Winner of ‘Design 2.0’ Announced



Dubai Design Week and Huawei Arabia today announced the winner of ‘Design 2.0’, a project for graduate design students powered by the Huawei MateBook.

Emerging graphic designers Waqass Maqsood, Jumana Ismail, and Abir Mnasria along with Zaina Khayyat from The Attic were shortlisted to take part in the competition with their works created using the MateBook on display during Dubai Design Week.

The winner by public vote is (drum roll) The Attic Studio for ‘Habitat of Fantasy’ – congratulations!

As the sole technology sponsor of Dubai Design Week, Huawei also hosted a series of educational workshops that explored how graphic design, infographics and motion graphics can be powerful storytelling tools in social, political and cultural contexts. The sessions also highlighted how critical these tools are for designers to position themselves in this digital era, where image is one of the most powerful tools of communication. The workshops were conducted by Naji El Mir, an award winning French Lebanese graphic designer and creative director, and co-founder of the Parisian studio Ne—Po.