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Turkey Calling – 2014 Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 10:33 AM PDT

Dieter Rams rightly puts it, "Design should not dominate things, should not dominate people. It should help people. That’s its role." To help progress in this direction, we have the Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards. One that you can participate and take home name, fame, accolades and prizes. Hit the jump to know more.

This is one of the most prestigious awards in the world and is a design evaluation system organized with the collaboration of the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Economics, the Turkish Exporters Assembly (TIM) and the Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (ETMK), within the framework of the TURQUALITY program endorsed by ICSID for 2014.

International Conceptual Design Awards

Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards are awarded to the design projects, which have not yet been scheduled to be produced. Evaluation of the conceptual design awards is carried out in a four-step process comprising application, pre-selection, awarding and promotion.

Who can apply?

  • Design Turkey conceptual projects are open to ALL international applications.
  • Only projects that have not been scheduled to be produced can apply for Design Turkey conceptual design awards.
  • Project must have been exhibited in a public space between the dates of 01.01.2012 and 27.05.2014.
  • Applications will be made according to the Design Turkey sector categories.
  • Projects prepared by jury members, family members of the jury or the companies they work for cannot be nominated for conceptual design awards.
  • Participants cannot apply to Design Turkey Conceptual Design Awards with their projects undertaken as school assignments.

How to Apply?

  • Applications for Conceptual Design Awards are made over the internet.
  • During application, information about the designer or the design team, information explaining the design concept and digital conceptual design presentation layouts are requested.
  • Credentials of the designers are kept only by the award secretariat and they are not submitted to the jury members.
  • For applications, early application fee, timely application fee and late application fee are USD 30, 50 and 100, respectively.


  • An international jury consisting of 5 people for each sector examines the applications for conceptual design over the Internet.
  • They preselect the applications by voting considering the compliance with the scope of the contest and application requirements, originality and evaluation criteria. Second round Conceptual Design evaluation will be carried out with the participation of all Design Turkey jury members over the exhibited projects according to the conceptual project criteria.


  • Conceptual Design Awards will be granted to designs in each category that best meet the conceptual design criteria as a result of the jury evaluation.
  • Awards will be announced to the media and the public at an award ceremony.
  • The project designer will be awarded a certificate and an award statue at the award ceremony.
  • Award-winning products will be showcased in the exhibition.
  • All short-listed projects will be published in the exhibition catalogue and on the website of Design Turkey.
  • Award-winning designs will be published in Design Turkey Award-Winning Designs Catalogue and showcased in the award-winning designs exhibitions in Turkey and abroad.

Important Dates

  • Time Applications 12.07.2014 – 19.08.2014
  • Late Applications 20.08.2014 – 30.08.2014
  • Announcement Of Qualified Products For Exhibition 30.09.2014
  • Deadline for Payment Of Exhibition Fees – 15.10.2014
  • Start for Shipment Of Products – November 2014
  • Setting up The Exhibit Products – November 2014
  • Start of Evaluation Of The Products – November 2014
  • Deadline for Additional Award Statue Fee Payment – November 2014
  • Exhibition and Awards Night – November 2014
  • Publishing of the Winners Catalogue – 01.02.2015

E-mail : info@designturkey.org.tr

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Scooter Plus Bike Equals Scoobi!

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 09:32 AM PDT

Scoobi is the all-in-one scooter, bike and trike for training tots to ride and scoot! The design features a variable wheelbase so little ones can start out on a 3-wheeled trike before using their new skills on a more difficult setting. When they're ready, the two rear wheels merge into one to transform into a true bicycle. Better yet, a removable seat allows for easy transition between scooter and bike depending on the rider's preference!

Designer: Sedat Özer

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Swipe, Zigzag and Scan

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 07:06 AM PDT

In the league of portable scanners, so far the biggest innovation has been to make them as small as a wand. Harry Potter series is long gone and its time to lose the wand and embrace the Zcan – the world's first wireless scanner mouse. Mind you people, we said MOUSE! We have seen plenty of scanners before but not this kinda 2-in-1 Device!

By integrating the scanner into the mouse, a new unique way of scanning documents, books, magazines etc. has surfaced. Imagine … sketch, scan and upload your work on the notebook, so swift and easy!

Love it? We do too – get yours via this Indigogo Campaign.

What we like about it is the funky swipe with a zigzag motion that reflects the scanned potion on your computer screen. Swipe – capture – directly import to Excel and text (instead of PDF since you can edit the two in Microsoft Office). You can even share the scanned images to Facebook, Twitter or translate to speech.

For example, you found a great design in a magazine and want to share it on Facebook, simply Swipe – Capture – Share! How about that exciting box of Ramen you bought from Japan but not sure what it contains…. Scan the ingredients and translate via Google! As simple as that!

Here are some of the uses of this handy mouse: immediate document backup, specific portion of document scan, receipts, business cards, nutritional information printed in a foreign language (scanned and translated).

The great part about the technology used is that the scanned image stays saved and searchable, allowing you to get rid of the unwanted papers. Sync it with your iPad or iPhone and retrieve information in a jiffy.


  • Scan to Table – Zcan supports powerful scanning and editing features, which can convert an entire table into one single sheet in Excel.
  • Scan to Text – Edit scanned text, which is much faster than typing it entirely from scratch.
  • Scan to Speech – Zcan helps users learn how to pronounce a particular word or intonation. Users can use Google Translate as an audio book tool, getting it to read aloud articles, books or even a foreign language magazine (after it is scanned).
  • Break Down Language Barrier – Zcan supports over 199 OCR (Optical Character Recognition) languages. With an Internet connection to Google Translate, drag the scanned words or paragraph into the dialogue box where it is then translated into a different language instantly.
  • Evernote – Zcan helps to track things like notes, letters or any important notices and store them in Evernote with just one click.
  • Photos – Zcan allows users to share any scans with family or friends instantly through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or email.
  • Specifications – Sensor: Optical sensor 1000cpi / Buttons: 3 + Dedicated Scan / Resolution: Up to 400dpi / Scan size: Up to A3 (Upon memory configuration) / USB Port: 2.0 / Wireless Scanning: IEEE802.11n, g / Wireless Mouse: 2.4GHz Digital Channel.

Designer: Design To Innovation – DTOI [ Buy it Here ]

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A Smarter Stop Smoking Solution

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 12:01 AM PDT

Current e-cigarette designs leave it to the user to gradually reduce their own nicotine dosage until they’re prepared to quit entirely, but the notion that users who have trouble weaning in the first place will curb their own addiction is a dead-end road! The E-Volve system takes the user out of the equation. To smooth the process, the autonomous design fractionally reduces the nicotine output at a gradual level that is unnoticeable by the user. This also eliminates the need for complex capsule dosages and calculations, further reducing the effort it takes to quit.

Designer: Alexander James Margetts

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In Your Face Lap Times!

Posted: 12 Aug 2014 12:01 AM PDT

Rather than using expensive, sensitive, hi-tech hardware (like a head-up display or mini lens-projector), Jun Yin’s Viewpace goggles offer a simple extension of a timer for swimmers to track their lap times. The extension is slim and lightweight yet rigid enough to stay intact during rigorous underwater movement. While there is a level of resistance it creates in relation to hydrodynamics, this is negligible compared to the current method of stopping entirely to check a stopwatch located at the edge of the pool!

Designer: Jun Yin

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