Martha EDU Is a winner in Fast Company’s 2021 Innovation by Design Awards
Celebrating 10 years of Innovation by Design, the 2021 honorees include nearly 600 projects, products, and services from Nike, Verizon, Microsoft, and others.
Amman, Jordan, September 22, 2021 – Martha EDU was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2021 in the Learning category.
The 10th anniversary of the awards, which can be found in the October 2021 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies that transform businesses, organizations, and society through design. One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business, and innovation, recognizing the people, companies, and trends that have steadily advanced design to the forefront of the business conversation.
Martha EDU is social enterprise that aims at uprooting illiteracy from the early stages of the lives of the d/Deaf and enabling children to grow with confidence and power.
“We’re proud to be part of an industry dedicated to solving problems through design,” said Ehab Kahwati, CEO at Martha EDU.
You might not know it but the design has so many meanings in everyday life. It is the most important thing in every relationship, social interaction, or work process. It’s something that can change our world and solve problems in today’s time when we face pressing challenges such as the education system.
Design can make or break a product, service, space, policy, movement, brand, and even an idea. What if we were taught to think of design as not just a series of pretty pictures and aesthetics but rather the means by which we build solutions to address the many pressing global issues that we face?
“Design is not just a beauty contest,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “It’s something that can change the world and create solutions in a time when we face pressing global issues such as systemic racism, climate change, and a global pandemic. Many of these entries showcase these challenges while providing hope for the future through their steadfast commitment to elevate design.”
Honorees for the 2021 awards were selected in the following categories: Apps and Games; Cities; Data Design; Design Company of the Year; Experimental; Fashion and Beauty; Finance; General Excellence; Graphic Design; Health; Home; Learning; Mobility; Packaging; Products; Retail Innovation; Social Good; Spaces and Places; Sports and Recreation; Students; Sustainability; User Experience; Wellness; Workplace; Best Design Asia-Pacific; Best Design Europe, Best Design Middle East, and Best Design Africa; Best Design Latin America; and Best Design North America. New categories included Advertising, Branding, Impact, Materials, Pandemic Response, Real Estate, and Years in Business.
The judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.
Winners, finalists, and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October issue of Fast Company magazine, on newsstands September 28, 2021.
To see the complete list, go to: https://www.fastcompany.com/innovation-by-design/2021
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