Saturday, December 29, 2007

Greener Gadgets Conference ::.


If you're feelin' a little bit spoiled from how the holidays are falling on the calendar, and aren't really getting back to work until Wednesday, why not get ahead of the game and start putting together your entry for our Greener Gadget Design Competition? Here's the pitch:

The Greener Gadgets Conference will take place on February 1st, 2008 in New York City. As part of the event, Greener Gadgets has partnered with Core77 to seek out design innovations for greener electronics. This design competition will engage established design firms, emerging designers, and design students to come up with new and innovative solutions to address the issues of energy, carbon footprint, health and toxicity, new materials, product lifecycle, and social development. The top entries will be showcased live at the Greener Gadgets Conference for judging by a panel and the audience, and awards will be given out at the end of the night. Winners will also be showcased on GreenerGadgets.com, Core77.com, and Inhabitat.com.

Design Brief
For this competition we're inviting designers to explore the concept of "Greener Gadgets." Designs should seek to minimize the environmental impact of consumer electronic devices at any stage in the product lifecycle. Areas to consider include, but are not limited to, materials, labor, assembly, packaging, transportation, retailing, use and disposal.

Participants are encouraged to consider their designs as part of the entire product ecosystem, and should think as holistically as possible. Designers may choose to focus their entries on a particular area of human enterprise (learning, playing, communicating, etc.), or a particular context (work, home, school, etc.), a particular material, or a specific device. Entries may also seek to create new paradigms for products and services.

Ultimately, we are looking for "great gadgets" of the greener kind.

Prizes
Grand Prize: US$2,500
Two Runners Up: US$1,000 each

>>MORE INFO + REGISTRATION HERE<<

Posted by: core jr |

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