We all engage with transportation systems everyday, whether we do so via our personal bike or experience a daily dose of collective frustration on public transportation. This year we called for any "vehicles, systems or modes of transportation used to get people or objects from one place to another, for private, public, commercial or industrial purposes." The entries we received—from jogging strollers, to smart bikes, to reinterpreted tuk-tuk systems—reflected a forward-thinking, resourceful design practice.
James Thomas, Industrial Designer and Founder of BicycleDesign.net led the jury as Captain. He was joined by Torgny Fjeldskaar, Design Director, BMC Switzerland, Melissa Bruntlett, Co-Founder, Modacity, Rob Cotter, Chief Designer and CEO, Organic Transit and Eric Stoddard, Design Manager, Ford Motor Company. Some of the most compelling entries stimulated discussion about the future of the transportation industry. "Everything's going to change and I think this a step in thinking about that, and how that's all going to come together," said Cotter. "Whether it's partly autonomous, whether it's super light, whether it's zero carbon or multi-sourced power. All those things are important in a very, very significant way because, largely, they're not being addressed on a production level. It's really important that the designers of the future are kind of moving in this direction."
Say hello to the Winners, Runners-Up, and Notables of the 2015 Core77 Design Awards in the Transportation category.
Transportation Professional Honorees
Transportation Student Honorees