The Design Revolution Road Show’s mobile exhibition is housed in a 1972 Airstream trailer, which is pulled by a biodiesel-powered truck. Each product is a smart design solution to one of the following eight issues (as identified in Pilloton’s book) that impact life: Water, Well-Being, Energy, Education, Play, Food, Mobility, or Enterprise. Products will be on view for visitors to experience, use, and touch.
The displayed products range from “Spiderboots”–footwear specifically designed to enable landmine detection teams to traverse dangerous areas–to the “Mobee,” a toy designed specifically for children with cerebral palsy. Other items on display include the “Lifestraw,” a portable handheld water filter that prevents common diseases, even when used to filter stagnant water; “Adaptive Eyecare,” inexpensive liquid filled eyeglasses that individuals can adjust to their own prescription without assistance from a doctor; the “Solio,” a solar-powered charger for handheld devices; and much more. Each product is an example of how design can enable and improve life, rather than simply take up space as a commodity or accessory.
Open exhibition times: 10-4pm on April 5th and 6th
Location of lecture/presentation: SAIC Ballroom, 112 South Michigan Avenue, First Floor
Lecture time: 4:15 pm