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Winners 2017/18

In 2017/18, we received entries from students studying in 27 countries across 4 continents, and from over 130 different courses. 78% of entries were from UK-based students and 22% were from students based elsewhere in the world.

View the full gallery of winning and commended work on our Facebook page.

WORKING WELL
Sponsored by NatWest

Design a vision and business case for a way to promote greater wellbeing when people are at work, wherever that work takes place, that will contribute to higher productivity and better overall mental health.

Laura Van Krieken, Northumbria University

Laura Van Krieken, Northumbria University

Project: Flowboard, exercise springpad that sits under workers’ desks, allowing them to increase the amount of activity and movement they do while sat down at work.

Award: Winner of the NatWest Award of £2500 for best design project

Alex Mills, Casey Hargreaves, Liz Mirchan-Breckenridge, Katrina Schouten and Stephanie Donovan, University of Waterloo

Alex Mills, Casey Hargreaves, Liz Mirchan-Breckenridge, Katrina Schouten and Stephanie Donovan, University of Waterloo

Project: Hungryr, an online grocery service that delivers to drivers of commercial vehicles.

Award: Winner of the NatWest Award of £1000 for the best business case

Commended projects


Vincenzo Damato, Ravensbourne College of Design

Project: Salus
Award: Highly Commended for the Design Award

Emmanuella Collarini, University of Northampton

Project: Mind-Aid
Award: Highly Commended for the Design Award

Hannah Schmith, Torrens Univeristy Australia, Billy Blue College of Design

Project: The Little Book of Wellbeing
Award: Highly Commended for Best Business Case

Portia Jones, Laura Wells, University of Waterloo

Project: Schift
Award: Highly Commended for Best Business Case

Joseph Campbell, University of Portsmouth

Project: Spot the Signs
Award: Commended for the Design Award

Hannah Lomas, University of Portsmouth

Project: Reducing Aggression and Violence in A&E
Award: Commended for the Design Award

Adrianna Bilas and Kasey Ledger, University of the West of England

Project: Work Sensible
Award: Commended for Best Business Case

Rhys Ritchie, Glasgow Caledonian University

Project: Traqua
Award: Commended for Best Business Case

SLEEP MATTERS
Sponsored by Philips

Design a product, service or system to improve health and wellbeing by encouraging and/or enabling better sleep

Emily Brown, Loughborough University, and Sean Roberts, Northumbria University

Emily Brown, Loughborough University, and Sean Roberts, Northumbria University

Project: Blu, an app-based product that allows users to write down their negative thoughts before sleep, to encourage the drifting off process

Award: Winner of the Philips Award of £2500

Tara Wilson, University of Lincoln

Tara Wilson, University of Lincoln

Project: The One Watch, a watch-based safety and alerting aid for diabetics.

Award: Winner of the RSA Fellows’ Award of £1250

Commended projects


Kieran Scott, University of Gloucestershire

Project: Alleviate
Award: Commended

Christie Hoggan, Edinburgh Napier University

Project: Blindlight
Award: Commended

FAIR PLAY
Sponsored by Marketing Trust with additional support from The Chartered Institute of Marketing and Waitrose

Design or re-design a consumer toy and its product packaging to eliminate waste, using circular design principles.

Shannon Williamson, Sheffield Hallam University

Shannon Williamson, Sheffield Hallam University

Project: PolyPoly, re-branded and re-packaged monopoly board game, aimed to reduce waste and educate the family on how to be environmentally friendly

Award: Winner of the Marketing Trust Award of £2000

Elly Skelton, De Montfort University

Elly Skelton, De Montfort University

Project: 1 Toy for Life, a durable scooter that can be adapted as the user grows to last all of childhood

Award: Winner of the Waitrose Award of £2000

Helena Cowley, Loughborough University

Helena Cowley, Loughborough University

Project: Hexplore, a toy to encourage children to interact with nature and the outdoors through exploration and small world play

Award: Winner of the Placement Award at The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Commended projects


Lorenzo Soruri, Sheffield Hallam University

Project: Corebot
Award: Highly Commended

Filipa Condez, Escola de Tecnologias Inovação e Criação (ETIC)

Project: Play Play Play

Award: Highly Commended

Mae Foster, University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins

Project: Waitrose Biodegradable Fruit and Veg
Award: Commended

THE HYGIENIC HOME
Sponsored by Eureka

Design or re-design a floor cleaning product that will make cleaning easier and more effective, enabling older people to maintain their independence for longer

Blair McIntosh, Northumbria University

Blair McIntosh, Northumbria University

Project: Buddi, a subtle passive air purifier, combined with an integrated hoover, which remains on display in the home rather than stashed away in the cupboard

Award: Joint Winner of the Eureka Award of £3000

JON SCHWARZMANN, TINO DURALIJA, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, AND FRANZISKA SCHRANZ, FH OBERÖSTERREICH (PROJECT DONE ON ERASMUS AT MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY)

JON SCHWARZMANN, TINO DURALIJA, ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN, UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, AND FRANZISKA SCHRANZ, FH OBERÖSTERREICH (PROJECT DONE ON ERASMUS AT MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY)

Project: Smartbot robot vacuum cleaner, laser directed robot vacuum cleaner, which eliminates bending and muscle load.

Award: Joint Winner of the Eureka Award of £3000

Commended project


Ben Pointon, Loughborough University

Project: Swish
Award: Highly Commended

Hugo Parnell-Hopkinson, Birmingham City University

Project: The Legacy Brush
Award: Commended

Kate Hunt, Loughborough University

Project: Clean and Lean
Award: Commended