Students Win an RSA Student Design Award

25 May 2018

Domus Academy is pleased to announce that Andrea Bottia and Shreepriya, students in the Master in Interaction Design program, are winners of the 2017–18 RSA Student Design Awards, NatWest section.

Andrea and Shreepriya answered the brief for a project called “Fair Finance for All,” a category within the RSA Student Design Awards that was sponsored by the UK bank NatWest. Students were asked to explore design or redesign as a way for people who are financially excluded to be better served by banks and other money management services.

Andrea and Shreepriya’s solution is the Well Income Service, a design for a service that would offer digital financial education and access to refugees in Europe throughout different stages of their journey, according to their changing needs. The jury was very impressed with this solution, and after a Skype interview awarded the prize.

The RSA Student Design Awards is a global curriculum and annual competition for higher education students and recent graduates run by the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).

Each year the Awards challenge emerging designers to tackle a range of design briefs focused on pressing social, environmental, and economic issues. The RSA Student Design Awards was established in 1924, earning it a claim as the world’s longest-running student competition and as a premier program focused on design for social change.

During an awards ceremony that will take place in London on June 27, 2018, Shreepriya and Andrea will receive the NatWest Award, a cash prize of £1500.

Big congratulations, Shreepriya and Andrea!

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