INDEX: Design to Improve Life is a Danish NPO with global reach. They Inspire, Engage and Educate people in using Design to Improve Life-skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges. They do this by means of the biggest design award in the world (INDEX: Award worth €500.000), a world touring exhibition, education programs, city collaborations and investment initiatives. INDEX: Design to Improve Life is globally recognized for coining the concept of Design to Improve Life, based on the democratic and humane values of Danish design and is under the patronage of HRH the Crown Prince of Denmark.
“Design is the human capacity to make and shape our environment in ways that meet our needs and give meaning to our lives”.
- John Heskett, Chair and Professor of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and member of the INDEX: Award Jury.
Design processes are the procedures that identify solutions based on the knowledge, responsiveness, and methodology of designers. And Design to Improve Life is the application of design and design processes to important areas of people’s lives spanning the contemporary design fields from product and communication design to service, process, and large-scale systemic design.
HOME is the award category that comprises all designs related to the home, for example: Architecture, interior design, lighting, furniture, tools, appliances for the home, utility systems, software and communications hardware etc. Services and processes for the home and strategies for new ways of living and new forms of cohabitation.
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