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Congratulations to all the winners in the second round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019! An independent panel of international experts, among them Martin Lotti of Nike Inc. or Sam Livingstone of Car Design Research, selected the best out of all the submissions by design students from all over the world. The topics ranged from collaboration tools, concepts to end poverty to gadgets for James Bond or tools to help live a conscious life without the fear of missing out (FOMO).
The smart and highly innovative solutions as well as the design quality of these young concepts is outstanding! The smartest solutions have won a share of EUR 20,000 in prize money.
The new James Bond movie will be released in April 2020 - what could be the perfectly designed gadget that helps him accomplish his missions? Students from all over the world had some great innovations in mind.
Checking mails, chatting with friends or colleagues, buying unnecessary stuff, coming home to binge-watch your favorite series: We live in a world of abundance, yet many people have an unconcsious fear of missing out (FOMO). This causes emotional stress. The winnning student concepts in this topic show solutions that help to slow down in everyday life.
The way we work and create our job life is shifting already. While the traditional 9-to-5-job seems outdated, so do traditional technologies. The need for more intelligent connection between interdisciplinary teams is growing too - students created digital tools that help incoporate and merge the individual potentials of employees in the workplace.
To end poverty is an age-long issue. There are many ideas and concepts and many great people wanting to help. But how can design help to really find solutions that could end poverty on the whole world by 2030? An ambitious, almost unreachable goal that induced many outstanding ideas by the young design students in this collection.