Joonyong (Jason) Park and Rachel Fox were selected as an Honorable Mention in the 23nd annual student design competition.
They will receive $250 and their projects will be included in the student display at the ID Show in March. There were 6 top winners and 10 honorable mentions chosen from 325 entries. Joonyong (Jason) Park was chosen for his Incair Air Filtration and Motion Safety Sensor and Rachel Fox for her Allbright Mold Detector. Their Studio Professor is Cliff Shin.
International Houseware Students Design Competition
IHA's Student Design Competition began in 1993 and is recognized by design practitioners and professors as a valuable contribution to industrial design education. The annual competition recognizes and rewards young design talent and encourages career opportunities in the housewares industry. Over the program's 22 years, more than 4,600 entries have been submitted, 175 professionals have served as judges and 135 students have kickstarted their careers by appearing at the Show.
Industrial design students submit projects that demonstrate user and market research, design thinking, engineering drawings and tested prototypes. Entries are reviewed by professors, consultant designers, retailers and new product development managers at IHA-member companies. The rigorous program's requirements and judging process reflect real-world employer expectations. Top winners come to Chicago to exhibit their product concepts at the International Home + Housewares Show. Winners meet industry leaders and media and get unique exposure the business of new product introduction.