We need more engineers to solve the 21st century challenges of sustainability, housing and an aging population. The James Dyson Foundation wants young people to discover their engineering potential – to think differently, make mistakes, and invent.
The James Dyson Award celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. Have a look at the 2013 winner and finalists and get ready to enter your project into next year’s Award.
Design engineering is anything but boring – it’s one of the most useful and exciting careers. The Ideas Box challenges your students to explore the design process and start inventing.
For the Chicago team, the end of February brought a lot of snow and the launch of the Ideas Box. The Ideas Box was developed to challenge students to find inspiration in everyday objects and develop ideas – to encourage keen problem solvers and creative solutions.
The Festival of Imagination has taken over Selfridges in London until the end of March. The center of the festival is in the basement, transformed by architect Rem Koolhaas into the Imaginarium.
Designed to spark the imagination, it was the perfect spot for the James Dyson Foundation to host a design challenge.
Universities worldwide are brimming with design engineering talent. The James Dyson Foundation aims to give them a helping hand through the annual James Dyson Award.
An international student design competition running in 18 countries, the Award challenges students to “design something that solves a problem”. The prize – $45,000.
The James Dyson Foundation team recently ventured to the West Coast. An opportunity to provide workshops to students at the renowned Art Center College of Design proved the perfect break from Chicago’s wintery weather. The trip yielded inspirational student designs, paved the way for future collaborations and spurred students to enter the James Dyson Award in 2014.
Heavy rains, a plane without a pilot, and a three-hour flight delay did not stop the James Dyson Foundation from hitting New York City. The two day tour was packed with two workshops at Parsons New School of Design and a workshop at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center.
Titan Arm, a battery powered upper-body robotic arm which instantly increases human strength, has won the 2013 James Dyson Award. Augmenting arm strength by forty pounds, Titan Arm helps rehabilitate people with back injuries, allowing them to rebuild muscle and relearn motor control.
Anthony sees opportunity where others see a problem – a skill every great inventor must have.
Read MoreLenore Kaplan
Engineering runs in Lenore’s family. She has always enjoyed making things as a hobby, but it was taking part in after-school clubs that gave her the bug for design engineering.
Read MoreSean Hopkins Reliability Engineer
Sean wanted to be a fire fighter, a pilot, a race car driver and even an astronaut. He was captivated by speed, exploration and the world around him.
Read MoreDan Watson Freelance Designer
Dan is a freelance designer who grabbed headlines in 2012 as the global winner of the James Dyson Award.
Read MoreEdward Linacre Industrial Designer
Edward Linacre is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer. He won the 2011 James Dyson Award with his invention AirDrop – a low-cost, low-maintenance aid to the problems of farming in arid areas.
From nano to mega, the potential of engineering to change the world fascinates Orlina. It’s exciting and solves problems at the same time.