Degree Show 2016

27th May – 2nd June

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The following images represent a small proportion of the outstanding work at our degree show, which opened last Thursday with a private view for guests from industry. This year’s exhibition features the best work from students graduating in Automotive, Transport, Product and Interior Design.

If you’re intrigued to visit the show, then do hurry, as it closes this Thursday. Details here:

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Recent Coventry graduate Timur Bozca has been crowned Young Designer of the Year in the 2015 ShowBoats Design Awards for his project Cauta (beating 33 other entries).

In the judges’ opinion, his design was “unique in its Dynarig sail plan, which, in combination with what was considered to be a very proficient, forward-looking exterior design, created an accomplished yacht of striking appearance.”

Congratulations Timur!

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Inaugural Win

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David Rowles, one of our third year students, scooped the top prize in the inaugural Superyacht UK Design Competition at the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Sharing his views of the competition, David said: “It has been an amazing experience as I am totally enthused by boats. The competition has presented a lot of opportunities and there is so much to be achieved from being involved. It will also help to get us recognised. The invitation was a nice surprise, and I entered without hesitating.”

– Extract from Superyacht UK. Read more here >

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RINA Marine Design Conference 2014

RINA Marine Design Conference
3-4 September 2014

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Aquivica by Tim Thompson

The RINA Marine Design Conference 2014 is underway. Renowned delegates and speakers from around the World are gathered in the University’s Alan Berry lecture theatre to discuss new ideas, innovations and challenges in Marine Design.

The conference has been jointly organised by RINA, EBDIG (The European Boat Design Innovation Group), Lloyds Register and Coventry University. Coventry’s resident marine expert Dr. Sean McCartan began the proceedings this morning with The Marine Design Manifesto. The conference includes no less than nine papers from Coventry University academics (not counting graduates!).


NewDesigners 2014

ID have two stands at this year’s NewDesigners exhibition at the Business Design Centre in London, which is open to the general public from today.


Automotive & Transport Design

The show began yesterday with a VIP and Press preview, during which we enjoyed awards success with Product Design graduand Alex Daniels finishing runner up in the Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year Award 2014 (Part 2). This was arguably the highest accolade of the evening awarded to an Industrial Designer (first place going to Graphics). Alex was presented with his trophy, a cheque for £500 and a bottle of Absolut vodka by keynote speaker Sir John Sorrell. Alex’s design for a walking aid caught the judges’ attention by innovatively addressing an un-glamorous design problem. They commented: “Taking on an unglamorous product, Alex has brought a fresh new approach and an elegant solution to the walking aid. He has made it into an inclusive product suitable for both the elderly and injured.”

Degree Show 2014: Open!

The Coventry University Degree Show 2014 is now open to the public.

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ID kicked off the show last Thursday evening with an industry-only private view. The whole of the Coventry School of Art & Design then opened on Friday for friends and family.

This year ID is not only exhibiting the best graduating work in Automotive, Transport and Product Design, but also a showcase of work from our newest course – Interior Design, which is two years old and will have its first graduates next year.

The exhibition has been extremely well-received so far… come and see what all the fuss is about!

Opening Times:
Saturday 31st May – Thursday 5th June
10:00 – 17:00 Daily

ID’s exhibits are all based in the Maurice Foss Building, Cox Street, Coventry City Centre (click for map).

Other Useful Links:
Official Degree Show Website >
Student-Run ID Show Blog >
Automotive/Transport Design Show Booklet >
Product Design Show Booklet >

Photos of the show coming soon…


Design x Technology

Second International Multidisciplinary Pressure Cooker Workshop
Coventry University x HAN University
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During an Easter workshop, 30 students from Coventry University and HAN University (whose students travelled to Coventry from The Netherlands) developed concepts for smart life jackets; wearable technology that could save lives.

In a first for both Universities, students of different courses participated in the workshop – Automotive, Transport, Product and Interior Design students worked in groups with Dutch IT Engineers and Communication students.