ITS wins East Java Dekranasda competition

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Finalists of the Product Design and 3D Printing Competition are with East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa and the judges. (Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Surabaya – A Product Design and 3D Printing Competition held by the East Java Regional Crafts Council (Dekranasda) East Java was held at Geco Co-Working Space Surabaya, Tuesday (1/21/2020). The Ten November Institute of Technology (ITS) won all the beginner’s categories in the final competition, with the theme of “East Java Youth Preparing to Face 4.0 Era with 3D Printing Technology”. 

The innovations brought by participants from ITS also followed evaluation criteria in the competition, namely, creativity and innovation, the quality of design presentations, the quality of 3D-printed products and the level of cost-efficiency incurred. “ITS students excel in conformity with the theme of this competition, which targets the Millennial generation,” said Djoko Kuswanto ST MBiotech, one of the judges, in a release received by Independent Observer, Friday (1/24/2020). 

First prize winner Vaya Herlina carries a product innovation in the form of a tote bag that can be disassembled front and back, so users can change the color of the motif as desired. This product that has a 3D motif is produced by the fact that women today, especially Millennials, are fond of changing bags as they are easily bored and follow fashion trends. “The product called ‘Aurora’ was inspired by the Dayak tribal motif in Kalimantan,” said the ITS Department of Product Design (Despro) student. 

The ITS Wrist Team, which won second place, innovated with an environmentally-friendly wristwatch with a futuristic, eco-watch design. It is environmentally-friendly because it uses materials from polymer filaments made from plastic waste. “The product we call Wrist is no less eye-catching when paired with conventional watches in general, using magnets for the locking system so that it’s easier and more economical,” said team representative, Ghalib Abyan, a Material Engineering student. 

Meanwhile, Surya Pusparina, through her work named ‘Zhuchi’, won third place. The product, in the form of home decor furniture, combines the functions of decorative lighting with plant pots. Zhuchi, who applied a pattern typical of this area, was created because of the rise of minimalist trends with a Simple and Authentic concept. “The simple concept focuses on product operations, while I apply this authentic concept to showcase regional culture,” said the Design Product student. 

According to Djoko Kuswanto, the winners of the beginner’s category already understands the characteristics of 3D printers that require 3D modeling skills. “The first and second winners who made the bag and watch were very suitable for Millennials, so was the third-place winner very much following the current lifestyle, namely, contemporary home decor,” he said. (*/est)