UID students win six Red Dot awards - Including a ‘Best of the Best’

From a total of 4,724 entries from 54 countries, present and former UID students from the Master programme of Advanced Product Design were recognised with six awards in the 2017 edition of Red Dot's Design Concept awards. One of these was the prestigious 'Best of the Best' award.
With this year's wins the Umeå Institute of Design is, for the fifth time in the past six years, ranked 1st on Red Dot's list of the best design schools in Americas and Europe. 
See the complete ranking list here.

2017 Reddot 1 Rikoudenhoven
Rik Oudenhoven (The Netherlands) received a 'best of the best' for this concept VARIO in the Culinary category. VARIO combines a heat transfer function and a rotating motion into one multifunctional kitchen device. It is the first kitchen tool one will need in the kitchen. Through the use of a base plate with integrated induction ring (for heat transfer) and a magnetic ring (for rotating motion), multiple functions are combined into one VARIO kitchen device.
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For more information: www.red-dot.sg/en/vario

2017 Reddot 2 MarcsaboyaMarc Saboya Feliu (Spain) received his award in the Domestic Aid category for his concept Piko, the first combination of an aligning and measuring tool. The concept was developed considering the most common steps when doing basic 'Do It Yourself' (DYI) building and wall-mounting tasks at home. Merging a laser measuring and levelling in a basic and minimalistic way has a direct effect on how easily and quickly DIYers can measure or mark on surfaces, confident that the spot that they have just marked is the right one.
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For more information: www.red-dot.sg/en/piko/

2017 Reddot 3 RebeccadaumRebecca Daum (Austria) received her award for her concept My:Celium in the Green category. My:Celium is a growing pod and cultivation system that uses mushroom DNA to help users clone and cultivate fungi easily from the comfort of their own home. The appliance replicates the temperature and humidity needed for successful and simple fungus cultivation, and its sleek glass exterior elegantly showcases the beauty of nature. Its clone pen offers a variety of mushrooms for growing, and extracted fungus cultures can be collected and archived for future use, ensuring a sustainable at-home system for mushroom-lovers.
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For more information: www.red-dot.sg/en/mycelium/

2017 Reddot 4 PeteralwinPeter Alwin (India) won an award with the ASHA concept in the Life Science category. ASHA is based on participatory field studies of healthcare workers in rural India. Almost 70% of the Indian population living in the rural areas, each year, about 7.8 million babies are born with low birth weight (under 2.5kg), resulting in a 20% infant mortality rate. The ASHA concept helps measure and monitor babies' vital signs, such as weight, height and temperature, during home visits. it includes a low-maintenance solar-powered digital weight scale with a built-in no-touch infrared thermometer and a personal weighing blanket, with the measurements documented directly on the blanket itself. ASHA aims to reduce the child mortality rate and honour ASHA workers in their crucial task of providing infant care.
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For more information: www.red-dot.sg/en/asha/

2017 Reddot 5 Jensr JoerJens Rehammar (Sweden) and Joe Richardson (UK) were awarded for their concept CORE - The Future Arborists in the Industry category. Core is an ecosystem of products to help arborists maintain green spaces in cities. It consists of a climbing harness with incorporated motor and batteries, a lightweight chainsaw and an assistance drone to help with the climb and to monitor the surroundings to keep pedestrians safe.
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2017 Reddot 6 JakobdawodJakob Dawod (Sweden) received his award for his AM30 ambulance interior project in the Mobility category. The AM30 interior offers an unseen level of flexibility and possibilities to adjust and re-arrange the care environment depending on the patient and paramedics needs. The positioning of the stretcher can be changed from side to side inside the ambulance, depending on which side of the patient that demands particular attention and care. The paramedics will have three flexible seats to choose from, making it possible for them to address the full body of the patient while they are safely seated, at the same time as they will be able to reach the equipment needed without unbuckling the seat belt.
For more information: www.red-dot.sg/en/am30/