Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Monash University Suzhou industrial design graduate wins at Beijing Design Week - Roro Zhang

Suzhou industrial design graduate Roro Zhang wins Beijing Design Week CAMP IDEA FACTORY design and innovation hackathon.

Beijing Design Week CAMP IDEAS FACTORY winning team:  Roro Zhang Monash University, Robert Carosi Tsinghua University, and Hester Berndsen Tsinghua University with CAMP Co-founder and CEO Andrea Miles (left) and Vivien Sung, Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer (right).

Face IT was the title of the tool for international collaboration developed during the Beijing Design Week event with team mates Robert Carosi and Hester Berndsen. The team wins a trip to Sydney and a place in the 2016 CAMP IDEA FACTORY in June 2016. (see details below).

Roro Zhang and Hester Berndsen present FACE IT during Beijing Design Week 2015

L-R: Roro Zhang Monash University, Robert Carosi Tsinghua University, and Hester Berndsen Tsinghua University

Australia@BJDW program - Camp Ideas Factory

Australia@BJDW program - Camp Ideas Factory

Australia@BJDW program - Camp Ideas Factory

Australia@BJDW program - Camp Ideas Factory

L-R: Ian Wong Program Director Master of Industrial Design Monash Univerisity with Monash Univesity industrial design students, Alex, Malcolm, Brian and Roro.

Five industrial design students from Suzhou travelled to Beijing to join CAMP IDEAS FACTORY.

Roro recently completed her studies in the Master of Industrial Design program at the Southeast Univerisity-Monash Univeristy Joint Graduate School (Suzhou). Rib seat was the title of her project that proposed an innovative personal restraint system for improved safety in automous vehicles. The Master of Industrial Design program in Suzhou is now in it's third year with graduates gaining employment within companies including Alibaba, Seimens, Huawei and Ford.

Rib Seat - Autonomous vehicle occupant restraint system designed by Roro Zhang from Monash Univerisity. Smart safety belt concept based on biomimicry and squishy robots.

Master of Industrial design student Roro Zhang explains her concept for a smart seat belt to Monash University Vice Chancellor and President Margaret Gardner at the Southeast Univerisity-Monash Univerisity Joint Graduate School (Suzhou).

The CAMP IDEAS FACTORY hackathon was a feature event in the AUSTRALIA@BJDW program for Beijing Design Week 2015.

Australia@BJDW - Beijing Design Week 2015

Australia@BJDW - Beijing Design Week 2015

Australia @ BJDW
September 27th 2015
Beijing Design Week 2015

We are looking for the brightest minds aged 18-35 years old to collaborate at CAMP IDEA FACTORY , the premier China-Australia hackathon at BJDW. Your mission is to join us at BJDW and within a team, collaborate and design a new approach to building international collaborations. The winning team will win a scholarship place within CAMP 2016 and be flown to Sydney to participate (including return flights, accommodation and CAMP 2016 registration fee). We invite the cultural, creative, entrepreneurial and innovation/maker community to the CAMP IDEA FACTORY as well as invite other Beijing-based entrepreneurs and innovators with an interest in international or Australian collaboration and markets to participate or mentor a team. Each year in Sydney, Australia, the China Australia Millennial Project unites over 130 highly-talented emerging leaders from China and Australia from all disciplines for a 10 week innovation incubator (9 weeks online and 5 days in Sydney) to co-create new business and social approaches to some of the world’s largest challenges. We build real relationships for awesome global positive impact, skill building and we have a lot of fun while we do it. Join us!

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