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Four International Design Excellence Awards


​ IDEO and were awarded at total of 4 International Design Excellence Awards by the IDSA (three and one respectively). Winning designs ranged from designing a scalable network of K-11 schools in Peru to an exploration into the future of automobi​lity. Read more about the winners here.

​2015 Winners​
Innova — Gold | Design Strategy
Design Kit ​(  —  Gold | Social Impact
Tempur-Pedic — ​ Silver | Design Strategy​
Future of Automobility — ​ Bronze | Automotive + Transportation

awards / Posted: August 26, 2015


Bloomberg Businessweek on L.A. County Voting

Bloomberg Businessweek

Karen Weise covers IDEO’s partnership with Los Angeles County to redesign the voting system from the ground up. The article quotes IDEO Partner Blaise Bertrand and Project Lead Matt Adams, highlighting how IDEO’s human-centered process will revolutionize how we cast a vote. Read the full article on Bloomberg Businessweek.

articles / Posted: July 13, 2015


IDEO at the White House

The White House

IDEO’s Tim Brown, Barbara Beskind, and Gretchen Addi speak at the White House Conference on Aging 2015. This conference, held once every ten years, addresses issues faced by older Americans and how we might enhance the future of aging. Watch the conference live at

events / Posted: July 13, 2015


Society of Grownups Wins a Core77 Design Award


IDEO wins a Core77 Design Award in the Strategy & Research category for Society of Grownups, a financial advisory service created in partnership with MassMutual. Society of Grownups was also a runner-up in the Service Design category.

awards / Posted: June 8, 2015


Five Webby Awards for IDEO

The Webby Awards

Five IDEO projects win Webby Awards and four projects are named Webby honorees across multiple categories. Winning projects include Pillpack, Future of Automobility, Cafeteria Designed for Me, and Society of Grownups. Honorees include Thanks Birth Control, Design Kit, Future of Automobility, and Creative Listening. Two projects also received a People’s Voice Award.

awards / Posted: April 27, 2015


Citizen-Centered Design

Rotman Magazine

What happens when governments think of citizens as customers, and how can these efforts scale? Andrea Kershaw co-authors a feature article in Rotman Magazine, presenting a new toolkit for solving citizens’ challenges.

articles / Posted: April 20, 2015


Michael Hendrix on Design Thinking


Michael Hendrix is interviewed by HOW in advance of his May 8 keynote at HOW Design Live in Chicago.

articles / Posted: April 9, 2015


Redesigning Death

The California Sunday Magazine

California Sunday Magazine profiles Paul Bennett and IDEO’s work with BJ Miller and Zen Hospice on redesigning the end of life experience.

articles / Posted: March 19, 2015


Introducing IDEO U: IDEO's online learning school!

IDEO U, IDEO’s online school where leaders learn to unlock their creative potential, launched today. The first course, Insights for Innovation, taught by Jane Fulton Suri and Coe Leta Stafford is now open for enrollment and begins March 23rd. For more, read here.

events / Posted: March 16, 2015


Fast Company on Holiday Inn Express Europe

Fast Company

Fast Company speaks to Chris Grantham about IDEO, London’s redesign of the Holiday Inn Express Europe, and prototyping to develop a more human-centered travel experience.

articles / Posted: March 11, 2015


NBC’s TODAY Show features Barbara Beskind


NBC’s TODAY Show features IDEO’s Barbara Beskind, a 91-year-old designer who grew up with a passion for technology and engineering at a time when society often did not consider women for roles in these industries. Watch the full segment here.

articles / Posted: February 27, 2015


Happy Meals—IDEO in The Atlantic

The Atlantic

The Atlantic features IDEO’s work with San Francisco Unified School District to transform the lunchroom experience for public school children. Sandy Speicher, Managing Director of IDEO’s Education Studio, explains how the project centered on re-designing the cafeteria atmosphere instead of solely focusing on food. For the full article click here.

articles / Posted: February 25, 2015


Start-up Ecosystems x Large Organizations

The Business Times

IDEO Singapore’s Amy Bonsall shares ways larger companies can develop their own startup ecosystem that nurtures potentially disruptive ideas.

How to Drive Disruptive Change

articles / Posted: February 9, 2015


Barbara Beskind Speaks with NPR's All Things Considered

NPR: All Things Considered

IDEO’s Barbara Beskind on All Things Considered talking about her experience designing tech for older generations.

articles / Posted: January 19, 2015


Tim Brown's AXIS Magazine Cover Interview

Axis Magazine

Tim Brown graces the cover of the February 2015 issue of AXIS Magazine. Covering topics ranging from the change in design’s function and role to IDEO’s mission in Japan, this serves as the third time an IDEO employee has graced the cover of the influential Japanese and English design publication. Pick up a copy at your local newsstand, or view the synopsis of the story here.

articles / Posted: January 15, 2015

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