A new special award to be presented to a project/product making society better
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
5% Design Action Social Innovation Platform by dreamvok (Image courtesy of the Taiwan
With more extreme weather across the region and a widening gap between the rich and the poor, the projects addressing key social issues to improve the quality of life for the underprivileged and to assist others in times of crisis are worth our attention and support. A collaboration between Taiwan’s premier design award, the Golden Pin Design Award, and World Design Capital Taipei 2016, has resulted in the selection of four innovative social design projects as Finalists in a new Special Annual Award this past week.
Projects addressing key social issues including improving living conditions for disaster victims, applying design thinking to social problems, and recycling waste materials are considered during the selection process.
Judging for the award took place in early October at the National Taiwan University Sports Center in Taipei, where panel of nine local and international design industry specialists, also judges for the Golden Pin Design Award 2015, carefully reviewed the 15 projects and products that made it through Primary and Secondary Selection. [FULL STORY]