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IDEO Wins Fast Company Innovation By Design Award

Fast Co. Design

IDEO’s work with Planned Parenthood to redesign the patient experience was selected as the Health category winner in the 2016 Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards. The IDEO Toy Lab’s new smartphone app, Monster Moves, was also selected as a finalist in the Apps category.

See the full list of winners here. Read more about the new Planned Parenthood Experience at

awards / Posted: September 12, 2016


IDEO London on How to be Creative

BBC Business Daily

BBC Business Daily visits IDEO London for a radio segment on how to be creative in business. The segment features interviews with IDEO designers as proof that a lively office environment and a focus on collaboration can create an atmosphere of creativity.

Listen to the segment here.

articles / Posted: August 19, 2016


Marc Tanner: 1957-2016


It is with great sadness that we share the news that Marc Tanner, who worked at Moggridge Associates and IDEO for 24 years, passed away on August 15, 2016, aged 58, after a battle with cancer. Marc joined Industrial Design Consultancy (IDC) as Design Director in 2004 and continued to share his deep experience, knowledge and approach to design. He leaves a lasting impression and an important legacy behind. Read more about Marc here.

articles / Posted: August 16, 2016


Hacks Can Ease the Trials of Aging

New York Times

IDEO Fellow Barbara Beskind is featured in the New York Times Well blog on design hacks to alleviate the challenges of aging. Barbara is quoted as proof that the senior community is “an untapped resource for designers.”

Read the article here.

articles / Posted: August 15, 2016


Spotlight on the Shadow a Student Challenge

PBS News Hour

PBS NewsHour airs a segment on the Shadow a Student challenge, an initiative from School Retool in partnership with IDEO and the Stanford to help school administrators build empathy for students. The segment features assistant principal Karen Ritter (East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois) who spent a day following one of her 9th grade students as part of the challenge.

Watch the segment here.

articles / Posted: August 9, 2016


OpenIDEO Launches Food Waste Challenge


OpenIDEO, in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation, ReFED, and The San Francisco Department of the Environment, has just launched the Food Waste Challenge, a global open innovation collaboration to transform our relationship with food and dramatically reduce waste. Check it out and share your ideas here.

events / Posted: July 20, 2016


The New

The Boston Globe & Boston Magazine

The new, redesigned by IDEO Cambridge, is now live! The launch is mentioned in The Boston Globe and Boston Magazine, praising the site for its human-centered design and technology upgrades.

Read the Boston Globe story here, and the Boston Magazine story here. Visit the new here.

articles / Posted: July 19, 2016


Democracy By Design

Los Angeles County

Following Los Angeles County and IDEO’s work to redesign the county’s voting system, the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk releases Democracy By Design, a documentary video featuring interviews with designers, researchers and Los Angeles County staff.

articles / Posted: July 1, 2016


The Future of Voting in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles Times

The LA Times highlights IDEO’s work with LA County to redesign the voting experience in LA. The piece emphasizes the relationship between equipment and experience for LA’s diverse population.

Read the full article here.

articles / Posted: July 1, 2016


Four Core77 Design Awards for IDEO


Four IDEO projects were honored in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. In the Design Education Initiatives category, The Teachers Guild was selected as the Winner, and Creative Tensions as Notable. Designs in collaboration with Brooks Bags and Team Rubicon were honored as runners-up in the Consumer Products and Service Design categories, respectively. also walked away with a list of accolades: Divas was honored as the Winner in the Service Design category and Runner-Up in Design for Social Impact, and the d.light A1 solar light was selected as Runner-Up in the Consumer Products category.

awards / Posted: June 2, 2016


Design and Business: A Conversation with IDEO China’s Charles Hayes

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, one of China’s top business schools, interviews IDEO’s Charles Hayes on the latest in design and business in China. Read the article here.

articles / Posted: May 23, 2016


Reimagining the End-of-Life Experience


OpenIDEO launches their End of Life Challenge to tackle a compelling question: How might we reimagine the end-of-life experience for ourselves and our loved ones? The challenge runs through July in collaboration with Sutter Health, Ungerleider Fund and HELIX Centre. Contribute your ideas here!

events / Posted: May 9, 2016


IDEO Honored at the Webby Awards

The Webby Awards

IDEO receives two wins in the 20th annual Webby Awards: the Teachers Guild wins the Webby Award for Web Associations, and Sesame Street Makes Music wins the People’s Voice Award for Family & Kids Apps. Two IDEO projects were also named Webby Honorees, including IDEO U and Creative Listening.

awards / Posted: April 29, 2016


IDEO Joins the kyu collective


IDEO has joined the kyu collective, a group of diverse creative companies committed to addressing the most significant challenges facing business and society. Read CEO and president of IDEO Tim Brown’s original Medium piece on the kyu collective here.

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Download the Chinese translation of the Medium piece here (中文).

events / Posted: February 9, 2016


A New Social Currency Emerges in Singapore

Asia One

IDEO’s Pete Overy reflects on how Singapore’s aspirations have changed from the traditional 5Cs – car, country club, cash, credit card, and condominium – to a new set of values, based on creativity, collaboration, contribution, compassion, and confidence. Read the full article here.

articles / Posted: September 22, 2015

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