Design Intelligence Award unveiled in E China's Zhejiang
An entry to the Design Intelligence Awards is introduced to a visitor at the Xiangshan campus of the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, on May 8. [Photo/163.com]
A selfie-taking drone and a picture book that teaches children coding were among the innovative products to be recognized at the Design Intelligence Awards in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on May 8.
A total of 22 products from seven countries received awards at the ceremony, which was hosted by the China Academy of Art and co-organized by the China Industrial Design Association.
The first international industrial design awards to be held by a Chinese academic institution, the DIA are designed to act as a catalyst for creative ideas to become market-leading products.
Classified into three categories, DIA Gold, DIA Excellence and DIA Innovation, the awards selected products with outstanding performance in social influence, industrial demonstration, innovation, technicality or practicality from 129 candidates.
The winners of the top award, DIA Gold, were a Chinese drone camera and a creative picture book from Finland.
Hover Camera Passport, a combination of a drone and a camera, is the main product of Hangzhou Zero Zero Robotics, which was founded by Wang Mengqiu, a Hangzhou local and Stanford graduate.
With its facial recognition and automatic tracking technology, the drone is able to act as a "personal cameraman", adjusting its flight direction according to its surroundings to take photos and videos.