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Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards: Social Good

That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15. Learn more at fastcodesign.com/ibd.

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20K House Product Line

By Rural Studio
To add needed affordable housing in Hale County, Alabama, Rural Studio is designing modular houses that can be built for $20,000, the most someone on median Social Security can afford.

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24hoursofhappy.com

By i am OTHER
Pharrell Williams’s song reaches max saturation with a 24-hour-long music video. A spin-off site hosts fans’ videos and drives donations to the United Nations Foundation.

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WINNER BioLite HomeStove

By BioLite
Excess heat from this stove is converted into electricity, which provides significant fuel savings in developing nations.


Color + City

By CUBOCC
Artists can use this app to connect with people who own ugly exterior walls (or buildings). The result: new murals–and more vibrant cities.

Illustration: Ollanski

The Miraclefeet Brace

By Ian Connolly and Jeffrey Yang
Used to treat clubfoot, a leading cause of physical disability worldwide, the is made out of lightweight plastic and goes for less than $20–far more affordable and easier to use than any previous braces.


Tiny Miracles Foundation

By Pepe Heykoop
Can charity have a bigger impact by setting smaller goals? This Dutch group is working to bring one street in the Mumbai slums into the middle class by 2020.


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