Intercrea 2017 M114
Intercrea is a project of the Universitat Jaume I (UJI) that tries to connect different people and entities that are linked in some way with design and innovation, so that they INTERact and provide CREAtive synergies.
This project involves, on the one hand, the students of the Degree of Design of the UJI, who propose different product concepts. On the other hand, it involves well-known manufacturing companies that provide their feedback and make the prototypes, so products have a completely professional finish; various suppliers, who provide materials; design professionals, who coordinate and facilitate the interaction between the parties, the spaces and the press and who enable the project to have visibility; and the university and different public entities that support and promote that everything goes well.
The students who participate in this project live the experience of developing a real product, following a detailed planning and going through the different stages of the design process.
This year, the company M114 and main collaborator has proposed as a research topic for students to develop their projects, the integration of new technologies (home automated, smartphones, Bluetooth...) in everyday objects to facilitate their use and the rethinking of the containing spaces of objects, because they change with the needs.
PARTICIPANTS OF THIS EDITION
The network of participants in this 2017 edition consists of a wide range of entities and people, all which interact in this project–to a greater or lesser extent–, to make viable what it wouldn’t be individually. They are:
Mobles 114 (www.m114.com): Editing company of contemporary furniture, based in Barcelona, National Design Prize 2001 (Spain).
University Jaime I (www.uji.es), which is the first university in the country to offer a Degree in Technical Engineering in Industrial Design and the germ of the current Degree in Engineering in Industrial Design and Product Development. This has given it great experience and prestige in the teaching of Design. The students who participate in this event are last-year undergraduate students who have the best qualifications and who have presented the best proposals to participate in this project.
Julia Galán, professor in the Degree of Design at the Universitat Jaume I is the promoter and global manager of the project and the impeller of its visibility in many national and international fairs and events.
Vicent Clausell, product designer (www.clausellstudio.com), is in charge of managing the different branches of the project, from the workshop where the proposals are developed, to the contact with the different collaborators and participants and the direction of art of the exhibitions where the project is presented.
Other collaborators: Instituto Cervantes (offers the exhibition venue), Ajuntament de Castelló (sponsor) and Finsa (it collaborates with materials for the exhibition venue).
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Client: Universitat Jaume I