Under the instruction of Assistant Professor Nie Zichao, designs “iRecycle”, “Hand in Hand”, “Breath”, “Oldguard” and “Talka” completed by UI design group of senior undergraduates from the School of New Media Art and Design of Beihang University were selected in iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE 2021 and were included in STUDENT CONCEPTS as well.
With the theme of “Sustainable Development Goals of the UN”, the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD 2021 selected entries that must show striking qualities in the aspects of “innovation”, “refinement”, “function”, “aesthetics” and “responsibility”.
iRecycle (Designer: Lu Yu, Liu Yibing, Wu Guanyi, Yue Anda)
The design work “iRecycle” is an app that focuses on waste sorting and aims to raise residents’ awareness of proper garbage separation through the visualization of garbage disposal data and virtual world incentives. Therefore, it can improve the efficiency of urban garbage recycling system from the source of garbage generation, minimize unnecessary pollution and waste, and promote the sustainable development of the whole city.
Hand in Hand (Designer: Liu Yuqi, Li Jianuo, Hu Lesi, Zhang Chenxin)
The design work “Hand in Hand” is a public welfare team running app that provides fresh and attractive visual team running modes. It also offers active running users the opportunity to build a real playground for impoverished areas under the investment of public welfare funds. In this app, the user image, running process and the progress of playground construction will be visualized and displayed in a personalized and dynamic illustration style.
Oldguard (Designer: Guo Jinzi, Su Xinyi, Wang Jinhui, Yao Yao)
“Oldguard” was targeted to specific groups of older people at high risk of falls in the context of population ageing. It aims to protect elderly people from falling and provides them with barrier-free travel route planning, AR panoramic navigation, real-time obstacle alert through ultrasonic and AR recognition. Furthermore, it provides timely remedial measures such as calling emergency services, notifying their family members or community volunteers after a fall of elderly people.
Talka (Designer: Liu Zheng, Bi Yuqi, Wu Yezhou)
Africa is the poorest continent in the world but with the richest languages. Under this circumstance, the design work “Talka”, as an app of foreign language communication and learning, enables African people with language advantages to walk out of poverty through their own efforts. Besides, it also provides students of different languages with an open online learning platform where they can freely choose their favorite teachers and communicate with native speakers at a lower price. It aims to reduce poverty, remove barriers between different countries and promote cultural exchanges.
Breath (Designer: Zhang Jing, Fang Fang, Liu Zixiao, Wang Jiaxuan)
The design work “Breath” is an app that provides a bra device for users with breast problems. Breast health data detected by the bra device is personalized into two “fairies”, whose changes are based on the user's health data. They offer health plans, keep long-term records, and exercise with users.
The iF DESIGN AWARD was founded in 1953 and is organized annually by iFInternational Forum Design, the oldest industrial design institution in Germany. Known for its “independent, rigorous and reliable” award concept, it aims to enhance the public’s awareness of design, and its most significant gold award is known as “Oscar Award in product design”.
The iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD is a student-oriented design prize among the iF Awards, as well as one of the highest awards for students and young designers around the world.
In recent years, undergraduates from the School of New Media Art and Design of Beihang University have actively participated in this competition. Their works have won awards in the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD for three consecutive years, and have been honored with the title of BEST OF THE YEAR for two consecutive years. Moreover, some works have also been selected in the IF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.
Reported by Yue Anda
Reviewed by Wang Qun
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Zang Mingming