Integrated Design MFA Student Ranks “Best of the Best” at IDEA Awards

Blink 2Belfug Sener, Blink
Belfug Sener, an Integrated Design MFA candidate, received a Gold 2017 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in Student Design for “Blink,” a smart device that allows users to measure vital signs and perform basic medical tests at home.

Administered by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the IDEA award is one of the world’s most rigorous competitions honoring exceptional product designs. Entries this year were submitted by hundreds of designers from 54 countries on six continents.

According to IDSA Board of Directors Chair Emeritus John Barratt, “We had representation from all over the world. The level of competition is extreme. It’s an incredible achievement to win.”