The window is closing, but it's not over yet.
Enter your work by 9PM Eastern time, tomorrow, April 6th, to participate in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards.
Waiting until the last minute is a risky strategy for a number of reasons, but that doesn't mean it won't work. Last year, 10 projects were entered with less than an hour to spare before the Final Deadline and they all received an honor. We hope their victories will motivate you to get your entries in before the Final Deadline hits. Here are a few of the highlights:
The weDub Project - Design for Social Impact - Student Winner
Submitted just 17 minutes before the Final Deadline last year, The weDub Project, by Tina Zeng, is a locally developed DIY audio mixer and preamplifier that fits in the palm of your hand. Created in the urban slum of Kamwokya in Uganda, the circuit is made by youths to perform live improvisations of reinterpreted media to a participatory audience. The project is designed from a position of abundance—it leverages existing youth talent and resources to foster youth engagement through the making of technology.
Bridging the communication gap: A new touchpoint for pediatric asthma education in Emergency Departments - Service Design - Student Winner
Coming in with just 4 minutes to spare, Bridging the communication gap is a design service that addresses the communication of complex discharge instructions to pediatric asthma patients and their families in the emergency room following an asthma attack. Through the development of a new discharge tool for asthma education that organizes the conversation in simple actionable terms, the designers—Paula Falco, Tara Flippin, Sarah Norell, and Jaime Rivera—encourage a re-frame of the discharge experience as an active collaboration for more effective self-management beyond the ER.
Cone - Consumer Products - Professional Runner Up
Cone - Submitted at 8:59 PM
Entered with literally seconds remaining until the Final Deadline hit, Cone, by Aether, is the first music player to learn what you like and the context in which you're listening to play the perfect sound for the moment. Cone uses contextual computing to make interactions simple, recommending songs based on where, when and how we listen, and puts it all behind the natural user interface of a dial.
See all the honored projects, last minute winners or otherwise, from the 2015 Core77 Design Awards.
History is bound to repeat itself—will it be your design that's featured in this article next year? The only way to find out is by submitting!
There's still time, but it's running short. We're down to the last 36 hours of the 2016 Core77 Design Awards.