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K Farm

K Farm challenges urban farming under extreme conditions and turns farming into natural education that people can enjoy. Because of this coastal condition along Victoria Harbour, It has innovated three types of farming to suit this specific climate. One is Hydroponics to provide weatherproof farming for in all conditions, two is aquaponics to study how fish and plants can coexist, and three is organic with various height and species to serve as inclusive farming.

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YiQi Hanzi Flashcards

Learning Chinese can be very visual. Chinese characters look like complicated drawings to people who don't know Chinese. YiQi Hanzi flashcards use design thinking and drawing to make the characters understandable to everyone to spread Chinese culture and the beauty of Chinese characters. The flashcards design also incorporates technology. The QR code on each card takes users to the YiQi Hanzi online learning center to expand the learning resources for each character. The whole experience design makes it easy for people to learn and memorize characters.

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Chilote House Shoes

The Chilote Shoe is a design-craft product hand-made by women in and near the Chilean Patagonia using only repurposed and up-cycled salmon leather and raw natural wool. This simple, noble, extremely comfortable and highly sustainable indoor shoe redefines the concept of inclusive and conscious consumption. It is the result of the synergy created by design guided craftsmanship, noble renewable materials from the Patagonia, and a disruptive socially inclusive production ecosystem. Each unit features a unique QR that links to specific details of the individuals involved in it's production.

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Triton

Triton is an alternative warning and guidance system used on the sea. The design is self contained and does not need a substructure. It uses sustainable energies. Triton, meaning The Little Sea God, symbolizes self reliance, durability and the perfect harmony with its environment. The name of the product is chosen especially since the name has the potential to emphasize the visual triplets of the form.

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Meet the Chef

How a corporate calendar can bring more business to Thailand's local restaurants in upcountry? What about creating more engagement with the calendar using QR Code as to see the ‘Secret Recipe’ video clips of signature dishes of 12 Thailand’s local restaurants. The clips will be uploaded to Social Network sites for easy sharing. More views will help restaurants be better known and may lead to more sales. As a result, local individual entrepreneurs can stand on their own, running their chosen business, not having to leave their hometown.

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Pet-Tree

Pet-Tree is a vertical eco gardening system made from recycled PET containers. The design consists of structural plastic pieces and PET pots that are combined to form a tree-like shape. The system also has a built in water circulation system, and it harvests rainwater while feeding plants through drip irrigation. The project allows space-starved urban gardeners to grow a wide range of plants, and it’s a great option for organic growers.

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