Although the winners are not announced for the Designs of the Year until the 17th April, the public are open to have a close up of the nominated projects at the Design Museum in London from the 20th March. There are nominations for architecture, fashion, product, graphic and interaction design. From a brightly coloured kilometre long public park that winds it's way through Copenhagen by Nordic architects BIG, Topotek1 and Superflex to the iconic Olympic torch by British design duo Barber Osgerby, there is plenty to catch the eye.
Of particular interest to Expology were some personable projects that tackled humanity needs. The Child Vision glasses designed by Goodwin Hartshorn and The Centre for Vision in the Developing World for example. The prescription glasses can be adjusted by injecting a fluid into the lenses that extends the life of the glasses so that a child can keep them as they grow older or require different strength lenses. Another inspiring example of interaction design for change was the 3D printed Exoskeleton ‘Magic Arms’ designed by Nemours and Alfred I du Pont Hospital. The 'Magic Arms' is 3D printed to fit each individual child suffering form musculoskeletal disabilities who need upper body support. There were also notable commercial use interactive nominations such as the Windows Phone 8 interface. The exhibition is open until the 7th July.