Spatial design as it relates to physical interiors, exhibitions or installations, either permanent or temporary, for private, public, commercial or industrial purposes. Examples include: public installations, restaurant/hospitality interiors, office or medical interiors, set designs, retail displays, exhibition booths, etc. *Previously Interiors & Exhibitions*
Equipment and systems designed for public, commercial, industrial, medical and scientific use (operational, production, construction, etc.) Examples include: machinery, medical instruments and devices, construction tools, transaction kiosks, weather instruments, etc.
Final products designed specifically for individual use across a variety of environments and purposes, including but not limited to home, work, leisure, sporting, health and hygiene. Examples include: electronics, accessories, soft goods, housewares and appliances, personal care, tabletop, etc.
All conceptual or proposal designs, whether self-initiated or created for a client or educational institution, which have been fully developed, but not yet brought to market or made available for pre-order. Due to the conceptual nature of the category, effective writing and visuals are critical, and entries should be fully described and illustrated to clarify the intent as much as possible. Note: This category is for Professional level entries only.
A business-education or nonprofit-education partnership initiative, or an initiative undertaken by an educational institution or institutions, which furthers the practice of design or promotes design education. Examples include, but are not limited to: workshops, class projects, institutional programs, print and/or digital campaigns, toolkits, strategy documents, etc. Please note that this is a Professional category only.
Projects specifically designed to directly benefit social, humanitarian, community or environmental causes. Examples include: community or environmental impact initiatives, products for underrepresented communities, distribution systems, disaster relief, etc.
Furniture and lighting products or systems for private, public, commercial or industrial use. Examples include: home or public seating, office systems, lighting, workstations, etc.
Interactive content and user interface design for websites, mobile devices and experiential installations. Examples include: software, mobile apps, interactive projections, animations, simulations, robotics, etc.
Projects whose final form is 'open', liable to change (physically or digitally,) and whose underlying purpose is creation or recreation by the end-user, either through production (ex. 3D Printing), assembly (ex. DIY), or personal customization.
All graphic design, branding and structural designs related to the packaging of products. Examples include: primary or secondary packaging for Fast Moving Consumer Goods or premium brands, promotional packaging and gifting programs, limited editions, etc.
All projects entailing the organization of end-users, communication, transactions, infrastructure, institutions and organizational systems. Examples include: distribution or delivery systems, ways of connecting people or enabling transactions, funding platforms, web-based communities, etc.
Projects or products that predominantly utilize design research and strategy. Examples include: brand strategies, product and project strategies, research methodologies such as surveys, interviews, studies, observations, varied research throughout projects, etc.
Vehicles, systems or modes of transportation used to get people or objects from one place to another, for private, public, commercial or industrial purposes. Examples include: planes, trains, automobiles, buses, bikes, boats, mass transit systems, transportation infrastructure, etc.
All visual and graphic design, branding and identity projects for print, digital or physical environments. Examples include: logos and identity systems, environmental graphics, signage, typefaces, infographics, motion graphics, print design, advertising, etc.
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