2008 People’s Design Award

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is once again running their People's Design Award program. The winner for 2007 was the TOMS shoe. For every pair purchased the company donated a pair to a child in need. You may remember that last year ThinkPad finally ended up in the fourth position beating every other computer design nominated. We topped the iPhone, Brooklyn Bridge, the Corvette and even the pyramids.

This year one of our fans has nominated the ThinkPad X300.  There are currently over 150 nominations. The voting concludes October 21st, 2008. This could be the most interesting vote you cast this year.  When they pass out the envelope with the 2008 winner lets hope the X300 is in it. At least we all know it fits. Here is the official announcement: Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Now you can make your design voice heard by voting for the 2008 People's Design Award. Whether it's handmade or mass produced, high end or low brow, if it's an example of good design, we want to know about it! On this site, you can browse and search for designs that have already been submitted, or nominate something new. Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. EST on October 21, 2008, and check back on this site on October 23 at 10:00 p.m. EST to see the winner announced live at the National Design Awards gala in New York City.

David Hill