Winners of 2014 SEGD Global Design Awards


The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) has revealed the winners of its 2014 Design Awards. The winners illustrate how digital technology is becoming a common tool in placemaking and brand identity, wayfinding and signage, exhibition design, and public installations. “No longer are we restricted to one-way, static communications in the built environment,” commented Alan Jacobson, 2014 Global Design Awards Chair and president and founder of Philadelphia-based experience design and strategy firm ex;it and J2 Design Partnership.

This year’s winners range from digital extravaganzas like the LAX and MegaFaces projects to a museum exhibition focused on Brooklyn’s famous Green-Wood Cemetery and wayfinding programs for the cities of Bath, England, and Brisbane, Australia. Design guidelines for San Francisco International Airport, a donor recognition project for the Sydney Theatre Company, and a wide range of exhibition, placemaking, and public installation projects were also recognized.

The jury led by Jacobson selected 32 winning projects, including a Best of Show for the first time ever. Eight received the program’s highest recognition, Honor Awards. Twenty-three received Merit Awards and, for the first time ever, SEGD recognized a project with the inaugural Sylvia Harris Award, an annual recognition for a project that addresses accessibility of designs and enhancement of communication for projects in the public realm. The award was instituted in memory of Sylvia Harris, a long-time SEGD member and advocate for user-centered design.

by Levent Ozler

Source: Dexigner