Attention | 2021 Design Intelligence Award Top30 was Announced

2021 DIA(Design Intelligence Award) Awards Ceremony was held in Oriental Milan International Fashion Center on Oct. 12th. The participation of representatives from global high-end manufacturing, high-tech companies, well-known design companies and international renowned universities made it like a feast for global designers.


The awards ceremony solemnly announced 2021 DIA Top30 entries competing for the highest prize and bonus, which are 2 Gold Award, 8 Silver Award, 10 Bronze Award in Product Group, 2 Future Talents Award and 8 Young Talents Award in Concept Group.


Which work has won a million bonus? Which works have won the unanimous favor of Chinese and foreign judges? Let's take a look together.



Gold Award


Movable "Huo-Yan" Product Series


Submitted by: 

Shanghai Yi Topia Construction Technology Co., LTD

BGI Genomics Co., Ltd. 

College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University


Nationality: 

China


Work Description:

“Movable ‘Huo-Yan’ Product Series” is constitute of nucleic acid detection laboratory and quarantine ward. It can be stored and folded easily to quickly respond to the needs of epidemic outbreak. The judges commented that it can unfold vehicle-box laboratory automatically in 1 minute and build nucleic acid detection laboratory and quarantine ward in 20 minutes, which supports the needs of covid testing for millions of people. It’s designed for the epidemic, but it rather providing a fast, accurate and comprehensive medical solution for a wider social public health safety and treatment.


Centralized Fume Exhaust System


Submitted by: 

Hangzhou ROBAM Applicances Co., Ltd.


Nationality: 

China


Work Description:

Gold Award work “Centralized Fume Exhaust System” is an urban fume solution based on intelligent cloud platform 3.0, AI algorithm, which links central fume machine and terminal a achieve centralized emission. According to the judges, the work has renovated the traditional fume exhaust system from the fume exhaust of individual kitchen to the air purification of community system. The central intelligent cloud platform reaches 99.5% of purification efficiency through real-time supervision and centralized treatment. The design comes from but beyond daily life. It is a green technology innovation in the kitchen electricity industry, and also an intelligent life system innovation based on smart city.



Silver Award

T-dot


Submitted by: 

KUNYOONG IBC CO., LTD.


Nationality:  

South Korea


Work Description:

T-dot is a smart bluetooth keyboards for the visually impaired, which is the first super-small folding braille terminal. Its structural innovation reduces weight and price to a tenth of traditional equipment, which reshaped confidence for the visually impaired in the intelligent age. 

ThinkPad-X1-Fold


Submitted by: 

Lenovo


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

ThinkPad Fold is the industry's first folding laptop with a 13.3" OLED display, in which the actual screen folds in half to make the laptop more mobile. It is an epoch-making breakthrough for PC from quantitative to qualitative change in the pursuit of portability.


WAVE


Submitted by: 

d'strict holdings, Inc


Nationality:  

South Korea


Work Description:

“WAVE” is a public media artwork realistically expressing consistently crashing waves through anamorphic illusion technique on a giant L-shaped LED display with the size of 81M width and 20M height located in Samseong-dong, Seoul, Republic of Korea. The work integrates the natural landscape into the urban visual culture in a cross-media way, creating both a hot spot of fashion and a stage for public art expression, as well as representing a future business model.


Alibaba Cloud Holographic Intelligent Transportation System


Submitted by: 

Alibaba Cloud


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Alibaba Cloud Holographic Intelligent Transportation System, is a data-driven, intelligent, coordinated system of people, vehicles and roads, managed through an integrated control platform.


4Paradigm Pandemic Prediction System Design


Submitted by: 

4Paradigm Inc. Beijing, China


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

AI-based epidemic precision prevention and control system. It creates an epidemic goalkeeper with AI technology, which is a demonstration of digital technology supporting precise decision-making.


Auto Mass Spectrometry Microbial Identification System


Submitted by: 

Hando (Hangzhou) creative design development co,ltd


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

The system focuses on precision medicine, breaks through the limitations of traditional microbial detection technology, and is a microbial detection equipment with lower detection cost, fast inspection efficiency and excellent user experience. MALDI-TOF MS technology is used to detect microorganism with high efficiency and low cost, which can be widely used in many fields such as medical institutions.


Design of a new type of urban rail train without catenary power supply


Submitted by: 

CRRC TANGSHAN CO.,LTD.


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Inductive wireless power supply system is adopted for the first time in the design of the train to meet the latest requirements of infrastructure clearance and new operation mode based on power supply in emerging markets. This work makes up for the industry gap of non-contact power supply system, compared with traditional trams, it upgraded in weight, intelligence, sense of comfort and environmental protection, which fully demonstrates the independent innovation ability of China's railway transportation equipment.


Music Moon


Submitted by: 

Shenzhen Sunteato Cultural Diffusion Co., Ltd.


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Music Moon is a cultural and creative product that solves the problem of Mid-Autumn Festival gift differentiation through sound, light, DIY, etc. This work is not only a gift box, but also a practical product endowed with emotion. It is a new idea of how exquisite the packaging design is. 



Bronze Award

Earth Bits-Sensing the Planetary


Submitted by: 

Dotdotdot


Nationality:  

Italy


Work Description:

A data-driven journey to raise a collective awareness around the climate crisis, by interacting with a CO2 mixer, animated videos, dataviz and a digital wallpaper “painted” by ESA's satellite data, allowing visitors to experience climate change from scientific evidence through their senses.


ICU ecology total solution


Submitted by: 

Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co.,Ltd.


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

The world's first "AI+ loT" ICU overall solution, which can fully solve the patients' life support and monitoring through the interconnection of hardware and software equipment. ICU intelligent ecosystem provides patients with safer life support, smarter control technology, more systematic digital interconnection, a softer, more comfortable and intelligent medical environment, and more humanized care.


OMRON WheezeScan HWZ-1000T & Asthma diary


Submitted by: 

OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.


Nationality:  

Japan


Work Description:

WheezeScan checks for wheezing in small children and enables treatment before asthma symptoms become an acute attack. The Asthma Diary application records daily symptoms and prescribed medication. When used together to record wheezing occurrences, symptoms, and medications, the system accurately shares home asthma management information with a doctor.


Stock Stack


Submitted by: 

KOKUYO Co., Ltd.


Nationality:  

Japan


Work Description:

This folding and stacking chair is designed for the casual gathering of workers in office lounges for presentations, information sharing and events. Since the chair can stand upright and be stacked while folded, it looks good when put away and is aesthetically pleasing as an office interior. 


X-Craft


Submitted by: 

ROKID


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Rokid X-Craft is the world's first AI + Ar + 5g explosion-proof reality enhanced intelligent glasses, and it is also an intelligent platform for industrial upgrading and industrial interconnection.

Rokid X-Craft is the world's first AI + Ar + 5g explosion-proof reality enhanced intelligent glasses, and it is also an intelligent platform for industrial upgrading and industrial interconnection. It integrates hybrid reality display, artificial intelligence algorithm and 5G transmission, which endows workers with super perception and greatly improves their work efficiency. It matched our imagination to “Superwoker” in form and function.

  

XE35U-E Electric Excavator


Submitted by: 

Jiangsu XCMG Construction Machinery Research Institute co.,LTD


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

The product defines low noise, zero emission, and a sense of science and technology as the main design concepts.It is a new energy excavator that can meet the needs of domestic and foreign markets. It is comfortable and safe without an installed internal combustion engine, which greatly reduces the vibration. Combined with excellent human-machine layout and vision, the operator can work with it comfortably.


Hangzhou City Brain App 


Submitted by: 

Hangzhou Financial Investment Digtal Technology Goup CO., LTD.

Hangzhou City Brain Construction Headquarters


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Hangzhou City Brain APP, as the citizen’s terminal under the "one Brain powered by two terminals manages the whole city” operation model, is committed to allowing citizens to enjoy better services anytime and anywhere. The social big data convergence mode of multi-dimensional and cross-field for the government, enterprises and internet companies subverts the development ideas of the industry and provides new solutions for the sharing and exchanges of big data.



Modular Plant Factory System


Submitted by: 

Fujian Zhongke Biological Co., Ltd


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

The module (Radix) is a plastic alternative to the metal hydroponic frames from the early stage of vertical farming. Radix is easy to assemble and use, and is more productive than its metal counterparts. It has an independent light system to meet the lighting needs of more than 300 crops, and provides four size modules. Without professional installation personnel and tools, two persons can easily complete a standard assembly or disassembly in 30 minutes to meet the growth space needs of different crops.


Fully Automatic Commercial Cooking Machine -F01


Submitted by: 

Joyoung Company Limited


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Robots that realize traditional cooking methods through automation and intelligence provide an one-stop solution for the chain development of catering brands. Fully automatic commercial cooking robot can realize a series of automated cooking processes such as automatic oil feeding, heating, stir-frying, adding vegetables, cleaning, and lid opening by realizing the complicated processes of traditional cooking techniques. Precise temperature control can reduce the generation of oil fumes. 


Carbon Fiber Violin


Submitted by: 

Guangzhou Rantion Technology Co., Ltd.


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

The carbon fiber violin is a primary color violin that optimizes the product's sound quality and weight through new materials and injection molding methods. It has faster response time and crisper sound in high frequency field. under the condition of ensuring the volume of the violin cavity, the product looks very light by thinning the edge of the product, and the concise design also reduces the weight of the product to a certain extent; helping the performer to practice and carry it out for a long time.


 

Future Talents Award 

O-Wind turbine


Submitted by: 

O-Innovations Limited


Nationality:  

British


Work Description:

O-Wind is the world's first wind turbine that can harness both vertical and horizontal winds to generate clean electricity. Its unique blade-less design allows for it to fit safely into dense urban environments and harness all of the chaotic wind flows found in these areas. Traditional wind turbines are only effective when facing at the wind. This work uses simple geometry theory to maximize the collection of urban wind sources, pioneering new power supply methods for the city.

 

Buick Electra


Submitted by: 

Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Buick Electra is a crossover concept car offering new possibilities for the future of intelligent electric vehicles. This is an intelligent electric car for the future, which can realize the intelligent interconnection between the car and the city. Its excellent human-computer interaction and shape of dynamic science fiction make it extremely artistic.

 

 

Young Talents Award


 Lu - Chair


Submitted by: 

De-Sign Shenzhen


Nationality:  

Italy


Work Description:

The idea was to create a beautiful chair but at the same time that was easily transportable wherever you want and in case of limited space that it was also stowable. The design is innovative and elegant at the same time and the name "Lu" derives precisely from "luggage" because of its ease of being resealable and transportable wherever you want (during a move, in a holiday home, etc ...).


PHANTOR


Submitted by: 

DO:IT Solutions GmbH


Nationality:  

Austria


Work Description:

PHANTOR is an innovative high-performance mobile atmospheric water generator. Current machines on the market are often too small, for stationary use only and too complex. PHANTOR represents the missing link in the field of atmospheric water generators and sets several new standards in mobile water extraction and water treatment. 


Smell Revived 


Submitted by: 

BroadAR


Nationality:  

The USA


Work Description:

Smell Revived is the first virtual reality smell training system targeting Post-COVID smell dysfunction. This product is aiming to revolutionize the smell training experience. By bringing Virtual Reality into smell therapy, we make the therapy experience more fun, engaging and effective.


   

Inflatable Stretcher 


Submitted by: 

Shih Chien University


Nationality:  

China(Taiwan)


Work Description:

It is an emergency inflatable stretcher bag that integrates emergency medical equipment. It is used according to the severity of the injury and corresponding to the medical equipment, and used in layers. The inflatable stretcher is small and light. It can be used to rescue the wounded in various disasters such as emergency rescue and water rescue in various places, as well as to transport the wounded at homes, sports venues, and ambulances.


Farmer helper


Submitted by: 

Zhejiang University of Technology


Nationality:  

China 


Work Description:

“Farmer helper” is an app that buys agricultural products through gamification and is committed to helping poor farmers sell agricultural products and increase their income. Consumers play the role of villages head, gain energy by donating love and build their own villages. Every time you purchase, you can get the opportunity to light the icon in "My Village" and the poverty alleviation certificate, which can help users gain a sense of poverty alleviation and enhance their stickiness. 

 

 

Washing Capsule Hangtag


Submitted by: 

THE 36TH RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CHINA ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY GROUP CORPORATION


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

Washing capsule hangtag is a new product that combines water-soluble washing capsules with clothes hangtag. It innovatively combines the washing function of washing capsules with the propaganda function of hangtag. It is convenient for the user to put the new clothes directly into the washing machine for cleaning, and then the washing capsule hangtag is dissolved in water.  

 

 

The Remote Controller


Submitted by: 

ZAN Design


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

The elder people may not hear the sound of TV clearly because of hearing loss, making them appear lonely. But too loud TV sound may cause environmental noise and affect the neighbors. The designer made this TV box that can well solve this problem. The remote controller provides magnetic sound, which can be placed beside the elderly and acts as a sound transmission audio. It does not disturb the family watching TV, but also allows the elderly to get a better sound experience.


TRACE 


Submitted by: 

The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts 


Nationality:  

China


Work Description:

“TRACE” is a new material garment made of recycled and disinfected masks. Clothing is made by 300 disinfected masks. The designer adopted handwriting to record 2022 key words on clothing, making it become the carrier of stories, expressing the author's reflection on the past and expectations for the future.

 


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