Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Design Museum Show

Today the Design Museum in London opened its Designs of the Year 2013 exhibition, showcasing the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world (CLICK). A total of 99 exhibits, some weird, some wonderful, in 7 categories will vie for the jurors' votes. The overall winner will be announced on 17 April. Will it be the Olympic Cauldron, the Raspberry Pi Computer or the Donky Bicycle for Chinese coolies living in Mayfair? I still regard the Child Vision Glasses, which the wearer can adjust for best vision, designed by The Centre for Vision in the Developing World and Goodwin Hartshorn, as potentially the most useful; but is "useful" on the jury's check list? CLICK for a slide show.

2 Comments:

At 6/7/13, Anonymous Ethan Marcotte said...

What is that child vision glass? Power varies for everybody, how is that possible to get a clear vision with adjustments.

 
At 6/7/13, Blogger Ian Cox said...

Hi, Ethan

The lenses aren't glass, but a flexible plastic which allows the user (the child) to expand or contract them to sharpen vision. Usually it's the thickness of glass or solid plastic which determines focal length and it is fixed by the optician. This invention puts the choice of thickness into the child's hands. Brilliant idea!

 

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