DCI Design Challenge (7/15)


The DCI Design Challenge is a collaboration between A Better World by Design and DCI. DCI and Better World have been working together for five years to create a platform for students and professionals to develop product solutions for real world problems. We believe that the design challenge format is a powerful way to get designers of all kinds to engage in tangible problem solving. Our challenge is open to all, and we can’t wait to see what you create.

The Prompt

We challenge you to reexamine your routine consumption of food, objects, electricity or any consumable resource. Render a product that enables consumers to reduce everyday waste, on an individual or global scale. Waste can be considered as energy, time, food, packaging, space, or any other element of consumption that inspires you. All entries will be judged by a panel of experts on quality of concept, feasibility of production, and consumer appeal. Keep in mind the size restrictions (8’ by 8’ by 8’) and material possibilities (wood pulp, silicon, bamboo, ceramics, glass).

Jelisa Adair

I am the Civic Engagement Fellow for 2013-2014. While a student at Wesleyan I double majored in Psychology and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and completed a joint thesis during my senior year. I am interested in issues of social justice, mental health, media, and global welfare.