27/04/2009

Design Council offers 100k to make phones more secure


The Design Council is offering four prizes of £100,000 each to winning teams of designers/technologists who can come up with a way to make mobile phones useless to thieves

You have to come up with a marketable solution for securing the data held on mobiles and pitch your idea to the judges. The winners will have thier concept developed and stand a chance of changing the way mobile units are built from here on.

The Design Council is often critised, by designers and design business owners, for it's relevance or value. But schemes like this really show how great an organisation it really is. What a brilliant way to engage designers in furthering the development of everyday technology. This competition really brings together designers under one common problem and uses design against crime.

Who's up for it?

Full details here