2020 / / Student

Design Consciousness – Small Things with Big Heart

  • Lead Designer
    Sheng-Hung Lee
  • Design Team
    Sheng-Hung Lee and EMMA Creative Center
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Photo By: Sheng-hung Lee
  • University
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

People easily get used to staying in a bubble of personal adaptive habits without knowing how we can better improve our life through baby steps. The intention of the project “Small Things with Big Heart” is to remind us that people actually deserve a life with better quality. The premise is that everyone needs to be constantly aware of our own behaviors intentionally and unintentionally. The designer wants to start from small and achievable things through close and mindful observations. Taking the daily life items, the designer tries to “revisit” products that surround us.

Bio
Sheng-Hung Lee is a designer and maker. He is inspired by multiple domains of knowledge, different perspectives, and he thrives on creating new value for clients in multi-disciplinary teams. He is trained as an industrial designer and electrical engineer, and his approach to problem solving is influenced by his passion for how design and technology impact on and can be integrated into society.

Other prizes
2018 ─ European Product Design Award, Gold 2017 ─ iF, Gold ─ Discipline Professional Concept 2017 ─ Outstanding Adjunct Professor Award, Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts, Fudan University 2017 ─ European Product Design Award, Gold ─ Design for Sustainability 2016 ─ IDEA, Gold ─ Environments 2016 ─ red dot Design Award, Winner ─ Habitat 2016 ─ James Dyson Award, National Wineer (Taiwan) & International Top 20 Winner 2016 ─ Spark Award, Winner ─ Concept, Professional 2016 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Silver ─ Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design 2016 ─ A' Design Award & Competition, Bronze ─ Disposable and Single-Use Product Design 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Gold ─ Design for Society, Sustainable Products 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Home Interior Products, Kitchen Accessories/Tabletop 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Bronze ─ Home Interior Products, Bathroom Fittings/Appliances 2016 ─ International Design Awards, Honorable Mention ─ Safety Design 2016 ─ Sichuan-Taiwan Industrial Design Awards, Silver ─ Environments 2015 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs 2015 ─ Spark Award, Student Designs ─ Concept 2013 ─ Spark Award, Student Designs ─ Concept 2013 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Notable ─ Interaction 2013 ─ IDEA, Finalist ─ Student Designs 2012 ─ IDEA, Gold ─ Student Designs 2012 ─ Braun Prize, Special Mention ─ Student Designs 2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Gold 2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Excellent Prize 2012 ─ Fujitsu Semiconductor MCU Electronic Design Competition, Best Creative Award 2012 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Runner-up ─ Consumer Products 2012 ─ Core77 Design Award, Student Notable ─ Equipment 2012 ─ red dot Award: winner ─ Design Concept 2011 ─ red dot Award, Best of the Best ─ Design Concept

Photo Credit: Sheng-hung Lee
Credits: Photo by: Sheng-Hung Lee