red dot product design were recently announced and like last year, the official Gala will be in July. Here is a quick look at the 15 products that won the coveted Best of Best 2012 red dot product design. Cheers to Good Design!

0 Designers: Various

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition - Deadline Extended!

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition – Deadline Extended!

Due to the overwhelming number of entries and many requests for extension, we are extending the deadline for the Electrolux Design Lab Logo Competition by two whole days!

The new deadline is 11th March 2012, 11:59 pm PST.

Rev up your creative juices during this weekend-break and send in your entries asap!

0 Competition Closed

The Best IDEA Wins! 2012 Registrations are now Open!

The Best IDEA Wins! 2012 Registrations are now Open!

UPDATE: Late Entries Deadline is Feb. 24, 2012, 11:59 PM PST

It has been an eventful year for Yanko Design, partnering with IDSA for their IDEA Awards. We showcased some really innovative ideas and hope that our readers are inspired to participate in the 2012 competition. Davin Stowell says that “Great design begins and ends with a deep understanding of people’s innermost needs and desires with a responsibility to society.”

0 Late Entries Deadline: Feb. 24, 2012, 11:59 PM PST

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition

Electrolux & YD Present : Electrolux Design Lab LOGO Competition

UPDATE: Closed.

Electrolux Design Lab is no longer just a design competition where students compete for the coveted internship and prize money. It has grown to become an institution that symbolizes pioneering innovation, adaptability and a design process that empowers futuristic thinking. Entering its tenth year, 2012 marks a new chapter in the story.

0 Submissions Close: 9 March, 2012 - midnight PST