ID Win Prestigious Red Dot Awards

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 / Red Dot Design Ranking

Students at Coventry University have beaten over 4,750 entries from 63 countries to win what is considered an ‘Oscar’ of the global design industry, and have helped the University achieve a number one ranking for design in the UK.

Led by Senior Lecturer, Clive Hilton, two groups of postgraduates (Team Pangea and Team Hercules), have won the Red Dot ‘Best Concept Award’ and ‘Best of Best Concept Award’ respectively in recognition of their designs for an innovative earth-digging excavator, which were conceived as part of a collaboration with Leamington-based global engineering consultant Ricardo plc.


The design from Team Hercules, which was one of only 40 to be awarded the ‘Best of Best Concept’ accolade

MA Automotive Design Graduate Flying High in Beijing


MA Automotive Design graduate, Can Huang, has secured a graduate job with Hyundai in Bejing. Can was presented with awards for ‘Best Model’ and ‘Best Concept’ at the University’s industry private view earlier in the year. He then submitted a winning design entitled Sustainable Future Sports Car, which generated interested from leading publication Car Design News.

Following this success, Can has managed to secure a graduate position in Hyundai Motors, Beijing. Can will be working as an Exterior Designer for Hyundai and said: “This role offers fantastic opportunities to work on live projects and carry out that work in a great environment with the best facilities.”

Can continued: “I’m looking forward to working in a professional design environment, working on production cars, competing with experienced designers in both the China studio and the other three studios in the world. I get instruction from experienced designers, which has improved a lot of my sketches and design ability.”


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Batteries Included

MSc Design and Transport students were treated to a look at Travel De Courcey’s battery electric powered Optare Versa buses on Monday morning this week. Travel company boss Mike De Courcey explained it had been his ambition to be the first UK operator to use the buses fitted with the fast charging technology at the War Memorial Park bus stop. The three buses are being exclusively used for the Park & Ride South to city-centre route. With a maximum range of approx 70 miles on a full charge, these first generation buses manage 9 or more round trips before needing a top-up charge from the fast charging points. The buses are recharged at the end of the day’s operations at the bus depot at Rowley Drive, near Coventry Airport using a trickle charger on-board the vehicles from a 3-phase mains supply.

DSCN1529 - Mike De Courcey explains the technology to MSc Design and Transport students