Winners at IXDA Awards!

Friday, 9th Feb 2018

There were a whole host of CIID winners at the 2018 IXDA Awards in Lyon last night. Including Bjørn Karmann who won the best student award and then graciously shared this with the CIID student/alumni community.

Shu Yang Lin won the Future Voice award and we’re looking forward to seeing the video for that.

We are so proud of everyone and hope these awards open the doors to new opportunities.



Objectifier – Bjørn Karmann’s project won the ‘Empowering’ category.

The Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviors. It gives an experience of training an artificial intelligence; a shift from a passive consumer to an active, playful director of domestic technology.



The Internet Phone by James Zhou, Sebastian Hunkeler, Isak Frostå and Jens Obel. This one is in the ‘Engaging’ category. Encouraging self expression and/or creativity.

With the Internet Phone, you can access websites with the nostalgic interface of a rotary phone. Look up the IP address of the website you want to call in a special cyber directory, dial the twelve digit IP address using the rotary, and wait for your website to be read out loud in the receiver. If you are feeling adventurous, you can enhance your experience with four different mode tokens – article, developer, incognito, and history.

Special mentions for the following projects which made it to the shortlist.


Just Go by Bora Kim, Christopher Bogár, Kelvyn Ornette Sol Marte and Yee Mun Ooi – in the ‘Empowering’ category. Enabling people to go beyond their limits.


Grishma Rao for _ghostKit