Fast Company selects Mapdwell, alongside Google, NASA, IDEO, The New York Times, Disney, Nike, GE, and others, as a finalist for the 2014 Innovation by Design Awards.
BOSTON, Massachusetts ― October 1st, 2014 ― For Immediate Release
Fast Company announced Mapdwell Solar System among the 53 companies, projects, and products selected as finalists for this year’s Innovation by Design Awards. Mapdwell Solar System was selected from over 1,500 worldwide submissions, alongside a noteworthy list of finalists that include Google, GE, IDEO, NASA, Disney, Nike, Reebok, The New York Times, Quirky, McDonalds, MIT Media Lab, Bloomberg, and Bjarke Ingels Group.
From Fast Company Press Release: “…The Innovation by Design Awards, now in their third year, honor the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems. This year’s judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from among 1,587 international submissions across ten categories. Honorees include big-name brands like Nike and Google, and design firms like fuseproject and Sagmeister & Walsh. The winners will be announced on October 15th at a celebration in New York, as part of Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Conference where design leaders from Nest, IDEO, Etsy, Cooper Hewitt and others will present.” (Media Contact: Cole Wilson, Director of Editorial Relations | firstname.lastname@example.org)
Solar System is one of seven nominees in the Data Visualization category, and was featured on the October 2014 print edition of Fast Company, as one of ten innovations in the article “Design Is Changing How We Live”. Category winners will be announced on October 15th, 2014 in the Award Ceremony at The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, closing the 2014 edition of the Innovation by Design Conference.
Mapdwell is proud to be a part of this group of amazing innovators and honored to be recognized among such beautiful and transformative endeavors.
The Mapdwell Project is about enabling communities with information in order to drive sustainable practices, community awareness, energy efficiency, and smart development through the aggregate effort of individuals. Mapdwell proposes an organic, bottom-up, collective approach to sustainability by delivering accurate, open, and unbiased information to increase education and spread knowledge.
We work at the intersection of data and design to create effective decision-making tools. We assist complex decision-making processes – through carefully designed choice architecture – where economics, education, and environmental goals can be aligned. Communities can now do well while doing good.
Mapdwell was recognized as a high impact, early stage company at the 2013 SXSW Eco Conference, the sustainability chapter of the world renowned, cutting edge cultural, music, interactive, and film conference and festival. Earlier this year Wired Magazine selected Solar System as one of the “The Most Amazing, Beautiful and Viral Maps of 2013.” Mapdwell is one of the finalists of the Fast Company 2014 Innovation by Design Awards, alongside Google, The New York Times, Ideo, NASA, and others.
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