SD is proud to announce that the SizeChina Project designed and developed in the Asian Ergonomic Lab by Dr Roger Ball and his staff has been chosen as one of the 7 finalist for the World Design Impact Prize sponsored by ICSID (The International Congress of Societies of Industrial Design). Congratulations to all the other finalists.
“The World Design Impact Prize, awarded biennially and currently in its inaugural year, aims to recognise, empower and stimulate socially responsible design projects and initiatives around the world. In early 2011, Icsid Members were asked to nominate projects. The project gallery, containing 22 submissions, opened for viewing and comments on World Industrial Design Day (29 June), and a voting commenced a month later.
“With the World Design Impact Prize we are focusing on the day to day improvements design can bring,” said outgoing Icsid President and Senator Dr. Mark Breitenberg. “We are looking for design that is
innovative, that is breaking new ground in the field, that leads to progress, and advances the profession of design. We are looking for the project that has the greatest impact and is thinking about design as a way to solve problems.”
The first recipient of the prize will be announced at the World Design Capital Design Gala on 2 February 2012 in Helsinki (Finland).
Visit http://worlddesignimpact.org/projects/project/18/ for more information on the prize