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iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019_02 - Topics

PREVIEW: The four new topics of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019_02

James Bond, self-care, augmented workplaces and the end of poverty: The second round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2019 will open on 1 April 2019 – and the four new topics for your submissions could not be more diverse and also challenging. Stay tuned for more!

1) What iF your design were to help James Bond during his next mission to save the world?


It’s no secret that the success of any undercover investigation depends on first-class gadgets and technology. Imagine it’s your design that keeps James Bond one step ahead of the “supervillain”? (Movie Release Date: 8 November 2019)

Your task: Come up with a solution – from non-lethal weapon to new means of transportation to data surveillance – that supports agents in their daily mission.

2) What iF we had to stop sometimes?

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Check likes. Read news. Scroll feeds. Share memes. We all are restlessly staring at screens. Any minute, we feed our brains with information of all kind. Many people suffer of FOMO – the “fear of missing out”. They find it hard to simply pause and be offline for a minute and have a media induced restlessness.

Your task: Design a solution that helps people slow down and get off of (or escape) the social media pull for a while. We are looking for a tool for more mindfulness and a conscious and sensible use of media.

3) SAMSUNG DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF - Design for Collaboration: new concept of collaboration tools and solutions for the augmented workplace

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We live in a world where the digital and real life overlap – especially in the workplace. A good communication is needed more than ever for effortless communication and effective collaboration.

Your task : Design a practical smart solution or concept that helps people to easily communicate and collaborate in the daily business – be that digital or physical.

4) MINISO DESIGN PRIZE 2019 by iF - End poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030


836 million people live in extreme poverty. It is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

Your task: Design a product, make a poster, shoot a video or run a project that helps to address the issue and effectively fight poverty.