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Biomimicry

Design competition 2022/2023

Are you the winner of this years’ competition? Every year BlueDot organizes a design competition for all students of the TU Delft. This year the theme of the competition is: Biomimicry!

Hungry for a challenge? This design competition is your chance to create something you are truly passionate about, and challenge yourself to make something that will make your portfolio stand out. The broad theme of biomimicry opens many doors to explore. Shoot you shot and get the chance to win a price!
Interested? Join our information lunch November 30th in studios 23, 24 at the Industrial design faculty.

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About the competition

Workshops

For the design competition BlueDot will host two helpful and fun workshops to get inspiration for your design. You can participate for free. More information about the workshops will be provided after sign up.

Important dates

  • 16th of November Kick-Off master course
  • 30th of November Information lunch
  • 21th-23th of March Award ceremony during IDE Business Fair
  • Jury Day in Q3

Criteria

Entries will be judged by a professional jury whom are currently working in the design field outside of the faculty. They will take the following criteria into account:

  •      Fit to theme: Biomimicry
  •      Story behind your design
  •      Originality of your design
  •      Aesthetics of your design
  •      Manufacturability of the design

Prizes

During the IDE Business Fair the winners will be announced and there will be an award ceremony.

The winner of the competition will receive a money prize!

For the winners there is a chance of further development and perhaps even manufacturing of your design.

About the theme

BlueDot’s yearly design competition will be held again. All
students are able to join the competition and win prizes! This
year’s theme is biomimicry!

Biomimicry is design influenced by biological entities and processes. Think of structures, shapes, forms, processes or even functioning ecosystems that exist in nature, we are surrounded by genius. Take a look at birds; their shape makes it possible to fly, their feathers are made to keep them dry and their beaks are shaped to let their prey die. Enough with the rhimes, the beauty in nature is something we sometimes forget can be a muse for our designs. 

We challenge you to start facing nature. How could you use the structure of animal skin? How can you get inspiration from natural chemical reactions?  How can the lifestyle of migratory birds inspire you? How could the phenomenon of weather conditions be implemented? Look further, find your lead, and transform it into a creation.

We are looking for an original product with an inspiring story behind it. When designing keep the blue dot values in mind. The typical BlueDot products are modern yet low tech, sustainable and ambitious: perfect for an upcoming student label.

Tip: Take a look at the website (asknature.org) to learn more about biomimicry

Your submission

Once you have come up with a great design, make sure that your entry can be considered as complete. We would like to have all imagery and accompanying text to be presented on a poster, preferably on a foam board of A2 size. This poster will contain a mandatory description of 100-300 words in length as well as a structural design drawing or sketch, showing the construction of the design. You are also required to hand in a physical model.

Hand in all materials in the BlueDot office, more detailed information about this will be profided later.

  • C-2-350, Landbergstraat 15, 2628 CE Delft

Latest updates

Wednesday during the lunch break (12:45 – 13:45), Frank Steeghs from ACE will meet our Design Competition participants via Zoom and is there to help them with their concepts! ACE is a consultancy and engineering firm, active in the segments: product development, automotive, industrial automation, hightech systems en construction technology.

A few weeks ago @mmidgroup came to the faculty of IDE to give a workshop about rapid prototyping to the students that applied to the design competition. By building towers out of spaghetti, various aspects of prototyping were highlighted. We really enjoyed it! We would like to thank MMID a lot for this interesting and fun workshop!

Do you have some spare time during this Christmas break? Want to have extra money to treat yourself during these though corona times? Sign up for the Design Competition and you may win €1000!

The BlueDot Design Competition is back! This year’s theme is ‘Rewind’ and the prizes are bigger than ever! Interested to improve your skills, expand your portfolio and to win 1000 euros?