twenty third Annual Movin’On Problem Design


This 12 months’s twenty third annual contest has been themed Balancing Sustainability and is concentrated on mobility options that deal with not one or two of these pillars, however all three. When options solely deal with individuals and revenue, the result’s equitable. When individuals and planet are addressed, the result’s bearable. And when revenue and planet are addressed, the answer is viable. Nevertheless, an answer that balances all three pillars is actually sustainable.

MovinOn Challenge Design Venn Diagram

Movin’On Problem Design welcomes entries that disrupt mobility norms in a method that exponentially enhance sustainable mobility. A sustainable mobility answer is one which reveals the attributes of security, effectivity, accessibility and is environmentally pleasant.

“Disruptive approaches are wanted to speed up mobility transformation,” mentioned Kimbrelly Kegler, Chair of the Movin’On Problem Design. “And to make a world impression, their stability have to be sustainable.”

A 2023 design submission ought to embrace the next components:

  1. 1. Determine the precise city or suburban space wherein your answer shall be deployed.
  2. 2. Describe the first function of the answer. Think about land, maritime and aviation domains.
  3. 3. Present how every pillar of sustainability is mirrored within the design.
  4. 4. Present a visible illustration of your answer exhibiting your design course of.

Problem Design is a featured program of the Movin’On Summit, the world’s foremost gathering for sustainable mobility. Michelin has been the inspiration behind Movin’On Problem Design since its inception 23 years in the past and is proud to accomplice with a world neighborhood of designers and innovators to help disruptive concepts that promote a extra sustainable future in mobility.


A Deeper Dive into the Pillars of Sustainability


The individuals pillar promotes social sustainability. It consists of initiatives associated to human well being and wellbeing, schooling, workforce growth, social justice and equality, city regeneration, neighborhood growth and cultural range. Usually, efforts to enhance social sustainability trickle into the subsequent pillar as nicely.


Revenue has to do with financial sustainability, which is the concept of supporting a inhabitants on lower than everything of its completed items and companies. Financial sustainability focuses on issues like waste discount and low-impact financial growth, however it may be immediately boosted by social sustainability initiatives.


The planet pillar is outlined by environmental sustainability. With out the planet in thoughts, sustainability is concentrated solely on society and economics, making options nothing greater than bearable. Environmental sustainability tackles points reminiscent of useful resource conservation, clear water and sanitation, and vitality manufacturing.


Q&A with the Jurors

2022 Movin’On Problem Design 1st tempo Winner: AGORA–Delivering Tradition Venture by Víctor Fernández, Damián Mora, María Mora, Fabiana Pando and Pau Verdú


Since its inception, Problem Design has loved large help from the worldwide design neighborhood. A number of jurors lately shared a few of their insights into the Problem Design program. Beneath are their responses.


What’s it wish to see the number of Problem Design entries?

“I’ve discovered a lot from all people who’s been part of this. It’s been actually inspiring…I at all times take away one thing round innovation. Why innovate? Who innovates? For whom? With whom?

“Designers are good facilitators. They’re drawback solvers. Means again in historical past, you noticed the poets and the artists that had been within the room with the politicians to assist create probably the most lovely and impactful improvements—now, you’re seeing it increasingly. You might be beginning to see creatives coming into the room.”

Angela Hariche, CEO, Catapult Design


2022 Movin’On Problem Design 2nd Winner: GAC FORMA by Sharon Ramalingam R


What are you dreaming about?

“Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this for humanity? We are attempting to enhance human life. I believe it’s as much as designers and inventive thinkers. They’re obligated to dream. They’re obligated to consider the longer term in optimistic methods. And I believe artwork is the place these forms of issues get solved.”

Chris Chapman, Former Design Director, Hyundai Design of North America


Why take this strategy to realize disruptive options?

“I believe true designers have a look at issues fully totally different. They’re nearly the other of mainstream.

“Designers (and creatives) are wired in a method that they’re continuously interested by the longer term or the right way to perhaps enhance one thing that already exists or simplify the operate of one thing that exists.

“Collaboration is at all times a very good factor. Working collectively, exchanging concepts, brainstorming and collaboration are all extraordinarily optimistic issues.”

Craig Metros, Former Design Director, North American Truck, SUV & Industrial, Ford Motor Firm

Teacher for School for Inventive Research


Why is balancing sustainability vital?

“Innovation for the sake of innovation doesn’t actually get us anyplace, however innovation with the will to attain a aim with a function—that’s what we wish.

“Since its starting, Michelin has been an innovation chief in mobility. Innovation with a function, with the intent of creating the world a greater place—that’s what we want and that’s the function of Movin’On.”

Damien Michelin, Honorary Juror


How do entrants deliver visions to life?

“Designers can visualize one thing. They’re nearly at all times taking pictures for that factor. It’s on the market someplace—the visualization a part of it, the flexibility to venture situations. Actually, they see it of their thoughts after which manifest it [so that] everybody else can even visualize it.

“The top aim for any designer to achieve success is to grasp what the individuals want after which discover a answer for it. That’s the backside line.”

Dave Marek, Acura World Inventive Director, Honda R&D Americas Inc.


How does one leverage innovation?

“Innovation and inspiration come from in all places. There isn’t a set route of the place or the right way to clear up an issue. Generally you’re provided a brand new know-how or an innovation. Generally you have already got at the back of your thoughts a set of issues that this innovation will clear up and so it begins to click on. Generally you’re simply ideating and conceptualizing, and you’re looking for innovation that can assist you.”

Freeman Thomas, Former World Superior Design Director, Ford Motor Firm
CEO, Meyers Manx


What does collaboration appear to be with Problem Design?

“You end up collaborating with engineering faculties. Then there are all of the startups. There are firms which might be creating supplies or creating processes. I believe that’s tremendous vital as a result of it’s an out of doors view of our enterprise, and we are able to study so much from that. So, it’s numerous cross pollination between totally different industries.

“All people out there may be trying to collaborate, and it isn’t solely a studying second, but it surely’s additionally a second the place you should utilize different individuals’s experience to drive your design and your online business ahead.”

Frank Saucedo, Former Design Director, Basic Motors


How will we guarantee our work is making a distinction?

“Society has by no means had extra wants. Designers wish to know, ‘What sort of a distinction can we make?’ ‘How can my function make a distinction?’

“System pondering in all probability finest flows from good remark (like da Vinci did), trying in regards to the world round us and the way ecosystems work, how the pure world works. Designers are realizing that you could system assume finest with collaboration with different individuals, different talent units, know-how, enterprise, social understanding and extra.”

Stewart Reed, Chair, Transportation Design Division, Artwork Middle School of Design


World Affect Yr After Yr

2022 Movin’On Problem Design third place Winner: RR:Alpha by Sheik Imthiyas Ahamed

The 5 most up-to-date Challenges acknowledged winners from Spain, South Korea, Denmark, China, India, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Ukraine, Greece, France, Russia, Colombia, Taiwan, Mexico, United States, Indonesia, Argentina, and Algeria. The winners had been from numerous backgrounds, together with structure, engineering, metropolis planning, transportation design and artwork. Since its inception greater than 14,000 entries have been obtained from 134 nations. The 2022 Problem Design noticed the variety of feminine entries improve to 25 p.c.

The wonder and supreme problem of this 12 months’s occasion is that designers are being invited to create not simply options, however balanced options. Entries at the moment are open for 2023 Movin’On Problem Design.

Those that want to take part ought to register on-line at earlier than remaining submissions are due February 28, 2023.

Winners shall be acknowledged in the course of the 2023 Movin’On Summit in June. You’ll be able to study extra about Movin’On by visiting

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(Picture Courtesy: Movin’On Problem Design for Automotive Physique Design)


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