Application Development: Adobe Hands Out Top Design Achievements Awards
Adobe Systems is unveiling the winners of the 11th annual Adobe Design Achievement Awards honoring the best student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, developers and computer artists from colleges and universities worldwide who have created projects using Adobe software. The winners and finalist projects were showcased during the Taipei World Design Expo in late October. Winnowing down the field, the ADAA judges, who are selected from universities and design companies, selected 42 finalists in 13 student categories and two faculty categories, with the winning entries being based on originality and effectiveness in communicating project objectives. Also, for the first time, the ADAAs recognized teaching excellence in design education through two new categories: Innovation in Traditional Media in Education and Innovation in Video and Motion in Education. Here's a look at the winning entries from among the 4,605 submissions from more than 73 countries. Be sure to click on this link for video of these projects in action. For a related article click here.
The winners were Andrew Mangold and Josh Hepworth from the Maryland Institute College of Art, for Crowdstorms. Mangold created a tool and online community that uses social mind-mapping to help its users get past creative stalemates. The design lets an individual user take advantage of brainstorming within a large team community, tracking and cataloging associations created on the site to build an associative reference tool.