For the second year in a row, Frog Design has partnered with Business 2.0 to conduct the Bottom Line Design Awards which rewards not just creativity—but results. Among the winners are Google Maps, Target RX, m&ms and the Dyson Vacuum. What's really nice about this kind of recognition, is that it stresses the practical value of creativity and innovation. These are all examples of how Design is used to sell products and build brands and make people happy.
From the website:
Ask most people what qualifies as good design and they’re likely to name a line of couture, a groundbreaking skyscraper, or a sleek piece of modern furniture. But why not a pill bottle, a bag of M&Ms, or a really cool-looking coffin? In the second annual Bottom Line Design Awards—a collaboration between Business 2.0 and the venerable Silicon Valley consulting firm frog design—we look beyond the surface to take a more holistic approach.
This year's winners don’t just look great; they’ve revolutionized old categories or engendered new ones, while also making a positive impact on the bottom lines of the companies that created them. In fact, design aesthetic was but one of 10 metrics we used to rate each product. We also considered user experience, brand strategy, sustainability, innovation, risk taking, corporate strategy, business impact, cultural impact, and the element of surprise.