If we look back at the history of design, there are several everyday objects that can be considered real milestones. They are “inventions that changed the world”, due to their capacity to adapt their form to the role they have to play.
The winner of the 1st edition of the Roca One Day Design Challenge in Poland (2018) has designed a metal “mask” that protects our image from facial recognition algorithms used by modern cameras installed in public spaces.
Nine months after the appearance of COVID-19, it cannot be denied that the world has changed, and that the health crisis has led to an economic and social change. However, the dire global scenario has also had positive things. One of them is, without a doubt, the enhancement of creativity and innovation.
The international design competition jumpthegap® gives credit to five innovative projects that facilitate the best hygiene and protection against contagion.
Bárbara Gomes, graduate in Design from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, and winner of the first-place prize in Portugal 2020, is a versatile product designer and has recently started developing her own projects.
The situation surrounding COVID-19 is lasting longer than what we thought. However, we are lucky that during this time we remain connected, despite our confinement.
A few weeks ago we proposed you some of the most inspiring films and series for designers and architects to overcome this time marked by the COVID-19. As many countries have tightened containment measures, we leave you a second list with our recommendations. Enjoy them!
Getting to work or class with a jump from bed has been a recurring dream for many.
Now, with the Covid-19 marking the daily routine of many countries, this has become a reality that has caught many people off guard. So, that is why we want to give you some advices. For having your creativity and motivation at the 100%!
Nowadays there is much talk about the invasion of plastic and the need to reduce the use of this material. And this evidence cannot be denied. But we also need to take into account that if plastic – typically high-molecular-weight organic polymers – is rigorously and responsibly used and if its properties are well known, it can become a good partner
Our time in confinement is the perfect opportunity to do all those things that are long due… like updating our portfolio. So, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get started with creating an awesome presentation of your work.