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Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More


May 18, 2016
Agenda28 is an impact design studio created at the Harvard Innovation Lab offering design strategy, brand identity, digital design and product design. The studio gives scholarships to talented designers from emerging economies where they work along with Agenda28's top designers to transform their design practice.

Civic Creatives

May 10, 2016
Civic Creatives develops tools & experiences that equip communities to creatively address the civic and social issues that matter to them. We do this by harnessing what we call “common cultural denominators”–storytelling, food, creativity, technology,... Read More

Mauldin, Chelsea

March 9, 2015
Chelsea Mauldin is executive director of Public Policy Lab, committed to the “more effective delivery of public services to all Americans” or what’s known as service design.


March 4, 2015
Engine Groups aims to strike a balance between meaningful user experience and business profitability by using a customer-centered and research based service design process. The firm collaborates closely with businesses to create service and customer experiences that are beneficial to the individual and the organization.


March 4, 2015
Method works collaboratively with clients and users to design and develop brands, products and service experiences. The firm applies research and user input to its iterative process to create designs that are truly human-centered.

VRD Research

March 4, 2015
VRD Research helps companies innovate products and services from bottom up through innovative attitudes and actions in the course of a process. Their challenge is to help companies find right arguments for innovation and to conduce them in the “make-happen” process.

Celery Design

March 4, 2015
Celery Design Collaborative helps brand companies that provide sustainable products and services through innovative, user-based design. Celery works collaboratively to provide thoughtful brand strategies, packaging, and print and web media.

Design for Extreme Affordability

March 4, 2015
Design for Extreme Affordability is a two-quarter course where students come together to take on multidisciplinary project-based classwork to proivde extremely affordable solutions for the poorest of citizens.


March 4, 2015
Nurun is an interdisciplinary design, strategy and technology firm that offers research, branding and interface design. In an increasingly connected world, Nurun helps businesses make meaningful connections with their clients though human-centered designs.

Design That Matters

March 4, 2015
Design That Matters aims to provide partners and clients in poor nations with innovative products that will increase their livelihoods. Most projects focus on providing technological solutions that would have not been accessible to these communities.


March 4, 2015
Livework helps businesses develop services that both fulfill customer needs and create a profit for the business. Through a self-reflective and customer engaged process, Livework offers comprehensive customer research, vision and strategy, service design and customer experience.

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