LSBU Product Design students triumph at Design Factory 2016 challenge
26 May 2016
London South Bank University (LSBU)'s top Product Design
students have been selected for the final stage of the Design Museum’s annual
student design competition.
The 'Design Factory: Competition for BA Students' is a multi-disciplinary
project that invites design students to develop conceptual responses to an exploratory
and experimental design brief, spanning product, fashion, graphics and spatial
This year’s creative brief was developed by interactions designer and Designs of
the Year 2015 nominee Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg. It asked students to design
a novel system of making that would result in different ways of consuming,
using or disposing of designed objects. All second-year students studying LSBU's BSc (Hons)
Product Design participated in the competition, producing a range of design
proposals in response to the challenge brief.
all the students participating in the national 2016 competition, three from LSBU - Chris Jobson, Rodrigo de Carvalho and Michael Byrne - were
selected by competition judges to progress to the next stage of the project. Their prize was to attend a Design Symposium held recently and attended by successful students from universities across the UK.
Their designs included: a low energy lighting system called City Glow, which uses natural
bioluminescent algae to provide lighting in parks and other public places to keep runners and walkers safe at night; Kindogo, an alarm and alert system to reduce risk of kidnap in Uganda and
help children to travel to and from school safely; and River Aid, a waste collection system located in rivers to reduce the amount of
plastic getting in to the sea and oceans.