Good Design = Best IDEA! 2013 Registrations Are Open

Good Design = Best IDEA! 2013 Registrations Are Open

For more than three decades (33 to be precise) IDSA and IDEA Awards have stood for awarding excellence in the field of products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concept design. The 2013 registrations are now open with the Early Bird phase coming to an end pretty soon. What I really like about this award is that IDSA goes the extra mile to ensure designers get adequate exposure through exhibitions and tours.

0 Late Registrations Closes: Feb. 25, 2013, 11:59 PM PST

iF Concept Design Awards Awards 2013

iF Concept Design Awards Awards 2013

It’s the lull right after Christmas and before the New Year’s frenzy; the perfect time to get hold of those projects and submit them to the iF Concept Design Awards Awards 2013. Did you ask why? Well, because the iF Concept Design Awards is one of the most respected concept design awards that empower young student designers to make their mark. Hit this link to see the kind of projects we have previously covered on Yanko Design and you will know what I mean.

0 Registrations Close: 10th January 2013

A’ Design Award & Competitions’ Year of Design Campaign

A’ Design Award & Competitions’ Year of Design Campaign

If you are an aspiring, young or establishing-yourself kinda designer, then the next three days are very important for you. The A’ Design Award has opened doors to the Year of Design Campaign, which is an opportunity for designers to join the competition with discounted fees. The doors (or discount window of 60%) remains open for 3-days only. So this means from 27-30 December 2012. In other words it’s Santa’s way of giving you a bonus gift this year!

0 60% Discount Window: 27 - 30 December 2012

Yanko Design Heads To Milan For The Electrolux Design Lab Finals

Yanko Design Heads To Milan For The Electrolux Design Lab Finals

Ciao a tutti! Yanko Design is the official media partner for the Electrolux Design Lab and we are heading to the beautiful city of Milan for the finals. We will be bringing you extensive coverage, which you can follow on Facebook and Twitter and right here. Ten finalists will be battling out, but guess what; you do have a say in it! There is a People’s Choice Award that allows you to vote for your favorite design.

0 Live in Milan: 4:00 pm CET; 7:00 am PST

Wrap Up: 2012 red dot award: design concept

Wrap Up: 2012 red dot award: design concept

It was a wise comment when someone pointed out that design competitions are a means to measure one’s creativity. They give us that edge that makes us stand apart from the rest of the herd. So does this mean we need to participate in any and every competition? No! Contrary, we need to be selective and choose ones that are capable of give us that cutting edge; something top-of-the-line like red dot.

Ready To Party In Singapore With red dot award: design concept!

Ready To Party In Singapore With red dot award: design concept!

You can define concept design as creative energies that think more efficiently. One of the benchmarks of this genre is the red dot award: design concept. By the time you read this, team YD will be Singapore bound to capture the events live, as they unfold. October 19th is when the winners will be unveiled for the 2012 edition. This year was special as YD’s publisher Takashi Yamada was one of the jury members. In Takashi’s own words, the whole experience was empowering!

0 Live from Singapore: 7:00 pm [4:00 am PST]

How Well Do You Rank?

How Well Do You Rank?

The popular A’ Design Award has just announced their World Design Rankings of countries. The numbers were crunched based on the number of design awards won at international juried design competitions and awards. It comes as no surprise that USA claimed the top spot or that Hong-Kong, Italy, United Kingdom and South Korea, figure high up in the list.

0 World Design Rankings: Found Here

Exclusive: Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Announced

Exclusive: Electrolux Design Lab Finalists Announced

Yanko Design takes great pride in bringing to you this exclusive announcement! The 30 Shortlisted Entries for the 2012 Electrolux Design Lab have now been narrowed to the Top Ten Finalists. Each of these ten designers will be invited to Milan, to showcase and present their design concept in front of a select Jury. The event will be telecast live online and Yanko Design will be in Milan to capture the excitement for you.

0 Finals On: October 25, 2012

Last Week To Join A' Design Award!

Last Week To Join A’ Design Award!

Someone has rightly said that if you want to push your boundaries in creativity and innovation then simply thinking outside the box will not do. You have to test it on a global scale and then consider its relevance through the eyes of the world. Maybe this is why many believe that the perfect platform to test one’s metal is at the A’ Design Award. This is the last week that you can send in designs which are in concept stage, prototype or finished products. So hurry, because we know you want to strike gold!

0 Entries Close: September 30, 2012

Ten Innovative Award Winning Concepts at A' Design Awards

Ten Innovative Award Winning Concepts at A’ Design Awards

Innovation is a very relative term and can resonate differently to people. One of the definitions I learnt was that innovations should be something new; should generate curiosity and debate; and lastly should be doable. Barring the doable criteria, I guess most of what is defined is true. When we chart the course of the A’ Design Awards, we see some really innovative concepts showcased that have generated enough traction to warrant a conversation.

0 Designers: Various

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 - Top 30 Declared!

Electrolux Design Lab 2012 – Top 30 Declared!

Electrolux Design Lab’s 10th Anniversary challenge to international design students is to design products that develop the sensory experience of home appliances. The countdown has begun, and after the shortlist of 80 nominations has been tightened to 30 shortlisted entries. The next step will be to announce the Top 10, who will be invited to Milan in October, to present their projects. The jury will as always, include Henrik Otto SVP of Global Design at Electrolux. As media partners Yanko Design will be at the event, keeping you updated via YD, Facebook & Twitter, till the ultimate winner is declared.

Live From Essen: red dot product design gala Wrap-up

Live From Essen: red dot product design gala Wrap-up

Words really can’t express the excitement surrounding this year’s red dot product design awards! For The industrial design community it’s the place to be, and it just keeps getting better. On the outside it’s glitz, glamour, red carpets, amazing hors d’oeuvres, an endless stream of champagne, paparazzi, and even dancing. But that’s not what makes this night special… it’s the geniuses behind it all. 1299 to be exact. 1299 of the greatest design minds of 2012 gathered in one spot with friends, loved ones and the who’s who of design to celebrate outstanding achievements in innovation, invention and hard work.

Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest Winners Announced

Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest Winners Announced

We love it when you get creative and participate in events like the Electrolux Design Lab Pinterest ‘Work in Progress’ competition. Basically you had to pin your work-in-progress project to the Design Lab Pinterest Board and five interesting projects were to be picked by Yanko Design as winners for the Electrolux Powermix Mini Compact Blenders. Without further ado, jump right ahead to see who are the five lucky winners….

0 Designers: Various