Alastair Warren (New
Zealand), a student at the Masters programme of Advanced
Product Design at UID, won Gold
with his Breathe.Easy concept in the student category of the Best Design Awards, arranged
by The Designers Institute of New Zealand. The competition aims to
promote and award the best graphic, interactive, product and
spatial design by New Zealanders.
The concept Breathe.Easy, is a proposal for the next generation
of personal asthma management. Asthma is caused by a chronic state
of inflammatory airways. Diseases and conditions related to
inflammatory airways are believed to affect more than 300 million
Alastair developed his concept Breathe.Easy during the Strategic
Design project: The Aerocrine Project, which was
carried out in collaboration with Aerocrine a medical
technology company based in Stockholm.
This year's win completed a hat-trick for Alastair since he last
year won both a Silver and Bronze in BEST 2011.
Alastair is presently doing an internship at IDEO in San