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Hi all, well it's been a great design challenge and we would like to thank all the participants for their efforts.

We hope you have enjoyed working on it, now the time has come to sit back and let everyone who wants to have their say and vote for their favorite entry.

 

Voting is now open, we would like to ask you to take your time, visit the links down below and vote for your favorite design idea. We close this poll on the 31st of August, so there is plenty opportunity for you all to speak your mind. Don't be afraid to discuss the entries in this topic!

If you find that your entry has been left out here and should have been included, please pm me or Renzsu and let us know why you think you should've been included (but make sure you properly read the competition rules first: rules)

Entries with 5 or more progress images in their thread will recieve a bonus vote. The way we do this will be in the end of the voting. If we have a tie, this might sway the score one way or another.

 

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Guest cooperkid

Dam... just about to post another final image before the deadline.. But the deadline seems to have beaten me to it? It’s now 23:26pm 20h August? A bit confused about the GMT +1...

 

Just wish I had a bit more time.. hopefully make more progress in comp#3

 

Anyhow, good luck to all those that participated :)

 

Let the voting begin

 

Cooperkid..

 

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Guest andrej

I've just posted my design, but it seems like I'm late. I didn't know the deadline was at 24:00 GMT+1. :)

 

I would be very glad if you would accept my entry although it's a little bit late. If no, I'll hopefully try the next time.

 

Good luck to all!

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Guest Andyo_81

I think im gonna cry...

 

I missed the deadline by 20 or so mins... dammit!

 

well good luck to those that made the deadline...

 

and i shall post my work later on this forum... hope you will all comment.

 

cheers!

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Since so many people entered this competition I figured I'll go through and give my thoughts and critiques on each one. Obviously a lot of these entries were no more than a few quick thoughts before the people dropped out, but some people put a lot of work into it and I think they deserve some good feedback.

 

Cooperkid: An interesting take at how to integrate the trolley with your actual living atmosphere. Most of the sketching was fairly plain, but its nice to see that you spent a lot of time addressing some of the technical issues to prove to me that this idea would work. The renderings were nicely done, and would work well if combined into a board to show everything in one swift shot. I would just watch out on the "iProduct" branding scheme. It can sometimes be a bit too much.

 

Renderf9: Overall really nice visuals, probably the best cad work in the competition. 3D Studio lends itself nicely to the cloth portion of the bag. I think it was also the most ambitious with the amount of features it was trying to pack in. I think even without the umbrella, lights, and other electronic gadgetry it would've been a nice product just to be a collapsible trolley. The colors seem a bit dark and gloomy, but that’s fairly minor. Also, since English isn't your native language, try getting software that will do English spell checking, there are a lot of spelling errors which can make it a bit hard to read and understand, and I know a bunch of professors and professionals who will dismiss a product just because the person didn't take the time to proofread or spell check their work.

 

Markovicd: Late entry and not much to say. Nice rendering, but I don't know that the product offers anything that a wheelie backpack doesn't already have. Practice a lot on your sketching and what makes a sketch good. The 2nd to last image has way too many colors, doesn't communicate the process for folding up the bag, and the coloring looks like you just didn't care.

 

Sixto62: I really like the fact that you were able to get a lot of innovative ideas into the product with the collapsibility, as well as the modularity and the use of the bungee-cord for the exterior. You managed to integrate everything really well. I also think your workflow a lot like mine. Your sketching is very loose but I can still see where your ideas came from and what your goals were. I think you have one of the best final results on here.

 

Andyo_81: No final idea posted on this one. You did a lot of drawings, but most of them are very flat and the forms are almost all just boxes with very slight differences. Look at other peoples work and see what makes it look good. Focus on your form skills and practice drawing more elaborate shapes. Also, try to keep your mediums somewhat consistent, or with a purpose. Jumping from pen, to pencil, to colored pencil all on one sheet without purpose hurts you more than it helps. You should try to keep to one medium, and then add another if you're trying to imply a different material, or trying to make one of your sketches pop off the page.

 

Design_addict84: Another late entry. Not a bad final presentation board for the amount of time you had. The inflatable idea is interesting, but I'm not sure if the inflatablity actually makes it better then some other method of making it collapsible.

 

Desagree: Jumped kind of quickly to cad, had a few sketches that showed some promise but they never turned into anything.

 

Newt @ MWE: Lots of great sketching and CAD work. Probably the only scooter/trolley rendition that was somewhat resolved. The form work is also really nicely done and I like the details like the grip tape graphics and the graphic cross elements for the wheels. I have to say that I don't think those metal bars that connect to the wheels would be able to sustain the load of a full cart and an adult rider. Also, it has that little peg that sticks off the deck to hold it upright when folded back. But since the deck tilts, it seems that when it rotates in the opposite direction of your render, it would snap right off? I think the overall design could be done probably simpler and with polyurethane wheels like on a Razor scooter, but I like that you took your own direction and the result still looks quite slick.

 

Snugja: Saved the first on the list for last. Without a doubt the workhorse of this project and the person who gets my vote. I have to admit that I had been hoping to see some a bit more wildness in your ideas, but the amount of effort you put into this was epic. Without a doubt the best sketching, research, storyboarding, and form work. Great job of material usage, and I'd love to see all of your final work compiled into some boards or pages for a book. I hope you get the tablet because I'm certain you'll put it to good use.

 

Best of luck to everyone who entered. And I can't believe I just spent an hour writing that out. I should get a prize. :)

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Guest design_addict84

Cheers for your critiques CyberDemon, thanks for taking your time and effort commenting on a few entries. This is def the best forum when it comes to helping others...bounce ideas off each other etc.

 

Good luck ppl!!

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Guest snugja

thanks for the comments thus far. I learned alot during this competition and it was tons of fun for me too.

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Thanks for all that submitted their work, and special thanks for those that didn't wait with posting their progress till the last day.

For those that missed the deadline, sorry to hear that, we will set a clearer deadline for our next competition, but we will not make extend the time for submission.

Also I want to thank all the members that took their time to give comments and critiques of the posted work. That's what this competition is actually meant for, so thanks for making it work :)

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"Cooperkid: An interesting take at how to integrate the trolley with your actual living atmosphere. Most of the sketching was fairly plain, but its nice to see that you spent a lot of time addressing some of the technical issues to prove to me that this idea would work. The renderings were nicely done, and would work well if combined into a board to show everything in one swift shot. I would just watch out on the "iProduct" branding scheme. It can sometimes be a bit too much."

 

Thanks Cyberdemon... I gave the project lots of thought in the time I had, pity I couldn’t have contributed so much more earlier on.. I agree Sketching is rather plain but that’s how I best work at the mo…

perhaps the tablet would improve my skills (hint hint :) Vote for me! )

 

Combining the images onto one board, did think about this but considered it might be a problem with a 100kb limit on posting… maybe the PDForum should look into this for final postings.. Suggestion, allow a final posting of 250kb etc?

 

I do agree about the iProduct over use! However I feel that my product fits in nicely considering the ‘iProduct’ brand is probably one of the strongest in this particular age group. (18-35) like I say how else do you persuade a person to use something that is generally regarded as a geriatric product! If I was designing a product for the 50-75 age groups then it clearly wouldn’t work, if you get my drift? Branding can be such a powerful commodity; this alone can sway a public vote on weather a product will be successful or not!

 

With regards to my final idea, I wanted to look at the importance of trolley's and the user’s lifestyle. If this competition was about designing another conventional shopping trolley then my approach would have been very different. We are designers after all; and pushing the boundaries is what it’s all about..

 

best of luck to all

 

Cooperkid

 

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Guest snugja

I put alot of work and thought into this and hope that you vote for me. I decided earlier on in the competiton to do something that did not hide or mask the trolley, but rather do something that a young person could be proud of calling a trolley and not a "scooter", "backpack", "picture frame" or otherwise. After all it is a trolley and people should be happy to use it and not turn it into somthing else that it is not. I believe there should be other reasons to use the trolley than the fact that it is masked in some way to hide it's appearance or transforms into a cumbersome form of transportation. I think what makes my entire entry the winner is the thought behind the process (user, scenario, matierals etc), the quality of work, the quantity of work (over 30 pages of sketches and thought) and simplicity of the solution.

 

in my thread's final posts you'll find an explanation of the concept, it's features, and why it is appropriate for my chosen user and her lifestyle.

 

if you have not seen my thread yet, please check it out and see for yourself.

 

I really hate self promotion, but it's what must be done in a competiton like this. good luck to all!

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lol. I'm not riled up or anything. just giving a brief on my direction. sorry if it seems hostile. I guess that's one of the problems doing this over the internet.

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I thought to that snugja did put a TON of work into this. He/she obviously had the drive. I loved to look at your ideation and sketches, it was great. After all of that, I was defintely disappointed with the final presentation. I expected more from seeing your work thoughtout the comp. I think that if you put together a final solution in a presentation type fashion, which syberdemon mentioned earlier, it really would have pulled you entry together. I think that parel pulled that off well at the end of the last comp. Having a clear solution which is easly read is important. Obviously work comes first which seemed to happen with you torwards the end. Great job overall! I believe the work load and effort put in alone gives you the rights to that tablet. Do you currently own one? I saw your "sketches and wacom stuff" thread in the sketches section, but i somehow think i heard you say you didnt own one as well? maybe its a work one? Either way, i applaud your WIP thread!

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Snugja quote "young person could be proud of calling a trolley and not a "scooter", "backpack", "picture frame" or otherwise"

 

Sorry Snugja, guess I accidentally touch on a nerve in my last post!

 

I was merely pointing out that my approach was about how to improve the shopping / lifestyle experience and how to design a product to improve that experience. There is a saying in the design industry “No one wants a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole.†This is why I chose to go down the route I did.

 

I agree you should probably be winner for

 

1. the sheer commitment to this project

2. some pretty slick renders and

3. well developed outcome.

 

My only criticism would be, 'stick to your renders'.. These drawings tell a story of a thousand words whereas your 3D cad work is a bit lifeless.

 

Anyway good luck

 

Cooperkid

 

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