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2020 ASIAN DESIGN AWARD

The Tiniest Cottage design-build project by the University of Cincinnati and Beijing Jiaotong University won second place in the “Ecological Healthy and Sustainable Design” section at the 2020 ASIAN DESIGN AWARD

  • UC Students: Lauren Figley, Jordan Micham, Pat McQuillen, Vu Tran, Jeremy Swafford, Tess Ryan.
  • BJTU students: Zhuo Chen, Peida Zhuang, Shurui Li, Zhixuan Li, Yingjie Liu, Zijia Wang, Yuanjia Luo, Wenjun Lin, Yanqi Yi
  • Faculty supervisor:  Whitney Hamaker, Ming Tang (UC); Yingdong Hu, Yunan Zhang, Yongquan Chen (BJTU)

2020 ADA Award Theme: Towards the social design

Social design is the design that is mindful of the designer’s role and responsibility in society, and of the use of the design process to bring about social change. Social design is also a critical discipline that challenges the pure market-orienteers of conventional design practice and attempts to see past this into a more inclusive conception of design, in which user groups who are marginalized are also given priority.