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Winners 2017/18

FAIR FINANCE FOR ALL
sponsored by NatWest with additional support from NCR

Design or redesign a way for people who are financially excluded to be better served by banks and other money management services

Shreepriya and Andrea Bottia, Domus Academy, Milan

Shreepriya and Andrea Bottia, Domus Academy, Milan

Project: The Well Income Service, service solution which offers digital financial education and access to refugees in Europe at the different stages of their journey cycle, according to their needs at a certain time

Award: Winner of the NatWest Award of £1500

Emily George, Kingston University

Emily George, Kingston University

Project: Lime, budgeting system which breaks down your weekly budget into categories to improve money management, without the need of an internet connection

Award: Winner of the NCR Placement Award

Commended projects


Jonathan Upton, University of Derby

Project: Solar Cash
Award: Highly Commended

Jay Kay, Isabel Kim, Kimberly Sin, Wensi Xu, Xiangyu Li and Yossi Tamara, LASALLE College of Arts, Singapore

Project: Cerca
Award: Commended

EAT, SHARE, LIVE
sponsored by Office for Disability Issues, AEG, Symphony, Kesseböhmer, Blanco and The Kitchen Education Trust with additional support from the National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Design an inclusive and accessible and multi-generational kitchen space or kitchen component that works for all ages, as well as for disabled and non-disabled family members, so they can prepare, cook and serve food, entertain, engage in hobbies or work and enjoy life together

Tim Chapman, University of Nottingham

Tim Chapman, University of Nottingham

Project: Pan Stop, a flame-proof silicone guard for electric and induction hobs, to prevent the problem of food spilling onto the laps of people in wheelchairs, to boost the confidence of visually impaired users and those with poor mobility.

Award: Winner of the Office for Disability Issues Award of £1000

Nora Costello, Design Institute of Technology, Sligo

Nora Costello, Design Institute of Technology, Sligo

Project: Caroucel, re-imagined kitchen space with a motorised system, allowing users to adjust counter heights and relocate modular kitchen units

Award: Winner of the Industry Award of £1000

Chung Hang Chiu, Heriot-Watt University

Chung Hang Chiu, Heriot-Watt University

Project: The United Kitchen, self-assembly domestic use and disaster relief sociable kitchen with a rotatable and height-adjustable table.

Award: Winner of the Industry Award of £1000

Commended projects


Archie Ashford, University of Nottingham

Project: Holed
Award: Highly Commended

Tereza Chronakova, University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Arts and Design

Project: Embrace
Award: Commended

Connor Musoke-Jones, Brunel University London

Project: The Unity Door Handle
Award: Commended

WEARING INTELLIGENCE 2.0
sponsored by Eddie Squires Legacy to the RSA with additional support from Kinneir Dufort and Materials Council

Develop a design solution that utilises ‘advanced textiles’ (fabric that has been enhanced by new technologies) to improve well-being or the quality of people’s lives

Fred Whitten, University of Nottingham

Fred Whitten, University of Nottingham

Project: Insulive, an insulin pump ready for anything: A wearable, breathable, flexible insulin pump which sticks to the skin of users

Award: Winner of the Eddie Squires Award of £2000

Gabriella De Rosa, Goldsmiths University

Gabriella De Rosa, Goldsmiths University

Project: InterWeave, a “living fabric” - an advanced textile interlaced with plants - which creates a connection with nature that “enriches and expresses our relationship with nature”.

Award: Winner of the Placement at Kinneir Dufort Award

Commended projects


James Silverwood, Loughborough University

Project: Nest Guide
Award: Commended

Emily Clements, Loughborough University

Project: Volvo Freedom
Award: Commended

MOVING PICTURES
sponsored by Legacy funds to the RSA, 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.

Catarina Rao Vieira, Middlesex University

Catarina Rao Vieira, Middlesex University

Project: Not Enough Time, stop motion hand-drawn animation focusing on the square as the central element with a simple, positive and cheerful style.

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

CAMERON GLEAVE AND GUILHEM BOUJASSY, EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

CAMERON GLEAVE AND GUILHEM BOUJASSY, EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Project: Unclear Waters, digital animation with a hand-drawn style and portraying different small sequences of different analogies connected to water. This central element is used as a metaphor for information and creates the connecting thread through the series of smaller scenes.

Award: Winner of the RSA Award of £1000

GRANT SAUNDERS, ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

GRANT SAUNDERS, ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Project: Digital Falsehoods, digital animation focusing on the fragmentation of news and atomisation of gossip, mainly spread on internet platforms, reflected by the wrapping or fragmenting of many of the visual elements.

Award: Joint Winner of the Natracare Award of £1000

MAX WRIGHT, ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

MAX WRIGHT, ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH

Project: Post-Truth, digital animation focused around a social media page and bringing it to life through the use pf the recognisable icons of this network in unexpected interactions. The animation is also laced with references to war and violence, illustrating how the internet seems to have become the new battlefield of our time.

Award: Joint Winner of the Natracare Award of £1000