In case you need some inspiration for the “empowering people. Award”, this book might be of great help: Design Revolution – 100 Products That Empower People. Emily Pilloton, author of the book and founder of Project H Design, has compiled a fascinating compendium of 100 design products and systems that can greatly improve life quality.
Smartly designed water filters, composting systems and medical tools are presented in 8 categories, including water, energy and education. True to the motto “Design can change the world” the author calls on designers to put humanitarian and environmental awareness over aesthetics and impact over function. The volume highlights how design can be used as a tool to empower individuals and communities in the developing world and on our own doorstep alike. Highly recommended!