The jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 has come to a conclusion. Shu Yi, a graduate student from the MA Design Programme at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, was one of five designers awarded the prestigious Red Dot. Shu Yi is a communication designer and visual artist from Bejing, China. She has studied and worked in China, the UK and Iceland. She is co-founder of Íkorninn - Squirrel ehf., an Iceland-based startup design studio that focuses on visual communication design and product design.
Gola's initial outcome was developed in Listaháskóli Íslands, Iceland Academy of the Arts, as part of the MA final project
The Red Dot was awarded to Shu for the project Gola, which is based on her MA final project, supervised by Lóa Auðunsdóttir, teacher in the BA Visual Communication programme. Gola is a project installation inspired by Icelandic weather. It shows real-time weather forecasting information in different cities around the world. More on Gola can be seen here. By rendering weather information as a meditative method, this project intends to help people reduce stress and anxiety, it also explores the principles of data visualisation, which harmonizes information display with the environment.
The award ceremony for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 will take place on 27 October. Gola will also be presented in the International Yearbook Communication Design 2017/2018. It will be published on 14 November 2017 and documents the state of the art in global communication design.
The Red Dot Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organised by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world's largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990's Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. More information is available at www.red-dot.org.