<a href="http://design-milk.com/creative-sessions-desk-fan-design-challenge/play-usb-deskfan-4/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/PLAY-USB-deskfan-4-810x617.png" alt="Creative Session’s Desk Fan Design Challenge" /></a>
Design tandem/brothers <a href="http://creativesession.com/" rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Creative Session</a> put out a simple call to the global community of industrial designers: <a href="http://creativesession.com/blog/" rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">redesign the humble desk fan</a>. The challenge listed only a few simple criteria to abide by: the form factor must be sized for the desk, includes an on/off button or switch, operates by battery or USB power, articulates, and incorporates blades to move air in a variety of directions. Designers were welcomed to use all varieties of design software to articulate their idea, ranging from a sketch, to Photoshop, to even a Google spreadsheet.
We happened upon the challenge via Elvin Chu
, an industrial designer at San Francisco’s Matter, whose own minimalist bent aluminum frame and removable USB powered foam-bladed fan introduced us to the #blowingwithcs
competition. Here are a handful of other designs that “blew us away”:
The #blowingwithcs is still open for submissions, with additional information here
and current submissions tagged over at Instagram
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