Yonsei Students Win Prestigious Design Award

      March 11, 2010 07:09

      Song Ye-seul (right) and Yin Hui show a creation which won an award at the iF 2010 Design Awards. /Courtesy of Yonsei University

      Two students at Yonsei University won an award at the iF 2010 Design Awards. Song Ye-seul, a senior student in Library & Information Science, and Chinese student Yin Hui, who is a junior in Human Environment & Design, won an iF Concept Award with "Read Me" USB.

      The iF Design Awards, which was founded in 1953 by the Hanover Fair, is one of three most prestigious design contests in the world along with the red dot design award and the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Only 100 out of over 5,500 works entered in the competition were awarded. The award winning works will be displayed at the Hanover Fair until the end of this month.

      "Read Me" USB tells how much storage capacity is left in the USB with LED numbers when the user touches the memory stick. The two students were praised for greatly increasing the convenience of users with a simple idea. Song said, "We started from the idea to improve the shortcoming of current USB memory sticks that don't tell you whether you have enough memory for further use before you connect it to the computer. We're very happy with the result."

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