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208. Cooper-Hewitt National Design Week.

Voting for the 2008 Cooper-Hewitt People's Design Award ends this coming Tuesday, October 21. The winning design will be announced two days later on October 23, 2008, at the National Design Awards gala in New York City. You can vote here. The larger award show was started in 2000 in order to broaden awareness of the role of design in daily life, and is a very prestigious show of which to be a part. This is all occurring during National Design Week (Oct. 19 - 25). From the official site, "On Oct. 19, Cooper-Hewitt will launch its third National Design Week, an initiative that aims to draw national attention to the ways in which design enriches everyday life, through outreach to school teachers and their students, and partnerships with design organizations across the country." You can see what's happening where you are, and if you are in The City, you can visit the museum free all week, which is part of The Smithsonian. Prestigious to be sure. (You can meet the panel of jurors, via this video.)

So many good projects are up for the People's Award, the great Design Observer blog, Everything is OK, Helvetica The Movie, Good magazine, the We Campaign, The Obama Identity, and even the Thighmaster Gold. Go Vote!

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I was just on the website and was really impressed with the Zon hearing aid. My brother is hearing impaired, and he's always complaining that his hearing aid is ugly. Thanks to Stuart Karten Design for creating an aid that looks great, and thanks to Cooper-Hewitt awards for recognizing that.
October 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEricClark
I like it when attention to detail and good design is applied to things that seemingly have been ignored for awhile.
October 21, 2008 | Registered Commenterjj
Hey Eric - the hearing aid won the people's design award! You picked it.
October 24, 2008 | Registered Commenterjj

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