Metropolis, the leading magazine of architecture, culture, and design, is challenging emerging designers to define “inclusive design.” The annual Next Generation Design Competition asks those who will design the 21st century to develop solutions that empower, advance, and include groups often overlooked in the design process (including, but not limited to, the rapidly increasing aging population and citizens with disabilities). Empower with Inclusive Design!
The winner of Next Generation receives $10,000 but more important, career-building attention.
Pioneer a new frontier—80% of disabilities are invisible to the wider population. What is the solution the world didn’t realize it needs?
Produce products that serve—285 million people are visually impaired, 6 billion people are left-handed, and 350 million people have arthritis. Be the one to design for the real masses.
Re-imagine urban living—by 2050, it’s expected that 908 million older people will live in urban communities. What needs to change?
Build a better system—consider your daily commute – what would become a roadblock if you broke your leg, lost your glasses, or couldn’t hear? How can you make it a smoother journey for all?
Entries due February 18, 2013