2006 International Design Competition
The JDF (Japan Design Foundation) will be hosting the 2006 International Design Competition in Osaka, Japan later this year, but with the technical details that being a competitor involves we thought we'd give you the heads up. This year's emphasis will be on "conveying visions and messages concerning the future of humankind," with the main theme being ROBOTS. The sub-themes include communication, transport, and support and with prize money of up to $10,000 for the gold prize plan to see hoards of mechanical men in November when screening begins. (Hope they caught our post on "How to Survive a Robot Uprising") The JDF hopes to "provide more positive opportunities for business talks between design proposers and companies from the manufacturing and distribution industries, as well as facilitate the establishment of a system to commercialize the proposed design ideas.” We can't wait to see what they come up with!