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Winners 2016-3

PROJECT RURAL
Sponsored by PriestmanGoode & The Eden Project

Design a product, system or campaign that is specifically intended to help people and communities in rural areas to flourish.

Kenneth Lee, Hong Kong Design Institute

Kenneth Lee, Hong Kong Design Institute

Project: 50/50, a biodegradable container designed to help amateur farmers to carry their crops by hand. The conical container is made from areca leaf which is durable, environmentally friendly, and absorbs moisture to keep produce fresh for longer.

Award: Winner of the Eden Project Award

 Sam Troop, Loughborough University

Sam Troop, Loughborough University

Project: Eco-Grill, a safe, efficient and sustainable portable cooker that responds to problems arising from barbequing in the New Forest. Developed using circular design principles, Eco-Grill uses locally produced charcoal and has a flameless ignition.

Award: Winner of the Priestmangoode Internship Award

Commended projects


Costas Hadjipateras, University of Nottingham

Project: Saber
Award: Highly Commended

Will Dover, Buckinghamshire New University

Project: Insitor
Award: Commended

SUSTAINABLY CLEAN
Sponsored by Unilever

Design a product or system that allows people to wash and clean themselves using less water and/or lower water temperatures. 

Ahmed Salah, University of East London

Ahmed Salah, University of East London

Project: WUDU Water Saver, a product that allows Muslims to practice the obligatory cleansing ritual of Wudu, while also reducing personal water consumption but still allowing enough water to wash the face, arms and feet during the ritual.

Award: Winner of Unilever Award

Commended projects


Claudia Brewster, Northumbria University

Project: Bath Boat
Award: Highly Commended

Tom Nethercott-Garabet, University of Nottingham

Project: Wateur
Award: Commended

Claire Langer, Kingston University

Project: Singalong
Award: Commended

THE GOOD LIFE
Sponsored by Philips

Empower people who live with long term, lifestyle-related health conditions to take a greater role in managing their own care. 

Callum Smith, Northumbria University

Callum Smith, Northumbria University

Project: FrailTea, a system for collecting and analyzing grip data via daily kettle usage, which provides caregivers with an accurate daily picture of their elderly patients’ frailty statistics. Early identification of frailty allows for tailored care planning that enables elderly sufferers to live more independently, avoid potentially devastating trips and falls, and stay out of hospital.

Award: Winner of the Philips Internship Award

 Melissa Casey, University of Lincoln

Melissa Casey, University of Lincoln

Project: Dharavi Diabetes Care, a campaign in India’s largest slum, Dharavi, that aims to raise awareness around foot care and empowers diabetes sufferers to identify the symptoms that can lead to gangrene and amputations (85% of which are preventable). The campaign is designed to run by the Mithi River, the sole source of water through the city that the majority of the population uses daily, and it uses pictograms alongside text to overcome low levels of literacy in the area.

Award: Winner of the RSA Fellows’ Award

Commended projects


Joseph Friend, Loughborough University

Project: ‘Pulse’ Hypertension Companion
Award: Highly Commended

Aaron Ringel & Madeline Mason, University of Cincinnati

Project: Sequence
Award: Commended

Vinnay Chhabildas, Loughborough University

Project: Pulsus
Award: Commended

WASTE NOT WANT NOT
Sponsored by Fazer with additional support from Waitrose

Design a way to encourage and support individuals, households, businesses and/or communities to reduce food waste.

Anthony Brown, University of Nottingham

Anthony Brown, University of Nottingham

Project: SI-LOW, a low-cost household grain storage unit designed to stop the post-harvest loss of grain commonly found in smallholder farming in Africa.

Award: Winner of the Fazer Award

Poppy Crow, Northumbria University

Poppy Crow, Northumbria University

Project: It’s great to hydrate, a three-step behaviour change campaign and practice aiming to inform the public about how hydrating vegetables can help them keep for longer and will encourage waste reduction in the process; the three steps are: 1. Poster campaign to raise awareness, 2. Hydration bags to change behaviour, 3. Sticker identification for suitable vegetables.

Award: Winner of the Waitrose Internship Award

Commended projects


Jenny Liu, Brunel University

Project: Everyday Frozen
Award: Highly Commended

Rebecca Hollingsworth, Leeds College of Art

Project: Taste It, Don’t Waste It
Award: Commended

Adam Cheung, Ulster University

Project: Lök Fruit Bowl
Award: Commended