The musical instrument Pik Tek, made by students of the MDes Digital Design within the framework of the BiomimiCry project, is among the finalists of the international competition Interaction Awards.
Founded by the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), the Interaction Awards celebrate design thought leadership and innovation around the globe. This 10th edition preselected 43 projects representing 21 countries. Among them: Woodland and Pik Tek, two projects realized by students in the MDes Digital Design within the framework of the BiomimiCry project. These two musical instruments inspired by nature and adapted to people with disabilities have been pre-selected in the "Expressing" and "Empowering" categories.
On January 18th, the Interaction Awards announced the finalists in each category and Pik Tek was selected in the category "Expressing: Enabling self expression and/or creativity". This musical instrument is inspired by the Spotted Woodpecker and its drumming. The three students carrying the project, Aloïs Gromard, Noé Martineau and Quentin Hamon have thus experimented with the resonance of wood to offer a fun, sound and visual experience to people with disabilities.
The highlighted projects of this major international competition offer a glimpse of what interaction design is and how designers can improve people’s lives. This project is eligible for the People’s Choice Award, and online voting will close on 5 February. The winner of this prize will be awarded at the Interaction Awards ceremony, which will be live-streamed February 5, 2021 at 7pm. To learn more about the project and vote for Pik Tek, visit the Interaction Awards website!