From School of Architecture and Fine Art
By Li Xiang
Recently, the winners of the 2021 iF Design Award were revealed. Public Sports Aid Pile, an undergraduate design by An Ziheng and Liu Yueqin, supervised by Associate Prof. Zhang Lu from the Department of Industrial Design of School of Architecture and Fine Art, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), was selected among more than 10,000 entries from dozens of countries worldwide and won the iF Design Talent Award 2021.
The iF Design Award was founded in 1953 by Germany's oldest industrial design institution and is known as the Oscar of the design community. iF Design Talent Award is a design award for students and young designers worldwide, encouraging the creation of innovative designs that change the world and dedicated to exploring design directions that will lead to future products. It asks young designers to broaden their horizons, and come up with creative solutions to problems common to all humanity. Of the more than 10,000 entries worldwide, only 75 have won the iF Design Talent Award, a rate of less than 1%.
This year, the competition categories correspond to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, and the entry from DUT is closely related to one of the 15 themes: Good Health and Well-being. Due to the continuous improvement of social infrastructure and rising standards of living, more and more people are engaging in sports. However, that also means that the need for first aid for sports injuries is greater than ever. The entry Public Sports Aid Pileby the team of An Ziheng and Liu Yueqin designed a sports injury first aid pile, which can ensure that a variety of first aid equipment – from bandages to blankets – are easily at hand when needed. This design is modular, its functionality refined, it is convenient to use, and the stylish shape means it will not look out of place in a gym or other sports facility. It provides a new idea for the first aid design of sports injuries and is in line with the theme of "Good Health and Well-Being".
The students and faculty from Department of Industrial Design of School of Architecture and Fine Art have won many awards in design competitions at home and abroad in recent years, which is the presentation of the results of the School's emphasis on students' practical teaching. It also reflects the international design community's unanimous recognition for the education and teaching level and talent cultivation quality of DUT industrial design program, which is considered to reach the international excellent level.
For more information, please visit: https://ifworlddesignguide.com/entry/336357-public-sports-aid-pile
Editor: Li Xiang