Product Design graduating student Lo Kin Pan as National Winner of James Dyson Award 2018

Congratulations to our Product Design student, LO Kin Pan, who has been announced as National Winner of James Dyson Award 2018 (Hong Kong) yesterday with his capstone project POD. 

The POD is a multi-functional furniture designed for low-income people who face superstorm and flooding issues frequently, such as people living in Tai O. It is a bench for daily life and a lifeboat and a means of transportation when there is a flood. It can be transformed between different modes in a minute with its foldable and flexible structure. Lightweight, low cost and durable materials are also its key features. 

The James Dyson Award is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. It is open to current and recent design and engineering students from 27 countries/regions, and is run by the James Dyson Foundation, James Dyson’s charitable trust, as part of its mission to get young people excited about design engineering. 

All winners and runners up will then be presented to Dyson Engineer’s who will create a top 20 shortlist to be announced on 20 September. James Dyson will decide the ultimate international winner, along with two international runners up.

Taking this opportunity we would also like to congratulate Benny Leong, the supervising tutor of Pan’s POD, and the Product Design team. 

Read more:
https://www.jamesdysonaward.org/en-HK/2018/project/pod-3/ 

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