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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


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


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


Three Webby Honorees for IDEO

The Webby Awards

Two IDEO projects are named Webby Honorees in the 17th Annual Webby Awards, recognizing excellence on the Internet. Sesame Street’s Elmo Calls App was selected in the Best Use of Device Camera category and Sunlight Foundation’s Sitegeist App was recognized in two categories — Best Use of GPS or Location Technology category and Education and Reference category.

awards / Posted: April 11, 2013


MyFord Mobile Wins IxDA Award


MyFord Mobile — the smartphone app that helps electric vehicle owners learn smarter driving behaviors — won a 2013 IxDA Award in the “optimizing category.”

awards / Posted: December 7, 2012


Wounded Warrior Selected in AIGA “Justified” Awards


The AIGA’s “Justified” Awards highlight design’s impact. Entries were judged based on their design attributes and whether their case for effectiveness was clear, compelling, and accessible. Wounded Warrior was one of 18 selected from over 400 great entries. Read the full Wounded Warrior design case study here.

awards / Posted: October 4, 2012


Fast Company's 2012 Innovation By Design Award Finalists

Fast Company's Co. Design

Two IDEO projects have been selected as finalists in Fast Company‘s 2012 Innovation by Design Awards: Future Visions of Synthetic Biology in the concepts category, and the Faraday utility bike in the transportation category. Read more about the finalists on Co.Design.

awards / Posted: September 12, 2012


IDEO Awarded Core77 Design Awards

In the 2012 Core77 Design Awards, electric propelled utility bike Faraday placed runner-up in the transportation category, while IDEO’s work on Future Visions of Synthetic Biology received professional notable in the speculative category.

awards / Posted: July 16, 2012


IDSA’s 2012 IDEA Awards

IDEO was awarded 13 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEAs) by the IDSA, with winning designs ranging from an open innovation platform to redesigning women's breast health journey.



For more on the winners, read here.

awards / Posted: July 2, 2012


IDEO’s Future of the Book Awarded a Webby

The Webby Awards

IDEO’s Future of the Book concept wins a Webby in the Experimental & Weird Category.

Webby Honorees include for Charitable Organizations/Non-Profits and GoGo Inflight Portal for Best Navigation/Structure.

awards / Posted: May 2, 2012


GOOD Selects IDEO for the GOOD Company Project

GOOD Magazine

GOOD sought out 40 organizations with between 100 and 1,000 employees that are working for a smarter and better world. Check out the IDEO section under the “Creative” tab here.

awards / Posted: April 27, 2012


HackFwd and OpenIDEO Win Making the Case Awards


The AIGA’s Making the Case awards demonstrate the measurable success and impact of great design. HackFwd and OpenIDEO were two of nine winners selected from hundreds of great entries. Read the full case studies here.

awards / Posted: November 18, 2011


OpenIDEO Wins a Silver Lovie

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

OpenIDEO takes home a silver Lovie Award in the Social & Community category. The Lovie Awards recognize the unique and resonant nature of the European Internet community. For more on the awards competition and OpenIDEO’s big win, visit

awards / Posted: October 26, 2011


IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles win Oregon Manifest Bicycle Challenge

The Oregon Manifest Creative Collaborations Bicycle Challenge has come to a close with the announcement of the People’s Choice winner. Voters chose Faraday, the bike designed and built by IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles. Read more about the Faraday here. A journal of the bike’s build over the past eight months can be found on Core77.

awards / Posted: October 6, 2011


Riverside School’s Design for Change contest wins INDEX award


Design for Change, a design based school competition which started with the Design for Giving contest in 2009, has won an INDEX award in the work category. Design for Change is the largest global movement designed to give children the opportunity to put their ideas into action.

IDEO also had several INDEX finalists including Lars Hinrichs’ HackFwd, OpenIDEO and Read more about the 2011 awards here.

awards / Posted: September 6, 2011

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