2010 National Design Awards: Product Design - Smart Design

Monday July 09, 2012

The 2010 Product Design award goes to Smart Design.

Founded in 1980, Smart Design is led by Davin Stowell and Tom Dair. They are a multidisciplinary design consultancy, responsible for designing the OXO Good Grips kitchen tools, the SmartGauge instrument cluster for the Ford Fusion Hybrid, New York City taxi graphics, and medical devices for UCB.

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2010 National Design Awards: Fashion Design Award - Rodarte

Monday July 09, 2012

The 2010 Fashion Design Award goes to Rodarte.

Rodarte was founded in Pasadena, California, in 2005 by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Inspired by things as diverse as California Condors, Japanese horror films, and our national parks they do amazing and magical things to fabrics and materials.

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2010 National Design Awards: Interaction Design - Lisa Strausfeld

Monday July 09, 2012

The winner of the 2010 Interaction Design award is Lisa Strausfeld.

Lisa Strausfeld is an expert at visualizing information. She specializes in digital information-design projects ranging from software prototypes and Web sites to interpretive displays and large-scale media installations for a range of civic, cultural, and corporate clients

National Design Awards, 2010, Lisa Strausfeld, Pentagram, Interaction Design, technology, OLPC, One Laptop per Child, Sugar, Chee Pearlman

2010 National Design Awards: Interior Design - William Sofield

Monday July 09, 2012

The recipient of the 2010 Interior Design Award is William Sofield.

William Sofield is known for his unique take on modernism. His holistic approach is grounded on craft and materials, creating highly original and welcoming spaces

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2010 National Design Awards: Landscape Design - James Corner Field Operations

Monday July 09, 2012

The recipient of the 2010 Landscape Design Award is James Corner Field Operations.

James Corner established the firm in 1998. Among their works are the High Line in New York City, the pool decks and gardens of City Center in Las Vegas, and Fresh Kills Park on Staten Island

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2010 National Design Awards: Lifetime Achievement - Jane Thompson

Monday July 09, 2012

Jane Thompson is an editor, designer, and planner, who, for six decades, has explored how design relates to all of us. As founding editor of I.D. magazine, Thompson became a critical voice in design, providing a strong female perspective in a male-dominated field.

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Tableware Design in Vienna, 1850-2009

Monday July 09, 2012

Annette Ahrens will give an overview and the historic lineage of Viennese tableware designs, production and design influences from 1850 to the present day.

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DesignPrep: A City of Neighborhoods

Monday July 09, 2012

City of Neighborhoods is an innovative experience about the design process, learning from professionals to understand how design can affect and improve your community. This 11-session workshop offers youth participants the opportunity to incorporate the latest technologies which includes iPads, Macbooks, and FlipVideos. Youth participants use these tools to capture and display their work via the NYCLN a social network that enables the exchange of civic minded ideas and discussion.

education, design, design thinking, design process, learning, high-school, high school, Teens, prototyping, Neighborhoods, urban planning, iPad, Mac, Flip video, NYCLN, learning network

Designing Media

Monday July 09, 2012

Mainstream media, often known simply as MSM, have not yet disappeared in a digital takeover of the media landscape. But the long-dominant MSM-television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and books-have had to respond to emergent digital media.

Newspapers have interactive Web sites; television broadcasts over the Internet; books are published in both electronic and print editions. In Designing Media, Bill Moggridge examines connections and conflicts between old and new media, describing how the MSM have changed and how new patterns of media consumption are emerging.

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From Imperial To Contemporary: A Rediscovery of Traditional Austrian Craft and Manufacturing

Monday July 09, 2012

Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design. Thomas is design curator at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts (MAK) in Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Week which has initiated projects with contemporary designers and local traditional manufactures such as J.&L. Lobmeyr and Augarten porcelain, to protect and reinvent this extraordinary legacy of Viennese crafting skills.

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