Congratulations to RIT students Gabriel Nicasio, Praneeth Pulusani and John Zakrzewski, the 1st place winners of the Design for (Your) Product Lifetime Student Challenge presented by Autodesk. Their design for “The Easy Access Computer Monitor”, was one of two first place selections in the Core77 student challenge.

“The Easy Access Computer Monitor offers a cost benefit to users as well as an environmental benefit in terms of reducing the number of whole monitors which are thrown away rather than repaired,” said Dan Lockton, design researcher and creator of the Design with Intent Toolkit and a challenge judge. ” In increasing users’ confidence in repairing their own products, it could also have further benefits as time goes on. I can also imagine that in many workplace IT contexts, being able to replace backlights easily would have cost benefits.”

Read more about the competition here.

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