Sorry for the delay of this fun designer community concept exercise, but the Firmwareproject is on again! Took Dotty and I a while but, we needed to ensure all the gears were working as well as the overall plan in place. Anyways as discussed and suggested by the many members of the IDAsia.org forum, we will be keeping the project to bi-monthly themes, and also following many other suggestions focus on making it more of a fun design and mental play for everyone!
March 2007 theme Re-Live
Design Brief: To reinterpret, recycle or give a new life to an old product.
Description: Old products (eg. music tape player, toaster, fix line phone, filament light bulb). To come out with a new or innovative use and style, for aging or retired consumer goods that can best reflect our present and future lifestyle or needs. It can be anything; the limit is your imagination! Think free!
The background to this project is to foster a conscious discussion on consumer consumption and what we can do as designers to reduce it or to give new life to a product so that it can continue to do its job above and beyond its expected life span.
Design Time frame: 1 Month, 12th march 2007 – 09th April 2007, 23.59pm
1) Concepts in any style and description that best sells your idea to the voting arena
2) File format to be in jpegs at 1024×768
3) Up to a max of 3 files, submitted directly here at the IDAsia.org forum.
4) All submitted concepts will be vetted by Porro, Dotty and by 1-2 guest judge/s (the names will be announced prior to voting) who will form the initial assessment committee. The assessment will be based on 2 criteria.
a) Relevant to Theme
b) Possibility for realization and manufacture in the next 1-3 years.
The short listed concepts will then be put into a voting system at http://www.firmwareproject.com
Voting Time frame: 1 Month, 15th April 2007 – 14th May 2007, 23.59pm
Venue: FWP website > http://www.firmwareproject.com
Final Judges: The public via an online voting process, so we encourage you to advertise your submission as much as possible and get as many people to vote as possible!
Prize: At the end of it all, IDAsia.org will give away a cash prize of USD15 to the best idea voted by the public. All winning concepts will be put into a pool and may have an opportunity to be realized and brought to fruition with the IDAsia.org incubation scheme (more details later!)
Terms and Conditions: The project is open to ALL IDAsia.org forum members. All design and concepts submitted will still be the property of the submitting designer. Idasia.org and The Firmwareproject (FWP) will not be responsible for the views expressed in the concepts submitted nor for any copyright infringement issues that may arise. However upon payment of the cash prize, IDAsia.org and FWP has the rights to use the design ideas for any website and/or publicity purposes, with the designer’s name on the concept. The objective is to showcase the designer and his/her talent.
IDAsia.org and FWP may at anytime terminate the contest and reject all prize claims due to unforeseen circumstances and/or acts of God. IDAsia.org and FWP may at anytime contact any of the submitting designers (not necessary the winners) for further collaborations and/or refinement of the submitted design concepts for promotion or manufacturing and sales.
Please post any questions you may have here!