During the second semester, the students of the subject Design of Identity Elements, of the second year of the Degree in Design, taught by Enric Garrido, have participated in the Entrepreneur of The Year Contest, in collaboration with the company Game Solution Asia.
The aim of the contest was to develop an etrepreneurial concept through a game for mobile phones. Groups of 6 people were created, and everyone played a different role within the team. Every team created a game through multiple narrative and visual strategies, generating alternative results.
This project has had the collaboration of other subjects, such as Design Project Management, taught by Dolors Soriano, and Audio Visual Resources for the Design, with Claudio Molina.
"We are used to seeing and illustrating images, thus the way of getting to the public is different because we associate the world of drawing with our childhood. That's why it has a romantic backdrop. It impresses, surprises, and generates doubt and curiosity about how it's all done. Consequentially, the public likes it, and the mark is placed differently because it si something different.
On June 21st was held the presentation ceremony of EINA 50 yEARS at Sala Mirador of the CCCB, where students, former students, professors, former professors, and professionals linked to the foundation of different generations. They reunited in order to start the commemorative events for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the EINA foundation.
"Today’s workspaces need to be safe and versatile, creating a comfortable atmosphere for employees and allowing the redefinition and adaptation of workspace settings as companies evolve. However, companies often generate a lot of waste through changes to layout, work routines, and furniture as surplus items often end up going to landfill. Student designers Caterina Vianna and Ferran Gesa Zaragoza sought to create a solution with MyEcoWall, using component materials (Ecovative’s MycoFoam & MycoBoard, wool and cork) that are biodegradable yet durable, enabling companies the flexibility to adapt retool, relocate, grow or reduce size. MyEcoWall can be purchased or leased, and each piece of the product is replaceable, eliminating the concept of waste and increasing recyclability: the parts made with aluminum can be remanufactured or recycled, and the parts made from biological materials are reusable as compost, thus returning them to the soil as a nutrient."
"In the polished and apparently unbreakable surface, alongside the plastics’ modest beauty of the abiding flowers, we discover a crack, a sudden and revealing space whereby the light comes in. Nothing is simply what it seems.
‘AMEN’ configures the incessant and repeated image’s step into another reality, an orison to life from who doesn’t expect anything anymore, knowing in advance that this is the last hand and that it is time to walk towards the place he has always had reserved, the thought of an inevitable end.
On the 20th of June, there will be a seminar "Characterful Animation". The topic discussed will be the creation and animation of characters, by Caramel studio, within the framework of the subject of Digital Creation Workshop, taught by Claudio Molina, in the Postgraduate in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication Techniques.
Capçalera, magazine of the Col·legi de Periodistes de Catalunya, has published the article "Ready for the Graphic Revolution" by Jordi Català, professor in the subject Computer Graphics, of the fourth year of the Degree in Design.
"Computer graphics has been grounded in editorial work, but it is ready to be expanded beyond the journalistic scope"
Kevin Blanch and Adrià Soldado's projects won Golden Glassberry, Núria Jané Barllarín and Paula Terra Bosch's proposals won the Silver Glassberry, and the project by Valentina Bertoni and Giulia Di Benedetto won the special mention by the designer Karim Rashid.
"This new jar design of Heinz allows people to transform it into an oil dispenser giving it a second life using a specialized KIT designed to t in. It also modies the original shape of the jar by stylizing it according to its new function. You can buy the KIT separately and add it to the jar once it is nished."
Kevin Blanch and Adrià Soldado
"The primary use of the jar is containing wheal. This type of food is usually sold unpacked, which is why we are designing a jar with large dimensions, but also because it has an easy conservation. The glass jar has a wood stopper, which increases the value of the product.
The secondary use of the jar consists on being used as a cooking complement, by including four different accessories that give it different uses: strainer, grater, squeezer and dispenser. The jar also includes a gauge and its surface is recovered by blackboard paint so the user can indicate on it what the content is, when it was cooked or any other note".
Paula Terra Bosch and Núria Jané Ballarín
"The Pebble is a small jar designed to add value to the table. The first use we offer is for honey with a plastic cap, easy to use, and a sleeve label with the name of the brand. For the second use we offer a simple and functional kit with three cork caps, three labels and a spoon. Its content may be sugar as other spices. The shape of the jar allows the lid to be located above as below it. In turn they can be stacked. The essence of the jar is based on its shape since it allows the user to choose where to place the lid and which content to punt inside."
Dani Rubio, EINA former student, has been awarded in the category of Graphic Design Torres 25, at The Creative Awards. This awards recognise the talent, excellence, innovation skills, and the trajectory of the constituents of the platform. Innovation, originality, creative methods, and the transforming capacity of the projects developed in the last year prevail.
Mario Eskenazi, former professor and EINA Foundation board member, said:
"Their conceptual solutions are impeccable. Nothing is free, every piece developed has a reason. And each one responds to a unique problem with "ad hoc" solutions. No concession to frivolity. Formal solutions are excellent. He gives form and content indissolubility . They are current jobs without falling into trendy tricks. They Impress your versatility. The functionality is implicit in all his works. They all look very structured. They obviously respond to very well-defined schemes, which give flexibility to different solutions. I would like to highlight the freshness of its solutions, something little seen in the field of design today. This, for me, is a great contribution. To achieve innovative solutions in the conceptual, with a precise formal solution, and that don't seem like they have been designed. His works reflect naturalness, as if they could not be done otherwise. The great variety of fields in which it moves (identity, signage, exhibitions, editorial) impresses. They look more like the work of a large studio than a young designer. Without a doubt it is the most complete work, and in my opinion, it deserves the prize ".
The 14th and the 15th of June, within the framework of Sònar, Diffractive Interfaces will present the developing models and prototypes: Physical NETbots, Towards Non-linguistic Writing for Music: A performative Approach, composition software based on frequency, and Survival Artists and bio-sonification.
It is a congress of professionals, academics, and international experts in the area of innovation and product development that pools the last tendencies of the sector on pen innovation, creativity in NPD, o innovation by design, among others. The participation of Javier Nieto addresses how the development of a product or an innovative service influences the interaction with potential users and the rest of the stakeholders that participate in the value chain of each product or service.