UNIST’s design school recognized worldwide


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UNIST's Design school has again been recognized worldwide for producing high quality and cutting-edge design products. This includes recent achievements by a UNIST design team, led by Prof. Yunwoo Jung (School of Design and Human Engineering).

Prof. Jung's design team has announced that their AproVIEW S2 has again been recognized for outstanding product design with the 2016 iF DESIGN AWARD at a ceremony took place at the BMW Welt in Munich on 26th February 2016. The jury in one of the world's top product design competitions recognized UNIST's product for their design quality, degree of innovation, functionality and safety, among others.

The AproVIEW S2 is an aftermarket wireless head-up display (HUD) with a user friendly wireless operation, which gives drivers an easy access to all kinds of driving, road condition, and navigation information that they need on the windshield display. Its radiator-like design gives the product a minimalistic look, which will be a great match for any car interiors.

This award-winning product has been honored with multiple design awards, including honors from Spark Awards 2015 and Korea Good Design Awards 2015. Not only that, Prof. Jung's O Stamper design concept has also been recognized by the prestigious Red Dot Award 2015 in the Design Concept category. The recognition is a testament to UNIST's commitment to design and innovation.

"We are honored to be recognized by one of the world's top product design competitions for our excellence in product design," said Prof. Jung. "Winning this award shows that the School of Design and Human Engineering at UNIST is gaining world recognition."

Organized by the iF International Forum Design GmbH, iF Design Awards is widely recognized as one of the world's top three design awards in the world, alongside America's IDEA Award and Germany's Red Dot Design Award.

This year's iF design competition had almost 5,300 entries from more than 50 countries to showcase outstanding achievements in product design. Only around 25% of entries were awarded. The judging criteria for the iF Design Award encompasses design quality, craftsmanship, choice of materials, degree of innovation, environmental friendliness, functionality, ergonomics, operational visualization, safety, brand value and brand design.


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