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Design Release featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Maidan

The Maidan tent is a covered, welcoming square, designed to host various activities. The structure is a round, multifunctional space open on every side and subdivided into eight sectors which are zoned in two concentric areas. The center of the tent is an open common meeting place enclosed by a ring of semiprivate spaces where people can gather to pursue their activities in a more intimate common space.

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Donation Point Tap

Donation Point Tap is a Contactless counter-top device that enables charities to quickly accept low value donations using a credit or debit card. Compact and cost-effective, Donation Point Tap is portable and small in footprint. The pre-set donation amount can be changed at any time through the online Quest Cloud EFTPOS website. Donation Point Tap processes a ‘set’ donation amount such as $2. Donors simply tap their card to make a donation. Donation Point Tap can be placed on a retail counter or in store with charity partners such as supermarkets or cafes.

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SteriPak

SteriPak is a kit that converts end of life gas cylinders into autoclaves for sterilising medical and baby equipment. Each kit costs less than 10USD. SteriPak empowers the community as the conversion itself provides work for locals that does not rely on specialised equipment. Many clinics in sub Saharan Africa are forced to reuse surgical equipment like scalpels and forceps due to their expense. SteriPak only requires water and a heat source to achieve safe, consistent sterilisation of this equipment to lower infant mortality rates and increase overall quality of life.

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X alarm

X alarm, is an alarm for smokers to make them realize what they are doing to themselves while they are doing it.This design is a new generation of cigarette filters .This design can be a good replacement for expensive advertisements against smoking and it has more influence on smokers minds than any other negative advertising.It has a very simple structure, the filters are stamped with an invisible ink that covers the negative area of the sketch and with each puff the sketch will appear clearer so with each puff you will see your heart is getting darker and you know what is happening to you.

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ToyBox

ToyBox is designed to provide play opportunities to the world's most venerable children. Through the innovative re-appropriation of existing cardboard aid packaging, ubiquitously used by charities to distribute relief aid to disaster hit areas in the BoP (Bottom of the Pyramid), ToyBox provides opportunities for both play and education. In this way, adopting a design-driven approach, ToyBox alters the meaning of an aid carton, from purely utilitarian, expendable cardboard box to an opportunity for engagement, play and discovery.

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Tactile supports for wayfinding

The bachelor thesis (ISIA Urbino, supervisor: Luciano Perondi) investigates the problem of accessibility within the graphical representation of space and takes the form of a tactile artefact accessible to the blind and visually impaired. The goal is to make the geography of an area available both in economic as well as content terms, thanks to the combination of a low-cost printing technique and a specific representative approach. The project consists of a set of tactile maps and a research programme that documents the design process and the first phase of testing with blind people.

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Design interview of the day

Read the latest interviews and conversations on design, creativity and innovation between design journalist and world-famous designers, artists and architects. See latest design projects and award-winning designs by famous designers, artists, architects and innovators. Discover new insights on creativity, innovation, arts, design and architecture. Learn about design processes of great designers.

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