Winning marks of good design

(Clockwise from top) Hegen milk bottles, the Pocket Money payment device and the OCBC Bank ATM area at OUE Downtown Gallery.
Hegen milk bottles (above), the Pocket Money payment device and the OCBC Bank ATM area at OUE Downtown Gallery.PHOTOS: HEGEN, OCBC BANK, RING THEORY AND SUTD-MIT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTRE
(Clockwise from top) Hegen milk bottles, the Pocket Money payment device and the OCBC Bank ATM area at OUE Downtown Gallery.
Hegen milk bottles, the Pocket Money payment device (above) and the OCBC Bank ATM area at OUE Downtown Gallery.PHOTOS: HEGEN, OCBC BANK, RING THEORY AND SUTD-MIT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTRE
(Clockwise from top) Hegen milk bottles, the Pocket Money payment device and the OCBC Bank ATM area at OUE Downtown Gallery.
Hegen milk bottles, the Pocket Money payment device and the OCBC Bank ATM area (above) at OUE Downtown Gallery.PHOTOS: HEGEN, OCBC BANK, RING THEORY AND SUTD-MIT INTERNATIONAL DESIGN CENTRE

A milk bottle, a new banking area and a pocket-sized payment device are among more than 70 projects that won this year's Singapore Good Design Mark accolade

A future where lower primary school pupils pay for their lunch with digital wallets rather than coins and notes may be closer than many think.

A sleek, pocket-sized device, dubbed "Pocket Money", lets them pay for things electronically while learning to recognise the different coin denominations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'Winning marks of good design'. Print Edition | Subscribe