The Buckminster Fuller Challenge is an award that every designer wants to win. Buckminster Fuller was a designer that was ahead of his time with his designs. To win the Buckminster Fuller award means a lifetime of recognition.
This year's award was given to the designers of Mobility on Demand, a fleet of shared-use electric vehicles. The one shown here, the RoboScooter, is a foldable electric scooter with surprising speed and range.
Implications - With so many different things to do in each day, modern consumers are looking for more efficient ways to complete their tasks. Products that help shoppers to save time are appealing to those who want to finish their responsibilities with some time to spare.