2020 Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards Finalists

2020 Universal Design Grand Challenge

Student Awards

On Wednesday 11th November 2020, students from third-level colleges across Ireland presented their design projects at the Seventh annual Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards ceremony. The awards are an initiative of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority, supported by Enterprise Ireland.

 

UDGC 2020 Winners!

‘Korta – Tracking App for Diabetic and Hypertensive Patient’ wins the UDGC 2020 Peoples' Choice Award

The Peoples' Choice award, which was voted on by audience members, went to Morgan Cobban, Kate Mc Sweeny, Sulla Montes, Mark Etzelmueller, Svetlana Cvetic, Jakub Slowinski, Ultan Ó Móráin, Ellie Conheady and Ebin Benny from Trinity College Dublin, for their design Korta – Tracking App for Diabetic and Hypertensive Patient, Which is is an app designed to track diabetic and hypertensive patient data. Named for the Somalian word for sugar, it has been built with third world users in mind. The patient side of the app requires minimal to no literacy for use, instead relying on icons and photos to input data. The doctor’s side can either be accessed through a similar app or a web page. Invited doctors can then add patients, sort them into clinics, and track their progress by viewing their data in a graphical format. This ensures patients receive proper treatment despite a limited access to healthcare

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Peoples Choice Award Winner -

 

'Wandesford Quay Intergenerational Community Hub’ wins the UDGC 2020 Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment

The Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment went to Lydia Rose Morgan, Cork Institute of Technology, for her design  “Wandesford Quay Intergenerational Community Hub”. Wandesford Quay Intergenerational Community Hub provides Cork City with a facility that offers a range of age-inclusive services and activities. This space facilitates social engagement between all age groups, tackling age segregation in a fun, learning environment. A mapping analysis highlighted the history covered up over the years and the lost connection between Wandesford Quay to St.Marie's of the Isle Convent. The design recreates this link via an urban greenway, joining Wandesford Quay to the currently hidden convent gardens and onwards towards St. Finbarre's Cathedral and Elizabeth Fort. The concept of layers and connections are reiterated throughout the design proposal. 

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Built Enviornment Winner - Wandesford Quay

 

‘Flo’ wins the UDGC 2020 Judges' Choice Award for Products and Services.

The Judges' Choice Award for Products and Services went to Jack Canavan from National College Art and Design (NCAD), for his design Flo, which is a wayfinding tool that assists in navigating exhibition spaces for all gallery visitors. It provides guests to the space with the ability to curate their visit to their needs.Puck is needed because the curation of exhibition spaces are not considerate enough of the different sensory needs of neurodiverse individuals. It emphasises the welcoming atmosphere in gallery spaces to all, regardless of neurodiversities. It also enables visitors to trust in the space as they can limit the possibilities of undergoing stress or sensory overloads by personalised curated experiences.

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Products & Services Winner - Flo

'SuperValu Assistance App' wins the UDGC 2020 Judges' Choice Award for Technology

The Judges' Choice Award for Technology went to Vicki Anderson, Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology (IADT) for  "SuperValu Assistance App" which gives users of all abilities a helping hand when shopping in store. Whether it's reading small text on a label, giving assurance that no products in their trolley contain an allergen, or providing a store assistant to help a shopper with visual impairments to do their shopping, this app is designed to help shoppers in whatever way they need it. The project was a result of a universal design project for my masters in IADT focusing on improving the experience for shoppers with visual impairments in SuperValu stores in conjunction with Musgrave. 

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Technology Winner - SuperValu Assistance App

'Flo' wins the UDGC 2020 Enterprise Ireland Universal Design Commercialisation Award

The Enterprise Ireland Universal Design Commercialisation Award went to Jack Canavan from National College Art and Design (NCAD), for his design Flo, which is a wayfinding tool that assists in navigating exhibition spaces for all gallery visitors. It provides guests to the space with the ability to curate their visit to their needs. Flo is needed because the curation of exhibition spaces are not considerate enough of the different sensory needs of neurodiverse individuals. It emphasises the welcoming atmosphere in gallery spaces to all, regardless of neurodiversities. It also enables visitors to trust in the space as they can limit the possibilities of undergoing stress or sensory overloads by personalised curated experiences.

 

Runners Up on the Night were:

 Runners Up for the Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment

 

  • Design Name: Project a conceptual redesign of a Victorian Substation in Newmarket Dublin
    • Student Name: Rebecca White
    • College and Course Name: TU Dublin

 UDGC 2020 Judges Choice Built Environment Runner Up -

 

  • Design Name: Break The Circle CHQ Study Room. Educational Initiative
    • Student Name: Tatiana Shevel
    • College and Course Name: TU Dublin

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Built Environment Runner Up 1

  

Runners Up for the Judges' Choice Award for Products and Services

 

  • Design Name: ‘Chameleon’ Rain Jacket
    • Student Name: Niamh Lynch
    • College and Course Name: Maynooth University

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Products And Services Runner Up 'Chameleon' Rain Jacket

 

  • Design Name: Safesource Self-cleaning water trough
    • Student Names: Stephen Moroney Patricia O’Sullivan, Evan Enright, Kieran Pyke, Darragh Bateman, Stephen Lynch, Peadar Keane, Andrew Clarke, Hannah Ahearn.
    • College and Course Name: Maynooth University

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Products and Services Runner up 1

Runners Up for the Judges' Choice Award for Technology

 

  • Design Name: Soundcheck
    • Student Name: Hannah Dempsey and Arianna Carroll
    • College and Course Name: TUDublin

 UDGC 2020 Student Awards Judges Choice Technology Runner up Soundcheck