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1 Tips & Tricks for joining design competitions by Flip Ziedses Des Plantes TU/e ID 2011 Short version of the workshop ppt. presentation

2 Who is Flip Ziedses Des Plantes? What is the workshop about? different kinds of design competitions the advantages that can be gained by joining (and winning) competitions. I will show examples of some of his own entries for competitions and awards I’ve won. you will receive useful tips and tricks about how to select a competition, prepare your entry and impress the jury. the workshop will be given in two parts: –during the first workshop (week 5) you will be asked to select a competition that you might want to join. –in the second workshop (Midterm IDentity Week) you’ll get the opportunity to receive feedback on your competition entry.

3 Shell Bachelor Master Prijs

4 Why joining a design competitions? Opportunities: gaining design experience exposure/ publicity/ interesting for your resume/ curriculum vitae getting your entry (product/service) produced/ on market prize money extra opportunity: join design competitions when you are student

5 Different types of design competitions: Different categories: product design furniture design packaging design graphic design new media design engineering etc.

6 Different organizers of design competitions: Organized by: companies government design platforms or organizations

7 Design competitions Design awards competition: an assignment is given by an organization awards: are (often) for existing work

8 Examples: Shell Bachelor Master Prijs

9 Examples:

10 Examples ID students (2 nd year) ID-students win Social Design Talent Award Industrial Design-studenten Thijs Roumen, Dick van de Ven, Hanneke Hooft van Huysduynen en Peter Brown hebben de Social Design Talent Award gewonnen voor de ‘Wiggle’, een interactieve speeltuin. Prize € ,-

11 Examples ID students (master) ID-students win the Keep an Eye Social Intelligent Design Award 08 november Met ‘Conpeto, et Memento’ heeft het ontwerpteam bestaande uit ID-masterstudenten Rik van Donselaar, Mark Thielen, Idowu Ayoola en Roland Coops de Keep an Eye Social Intelligent Design Award 2010 gewonnen. Ze hebben hard gewerkt aan deze memorybox, bedoeld om ouderen uit hun sociaal isolement te halen. Het levert ze euro op waarmee ze het ontwerp in de markt kunnen zetten. Prize € ,-

12 Examples ID students (bachelor graduate) ID-student Teun Vinken project ‘adaptive office’ nominated for Brains Award. Prize Het totale prijzenpakket heeft een waarde van € ,-.

13 Weigh up the pros and cons before joining a design competition what is the mission and intention of the organization? does the Intellectual Property (IP/IE) of my entry stay with me? TU/e work: IP of TU/e (mind IP of team members) own work: IP will be yours do I have to pay an entry fee? is the amount of work that is asked doable within the available time enough publicity (exhibition, magazines etc.)? is the prize interesting?

14 Example of an entry 1 Entry by:Flip Ziedses Des Plantes Design Competition: Smart ’n Cool design competition Organization:Antwerp waterworks Design center de Winkelhaak Year2004 Assignment:Design a product that will stimulate consumers to drink more tap water instead of bottled source water. Product:Plug ‘n Play water bottle Prize?Yes, First prize; € ,-

15 Example of an entry 2 Entry by:Flip Ziedses Des Plantes Design Competition: KITTZ INNOVATIE PRIJS 1997 Organization:KITTZ Assignment:Design a non-stigmatizing product that helps elderly and disabled people to maintain their independence. Year:1997 Product:BikeTender Prize?Yes, First prize, category students: FL ,00

16 Example of an entry 3 Entry by:Flip Ziedses Des Plantes Design Competition: Design For All Award 2004 Organization: Dutch ministry of VWS and the Swedish ministry of health. Year:2004 Assignment:Design a product tot meets the Design For All standards ProductBikeTender Prize?Yes, First prize, category idea: € ,- (for prototype development)

17 Example of an entry 4 Entry by:Flip Ziedses Des Plantes Design Competition: Vredesteijn Safety Award Organization:Vredesteijn, Volvo, Giugiaro Design Year:2008 Assignment:Design product that improves traffic safety (verkeersveiligheid) ProductBikeTender Prize?Yes, 1 month senior design course in Torino Italy

18 Example of an entry 5 Entry by:Flip Ziedses Des Plantes Design Competition: Innovatieprijs 2010 Organization:Vilans Firevaned Assignment:Design a non-stigmatizing product which helps elderly and disabled people to maintain their independence. ProductRollerBag Prize?Yes, public award interview in support magazine and a lot of other publications and exposure

19 Tips for your entry (1/5) read the competition regulations carefully mind the deadlines and make a planning if you have questions: do contact the competition organization before starting mind the format and presentation restrictions (digital and print)

20 Tips for your entry (2/5) make sure everything on your presentation is clear: use clear and attractive images of your design simple explanation of the problem statement, your solution, USP and how your design works don’t use a lot of text unless this is asked make high (photo) quality prints and paste them on firm foam board

21 Tips for your entry (3/5) make a checklist to see if your entry is complete if you are not able to deliver all: contact organization and explain to jury check the competition regulations if your entry should be anonymous try to imagine or find out how and where the jury gathers: find out if you can set up the entry presentation yourself

22 Tips for your entry (4/5) make your entry comfortable to handle for the organization good transport packaging for your presentation and model include a short manual for the organization how to set up your presentation make your entry easy presentable (e.g. use foam board standards) In case of movie: ask organization make your entry comfortable to handle for the jury number the presentation boards of your entry make hand outs for the jury

23 Tips for your entry (5/5) Impress the jury by delivering more than is asked (without breaking the restrictions)

24 Main advise for today: join a competition and profit from the opportunities!!!!!

25 Task: joining a design competition find a design competition that you might want to join register/ sign up for the competition you have chosen let me know which competition you have chosen by start working on your design and preparing your entry Workshop part II In the second workshop (Midterm IDentity Week) you’ll get the opportunity to: receive feedback on your design and competition entry or to ask questions

26 Questions?


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