SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced today that Stamen Design is the winner of the 2017 National Design Award for Interaction Design. The highly regarded award is given annually to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in the design of interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services. Stamen Design is an independent San Francisco-based studio, defining the field of data visualization, digital map-making, and strategic communications. The National Design Award acknowledges the studio for the diversity and breadth of its portfolio of bold, public and private sector projects, which translate information and data at the intersection of technology, storytelling, and design.
Stamen has consistently innovated in interactive design, building beautiful and often playful, technically sophisticated projects for a diverse range of clients from Digital Globe to the Dalai Lama, from New York City to the World Health Organization, from MTV, Facebook, and Google to NGOs and universities around the country. Uniquely interdisciplinary, the studio’s work also intersects with the world of fine art where it has been exhibited at biennials and museums worldwide, will be presented at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A) in 2018, and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).