Leo Chao Wins International Forum Design Award
Leo Chao (08) was presented with a Concept Award in the iF Design competition for his medical assistive garment for autistic children, Beagle, a scarf/hoodie designed for children with autism.
The iF competition, one of the preeminent international industrial design competitions, challenged up-and-coming, young designers from around the globe to compete. More than 3,200 entries were received for the iF concept award 2009, submitted by 1,840 contestants from 39 different nations. Respected specialists selected the "Best 100" during the final adjudication held March 3, 2009, Hannover, Germany. Beagle, ranked 28 out of the 100 awards presented.