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Knight Foundation Launches Health Data Challenge Using IDEO's New OI Engine Software Platform

Knight Foundation

IDEO’s OI Engine platform is an open innovation platform that helps organizations engage their communities to solve problems together. Knight Foundation’s latest news challenge will fund innovative ideas to harness information and data for the health of communities. Winners will receive a share of $2 Million to bring their ideas to life. Join the challenge here.

events / Posted: August 19, 2013


GOOD Spotlights Tim Brown's Design Thinking Approach


GOOD spotlights Tim Brown’s approach to applying design thinking to everyday life. Click here for the full post.

articles / Posted: August 2, 2013


Tom and David Kelley at MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab

Tom and David Kelley talk Creative Confidence at the MIT Media Lab. Watch the full talk here.

events / Posted: July 29, 2013


Fred Dust on BBC's The Forum

BBC World Service

IDEO’s Fred Dust speaks on BBC’s The Forum about the power of design and how it can impact communities. Listen to the piece here.

events / Posted: July 14, 2013


Munich Make-a-thon in Mobile Zeitgeist

Mobile Zeitgeist

German online magazine Mobile Zeitgeist talks about design thinking and IDEO Munich’s Make-a-thon on July 5-6 2013. Read more here.

articles / Posted: July 12, 2013


The Economist on IDEO and How Design is Creating New Value

The Economist

The Economist digs deep into IDEO’s work, process, culture and approach to design and design thinking spotlighting the London office. Several client projects are referenced including IDEO’s work with Oxfam, Sam Adams and Swiss Life. Read the full story here.

articles / Posted: July 6, 2013


IDSA’s 2013 IDEA Awards

IDEO and were awarded at total of 9 International Design Excellence Awards by the IDSA (six and three respectively). Winning designs ranged from a Pilates Reformer to a digital ecosystem for eBay and a new sanitation offering in Ghana. Read more about the winners here.



  • Mayor’s Challenge for Bloomberg Philanthropies (Service Design)




  • Evocam for Evotech (Social Impact Design)


  • Clean Team for Unilever + Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (Social Impact Design)


  • Clean Team for Unilever + Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (Design Strategy)
awards / Posted: July 2, 2013


Anne Pascual at Wired Money Conference London


Anne Pascual on designing for value on the occasion of the WIRED Money conference in London on July 1st 2013.

events / Posted: July 1, 2013


Sanofi’s Lantus & You Journal Wins Gold MDEA

Medical Design Excellence Awards

The Sanofi Lantus & You Journal, the patient-centered starter system for the number-one prescribed insulin pen in the U.S., wins a gold MDEA award in the medical packaging category. More on the win here.

awards / Posted: June 21, 2013


Anne Pascual on User Experience in the Financial Sector


Design director Anne Pascual talks with WIRED UK about the need for banks to focus on user experience. Read the full story here.

articles / Posted: June 20, 2013


IDEO Receives Five Core77 Design Awards

Vodafone and Richard Nicoll’s smartphone-charging handbag design wins the soft goods category in Core77’s 2013 design awards program. IDEO’s work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (strategy + research), Food Genius (food design), and’s Clean Team project (social impact) were awarded runners-up, while Sunlight Foundation’s Sitegeist received professional notable in the interaction category.

For more on the award winners, read here.

awards / Posted: June 17, 2013


Core77 Interviews Jane Fulton Suri

Core 77

Core77 interviews Jane Fulton Suri and Naoto Fukasawa on their thoughts about the current state of design and just what it means to be “normal.” Read the full story here.

articles / Posted: June 17, 2013


New York Magazine on Bossless Office Cultures

New York Magazine

IDEO features in a long form New York Magazine piece on bossless offices, multidisciplinary teams and flat hierarchies.

articles / Posted: June 16, 2013


Mayo Clinic + OpenIDEO Healthy Aging Challenge

OpenIDEO’s latest open innovation challenge, sponsored by Mayo Clinic, asks “How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age?” Check out the design brief and join in the community’s collaborative efforts here.

events / Posted: June 13, 2013


Tom Hulme on the Wisdom of the Crowd

Huffington Post

OpenIDEO recently reached the milestone of 50,000 users from over 160 countries. Tom Hulme shares some of the his learnings in a series of blog posts with the Huffington Post.

articles / Posted: June 7, 2013

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