Student Designs


Most people have lost small items such as hair bands, coins, clips and rings inside a vacuum cleaner. DON'T FORGET prevents such inconveniences with its easy detachment feature. The mesh-like material captures small items, preventing them from getting sucked in.

Designed by: Him Chan Jang and Ho Jin Lee of Jeonju University


Bone Marrow Puncture Needle

Utilizing the spiral knob rotation to detect the depth of the bone marrow along with the soft silicone, the Bone Marrow Puncture Needle creates a better and can improve the success of bone marrow punctures.

Designed by: Lin Wang, IDSA, and Minghui Zhu of Sanming University


Blue: Clean Water Acquisition System

Blue is a clean water acquisition system designed for users living in disaster zones. The system consists of a 5-gallon water container that houses a mounted cavitation purification pump, hose container strap and transferal mechanism, and an 8-foot-by-8-foot rain collection tarp that transfers collected water to the main container through a hose.

Designed by: Riley Kolbow, Aubrey Richardson, Alex Short and Nicholas Schneider of Iowa State University



The design of 7:25 eyewear was inspired by the similar shape of watch frames and eyeglass frames and of watch hands and eyeglass temples. Wood is the primary material supplemented with titanium. The metallic rim serves to both reinforce the wood frame and allow the lenses to be easily changed.

Designed by: Byoengchan Oh, Chihyun Son and Jeonghyeon Nam of COLONS, Seoul National University of Science and Technology and Hongik University


Alongside-Mutual Help Lifebuoy

Alongside-Mutual Help Lifebuoy is an efficient piece of sea rescue equipment that can increase the number of people who are rescued. Lifebuoy has changed the status of the traditional lifebuoy. When a shipwreck occurs, its four corners easily and quickly connect, enabling people to take care of each other. The stronger buoyant force of the Lifebuoy enables more people to climb onto it and increases the number of survivors. It also helps facilitates search and rescue for the maritime rescue team.

Designed by: Wei Liu and Xiaofei Cui of Zhengzhou University of Light Industry


Baby Care

Outside the home, mothers often find it difficult to be responsive to their baby’s needs because they can't find the right place. Baby Care allows mothers to change their baby’s diaper in a timely manner, can accommodate breastfeeding in private and can provide a place for mothers to store breast milk during work hours. Each Baby Care has its own set of routes throughout a city and would be available at popular times. When necessary, a mobile app can show mothers where to find Baby Care and estimate the time of arrival.

Designed by: Anran Xuan, Shichun Yu, Yeyuan Chen, Yunlong Wang and Haimo Bao of School of Design, Dalian Minzu University and the 38th Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corp.



Currently, no professional equipment is designed for tea harvesters. As a result, most of these farmers use improper equipment. In such a long-term situation, the quality of the tea produced will be affected and will result in physiological injuries to the harvesters. Designing and improving tea harvesters’ working condition is the major concept of bàntê, reducing the possibility of cutting injuries and muscle soreness. This product enhances the quality of tea and the overall sense of professional equipment.

Designed by: Jung-Hsuan Chen, Wan-Ru Zeng, Chi-Shan Tsai, Wei-Chia Weng, Yun-Hsuan Wu, Ya-Lin Chen and Yang-Kun Ou of bántê design for Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology.



BEARPOLE is a medical IV pole that gives children a safe and joyful experience in a hospital. The bear-shaped riding toy has five wheels for stability, a portable adjustable-height pole and four hooks on the pole top that provide a secure place to hang IV bags. Children are able to move the IV pole easily using their feet wherever they need to go. The characteristic design of the bear eases children’s fear of the IV.

Designed by: Youbin Kim and Juhee Lim of SUPERBEAN and Hanyang University for Mom's Medi



The COZY table exists at the intersection of furniture and appliances, doing double duty as a both a side table and indoor air purifier. Because certain appliances can be eyesores in the living space, it only makes sense that certain products be camouflaged or hybridized into something that already exists. COZY’s straightforward aesthetic makes it a subtle accent to any bedroom or living room. As an added bonus, the top surface doubles as an induction charger for Android and late-model iPhones; it also has a built-in light. For minimalists or anyone looking to declutter, COZY an easy solution.

Designed by: Jinsu Du of Yonsei University



CUBE^3 is a modular housing system that addresses the needs of a variety of residents, from single adults to small families, and small retail spaces. The goal was to create a sustainable, integrated mixed-use development that includes affordable housing, mid-range units and small rented retail spaces. The modular approach provides the opportunity to grow or downsize housing by adding or subtracting units or amenities as a resident’s income or resources change. The home-building project was guided by a few core principles: accessibility to resources and support systems and a sense of community, connection and collaboration.

Designed by: Western Washington University Industrial Design, Class of 2018