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The first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019 will be open in November, with four new stunning topics for your submissions. We are looking for the best ideas from students and young professionals around the world.

Explore our four current award themes and put your design skills to the test. With luck, you could win a share of EUR 20,000!

Submit your product or communication concept, project or service from November on.

Registration possible from October 2018


1. WONDERLAND DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF - What iF yesterday’s baby products were adapted to fit the lives of tomorrow’s parents?

When it comes to childcare, parents in the 21st century pursue different routines and values than earlier generations. That’s why they need new and different child care solutions: More sustainable, more flexible and – unlike most products of the past – fully compatible to today’s ways of parenting.

Develop innovative childcare product designs that merge the well-tried-and-tested with the new.

2. What iF sharing was the new buying?

Sharing and swapping stuff that’s only rarely used has become an increasingly popular trend. The sharing economy may be young, but it already offers plenty of opportunities to lend, rent and share stuff. You think you know the next business (or branch) that would profit from a sharing model? You’re convinced your ideas will attract even more people to existing business models in the sharing economy?

Outline a business model, design solution or communication strategy for a sharing service, no matter whether start-up or already firmly established in the market.

3. What iF Virtual Reality could help you prepare for dangerous situations?

It’s no surprise: the more someone goes through a situation, the more prepared and rational the reactions will be. That’s the reason why e.g. pilots exercise in a flight simulator before finally taking it to the air – routine reactions to emergency situations are best acquired in a danger-free environment. Can you come up with VR applications for different learning scenarios?

Design a VR simulation for a potentially dangerous or stressful situation that allows people to train their emergency reactions in virtual reality.

4. HAIER DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF - Housekeeping in the New World: New designs for helpful household appliances

In today’s world, society has become ever more fast-paced, with less time to slow down and relax. And in the hustle and bustle of life, people have become spiritually drained and less motivated to deal with household chores. Thus, there is more attention on finding convenient household appliances to decrease time spent on chores and increase time for family, hobbies, and other interests.

Design a helpful household appliance that makes life at home more convenient. Optimize or innovate on a traditional approach. Give the user a totally new living experience.

The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018_01 winners

View all 62 winners of the first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 at a glance.


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