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THIS IS INDEX: 2005 web site. NOMINATION FOR INDEX: AWARD 2007 IS OPEN at www.indexaward.dk

Now it is time to nominate for INDEX: Award 2007. 500.000€ will be handed out to the five winners in five INDEX: categories: BODY, HOME, WORK, PLAY, and COMMUNITY in August 2007. Everybody can nominate.

Please, go to www.indexaward.dk/2007, the brand new INDEX:2007 website.(index2005.dk will no longer be updated)

5 nominations per nomination body (a professional design institution)

Following registration Professional design institutions will be able to nominate one design in each of the five categories: BODY, HOME, WORK PLAY and COMMUNITY.

Private individuals can also nominate five designs, but the international jury will pick 90% of the top nominations from nominations submitted by professional design institutions.

A handful of the nominated designs will in August 2007 receive the world's biggest design award, The INDEX: Award. 100,000 € will be presented in each of the 5 INDEX: categories. The 100 Top Nominations will be displayed in the centre of Copenhagen and at the INDEX: 2007 website.

 

WORLDWIDE PARTICIPATION IN AWARD NOMINATION PROCESS

INDEX: has received registrations of nomination bodies from professional design institutions all over the world. From Finland in the very north of Europe to Spain in the south. From Nebraska to California. From New Zealand over Japan to China. See nomination body list

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INDEX: spoke to Torben Vestergaard-Frandsen, who is the idea man behind LifeStraw.
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The aim of modern design processes is to get functionality, advanced technique and design to form a synthesis and the following three are all interesting offers from the world of mobile phones.
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HRH the Crown Prince is patron of INDEX: 2007

We are proud of this momentous support from the Royal House of Denmark.


INDEX: at world economic forum in Davos

Kigge Hvid, director of INDEX:, went to the yearly World Economic Forum in Davos as a speaker participating in an expert panel dealing with creative economy and design strategies.

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INDEX: 2005 evaluation

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INTRODUCING THE INdex: award 2005 TOP NOMINATIONS:

ClearRx system

New design to medicine protects users 

 

Designed in: USA

Problem: 
Unsafe description of medicine causes users to take wrong medicin and wrong doses.

Solution:
The ClearRx system includes bottles for pills and liquids and a measuring syringe.
(1) Easy I.D.
The name of the drug is printed on the top of the bottle, so it’s visible if kept in a drawer.
(2) Code red.
The red color of the bottle is Target’s signature— and a universal symbol for caution.
(3) Information hierarchy.
The label is diveded into primary and secondary positions, separated by a horizontal line. The most important information (drug name, dosage, intake instructions) is placed above the line, and less important data (quantity, expiration date, doctor’s name) is positioned below.
(4) Upside down to save paper.
An upside-down version stands on its cap, so that the label can be wrapped around the top. Every piece of paper in the package adds up to one eight-and-a-half-by-fourteen-inch perforated sheet, which eliminates waste and makes life easier for pharmacists.
(5) Green is for Grandma. 
A  system of six colored rubber rings that attach to the neck of the bottle make family members able to choose their own identifying shade, so medications in a shared bathroom will never get mixed up.
(6) An info card that’s hard to lose.
A card with more detailed information on a drug (common uses, side effects) is now tucked behind the label. A separate, expanded patient-education sheet comes with three holes so it can be saved in a binder for reference.
(7) Take “daily.”
Using the word once on the label is avoided since it means eleven in Spanish.
(8) Clear warnings. 
The 25 most important warnings are redesigned.  

see more top nominations 
see list of brief descriptions of top nominations

 

And the INDEX:2005 winners are ...

The INDEX:2005 Award, the world’s largest design and innovation award, in the categories BODY, HOME, COMMUNITY, PLAY and WORK has been presented.

From left award winners: Carsten Dierksen, iPod, Mercedes Valcarcel, Observatorio,  Cameron Sinclair, Architecture for Humanity, Todd MacAllen, Softwall , H.R.H. The Crown Prince(Patron of INDEX:), Torben Vestergaard Frandsen, LifeStraw.
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the patron of INDEX: 

HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark was the patron of INDEX: 2005 and continues as the patron of INDEX: 2007. We are proud of this momentous support from the Royal House of Denmark.

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INDEX: NEWS JUNE, 2006

HEADLINES: MAKING DESIGN A PRIORITY. ERIK VON HIPPEL AT COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL. IT IS STILL POSSIBLE TO REGISTER AS A NOMINATION BODY FOR INDEX: AWARD 2007. INDEX: AWARD GAVE LIFESTRAW A BOOST IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. BILLBOARD CAMPAIN – ADIDAS GETS IT RIGHT WITH ADICOLOR. NEW WAYS OF CALLING OUT

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They supported INDEX: 2005

 

INDEX: 2005 partners were government institutions, private companies and foundations that support INDEX: 2005 financially and with services. Our partners were an integrated part of the development of INDEX: 2005
Without them, INDEX: 2005 would not have existed.

About INDEX: 2005 partners

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