Press release
September 14, 2014

Fast Company Names frog a Finalist for Three Innovation by Design Awards

NEW YORK — Fast Company has honored frog, the global design and strategy firm as a finalist in three categories of the fourth annual Innovation by Design Awards.

frog’s venture design work with leading adaptive learning platform Kidaptive, and consumer 3D printing revolutionary New Matter have been named finalists in the Apps and 3D printing categories, respectively. Additionally, frog’s social impact work with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs for the development of The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) is recognized today as a finalist in the social good category for its innovative design and transformative potential for the coordination of humanitarian response efforts during global crises.

Fast Company’s October issue celebrates world-changing design and the Innovation by Design Awards honor the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems. This year’s judging panel, comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from a record 1,500 international submissions across 14 categories.

“We are honored to have not just one initiative showcased, but to see the multiplicity of our work across various domains represented: venture design, education and social impact,” said Hans Neubert, Chief Creative Officer of frog. “As people, objects and services, are becoming increasingly complex and interconnected, frog is proud to partner with clients to build a better future, transform their organizations and advance the human experience through design.

frog is recognized as a finalist for the following:

Learner Mosaic A mobile app for parents, offering insights about their preschooler’s development and personalized recommendations to support the child’s progress. The companion experience was created by frogVentures (the investment arm of frog) in concert with Kidaptive.

New Matter MOD-t New Matter MOD-t: frogVentures worked with New Matter to co-develop the company’s experience strategy and product design for the launch of the most accessible and fully-featured consumer 3D printer.

Humanitarian Data Exchange The United Nations, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, (UN OCHA), which is responsible for bringing together humanitarians, government workers and business leaders to ensure a coherent response to crisis partnered with frog for the development of The Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). HDX is a platform that makes humanitarian data easy to share, find and use for analysis to support the coordinated action in the relief of human suffering. The platform was instrumental in disseminating information during the Ebola crisis and the Nepal earthquake.

Fast Company’s prestigious Innovation by Design Awards are live on and all winners and finalists are highlighted in the October issue of the print magazine, on newsstands today.

Visit to read complete case studies for the noted honorees, and join frog at Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, November 9-13th.

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frog is a leading global design and innovation firm. We transform businesses at scale by creating systems of brand, product and service that deliver distinctly better experiences for consumers, customers, citizens and employees. We partner with clients to anticipate the future, evolve organizations and advance the human experience.
frog has been a pioneering force in design and innovation for the last 50 years. With a client roster spanning from Porsche to BNY Mellon to the United Nations, frog is known for tackling complex, multi-disciplinary challenges, and driving innovation and growth for both some of the largest global organizations and highest-performing startups.
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