twenty third Annual Movin’On Problem Design

This 12 months’s twenty third annual contest has been themed Balancing Sustainability and is concentrated on mobility options that tackle not one or two of these pillars, however all three. When options solely tackle folks and revenue, the result’s equitable. When folks and planet are addressed, the result’s bearable. And when revenue and planet are addressed, the answer is viable. Nonetheless, an answer that balances all three pillars is actually sustainable.

MovinOn Challenge Design Venn Diagram

Movin’On Problem Design welcomes entries that disrupt mobility norms in a means that exponentially enhance sustainable mobility. A sustainable mobility resolution is one which displays the attributes of security, effectivity, accessibility and is environmentally pleasant.

“Disruptive approaches are wanted to speed up mobility transformation,” mentioned Kimbrelly Kegler, Chair of the Movin’On Problem Design. “And to make a world affect, their steadiness have to be sustainable.”

A 2023 design submission ought to embrace the next parts:

  1. 1. Determine the particular city or suburban space wherein your resolution will likely be deployed.
  2. 2. Describe the first goal of the answer. Think about land, maritime and aviation domains.
  3. 3. Present how every pillar of sustainability is mirrored within the design.
  4. 4. Present a visible illustration of your resolution exhibiting your design course of.

Problem Design is a featured program of the Movin’On Summit, the world’s foremost gathering for sustainable mobility. Michelin has been the inspiration behind Movin’On Problem Design since its inception 23 years in the past and is proud to accomplice with a world group of designers and innovators to help disruptive concepts that promote a extra sustainable future in mobility.


A Deeper Dive into the Pillars of Sustainability


The folks pillar promotes social sustainability. It consists of initiatives associated to human well being and wellbeing, training, workforce growth, social justice and equality, city regeneration, group growth and cultural variety. Usually, efforts to enhance social sustainability trickle into the subsequent pillar as effectively.


Revenue has to do with financial sustainability, which is the thought of supporting a inhabitants on lower than the whole thing of its completed items and companies. Financial sustainability focuses on issues like waste discount and low-impact financial growth, however it may be straight boosted by social sustainability initiatives.


The planet pillar is outlined by environmental sustainability. With out the planet in thoughts, sustainability is concentrated solely on society and economics, making options nothing greater than bearable. Environmental sustainability tackles points akin to useful resource conservation, clear water and sanitation, and vitality manufacturing.


Q&A with the Jurors

2022 Movin’On Problem Design 1st tempo Winner: AGORA–Delivering Tradition Undertaking by Víctor Fernández, Damián Mora, María Mora, Fabiana Pando and Pau Verdú


Since its inception, Problem Design has loved super help from the worldwide design group. A number of jurors not too long ago shared a few of their insights into the Problem Design program. Under are their responses.


What’s it wish to see the number of Problem Design entries?

“I’ve realized a lot from all people who’s been part of this. It’s been actually inspiring…I all the time take away one thing round innovation. Why innovate? Who innovates? For whom? With whom?

“Designers are good facilitators. They’re drawback solvers. Method again in historical past, you noticed the poets and the artists that have been within the room with the politicians to assist create probably the most lovely and impactful improvements—now, you’re seeing it increasingly more. You’re beginning to see creatives coming into the room.”

Angela Hariche, CEO, Catapult Design


2022 Movin’On Problem Design 2nd Winner: GAC FORMA by Sharon Ramalingam R


What are you dreaming about?

“Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this for humanity? We are attempting to enhance human life. I believe it’s as much as designers and artistic thinkers. They’re obligated to dream. They’re obligated to consider the long run in constructive methods. And I believe artwork is the place these kinds of issues get solved.”

Chris Chapman, Former Design Director, Hyundai Design of North America


Why take this strategy to achieve disruptive options?

“I believe true designers have a look at issues fully totally different. They’re virtually the other of mainstream.

“Designers (and creatives) are wired in a means that they’re continually fascinated about the long run or perhaps enhance one thing that already exists or simplify the perform of one thing that exists.

“Collaboration is all the time a very good factor. Working collectively, exchanging concepts, brainstorming and collaboration are all extraordinarily constructive issues.”

Craig Metros, Former Design Director, North American Truck, SUV & Industrial, Ford Motor Firm

Teacher for School for Inventive Research


Why is balancing sustainability necessary?

“Innovation for the sake of innovation doesn’t actually get us wherever, however innovation with the will to attain a aim with a goal—that’s what we wish.

“Since its starting, Michelin has been an innovation chief in mobility. Innovation with a goal, with the intent of creating the world a greater place—that’s what we’d like and that’s the goal of Movin’On.”

Damien Michelin, Honorary Juror


How do entrants convey visions to life?

“Designers can visualize one thing. They’re virtually all the time capturing for that factor. It’s on the market someplace—the visualization a part of it, the flexibility to undertaking eventualities. Actually, they see it of their thoughts after which manifest it [so that] everybody else may also visualize it.

“The tip aim for any designer to achieve success is to know what the folks want after which discover a resolution for it. That’s the backside line.”

Dave Marek, Acura World Inventive Director, Honda R&D Americas Inc.


How does one leverage innovation?

“Innovation and inspiration come from in every single place. There is no such thing as a set path of the place or clear up an issue. Generally you’re supplied a brand new know-how or an innovation. Generally you have already got behind your thoughts a set of issues that this innovation will clear up and so it begins to click on. Generally you’re simply ideating and conceptualizing, and you’re trying to find innovation that will help you.”

Freeman Thomas, Former World Superior Design Director, Ford Motor Firm
CEO, Meyers Manx


What does collaboration appear like with Problem Design?

“You end up collaborating with engineering faculties. Then there are all of the startups. There are corporations which might be creating supplies or creating processes. I believe that’s tremendous necessary as a result of it’s an outdoor view of our enterprise, and we will be taught quite a bit from that. So, it’s loads of cross pollination between totally different industries.

“All people out there’s trying to collaborate, and it’s not solely a studying second, nevertheless it’s additionally a second the place you should use different folks’s experience to drive your design and your enterprise ahead.”

Frank Saucedo, Former Design Director, Basic Motors


How will we guarantee our work is making a distinction?

“Society has by no means had extra wants. Designers need to know, ‘What sort of a distinction can we make?’ ‘How can my function make a distinction?’

“System pondering most likely finest flows from good commentary (like da Vinci did), trying concerning the world round us and the way ecosystems work, how the pure world works. Designers are realizing you can system assume finest with collaboration with different folks, different talent units, know-how, enterprise, social understanding and extra.”

Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Division, Artwork Middle School of Design


World Affect Yr After Yr

2022 Movin’On Problem Design third place Winner: RR:Alpha by Sheik Imthiyas Ahamed

The 5 most up-to-date Challenges acknowledged winners from Spain, South Korea, Denmark, China, India, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Ukraine, Greece, France, Russia, Colombia, Taiwan, Mexico, United States, Indonesia, Argentina, and Algeria. The winners have been from numerous backgrounds, together with structure, engineering, metropolis planning, transportation design and artwork. Since its inception greater than 14,000 entries have been acquired from 134 nations. The 2022 Problem Design noticed the variety of feminine entries improve to 25 p.c.

The wonder and supreme problem of this 12 months’s occasion is that designers are being invited to create not simply options, however balanced options. Entries are actually open for 2023 Movin’On Problem Design.

Those that want to take part ought to register on-line at earlier than remaining submissions are due February 28, 2023.

Winners will likely be acknowledged throughout the 2023 Movin’On Summit in June. You’ll be able to be taught extra about Movin’On by visiting

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