Recently, Li Xuanhao, an undergraduate from the School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, won the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 in its first round with a design named “Deicing Drone”. Li is a junior majoring in industrial design and received advice for the award from Mr. Yin Hu, a teacher from the same school.
The first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018 had four topics, of which “What iF your ideas created new services by using drones?” was Li’s choice. Designed to prevent the collapse of power transmission tower caused by heavy ice burden in cold weather, the deicing drone can move along the power lines and clean the ice, replacing the unsafe and inefficient manual work. The design will be showcased at the iF design exhibition Hamburg for the whole year and always presented in the iF design app.
The award-winning design and the certificate
Set up in 1953, the iF DESIGN AWARD is regularly organized each year by iF International Forum Design GmbH, the oldest industrial design institution in Germany, and the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD was created later for students and young designers worldwide. As one of the highest awards of its kind, the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD serves as a perfect platform for them to show their design ability, perceive the international design trends and express their thoughts. Over 10,000 designs were submitted to the first round of the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2018, and 62 of them received the award.
Reported by Liu Jinghua
Edited by Shi Yue
Translated by Li Mingzhu