With 1.13 billion people worldwide with unique needs, it's becoming even more important to create design solutions that empower, advance and include groups often overlooked in the design process. Metropolis Magazine's annual Next Generation Design Competition encourages designers to consider solutions that help a broad range of people to live better lives, beautifully.
With $10,000 USD in prize money for the winner, the competition strives for solutions, "at all scales, from systems, experiences, places, to spaces, products, or any area that needs to be made inclusive and empowering." Think of your aging parents, grandparents, younger siblings and peers. With a deadline of February 18, 2013, the opportunity is too good to pass. Learn more about the competition here!