The “Good” in Good Design Award

The “Good” in Good Design Award

The short of it is that The Good Design Award registrations are open and the deadline for entries is June 3, 2015 – So hurry and Apply Now! In case you need convincing … read the long of it … my trip to Japan and first hand experience of the Awards, the Jury and the Exhibition at Tokyo Midtown. The journey of the awards kicked off as a benchmark for the industrialized Japan, however, over the last decade or so, the focus has shifted to include consumer goods and everyday items. This opens doors for young companies and designers from the world over to participate.

0 Deadline: June 3, 2015

Book Review: 360° Industrial Design

Book Review: 360° Industrial Design

Someone rightly said that success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. This kind of consistent success is something I have witnessed first hand with Emami Design, headed by Arman Emami. Last year, at the Red Dot Awards Night in Singapore, I had the pleasure of speaking with him, and my only questions to him was … how do you manage to win these many accolades every year! The answers can be found in his latest book: 360° Industrial Design.

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Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

Results: A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” Steve Jobs is long gone, but his words echo true for all the winners of the A’ Design Award & Competition 2014 – 2015. Today, we recap select winners, who were hand picked from the entries. In all, 836 Winners from 83 countries in 89 different design disciplines were awarded the top honor! Take a look inside ….

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ENTRIES OPEN for Electrolux Design Lab 2015!

ENTRIES OPEN for Electrolux Design Lab 2015!

To match Electrolux’s spiffy new look (dat logo tho!), Electrolux Design Lab is getting a makeover of its own! The 13th year of the challenge features a new theme, new focus areas, new judges, new experts to guide the finalists, and… DOUBLE PRIZE MONEY! Mmmhmm. So get amped about this year’s theme, Happy Healthy Kids… because… after all, you were a tike once too! REGISTER HERE and get your submission in by the April 8th deadline. Then hit the jump to check out our very own brainstorming tips!

0 Deadline: April 8th 2015

Nominate your best designs to A' Design Awards 2015

Nominate your best designs to A’ Design Awards 2015

Here’s some news that you could use: The International A’ Design Awards are calling for entries of best works worldwide and they want you to also be involved with it. You can nominate your best designs to A’ Design Awards 2015 and a preview of winners for the next edition 2014-2015 period can be spied here.

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A' Design Awards 2015 - International Call for Entries

A’ Design Awards 2015 – International Call for Entries

“What is in it for me?” A logical question that most designers and design companies ask me when I talk about participating in design competitions. The reason why it’s a big deal to be noticed asap is the kind of lightening speed with which information travels these days. Keeping with the times is A’ Design Awards and in their 2015 edition they elaborate the extensive benefits of participating – fame, prestige, recognition, credibility, publicity and international awareness, being the keywords here.

0 Registration Deadline: February 28, 2015

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

YD & Red Dot Award: Design Concept Present the One-Hour Free Registration Window Is now LIVE!

It’s that time once again! Go for it tigers! Hit this link to claim your FREE registration code for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Need a reason to participate? Let me give you one … after the jump, watch the 2014 Luminary Winner – The Copenhagen Wheel (Force behind the Superpedestrian Inc., Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), talk about his journey and experience as the star of the show and how this award takes him many steps forward in achieving his goals.

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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

Depending on which side of the world you live in, the One-Hour Free Registration Window for the 2015 Red Dot Award: Design Concept is happening on the 29th of January / 30th of January! To enter awards with a complete registration fee waiver, simply come back to Yanko Design on the 29th of January between 8:00 am and 9:00 am PST to register and get your promo code. You have to complete your submission and use the promo code max by 17th February 2015.

0 Free Registration: 29 January 2015, 08:00 PST

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 – Participate Now!

For those who followed my wrap up of the 2014 Xiamen International Design Business Week will connect with the kinda exposure that Red Dot Award: Product Design winners get. So, besides winning a prestigious award, the designers also are privy to massive promos via media, exhibitions and live events. Call it the whole nine yards. The icing of course, is the validation got from the esteemed jury, who are contemporary peers and are always looking for the next big bang!

0 Last Date for Regular Entry: until 27 January 2015

World Design Rankings

World Design Rankings

Welcome 2015, the world of design is awaiting your take on the future. Like Karim Rashid once said that he has learnt to embrace change from a very early age, we too should brace ourselves for change in the early part of the year. Syncing in with changes, is the A’ Design Award & Competition and along with it are the World Design Rankings. We are sure you’d be curious to know if your country is leading the ranks, so we have for you the list after the jump.

0 Results: World Design Rankings

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 2

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 2

Time and again you have passively participated in the Red Dot Awards via the editorials and updates of the Awards Night. This year, Yanko Design and the Singapore team of Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, decided to do things differently. I had a team trail me, while I went about capturing the essence of the event and talking to the winners. It was delightful to see the sparkle in their eyes and the jubilant smiles. What struck me the most were Lucid Design’s Amit Mirchandani’s words – “Winning a Red Dot definitely gives you that edge, it makes a difference.” Hit the jump for the video and to know more.

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard - Part 1

Red Dot Awards: Design Concept and Yanko Design Party Hard – Part 1

As the jury member of the 2014 Red Dot Awards: Design Concept, Yanko Design’s Takashi Yamada was asked why he focuses on concept design so much. His answer was simple, finished products are not as innovative as concept designs. It’s all about the imagination and inspiration that goes behind creating a great product. The key words – inspiration, imagination and innovation can lead to path-breaking Product Design. As always, we were there at Singapore to cover the 2014 Awarding Ceremony.

Winner Crowned for Electrolux Design Lab 2014!

Winner Crowned for Electrolux Design Lab 2014!

Bonjour de Paris! MAGICAL is the only word to describe the climax of this year’s Electrolux Design Lab… & no better place could play host to the big finale than the most magical city in the world! After months of development, 6 finalists from around 1500 submissions found themselves fighting for the top 3 spots with one grand prize winner of €5,000 & a 6 month paid internship at an Electrolux global design centre. Hit the jump to watch the a replay of full event or skip to 2:00:00 to watch Yanko’s Troy Turner get up close & personal with the designers! And… the 2014 winners are… 

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