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9 Oct 2019

Design alumnus wins prestigious red dot award

Sam Hemming who graduated from the Design School in 2016 with a BA in Inustrial Design & Technology has won a Red Dot Award for his Makerblocks.

Makerblocks is a game combining technology based gaming and physical creativity, aimed at young children. and was Sam's final year projecy whilst at the School. It is a virtual city building game played on a tablet device, requiring players to physically make things using a traditional-style construction kit. The blocks have in-built technology that sends information to the app so it can then be used in the game to “transport physical creations into the virtual world”.

The “Red Dotaward is worldwide known as a seal of quality for good design. The Makerblocks concept was inspired by research into a decline in the number of students pursuing a career in creative industries. 

His project was also recognised in 2016 winning a RSA Design Award

Congratulations to Sam on his achievements.