News, announcements, and more.

Announcement: October 18, 2007

Smart Design Hosts Studio Party for Connecting ’07 World Design Congress

Smart Design’s office in San Francisco will open its studio to the attendees of the IDSA/ICSID World Design Congress — Connecting ’07 — on Thursday, October 18th.

Announcement: October 15, 2007

Reviews for New Taxi Logo

The old markings are replaced whenever they go in for inspection. Settling on a new design has proved challenging for the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Announcement: July 20, 2007

Smart Garners Three IDEA Awards from IDSA/BusinessWeek

Smart Design has received three honors in the 2007 IDSA/Business Week Annual Design Awards announced today. Business Week, July 20, 2007.

Press: July 20, 2007

The Best Product Design Of 2007

Smart Design has received three honors in the 2007 IDSA/Business Week Annual Design Awards announced today. Business Week, July 20, 2007.

Announcement: July 13, 2007

Smart Design Exhibited at San Francisco Airport Museum

Three of Smart’s successful product designs are included in the new “Prototype to Product” exhibit now on at the San Francisco Airport Museum.

Announcement: May 31, 2007

On “Diversity, Sustainability, and the Future of Integrated Design”

Smart Design’s VP to present on “Diversity, Sustainability, and the Future of Integrated Design” at Product Design Forum in Barcelona, May 31st.

Announcement: April 25, 2007

Beyond a Beautiful Strategy

Smart Design to speak at the Design Management Institute’s 19th International Brand Design Conference, with a talk titled, Beyond a Beautiful Strategy.

Announcement: April 2, 2007

Smart Design Reinvents an Icon: The New York City Taxi Cab

As an integral part of the Taxi 07 project, Smart Design will reveal an innovative makeover of the beloved New York taxi at New York International Auto Show, April 6-15, 2007.

Announcement: March 1, 2007

red dot Design Awards 2007

Smart Design receives two red dot Product Design Awards, including a “best of the best” for the OXO Good Grips Utility Knife.

Announcement: February 27, 2007

iF Awards 2007

Smart Design is proud to announce that it is the recipient of three 2007 iF Product Design Awards, and has participated in iF’s special exhibit on Universal Design at this year’s CeBIT Conference.

Announcement: January 15, 2007

Design and Gender: Thinking About Sex

How to please a woman? The Femme Den explores the underdeveloped opportunity for good design that speaks to the emotions, desires, and lifestyles of today’s female consumers.

Press: December 1, 2006


Embracing its moniker to the max, Smart Design creates a literal blueprint for innovation with its Midtown New York City digs.

Press: November 15, 2006

Better Technology by Design

Smart Design named one of PC Magazine’s “Top Design Houses”

Press: March 1, 2006

Top of the Class

Kostow Greenwood Architects thought of Smart Design’s headquarters as a homeroom—blackboards and musical chairs never looked so cool.

Press: January 30, 2006

New takes on taking temperatures

Kaz’s Vicks Life Stages series of children’s digital thermometers is designed to fit the needs — and comfort zones — of various age groups

Awards: April 6, 2005

Smart Honored with Industry Awards

Work recognized by MDEA, HOW International and Good Design™ competitions…

Press: November 11, 2004

State of the Art: From Digital Camera to Print, No Computer Required

New York Times reporter says HP Photosmart 375, designed by Smart Design, has best feature mix among competitive set.

Announcement: June 18, 2001

Democracy By Design: Internal Project Leads to Federal Assignment

Soon after the 2000 Election debacle in November, several designers, researchers and engineers from Smart Design gathered to discuss how the voting process had failed the American public…