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Baxano iO-Flex Surgical System Wins MDEA
Medical Design Excellence Awards
BBVA’s ATM Wins iF Communication Design Award
LifePort Kidney Transporter Wins Design of the Decade Award
The LifePort Kidney Transporter from Organ Recovery Systems was recognized in the “Solution to a Consumer Product” category of the IDSA-sponsored awards. The LifePort Kidney Transporter improves kidney preservation, evaluation and transport prior to transplantation. Kidneys transported in the LifePort device have been shown to be 48 percent less likely to fail within the first year after the transplant than those preserved by the traditional icebox method.
Tom Kelley Wins Haas Innovation Award
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
IDSA and Fast Company's 2010 IDEA Awards
IDSA and Fast Company
In 2010, IDEO was given 12 IDEA awards by IDSA and Fast Company, with winning designs ranging from banking services to low-income housing communities to communications design work. Read the article here.
- PNC Virtual Wallet in the Interactive Product Experiences category (learn more here)
- Best Western in the Service Design category
- Lilly Patient Posters in the Research category (learn more here)
- AT&T 3G MicroCell in the Communication Tools category (learn more here)
- (RED)WIRE in the Interactive Product Experiences category (learn more here)
- The Community Builders in the Research category (learn more here)
- Lilly HumatroPen 6mg, 12mg and 24mg in the Medical & Scientific Products category (learn more here)
- Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0 in the Interactive Product Experiences category
- EILEEN FISHER in the Design Strategy category (learn more here)
- Ormondale Investigative Learning in the Design Strategy category (learn more here)
- QUE proReader in the Computer Equipment category
- Western Digital My Book and My Passport product suite in the Computer Equipment category (learn more here)
Bayer Contour USB Receives a Silver MDEA
Medical Design Excellence Awards
IDEO Receives Two Webby Award Honors
The Webby Awards
PNC Virtual Wallet Named Edison Finalist for ‘Best New Product’
Virtual Wallet, an IDEO project with PNC Financial Services Group, has been chosen as a 2010 Edison Best New Products Award finalist. The awards celebrate the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison and work to increase America’s drive in the realm of innovation, creativity and ingenuity throughout the global economy.
IDEO Wins Sustainable Suite Design Competition
The USGBC, American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), and The Network of the Hospitality Industry (NEWH) together announced the winner of the first ever Sustainable Suite Design Competition. The competition showcased the best hospitality design strategies that boast environmental responsibility while enhancing the guest experience. Out of 65 professional design entries, IDEO and WATG took the top prize for their suite, Haptik.
For more information, click here.
IDEO’s Intranet, The Tube, Wins Intranet Innovation Award
IDEO’s intranet, The Tube, has been honored with an Intranet Innovation Award. The IIAs are global awards that celebrate new ideas and innovative approaches to the enhancement and delivery of intranets. The goal is to find these ideas (whether large or small), and to share them with the wider community. Gold Awards are given across four different categories, each focusing on a specific aspect of intranets. Platinum Award winners are then chosen to recognize the most extraordinary entries for the year.
To read more about the awards, click here.
IDEO Wins Four Spark Awards
IDEO was awarded four Spark Awards in 2009.
- Virtual Wallet Interactive Banking Experience for PNC Bank
- IDEO’s Tube.
Spark is a competition created to support “multidisciplinary, multicultural, global, and aspirational design for all.” The award ceremony was held at Autodesk in San Francisco, California, on October 29.
Read more about the award entries here.
IDEO Makes the GOOD 100
GOOD magazine included “IDEO Social Impact” on its list of the GOOD 100. Others included on the list are Hillary Clinton, Electric Cars, Harlem Children’s Zone, and TEDx.
Read the article here.
IDEO Wins 2009 Open Architecture Challenge
Architecture for Humanity recently announced the winners of the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge. This year the competition was focused on classroom design. IDEO’s design for Rumi Schools of Excellence was selected to win the Urban Classroom Upgrade category. More than 1,000 design teams from 65 countries registered for the competition. The winning designs were selected from over 400 qualified entries, each rated on feasibility, sustainability, and innovation in the learning environment.
Three IDEO teams entered, from the Bay Area, Boston and Chicago. The Bay Area team took top honors, while the Chicago team was chosen as a semi-finalist.
Read about the winners here.
Check out all the entries here:
Chicago’s entry: an architecture studio at a local high school
Boston’s entry: a new concept for mobile classrooms
Bay Area’s entry: rethinking the use of a school building for a low-cost private school in Hyderabad, India
IDSA and BusinessWeek Magazine’s 2009 IDEA Awards
IDEO topped the list of IDSA award winners with eight IDEA awards. Winning designs ranged from human-centered design to research to industrial design.
See the gallery on the IDSA’s website here.