11 July 2016
Students from the Undergraduate Degree in Transportation Design collaborated with the Spanish car company SEAT to research vehicles and mobility devices for the cities of the future. The initial approach was to design innovative transportation systems for 2035.
The resulting projects propose solutions to current urban planning problems, such the huge number of vehicles, traffic jams and the negative visual impact that these have on big cities. Some of the proposals included new transportation services that use Big Data to analyse the users’ demand for transport to their desired destination, transportation systems that are designed to be new spaces for socialising and solutions that turn the vehicle into urban furniture.
Five designs were presented to the committee chaired by Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, SEAT’s director of design, who chose the two winners for fellowships with the design team. Starting in October 2016, Christoph Sokol and Luis Mestre, will take part in developing real projects for the company and will continue to develop their own projects in order to gain more conceptual and technical depth.
You can see all the projects in this gallery.
On the occasion of Automobile Barcelona, on 18 May, IED Barcelona held the first Car Design Sketching Marathon open to all Transportation Design students.
On 22 May, students from the class of 2019-2023 Bachelor’s Degrees will come together at the Victoria Theatre to graduate.
The video Change to live – New Crafts Digital Revolution II by Jordi Cussó, Teacher at IED Barcelona, is part of the ‘Mostra on the Road’ exhibition, an initiative to bring the activity of the 4th edition of the International Crafts Audiovisual Exhibition to the Catalan territory.
Until 30 April, Disseny Hub Barcelona is showcasing “IED Barcelona Manifesto”, an exhibition that brings to life the School’s global, human, strategic and transformative vision of design aiming to respond to the great challenges of contemporary society.
IED Barcelona has launched a new series of participatory events based on current issues with the presence of prominent opinion leaders. The creator of the spray-on fabric that went viral at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week, Dr. Manuel Torres, was the first guest.
On the occasion of the inauguration of the fair, Josep Gonzàlez-Cambray talked with Andrea Marchesi, Director of the Design School.
The exhibition will be open until next February 26th at Fundación Francisco Giner de los Ríos
De Antonio Yachts, by two IED Barcelona alumni, wins the most sought-after award in the European nautical industry for the second time.
IED Barcelona has been consolidating its position as a driving force behind innovation and social well-being through design education. "A collective dream" is a faithful reflection of this spirit.
Vehicles that compete across different water, air and land environments, and competitions with digital obstacles integrated in the real world are some of the proposals.
What will the world of the future be like? What kind of vehicles will we use? Where will we live? How much will everyday objects change?
All these designs result in THE GREATEST TRIP for a reduced group of passengers. They go beyond mere functionality, enabling people to form connections on the basis of experiences.
Innovative alternatives for mobility, spaces to reconnect with nature, sustainable fashion collections and new services focused on user experience.
Virtual innovation is gaining increasing importance, and for creatives, it is a great tool to transform and improve society.