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Design Competitions from Adweek, Communication Arts, Core77 and Fast Company Open for Entries


Several very prestigious design awards programs are currently open for entries – I thought you would appreciate the heads-up and some brief details… which I am presenting in order of the currently published submission deadlines. Best of luck friends! Read more

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Final week to enter DESIGNBOOM/Oakley’s European design challenge

This is the final week to submit your ideas to the DESIGNBOOM + Oakley “Disruptive By Design” European competition. If you are a current resident of Europe and will have reached “the age of majority in your jurisdiction” by next Monday, you are invited to submit original concepts that challenge the conventions of design… for a chance to win a trip to California for a week of creative immersion at Oakley’s headquarters. The submission deadline is July 28 at 23:59 (GMT).

Are you one of the next wave of design #disruptors? Are your designs driven by innovation and a radical new approach? Do you find inspiration in unique and unusual places? Can you design a better future?

Disruptive by Design is about having the guts to start from scratch, charge through challenges and smash your own, new, pathways. Read more

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Spotlight on innovation via yours truly and Fast Company

Reviewing the nine-year history of this blog, innovation is one of the most oft-recurring themes. With the main goal of providing you with more information about myself and my business activities, but also seeking to incorporate developments I find illuminating from the fields of marketing, science, technology and entertainment, anything that might provide insight into new thinking or new ways of achieving success in these areas makes it onto my shortlist for universal positive posts.

To me, the above video produced by Fast Company during its 2013 Innovation By Design conference is a perfect example of the type of inside information that really helps us all understand specific ideas and strategies we can adopt to do things differently, and most likely, better. Here are a couple more stories connected to innovation in product design from other sources that I bookmarked to share with you here.
. 10 Lessons My Startup Team Learned from a Massive Product Launch
. Dieter Rams and Jonathan Ive talk on Design

On 14-15 October, Fast Company’s Innovation By Design Awards and Conference will return to NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion, and advance registration is now open. Read more

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Leviathan experiments, inspires and engages

Last month, the principals of creative studio Leviathan decided to unveil their experimental proof-of-concept project entitled “Ghost Box,” which they designed to demonstrate how almost any product of any size can be brought to life by projection with you as the director. Distributed to leading creative industry media outlets worldwide as a video with a short description, the hope was to ignite enthusiasm and excitement around the project and Leviathan’s vision, artistry and craftsmanship. As shown in the demo video, Leviathan’s first application for Ghost Box was an interactive art installation involving music from Waveplant, but they also revised it into a custom car configurator. The video concludes, “Such technologies could be used for anything from a storefront window to a large-scale event,” and asks: “Now that we know it’s possible, what do you want to build?” Here are some responses. Read more

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