2012 is turning out to be a very busy year! As well as running my own “Designing for the Future” competition with the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton, I have also been invited to judge the RSA Student Design Awards and in particular the Mine for Life category.
The Mine for Life competition challenges students to design an assistive technology product which can be made through additive manufacturing using a consumer-driven and people-centred design philosophy. There is a cash award supported by Enabled by Design and Loughborough University – and very excitingly, the chance to have the winning design additively manufactured by Loughborough University.
As well as Mine for Life, the RSA Student Design Awards have a number of other interesting categories, all of which address important social issues, such as the workplace and working conditions of the future (Tomorrow’s workplace); intergenerational relationships (Something for everyone) and collaborative consumption (Shared assets).
I am really delighted to be asked to be involved and will let you know what happens.