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Winners 2017-3

WEARING INTELLIGENCE
Sponsored by The Eddie Squires Legacy to the RSA with additional support from Kinneir Dufort

Develop a design solution that utilises ‘advanced textiles’ to improve wellbeing or the quality of people’s lives.

Michael Soper, University of the West of England

Michael Soper, University of the West of England

Project: Felicitate, a new breed of catheter that gives the user the freedom, discretion and dignity they would have without one. Felicitate uses electro-active polymers to pump fluid out of an evacuation pipe placed in the underwear, enabling them to easily empty it into the toilet themselves.

Award: Winner of the paid placement at Kinneir Dufort

Dominik Falconi, Denisse Rodriguez + Jose  Ortiz, Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Puebla, Mexico

Dominik Falconi, Denisse Rodriguez + Jose Ortiz, Tecnológico de Monterrey - Campus Puebla, Mexico

Project: RISE, an intelligent carpet for growing crops in refugee camps to boost resources and restart economic flow. RISE is specifically designed for use in non-fertile humanitarian crisis regions; it is made from 100% biodegradable materials, contains locals seeds and liquid filters, and relies solely on human urine as the liquid source.

Award: Joint Winner of the Eddie Squires Award of £1500

Nataliya Savicheva, British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow

Nataliya Savicheva, British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow

Project: Kamereon, a wearable game that utilises smart shoes (that change pattern and texture depending on the wearer’s activity), fashion and geodata to motivate teens to go outside, exercise and socialise.

Award: Joint Winner of the Eddie Squires Award of £1500

INCLUSIVE LIVING
Sponsored by the Office for Disability Issues with additional support from PRP

Design and develop a proposal for inclusive living that challenges the current way we design our homes.

Sophia Bannert, Oxford Brookes

Sophia Bannert, Oxford Brookes

Project: Bee-Able, a rating system for accessibility in the city powered by user-generated content (UGC) and a set of illustrations that show the frustrations that thousands of people go through on a daily basis due to thoughtless inaccessible and exclusive design.

Award: Winner of the ODI Award of £1000

 Jemima Oliver, Plymouth University

Jemima Oliver, Plymouth University

Project: Umbrella, an inclusive and interactive game designed to establish a holistic mindset and nurture a resilient community by revealing the importance of empowerment and integration within society through promoting trust, collaboration and connection.

Award: Winner of the paid placement at PRP

LEARNING FOR LIFE
Sponsored by the Government Office for Science and Policy Lab

Design an exciting new way to support, encourage or stimulate learning throughout people’s lives in the future.

Jasmine Robinson, Norwich University of the Arts

Jasmine Robinson, Norwich University of the Arts

Project: Project UX, a social enterprise with two key aims – firstly, to provide a rigorous user testing service for digital products and services and secondly, to provide testers with the opportunity to improve their own digital skills while earning money through a structured user testing programme; the programme is targeted at companies trialing new online and digital products and services intended for mass use.

Award: Winner of the paid placement at Policy Lab

Thomas Wastling, Cranfield University, and Ethan  Howard, Uppsala University

Thomas Wastling, Cranfield University, and Ethan Howard, Uppsala University

Project: Bare Technology, a product and service design solution to convert old computers (e-waste) into simpler, more straightforward, accessible computers for older people; Bare Technology aims to address the increasing problem of e-waste and the fact that many older people are isolated by technology.

Award: Winner of the cash award of £1000

Commended projects


Dan Eames, National College of Art & Design

Project: A hands-on paper-craft method for making a CV
Award: Commended

Christopher Reid, Northumbria University

Project: A programme for using technology as an educational tool within the prison system 
Award: Commended

Alison Blake, Kingston University

Project: A service to help people in a transitional stage of life to create community and learn new skills
Award: Commended

MOVING PICTURES
Sponsored by NHS England with additional support from RSA Events and Natracare

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

Yasmin Cowen + Wyl Parkes, Birmingham City University

Yasmin Cowen + Wyl Parkes, Birmingham City University

Project: Collaborative Animation, an animation based on two contrasting styles – tonal portraiture and loose gestural drawing – to create an overall concept that flows and transitions with the key words in the audio. (‘End Ageism’ audio)

Award: Winner of the Natracare Award of £1000

Eleanor Russell-Jones, Arts University Bournemouth

Eleanor Russell-Jones, Arts University Bournemouth

Project: Age Pride, an animation that highlights the negative stereotypes our western culture has of older people and argues that these views are wrong and outdated, emphasising the message that age really is just a number and is not what defines us. (‘End Ageism’ audio)

Award: Winner of the RSA Award of £1000 and Winner of the RSA Staff Choice Award of £500

Sarah Nyhan, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland

Sarah Nyhan, Limerick School of Art and Design, Ireland

Project: A Helping Hand: an animation that focuses on the power of togetherness to communicate the idea of harnessing the existing energy (visualised as batteries) we possess as a society and how we can use this improve our collective well-being. (‘More Than a Pill’ audio)

Award: Winner of the NHS Award of £1000