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10 days left in the CDN - Opel/Vauxhall Interactive Design Competition

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0800

The Car Design News - Opel/Vauxhall Interactive Design Competition has entered its final two weeks, but it's still not too late to submit an entry and impress the judges with your vision of a Lounge in Motion.

The project uploads so far - on the dedicated competition site - are full of fantastic mood boards and thematic directions and generally contain some great ideas. Judges, industry professionals, design students and members of the public have been commenting and directing those who have uploaded work to date. If your work has received a comment, we hope it's proved useful in helping you develop your ideas.

But as we reach the final two weeks, all thoughts are turning to the development of designs. It's important at this point to keep in mind who you're designing for. Many who have entered so far have been keen to orientate their lounges around a specific customer or particular user group's needs and requirements. Remember to keep this at the front of your mind as you develop your designs and think about how the user's needs fit with Opel/Vauxhall's ‘sculptural artistry meets German precision' design language.

The judges are keen to understand your vision for the interior space and what advantages you can gain from developing the inside of the car alone. It's tempting to develop an exterior too, but remember that the current stage of the competition is for an interior only; the exterior phase begins in the New Year.

It's only natural that you'll want to present your best, most well-developed work, but in these final two weeks the judges will be regularly visiting the site, commenting and paying special attention to what you upload. If you're experimenting with an idea, don't hold it back, upload it to the site and let others help you in the development process. Remember that if you want people to see your most recent entry, you can archive what you've uploaded to date, at any point.

Remember, too, that you can upload video and moving images to the site, not just flatwork. While we're not expecting fully rendered animations at this stage, a short video or animation might help convey the mood, ambience, sound and lighting effects you want to communicate with your design more easily than with sketches alone.

The competition closes for entries on Friday 10th December, so just ten days remain. All of the judges and everyone at Car Design News can't wait to see how your design develops. Whether you were the first to register, or are still debating whether or not it's worth adding those rough sketches as an idea, we encourage you to get involved and push your ideas, develop your design and move that step closer to winning a paid internship in Opel/Vauxhall's Russelsheim design studio in Germany.

We wish you the very best of luck.

www.cardesigncontest.com


By CDN Team