RSA Student Design Awards
The 2012/13 briefs address important social, environmental and economic issues, such as the workplaces and working conditions of the future (Workplace 2030); how we can improve our understanding of water and its value in our society (Valuing Water); how design might help answer questions about spirituality (Speaking of the Spiritual); and how designers can use their communication skills to promote sustainable living (Change Makers).Download all briefs
Creating the workplace for future generations
Create a vision for the workplace of the future or an aspect of it that responds to the needs and wants of generations to come.
Design the built environment for flexibility and zero waste
Design a structure or other element of the built environment that can be easily disassembled or reconfigured to meet different functional requirements and helps to eliminate construction waste.
Tags: building, circular economy, green economy, adaptive, sustainability, resources
Use design to help people understand the value of water.
Design a means of better communicating and/or revealing the inherent value of water so that people improve their understanding of water as a limited natural resource and a commodity.
Improve Water Environments
Reduce water pollution and restore natural river features
Design or re-design a system, service, product or environment that tackles issues of water pollution and/or the effect of man-made structures on our rivers.
Tags: water, environment, habitat, wildlife, rivers, aquifers, nature, natural features, impact, contamination, pollution
Putting the people back into premiums
Design a means of making car insurance more affordable for young people, namely students, by encouraging safer driving behaviour.
Tags: insurance, young people, innovation, social, society, premium, network
Speaking of the Spiritual
Use design to help people be spiritual with clarity and confidence
Design a service, product, environment, or communications campaign that addresses spiritual needs in contemporary contexts.
Tags: spiritual, public, society, behaviour, environment
Use design to eliminate waste, over-production or excessive consumption
Create and produce a design solution that persuades people to consume less, reduce waste and to be more efficient with the planet's resources.
The Good Journey
Make people look forward to their daily commute
Identify a daily journey - either your own or someone else's - and improve it in a way that improves it for many people.