Design for Humanity Award
The Design for Humanity Award celebrates an individual or institution for having significantly contributed to improving the environment for humanity through design-related activities or projects. The impact of these activities must have demonstrated far-reaching effects. The award includes, but is not limited to, environment, health, universal or barrier-free design, energy conservation, safety, communication, transportation and technology.
The design-related activity must positively affect the global human environment, be beneficial to the community at large, and be nonpartisan and judged on its own merits, regardless of size. Specific awards criteria differ among the nominee types, as listed below.
- Individuals and/or design teams. Documentation of commitment to improve the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed in the Concept section above.
- Products. Must be commercially available for at least one year, exhibit superior design quality and be related specifically to one or more of the fields listed in the Concept section above.
- Government institutions, foundations, associations, corporations, cultural or civic bodies. Documented commitment toward improving the quality of the human environment in any of the fields listed in the Concept section above.
- Academia. Research and/or education related to any of the fields listed in the Concept section above and performed by individuals, institutions or collaborative groups.
Nominees need not be ASID members. National officers, board members, jurors and awards nominating committee members are ineligible during their terms of service.
Each year, the Society president appoints an awards committee of ASID professional members, fellows and members of the design community. This committee reviews nominees and selects an honoree. View bios of our 2014 Awards Judges.
The honoree will receive an engraved crystal award at an awards celebration during the Society's annual conference.
PREVIOUS DESIGN FOR HUMANITY AWARD WINNERS
2013: MASS Design Group
1999: AlliedSignal, Inc. – Polymers Division, Petersburg, VA