are the Audi Innovation Awards?
Audi Innovation Awards are
the national design competition for all students
aged 11–14. This is your chance to win lots
of fantastic prizes, including a laptop, design
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Your task background
Many designers are asked
to improve upon existing technologies to create
the next big thing! This is very true in the music
industry. Over the last 10 years we have seen
vinyl record players, cassette tape players, CD
players, mini disc players and MP3 players. But
what will come next?
Your task is to think of an imaginative
and exciting design for playing and accessing
music that could actually become real in the near
Think about how music players have
developed and what designers have done to make
them better. The research you collect will help
you to improve your thinking about your product
and what it must do to be a success.
Don't get too caught up in what
actually already exists. Your design does not
have to be a small, square box with headphones.
It can be whatever you want! Think about the way
music players work can they be used differently?
What about pressure, sounds, emotion? Does it
have to be hand held?
You will be marked on how you have
taken inspiration / ideas from the world around
you in create something fun and new. Your design
should be a series of annotated sketches (pictures
with written descriptions) showing the development
of your design, the way in which the music player
will work and why it looks the way it does.
What you will do:-
On one sheet of A3 paper only, illustrate
and annotate (describe in writing) your new design
1) How you developed your final
2) The shape of the player.
3) How the music player will work.
4) How it looks.
5) How you use it.