September 29, 2023

This yr’s twenty third annual contest has been themed Balancing Sustainability and is targeted on mobility options that tackle not one or two of these pillars, however all three. When options solely tackle folks and revenue, the result’s equitable. When folks and planet are addressed, the result’s bearable. And when revenue and planet are addressed, the answer is viable. Nevertheless, an answer that balances all three pillars is actually sustainable.

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Movin’On Problem Design welcomes entries that disrupt mobility norms in a manner that exponentially enhance sustainable mobility. A sustainable mobility resolution is one which reveals the attributes of security, effectivity, accessibility and is environmentally pleasant.

“Disruptive approaches are wanted to speed up mobility transformation,” mentioned Kimbrelly Kegler, Chair of the Movin’On Problem Design. “And to make a world impression, their stability should be sustainable.”

A 2023 design submission ought to embody the next components:

  1. 1. Establish the precise city or suburban space by which your resolution will likely be deployed.
  2. 2. Describe the first goal of the answer. Take into account land, maritime and aviation domains.
  3. 3. Present how every pillar of sustainability is mirrored within the design.
  4. 4. Present a visible illustration of your resolution displaying your design course of.

Problem Design is a featured program of the Movin’On Summit, the world’s foremost gathering for sustainable mobility. Michelin has been the inspiration behind Movin’On Problem Design since its inception 23 years in the past and is proud to accomplice with a world group of designers and innovators to assist disruptive concepts that promote a extra sustainable future in mobility.


A Deeper Dive into the Pillars of Sustainability


The folks pillar promotes social sustainability. It consists of initiatives associated to human well being and wellbeing, training, workforce growth, social justice and equality, city regeneration, group growth and cultural variety. Usually, efforts to enhance social sustainability trickle into the following pillar as properly.


Revenue has to do with financial sustainability, which is the concept of supporting a inhabitants on lower than everything of its completed items and providers. Financial sustainability focuses on issues like waste discount and low-impact financial growth, however it may be straight boosted by social sustainability initiatives.


The planet pillar is outlined by environmental sustainability. With out the planet in thoughts, sustainability is targeted solely on society and economics, making options nothing greater than bearable. Environmental sustainability tackles points akin to useful resource conservation, clear water and sanitation, and vitality manufacturing.


Q&A with the Jurors

2022 Movin’On Problem Design 1st tempo Winner: AGORA–Delivering Tradition Undertaking by Víctor Fernández, Damián Mora, María Mora, Fabiana Pando and Pau Verdú


Since its inception, Problem Design has loved super assist from the worldwide design group. A number of jurors just lately shared a few of their insights into the Problem Design program. Beneath are their responses.


What’s it wish to see the number of Problem Design entries?

“I’ve discovered a lot from everyone who’s been part of this. It’s been actually inspiring…I all the time take away one thing round innovation. Why innovate? Who innovates? For whom? With whom?

“Designers are sensible facilitators. They’re drawback solvers. Means again in historical past, you noticed the poets and the artists that have been within the room with the politicians to assist create probably the most lovely and impactful improvements—now, you might be seeing it increasingly. You might be beginning to see creatives coming into the room.”

Angela Hariche, CEO, Catapult Design


2022 Movin’On Problem Design 2nd Winner: GAC FORMA by Sharon Ramalingam R


What are you dreaming about?

“Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this for humanity? We try to enhance human life. I believe it’s as much as designers and inventive thinkers. They’re obligated to dream. They’re obligated to consider the long run in optimistic methods. And I believe artwork is the place these sorts of issues get solved.”

Chris Chapman, Former Design Director, Hyundai Design of North America


Why take this method to realize disruptive options?

“I believe true designers have a look at issues utterly completely different. They’re nearly the other of mainstream.

“Designers (and creatives) are wired in a manner that they’re continually desirous about the long run or possibly enhance one thing that already exists or simplify the operate of one thing that exists.

“Collaboration is all the time a very good factor. Working collectively, exchanging concepts, brainstorming and collaboration are all extraordinarily optimistic issues.”

Craig Metros, Former Design Director, North American Truck, SUV & Business, Ford Motor Firm

Teacher for School for Inventive Research


Why is balancing sustainability essential?

“Innovation for the sake of innovation doesn’t actually get us wherever, however innovation with the need to attain a objective with a goal—that’s what we would like.

“Since its starting, Michelin has been an innovation chief in mobility. Innovation with a goal, with the intent of constructing the world a greater place—that’s what we’d like and that’s the goal of Movin’On.”

Damien Michelin, Honorary Juror


How do entrants deliver visions to life?

“Designers can visualize one thing. They’re nearly all the time taking pictures for that factor. It’s on the market someplace—the visualization a part of it, the flexibility to venture situations. Actually, they see it of their thoughts after which manifest it [so that] everybody else can even visualize it.

“The tip objective for any designer to achieve success is to grasp what the folks want after which discover a resolution for it. That’s the backside line.”

Dave Marek, Acura World Inventive Director, Honda R&D Americas Inc.


How does one leverage innovation?

“Innovation and inspiration come from all over the place. There isn’t a set course of the place or resolve an issue. Typically you might be supplied a brand new know-how or an innovation. Typically you have already got at the back of your thoughts a set of issues that this innovation will resolve and so it begins to click on. Typically you might be simply ideating and conceptualizing, and you might be looking for innovation that will help you.”

Freeman Thomas, Former World Superior Design Director, Ford Motor Firm
CEO, Meyers Manx


What does collaboration appear like with Problem Design?

“You end up collaborating with engineering faculties. Then there are all of the startups. There are corporations which are growing supplies or growing processes. I believe that’s tremendous essential as a result of it’s an outdoor view of our enterprise, and we will be taught loads from that. So, it’s quite a lot of cross pollination between completely different industries.

“Everyone out there’s trying to collaborate, and it isn’t solely a studying second, but it surely’s additionally a second the place you should use different folks’s experience to drive your design and your online business ahead.”

Frank Saucedo, Former Design Director, Common Motors


How will we guarantee our work is making a distinction?

“Society has by no means had extra wants. Designers wish to know, ‘What sort of a distinction can we make?’ ‘How can my function make a distinction?’

“System considering most likely greatest flows from good commentary (like da Vinci did), trying concerning the world round us and the way ecosystems work, how the pure world works. Designers are realizing that you could system suppose greatest with collaboration with different folks, different talent units, know-how, enterprise, social understanding and extra.”

Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Division, Artwork Heart School of Design


World Impression 12 months After 12 months

2022 Movin’On Problem Design third place Winner: RR:Alpha by Sheik Imthiyas Ahamed

The 5 most up-to-date Challenges acknowledged winners from Spain, South Korea, Denmark, China, India, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Ukraine, Greece, France, Russia, Colombia, Taiwan, Mexico, United States, Indonesia, Argentina, and Algeria. The winners have been from various backgrounds, together with structure, engineering, metropolis planning, transportation design and artwork. Since its inception greater than 14,000 entries have been acquired from 134 international locations. The 2022 Problem Design noticed the variety of feminine entries improve to 25 %.

The wonder and supreme problem of this yr’s occasion is that designers are being invited to create not simply options, however balanced options. Entries are actually open for 2023 Movin’On Problem Design.

Those that wish to take part ought to register on-line at earlier than last submissions are due February 28, 2023.

Winners will likely be acknowledged throughout the 2023 Movin’On Summit in June. You’ll be able to be taught extra about Movin’On by visiting

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