Innovation By Design Awards 2017 Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards drew more than 2,500 submissions. The 299 honorees, chosen by expert judges in 13 categories, represent the best products, services, interfaces, and ideas of 2017. Read on and get inspired.
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The most innovative designs with no category restrictions, selected by Fast Company editors.
Winners Pro Hijab Nike's breathable, lightweight performance hijab for Muslim women athletes. Finalists Allo
Google's smart messaging app.
A permanent exhibition at The Tech Museum designed to make synthetic biology more accessible to the public.
IEX Stock Exchange
A stock exchange, designed to bring fairness, simplicity, and transparency to the market.
A jacket designed for urban commuting. By connecting with your mobile device through touch, it allows commuters to use mobile phones hands-free.
A collection of digital tools for experienced investors.
The tallest building in China and one of the most advanced sustainable tall buildings in the world.
Visa's new digital design system.
A pioneering collection of “cognitive” computing capabilities that can understand, reason, learn, and interact.
Honorable Mentions Affirm
A mobile app powered by micro-lender Affirm that lets you split online purchases into easy monthly payments.
A voice-activated smart baby monitor powered by Mattel.
Data Science Experience
IBM's Data Science Experience is an interactive, collaborative, cloud-based social environment that offers tools for data scientists.
The Daydream View is a headset and controller for experiencing high-quality, immersive virtual reality with mobile phones.
An all-in-one work platform, featuring an online word processor, wikis, and task management tools.
Google's smart speaker and home assistant.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%
A high-performance running shoe designed for the needs of world-class marathon runners.
A pair of tracked wireless controllers that deliver hand presence—the feeling that your VR hands are actually your own.
A robotic furniture system from Ori and Fuseproject.
A wearable device meant to make it easier to meet new people.
Target Open House
Located in San Francisco, Open House is Target's experimental store for the connected home, showcasing smart and IoT devices.
A data visualization tool that aims to make dense government data easy to understand, visually digestible, and accessible to everyone.