The Corona Virus pandemic, although unfortunate and calamitous in its occurrence, has also thrown open opportunities for the design community to play a meaningful role in mitigating and containing its effects. While the problem is a universal one, framing the problem for designing may require both global as well as local sensibilities.
Against this broad, calamitous yet reflective context we need you to brainstorm and look for opportunities where design can now make a difference to a grave real life threat.
We, therefore, welcome you to the second round of D'source Corona Design Challenge in seeking creative, innovative, out-of-the-box, resourceful, appropriate solutions. Because there seems no better time than now to use your creative energies and come out with solution(s) that might become a contribution of immense benefit in a real world situation that is today crying for problem-solving.
Our intention is to make these solutions available on an open design platform for the maximum benefit of people.
The chosen entries will be generously felicitated with accolades. The chosen entries will also be made available as part of our open design initiative, free to download. In this regard, we will follow the protocols of Creative Commons.
This International call is open to students, fresh graduates, and young designers from around the world. You may work as individuals or work as collaborative groups.
You are also encouraged to follow a design process in solving a problem, as well as seek guidance from faculty members and professionals, because we recognize that it takes collective endeavor to come out with something meaningful.
For the D'source Corona Design Challenge, nine design problem areas have been identified. You may choose to work on one or more than one area.
Additionally, you have a choice of identifying your own design problem area outside of the nine listed areas to work with.
Accordingly, we request the following groups to work as stakeholders with your community of young students, fresh graduates, and young designers, by extending your help in whatever way possible.
D’source Corona Design Challenge
IDC School of Design
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400 076, India.
Phone Number (after the lock-out period in Mumbai) +91-022-2576 7820
Do contact us by email for any queries: DsourceChallenge@gmail.com
On-line applications are now open here
Register interest by 15th June 2020
Announcement of results: 30th June 2020