Innovative designs for social good
My Favourites from the Designs of the Year 2013
I was overwhelmed by the great designs showcased at the Design Museum’s exhibition this year. It’s great to see so many designs nominated that combat social issues including clever solutions for 3rd world problems and products that assist people with a disability.
Here are some of my favourite innovations for social good from the exhibition:
Child Vision Glasses
Self-adjustable glasses so that wearer can change the prescription until they can see clearly.
Designed by The Centre for Vision in the Developing World and Goodwin Hartshorn.
Kit Yamoyo (Winner)
A wedge shaped container that fits into a crate of Coca Cola, providing much needing help in hard to reach places.
Designed by ColaLife and PI Global
A range of chairs handmade by ex-prisoners in Columbia.
Designed by Marni
Air Access Seat
Concept aeroplane seating to allow easier access.
Designed by Priestmangoode
An amazing solution to help people in developing countries recycle wire safely.
Designed by Hal Watts
Morph Folding Wheel (Winner)
This wheel means that a wheelchair could be easily folded, making it more portable.
Designed by Vitamins for Maddak Inc.