Fast Company:

Smart Design recognized in 2017 Awards


Now in its sixth year, Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards Program honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions created to resolve today’s most challenging business issues.

Smart Design was recognized as a finalist in the Social Good category for our work with startup Simprints, and also received an honorable mention in the Experimental category for our wireless cross-journey media platform, NEXT.

In collaboration with Simprints, Smart designed a healthcare experience to that bridges the identification gap in developing countries, currently affecting more than 2 billion people. And with recently acquired funding to launch their innovations, Smart Design is preparing to help Simprints scale up their solution in the coming months.

The NEXT platform aims to personalize the passenger experience for airline travelers, and includes features such as live notifications and individual recommendations that can be accessed throughout their entire journey. Heather Martin, VP Design, first unveiled the media platform at last year’s Future Travel Experience Global Conference in Las Vegas.

Honorees in various categories included Amazon, Planned Parenthood, Target, Mattel, Samsung and Airbnb. To view all winners, finalists and honorable mentions, visit

Sep 2017