Winner: Harry McLachlan
Title of work: Ocular
University: Loughborough University
Ocular is an incredibly well thought through concept for a portable eye diagnostic device that addresses inclusivity for the vulnerable.
The prize comprises of £1000 and the opportunity for a 6-week paid internship at DCA’s headquarters in Warwick, where you could get the unique opportunity to learn from a highly experienced design team who have been leading the industry for over 60 years.
Image: Harry McLachlan, Winner of the DCA Futures Award 2022.
We are increasingly living our lives in the digital realm but the way in which we interact with the world is still firmly rooted in the physical environment.
The lines are becoming more and more blurred as people still crave to add value to their lives through products and services that exist in both mediums.
The DCA Futures Award is looking to see how designers can augment a digital experience with a physical product.
We will be interested in seeing how your designs address issues such as:
- Multi-sensory experiences
- Where artefacts meet services and brands
- How the recent pandemic has influenced new behaviours