Innovation by Design Awards

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Co.Design picked the winners for their annual Innovation by Design Awards. My series on mortality and causes of death won for the graphic design and data visualization category. Very cool.

This year’s entries represented an astonishingly strong survey of innovation around the globe—over 1,700 designs. In the eyes of our esteemed judges, the projects you’ll find below were the best of the best. There were only 15 winners anointed in the entire competition; we also crowned about 231 finalists. Each of those projects represent what’s best about design today: Big ideas, meticulously thought-out details, and a clear viewpoint about how we live now—and how it could be better. We hope that you’ll dig in and be inspired.

Here’s the series.

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