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Up&Down / Board game

Up&Down
Up&Down

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD_02 2020

Up&Down is a board that can provide a new way of playing Go. Up&Down itself includes Go boards and pieces. The pieces, which are made of silica gel, are retractable, pulling upward to represent a white piece and pressing down to represent a black piece. Up&Down offers users an unprecedented experience and helps them better understand the culture of Go.

The main drawback of the traditional strategy game, Go, was not only its weight and volume, but also the fragility of its pieces. This design is judged to be a good example of solving these shortcomings at once, while applying a modern sensibility to a traditional product.
Jury Statement
I am very happy to receive the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD, and I am very grateful to my teacher! The re-innovation of traditional game methods is a topic we are still very concerned about. We believe that our design will make life better!
Winner Statement
University

Dalian Nationalities University

Dalian Minzu University
Dalian, China

Ze Wang,
Dalian Minzu University

Yeyuan Chen,
Dalian Minzu University

Cheng Pan,
Dalian Minzu University

Jianan Chang,
Dalian Minzu University

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