PHASE 1 – The Design Brainstorm Challenge
A poster competition to present design and technology ideas for an accessible flight simulator, with the chance to win prizes for your school/youth group. Prizes include fully-funded educational visits and vouchers for your school/group.
There are two age categories – one for primary ages 6-11 and one for secondary ages 11-19. Entries are welcomed from schools, colleges and youth groups.
PHASE 1 – WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
PRIMARY (AGES 6-11)
You don’t need to be a top artist to take part! We are looking for innovative ideas that can make a difference.
For this age group the focus will be on the creative ideas that have been put forward by entrants and innovative ways to help people with disabilities use the simulator.
Launch Date TBC
SECONDARY (AGES 11-19)
We’re looking for more focus on innovation, structured thinking and practical application of the design concept being proposed.
Posters should demonstrate engineering and technology research, describe your design ideas, highlight any engineering principles that underpin your designs, and what solutions are proposed to enable accessibility for a range of disabilities.
This might include visual or hearing impairment, access for wheelchair users or options for people with autism. Show how your design could work in practice, including the key materials that would be used.
For example, you may be using 3D printers to make some of the parts or a particular software package for the flight sim software. You may be looking at incorporating new technologies such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence or eye gaze technology. Show how you would design or source your solutions and what the costs would be.
You can use all available tools to enhance your poster design, from hand-drawn illustration to computer-aided design software, images of any prototypes or models.
Secondary ages entry deadline: TBC