Interior Motives has now opened registration for their fourth annual automotive interiors design competition.
The competition begins with five lifestyle and scenario design briefs. Students can submit a design project in response to each separate design brief. The judging panel will then select the winning entry for each of the eight prize categories from all of the entries received. Students can also choose to refer to technical information from the Awards' sponsors for help with their projects.
Category winners will each receive $500 in prize money, while the overall winner will win $5,000 (see prizes). Winners and runners-up will all be invited to the awards ceremony at Paris Motor Show on 29 September.
Bruce M. Tharp, PhD is a designer, professor, researcher, and entrepreneur, with degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial design, and anthropology. He and his wife, Stephanie Tharp run an award-winning, design studio, materious.
They have licensed a dozen new product ideas to companies, and currently manufacture several of their own. Materious also produces discursive products and concepts to engender reflection and debate on cultural topics. They are currently finishing a book project on the topic entitled, Discursive Design.
Bruce is a professor of design at the University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art & Design where he teaches a range of undergraduates as well as graduates in the new Master of Design program in Integrative Design.