The Commercial Equipment category was won for the
Students from the two Master programmes of
Advanced Product Design(APD) and
Interaction Design (IxD) at Umeå Institute of Design, received
a total of 16 awards in five different categories in the 2016
edition of the Core77
The types of acknowledgement and the categories they were
received in were: one Winner, five Runner up and ten Notable, in
the categories of Commercial Equipment, Interaction, Consumer
Product, Transportation and Speculative Concept.
A landslide victory took place in the Commercial
Equipment category were UID received 9 out of the all together
12 students awards. This included the honour of winning the
category which Thibault Moussanet (APD) did with his project
Airscape. The goal with the Airscape concept was to create a
new archetype of an emergency breathing apparatus that would be
both quicker to use than existing solutions and so intuitive that
no previous training would be required.
The jury's comments to the concept were: "Within one or two
seconds you can pull it over your head and breathe clean air. It's
so simple. (...) The good process thinking and ergonomics could
save your life in a life and death situation. (…) Simple, yet
iconic. You can find it and attach it very easily and very fast in
case of an emergency. It's simply well done."
The concept was developed during Thibault's second term at the APD
programme in the term project
Future Safety Solutions for Oil and Gas Workers
This was the third consecutive year that a contribution from UID
won this category and the fourth time overall since the start of
Core77 Design Awards in 2011.
The five Runner Up (R) projects were acknowledged in the
four following categories:
Verify by James Skeggs (APD) and
Ember by Jon Sommerström (APD).
Epinephrine auto-injector by Joanna Pruchnicka, Piotr Kuklo,
Yue Yuan (IxD) and Jenny Holmsten (APD).
Consumer Product: Aeo
by Anna-Maria Schneider (APD).
Bots - Collaborative AI for the Smart Home by Kevin Gaunt
The ten Notable (N) projects were acknowledged in the
three following categories:
EVERSAFE by Darja Wendel and Jost Siebert (APD).
EZ Care Urinary Catheter by Zihao Wang (APD). ).
OX-1 by William van Beek (APD).
Spinetec by Alexander Turesson (APD) and
Adrinject and Adripod by Marc Saboya Feliu (APD).
Ploppi's Bakery by Lene Rydningen, Hector Mejia (IxD), Rik
Oudenhoven, Daan Hekking (APD).
Ploppi's Bakery by Lene Rydningen, Hector Mejia (IxD) and
Rik Oudenhoven, Daan Hekking (APD).
Pontus by Benjamin Lee, Melissa Hellmund Vega, Siddharth
Hirwani and Anders Sandström (APD).
Edge by André Kennedy, Christopher Zobl (IxD) and Franziska
Heuck, Alieen Kassing (APD).
by Jakob Dawod