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Universal Design: Designing for the Rest of Us

Preliminary judging in Design Innovation in Plastics 2012 is now finished and
congratulations to all 92 entrants.

March 28, 2012

The level of entries was high, but after much deliberation, the judges have
managed to narrow the field down to just six finalists.

These students will now have the opportunity to turn their ideas into reality
before May 25, when they will present them to the judges at a final judging
panel in London.

Below are the six finalists:

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
Rowan Williams, Industrial Design & Technology Year 4
Pego, a kitchen aid free of the visual aesthetics of current disability products that
provides grip and stability in food preparation.

NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY
Oliver Brunt, Design for Industry Year 2
Sense See Remember, an organisational memory aid based on a series of adhesive
textured and coloured tabs to use as prompts in place of electronic devices.

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
Danny Lynch, Furniture & Product Design Year 2
Clean-Cut, a tool to help those with visual or physical impairments to construct
and cut sandwiches.

NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
Jamie Mansfield, Furniture & Product Design Year 2
Flexible Flat-Pack Clothing Hanger, a hanger with arms that flex with a spring-like action allowing the user to easily insert or remove the hanger through the neck of the garment. It is cut from one piece of polypropylene sheet.

UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD
Gediminas Kuprys, BSc Product Design Year 2
Floor Mouse, a foot-operated computer mouse with additional options for using the
foot control with a keyboard, or with a mouse and keyboard.

UNIVERSITY FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS ROCHESTER
Michal Mojduszka, Product Design Year 2
Plug Pull Adaptor, a simple strip attachment that makes using and removing plugs
very much easier for everyone. Simplifies the job of locating the right plug and
promotes independence of the visually-impaired as braille can be moulded into the strips.