Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

SCENTED COLOR / Painting Tool for the Blind


Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

'Scented color' is a crayon designed for the blind. The main feature of this design is that colors are distinguished by scent. For example, when we smell lemon, we naturally think of a lemon. Using this principle, the Scented Color crayons have different scents for each color. The ink is also scented so that blind users can recognize the colors on the canvas while drawing. Scented Color are easy-to-use and convenient crayons for blind people. Paint and brush are combined in one body similar to a pen. Neat and easy to use.

A nice approach, but how can blind people draw after selecting the colour? Needs more thinking.
Jury Statement
When I saw the star sign in a green box, I was really excited. I gained confidence from receiving an iF STUDENT DESIGN AWARD and from this project. I also give glory to my parents who have given me the very best support.
Winner Statement

Kookmin University

Kookmin University
Seoul, South Korea

Hee Jeong Jang,
Kookmin University

Go to profile