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Winners 2016-2

MAKING IT INCLUSIVE
Sponsored by an anonymous donor

Design a way to enable more people to enjoy the benefits of making.

Sam Hemming, Loughborough University

Sam Hemming, Loughborough University

Project: Maker Blocks: an innovative and challenging play experience that transports physical toy creations into the virtual world. Targeted at 7 – 12 year olds, Maker Blocks is a virtual city building game played on a tablet device, but requiring players to use physical making skills to construct things that then feed back into the virtual game. 

Award: Winner of RSA Fellows’ Award

 Gabrielle Leighton, Nottingham Trent University

Gabrielle Leighton, Nottingham Trent University

Project: Playmake: a custom tablet app for 7 – 12 year old children on the autistic spectrum, who also suffer from sensory integration difficulties. The Playmake system generates tailored crafts and activities, specifically based on the individuals’ sensory needs, which help the child become more expressive, independent, adaptable and sociable.

Award: Winner of RSA Award

Commended project


Jack Waghorn and Tess Sieling, University of the West of England

Project: Instrumental
Award: Highly Commended

MIND YOUR MONEY
Sponsored by RBS

Design a way for people to improve their financial capability and manage their money better.

Jan Rosicky, Prague College

Jan Rosicky, Prague College

Project: ‘M’, a wearable gadget and an app that autonomously tracks all expenses and segments them into spending categories without the user having to input the data, which is a major hurdle for young people using existing budget management apps. 

Award: Winner of the RBS Award

Johnny Jiang, Ji Hae Kim, Leopoldo Tacchini and Sungjin Hong, Royal College of Art

Johnny Jiang, Ji Hae Kim, Leopoldo Tacchini and Sungjin Hong, Royal College of Art

Project: The Compass, a chargeable banking service that helps family-owned SMEs work toward a more sustainable future, with both online and offline interactions to address key barriers to SME-bank interaction, namely trust, financing options, and strategic goals. 

Awards: Winner of the RSA Fellows’ Award

Commended project


Max Pyuman, University of Nottingham

Project: ‘inControl’
Awards: Highly Commended

MOVING PICTURES
Sponsored by The Bryan Foster Legacy to the RSA

Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content.

 Patrick Horan, Limerick School of Art & Design

Patrick Horan, Limerick School of Art & Design

Project: A Brighter Future, an animation bringing together various styles – hand drawing, stop motion and more – that revolves around the naivety of childlike drawings and how it plays an important factor for building bigger and brighter futures. 

Award: Winner of the Foster Award

 Sharon Ross, Ulster University, Belfast

Sharon Ross, Ulster University, Belfast

Project: Painterly Flow - a painterly animation based on principles of minimalism, reduction and transition that aims to inspire people to think further about issues to do with climate change and modern society. 

Award: Winner of the Foster Award

ONE MAN'S WASTE
Sponsored by the Patricia Tindale Legacy & the Eddie Squires Legacy, in partnership with the Materials Council and with additional support from Springetts and Natracare

Design a way to help eliminate the concept of waste within developed societies by promoting it as a valuable material resource.

 Hoda Khoja, Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton

Hoda Khoja, Winchester School of Art at the University of Southampton

Project: Iro, a new material developed from reprocessed paint and ink waste that is used to make furniture, jewellery, interior finishes and covers.

Award: Winner of the Springetts Internship Award

Elena Dieckmann + Ryan Robinson, Royal College of Art + Imperial College London

Elena Dieckmann + Ryan Robinson, Royal College of Art + Imperial College London

Project: Aeropowder, a novel insulation material made from feather waste material. It is has the same performance as synthetic insulation products but is more eco-friendly as it uses a waste product. A range of different products and materials made from feather waste material are currently in development.

Award: Winner of the Natracare Award

Simon Van Pottelbergh, LUCA School of Arts, Belgium

Simon Van Pottelbergh, LUCA School of Arts, Belgium

Project: Plyjeans, a new material made from waste denim that utilizes its existing fabric structure. Plyjeans comprises stacked layers of denim from old jeans that can be cut, milled, and bent to make furniture and other objects – at the end of their life, these can be shredded and the fibres reused.

Award: Winner of the Eddie Squires Award

Iqra Arshid & Julie Mapes, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

Iqra Arshid & Julie Mapes, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee

Project: New Life Knits, a knitwear range made from recycled yarn combined with stronger fabrics, and strengthened in high-wear areas (such as the elbows) to make it more durable. The knit products retain desirable aesthetics whilst having a higher quality and longer life than mainstream attire.

Award: Winner of the Eddie Squires Award