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Five Artefact Projects Named Finalists in 2016 Innovation by Design Awards

We are thrilled to announce that five Artefact projects were named finalists in the 2016 Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards. The awards celebrate “what’s best about design today” and this year attracted more than 1,700 international submissions, across 11 categories. Considering the impressive and innovative competition, we are honored to be recognized for a diverse list of projects:

In the Health category, two Artefact projects were named finalists: VICIS ZERO1, the revolutionary football helmet designed to prevent head injuries , and SCHARP DataSpace, a web platform to empower vaccine investigators to explore data across HIV studies. In addition to the recognition by Fast Company, the ZERO1 is the recipient of IDSA’s IDEA award, as well as Design Management Institute’s Design Value Award.

VICIS and Artefact ZERO1 Helmet 3 Views Award

SCHARP DataSpace was also a finalist in the Websites and Platforms category, alongside 10,000ft Insights, the tool we designed together with 10,000ft.

Our work with Tableau to create Vizable, an app that turns data into beautiful, interactive visualizations was named a finalist in the Apps category. This is the latest recognition for Vizable, which has been on the iTunes list of featured productivity apps since its launch last fall.


In the Experimental category, the twin concepts, Shadow and Light, captured the imagination of the judges for their ambitious vision for the future of VR and for designing the balance between immersion and inclusion.


A huge congratulations and thank you is due to our clients VICIS, Tableau and SCHARP. We are honored to see our joint efforts recognized by Fast Company and the community of design leaders and peers, who served as judges.