RSA announces winners of the 2017 Student Design Awards

By PRP – 8 June 2017

The Royal Society of Arts has announced the winners of this year’s RSA Student Design Awards.

Manisha Patel, Partner, was one of this year's judges and also worked alongside the Office for Disability Issues (ODI) to formulate a brief for inclusive living, which asked students to design and develop a proposal that challenges the current way we design our homes. The aim of the brief was to ultimately foster more inclusive, inter-generational communities.

The winner of the ODI Award of £1000 was Sophia Bannert, Oxford Brookes, with Bee-Able: a rating system for accessibility in the city, powered by user-generated content (UGC) and a set of illustrations that show the frustrations that thousands of people go through on a daily basis, due to inaccessible and exclusive design.

Jemima Oliver of Plymouth University, won the paid placement at PRP, with Umbrella: an inclusive and interactive game designed to establish a holistic mindset and nurture a resilient community, by revealing the importance of empowerment and integration within society and promoting trust, collaboration and connection.

For more information on the awards and the full list of winners see