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"05.12.2016 17:11:02" designweek.co.uk Tobacco giants lose appeal against plain cigarette packaging - Design Week British American Tobacco (BAT) and others appealed the decision to remove individual designs from cigarette packets in May, but have lost their case. Tobacco companies have lost their appeal to retain individual designs on cigarette packets:
"05.12.2016 16:24:02" designweek.co.uk Apple reveals it could be developing a self-driving car - Design Week The tech firm's intentions have been revealed in a letter sent to US transport regulators about the “societal benefits of automated vehicles”. Apple has confirmed its plans to develop a self-driving car, in a letter sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
"03.12.2016 14:32:00" designweek.co.uk Which home product is in desperate need of a redesign? - Design Week This week, we wrote about Dyson filing a patent for a new toothbrush. We ask designers which other domestic appliance they would like to see reimagined. We ask designers which domestic appliance they would like to see reimagined:
"03.12.2016 14:00:00" designweek.co.uk Designers praise decision to save A-level art history - Design Week The A-level subject was set to be scrapped in October, but following a petition which saw more than 8,000 signatures, it will be revived next year. Art history was set to be scrapped as an A-Level but exam board Pearson has saved it. Designers tell us why the subject is so valuable: http://bit.ly/2gIJl1J
"02.12.2016 17:14:21" designweek.co.uk Design Museum appoints Alice Black as co-director - Design Week Lord Mandelson will also replace Luqman Arnold as chairman of the board of trustees from March next year. Following the opening of its new home in Kensington, London last month, the Design Museum has announced the appointment of Alice Black as its co-director:
"02.12.2016 15:19:13" #DW30 #DW30
Design Week is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The print magazine ran from 1986-2011 before moving online. We've been rummaging through the print archive and here are some of the classic issues that have shown up.
"02.12.2016 15:06:25" Design Week at 30: Dids Macdonald looks back In the latest of our Design Week at 30 series, Anti Copying in Design chief executive Dids Macdonald reflects on a career which has taken her from interior designer to champion of intellectual property.
Read the full article in here: http://bit.ly/2gI9Vrx
"02.12.2016 12:45:00" designweek.co.uk University of Greenwich rebranded for better digital recognition - Design Week The London university has kept its compass logo but made it simpler and flatter so that it can be used more easily across digital platforms. The University of Greenwich has a new logo, adopting a simpler version of its existing compass crest: http://bit.ly/2fSGKQQ
"02.12.2016 12:21:50" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a new Airbnb interiors concept to a Design Museum exhibition - we round-up the important design news from the last seven days. Airbnb's new headquarters, designs of the year at the Design Museum and Apple's retro flip-phone idea - a look at the week's design news: http://bit.ly/2fZQnkd
"02.12.2016 11:40:27" designweek.co.uk D&AD New Blood Shift offers an alternative route into a design career - Design Week The free 12-week course is designed to help young people without formal design training find a job in the creative industries. 17 young creatives with no formal design training have taken part in the D&AD's inaugural 12-week creative night school:
"02.12.2016 09:49:08" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in December - Design Week This month Design Week is celebrating its 30th birthday, and you can hear designer Jonathan Barnbrook discuss his relationship with typography. This month Design Week celebrates its 30th birthday, and designer Jonathan Barnbrook talks about his career in typography:
"01.12.2016 18:35:36" designweek.co.uk Airbnb rethinks interior design strategy for new international headquarters - Design Week Airbnb's new international headquarters in Dublin is its first office space where the architectural layout has been designed from scratch. It is the first time that Airbnb has designed the architectural layout of an interior space, as the building, now known as The Warehouse, was just a shell before the company moved in...
"30.11.2016 17:37:40" designweek.co.uk Moves & Changes – industry news - Design Week A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world. We round up the latest moves, changes and appointments in the design world:
"30.11.2016 16:53:31" designweek.co.uk Lypsyl undergoes rebrand to appear more "contemporary" - Design Week The lip balm brand has been around for 125 years and needed a new logo to keep up with competitors, says design consultancy Seymourpowell. The new look hopes to refresh the lip balm brand and help it compete in the market: http://bit.ly/2fDSStK
"30.11.2016 13:42:01" designweek.co.uk Apple could develop bendable flip-phone - Design Week The design, which nods to the clamshell flip-phones developed in the 1990s, would incorporate new technologies such as an OLED screen. Apple could be looking to bring a touch of 1990s nostalgia to the iPhone, according to a US patent for a phone that flips in half, which was lodged by the tech company:
"30.11.2016 12:30:22" designweek.co.uk Mather & Co designs interactive experience for birthplace of rugby - Design Week The World Rugby Hall of Fame is based in the birthplace of the game, Rugby, and offers an interactive experience showing visitors the history of the sport. Mather & Co has designed The World Rugby Hall of Fame, based in the place where the sport was first born in the 1800s:
"29.11.2016 12:03:01" designweek.co.uk Dyson patents smart toothbrush with inbuilt water jet - Design Week If developed, the toothbrush could clean teeth by firing a burst of “fluid” in-between them. Dyson could be looking to develop an electric toothbrush which would clean users' teeth using a jet of water, according to a US patent lodged by the tech company:
"29.11.2016 11:38:25" HTC VIVE – designing a virtual reality system from scratch. HTC VIVE – designing a virtual reality system from scratch.
In this documentary we speak to HTC Creative Labs corporate vice president Drew Bamford who led an integrated design team and worked with other partners to deliver HTC's first virtual reality
"29.11.2016 10:47:07" designweek.co.uk How retailers' window displays are attracting Christmas shoppers - Design Week We take a look at retailers' flagship stores to see how festive-themed shop windows are being used to entice millions of seasonal shoppers in the capital. Festive-themed shop windows in retailers' flagship stores are being used to attract millions of seasonal shoppers:
"28.11.2016 14:21:04" designweek.co.uk Hammond's Autumn Statement: a "fundamental misunderstanding" of art and science - Design Week This week's Autumn Statement favoured science over culture by billions of pounds. Creatives tell us why the Government's attitude needs to be reassessed. Compared to the £4.7bn promised to development in science, £850,000 doesn't seem like much. The error made by the Government is that creativity and science are not seen as inextricably linked, says product designer Sebastian Conran...
"28.11.2016 14:15:26" designweek.co.uk John Spencer: "Universities aren't the future of design education" - Design Week John Spencer – who recently stepped down as an external examiner at a leading university – on why he thinks universities are failing design students and how industry-backed social enterprises may be a viable alternative. John Spencer looks at why design degrees have become a “scam” and considers another route for would-be designers:
"28.11.2016 10:12:12" designweek.co.uk Safeway brand set to return to the high street - Design Week The announcement by Morrisons signals the supermarket chain's desire to make its products more “accessible” for customers. The Morrisons-owned Safeway brand is being revived as a wholesale range, which is set to be stocked at independent retailers across the UK: http://bit.ly/2fbFCfY
"26.11.2016 14:00:01" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From Design Week's 30th birthday to a Design Museum exhibition created by Morag Myerscough - we round up the important design news from the last seven days. A Design Museum exhibition created by Morag Myerscough and a WeTransfer rebrand - the important design news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/2fh1FSq
"25.11.2016 12:10:52" designweek.co.uk WeTransfer drops "Transfer" and becomes "We" in rebrand - Design Week File sending website WeTransfer has been redesigned and rebranded, with a new, shorter "We" logo. Online file sharing website WeTransfer has unveiled a new logo which places greater focus on the “We”, to put more emphasis on the creative community rather than the service:
"25.11.2016 11:57:34" designweek.co.uk 30 years from now what design challenges might designers be addressing? - Design Week As Design Week marks its 30th birthday we ask designers to imagine what sort of design challenges they could be faced with in 30 years time. Self-fixing machines, sentient design, 3D-printed products made of more than one material, "brain patches"...
"24.11.2016 09:54:37" Design Week at 30: How the magazine began (part 2) Here's the part 2 of our chat with the founding editor Jeremy Myerson, We catch up with him to find out about the beginnings of the magazine and the booming 1986 design industry.
"23.11.2016 19:22:00" designweek.co.uk Book extract: British Rail Design 1948-97 by David Lawrence - Design Week David Lawrence's new book looks at the design successes and failures of Britain's rail system over the course of the 20th century. Check out this exclusive extract from David Lawrence's new book, which looks at the design successes and failures of Britain's rail system over the course of the 20th century:
"23.11.2016 18:06:44" designweek.co.uk This is what airports could look like by 2040 - Design Week Technological advancements currently under development include laser molecular body scanners which would remove the need for physical scanners. The airport of the future could see physical checks and lengthy waiting times become a thing of the past, according to new research which looks at technologies currently in development:
"23.11.2016 18:00:00" designweek.co.uk Morag Myerscough creates new Design Museum's first exhibition - Design Week Designer Maker User has been designed by Studio Myerscough with the aim of creating a space that explores the relationship between designers and consumers. Morag Myerscough has created the Design Museum's first permanent exhibition, Designer Maker User, which is a curated selection of the museum's collection: http://bit.ly/2ghrqkZ
"23.11.2016 17:23:14" designweek.co.uk Autumn Statement 2016: how will it affect designers? - Design Week Chancellor Philip Hammond says he will invest in digital infrastructure and faster 5G broadband, and introduce more tax breaks for small businesses. We take a look at chancellor Philip Hammond's plans for the digital industry and small businesses: http://bit.ly/2ghpw45
"23.11.2016 11:51:14" Design Week at 30: How the magazine began (part 1) Design Week is 30 years old and we're kicking off a year-long celebration by joining founding editor Jeremy Myerson to find out about the beginnings of the magazine and the buoyant design industry of 1986.
Stay tuned for part two where we'll be looking
"22.11.2016 12:26:00" designweek.co.uk DesignStudio breaks from “cold” art world with Artfinder rebrand - Design Week The online art marketplace's new identity features a pink dot, based on the circular stickers which indicate when a piece of art has been sold. DesignStudio has redesigned the visual identity for Artfinder, a London and Miami-based online marketplace which offers artworks suitable for a range of budgets:
"22.11.2016 11:10:52" designweek.co.uk Shortlist revealed for UK Holocaust Memorial competition - Design Week The ten international teams were selected from almost 100 entries, and include Zaha Hadid Architects with Anish Kapoor. Ten teams, including Zaha Hadid Architects with artist Anish Kapoor, have been shortlisted to design a new National Holocaust Memorial, the UK Government has announced:
"21.11.2016 11:03:00" designweek.co.uk Recyclable paper bike helmet wins James Dyson Award - Design Week The £30,000 prize will go towards developing the design student's helmet concept, while £5,000 will also be awarded to her university. A foldable paper helmet designed to be used for bike share programmes has won the international stage of this year's James Dyson Award:
"21.11.2016 09:48:17" designweek.co.uk Pentagram's Paula Scher rebrands The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada - Design Week It is the charity's first update to its identity in over 60 years, with the aim of inspiring young people to support its fundraising activities. Pentagram partner Paula Scher has redesigned the visual identity for The Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, a national charity whose mission is to prevent heart disease and stroke:
"18.11.2016 15:50:15" designweek.co.uk "What is your favourite use of an animal in a logo?" - Design Week From the natural to the naughty, designers consider their favourite uses of animals in logos and tell us what makes them connect with people. Designers consider their favourite logos featuring animals...
"18.11.2016 12:47:37" designweek.co.uk New Design Museum hopes to attract general public - not just designers - Design Week The new Design Museum, which will open to the public on 24 November, wants to appeal to a wider audience and break down elitist ideas of "good design". A first look at the brand new Design Museum on London's Kensington High Street: http://bit.ly/2fCwIad
"17.11.2016 15:43:56" designweek.co.uk Falmouth University temporarily scraps "expensive" art and design foundation course - Design Week The university's Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, which costs some students £100 in tuition fees, has been suspended for at least one academic year. “Education in the arts is becoming increasingly downtrodden", reads an online petition set up to stop the course's closure, which has garnered almost 5,000 signatures: http://bit.ly/2fA3Lfd
"16.11.2016 10:01:41" media.giphy.com gph.is Design Week is celebrating its 30th birthday and beginning a year-long programme of features, videos and events focusing on the past, present and future of design. Here we highlight some of our favourite covers from the print magazine, which ran from 1986
"15.11.2016 17:08:11" designweek.co.uk "Brexit 2": What does Trump's win mean for US designers? - Design Week We speak to US-based designers and associations about how one of the most controversial presidential wins in history will affect the design industry. The US design industry reacts to Trump's win, and looks at how it might affect the sector: http://bit.ly/2fCvWHT
"15.11.2016 13:03:27" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk How design is shaping new retail experiences | Age of Design How design is shaping new retail experiences Our panel of Age of Design experts tell us how design is bringing together physical and online retail experiences and becoming an enabler for the introduction of new business models. By Tom Banks 14th November In this interview session we look at the future of retail and hear from experts about how design is helping physical and online retail experiences to become increasingly complementary and interactive
"15.11.2016 12:29:01" designweek.co.uk Foster + Partners to redevelop aviary at ZSL London Zoo - Design Week The Grade II listed structure, originally designed in the 1960s, will be upgraded to include a new walk-through colobus monkey enclosure. Architectural firm Foster + Partners has been commissioned by ZSL London Zoo to renovate its Snowdown Aviary:
"15.11.2016 11:16:00" designweek.co.uk Amazon launches voice-controlled music service - Design Week Amazon Music Unlimited will directly compete with other music streaming sites such as Spotify and offer additional “conversational” functionality. Amazon has launched a music streaming service to rival Spotify, which has been designed in-house and comes with smart voice controls:
"13.11.2016 14:00:00" designweek.co.uk Pentagram's Harry Pearce rebrands The Old Vic theatre - Design Week The design for the London theatre takes inspiration from the wall-painted typographic style found on many of the city's historic buildings. “It's a very simple system but it changes constantly. It has to be open because the kind of stuff that goes on there ranges from comedy to tragedy. It is so varied that the identity has to swallow up all of those differences.” http://bit.ly/2etVb1Z
"13.11.2016 13:10:39" designweek.co.uk How investing in staff training could help grow your business - Design Week Adam Fennelow, head of services at the Design Business Association (DBA), talks about how focusing on staff development could benefit your business. The benefits of training your staff far outweigh the expense, says the DBA's Adam Fennelow: http://bit.ly/2eUcnw8
"12.11.2016 13:46:00" designweek.co.uk Brentford FC gets new "simpler, bolder" bee crest - Design Week The redesign by London-based studio, Article, is inspired by the club's previous roundel crest from the 1970s. Article has redesigned Brentford Football Club's crest, ahead of its expected move to a new stadium in Kew Bridge, west London in 2018:
"11.11.2016 15:44:44" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a string of Adobe Creative Cloud updates, to a new design mentoring scheme for women, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. From a Kingsmill rebrand to Adobe's Creative Cloud updates and a look at recent US presidential branding - here's the important design news from the week: http://bit.ly/2eK70MZ
"11.11.2016 15:39:41" designweek.co.uk RCA appoints Paul Anderson as dean of design school - Design Week The designer previously created the Glasgow School of Art's Digital Design Studio, and ran it until July 2016. Professor Paul Anderson has been appointed as dean of the Royal College of Art's School of Design:
"11.11.2016 15:28:10" designweek.co.uk National Memorial Arboretum rebrands to make its logo clearer - Design Week The new logo alludes to the centre's less well-known links to non-military related memorials, as well as the meaning of the word arboretum. Marketing agency, Business Partners London (BPL), has redesigned the National Memorial Arboretum's logo, coinciding with the opening of a £15.7 million Remembrance Centre at its site in Alrewas, Staffordshire:
"10.11.2016 13:45:00" designweek.co.uk Video interview: Mark Adams, Vauxhall vice president of design - Design Week We spoke to Vauxhall's Mark Adams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 about the future of car design and getting into the automotive industry. One of the heads of design at Vauxhall talks to us about upcoming trends in car design and how to get into the automotive industry: http://bit.ly/2fnIFhz
"10.11.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Students will design new wayfinding system for Sheffield Institute of the Arts - Design Week Designers are working with the art college and its students to create a graphic system that will be ever-changing. The art college is working with designers Andy Altmann and Andy Stevens alongside students to create a new signage system which will change every year: http://bit.ly/2fUkmvU
"10.11.2016 12:05:24" designweek.co.uk Brand Trump and the presidential campaigns of the last 8 years As Donald Trump makes history with an unexpected and controversial presidential win, we look at the part graphics has played in elections from 2008 to present. We take a look at the part graphics has played in recent US presidential elections - from the Obama icon that went viral, to the controversial Trump Pence logo which was scrapped: http://bit.ly/2fWKGEW
"10.11.2016 10:14:15" designweek.co.uk “I rely on Maths every day” - the alternative skills designers couldn't live without - Design Week We ask designers which other non-vocational subjects have helped them get to where they are today. Last week, Land Design Studio creative director Peter Higgins urged designers to protest against the decision to axe A-level art history. We ask designers which other non-design related subjects have helped them get to where they are
"09.11.2016 11:02:55" designweek.co.uk Kingsmill drops last year's rebrand and takes on "warmer" logo - Design Week Kingsmill has been given a new visual identity by BrandOpus 18 months after its last rebrand, to help it keep up as "sliced bread sales decline". The last Kingsmill logo, which was revealed in May 2015, has been ditched and replaced with a more hand-drawn visual look: http://bit.ly/2eCKrK8
"08.11.2016 17:50:29" designweek.co.uk Shortlisted designs revealed for Illuminated River light installation on Thames - Design Week Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River competition, with 17 London bridges illuminated as part of a permanent installation. Six shortlisted proposals have been unveiled for the Illuminated River design competition, which will see 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge lit up as part of a permanent light installation:
"08.11.2016 14:49:19" designweek.co.uk Bath and Bristol-based designers “more productive” than rest of England and Wales, report reveals - Design Week A report has revealed that design businesses in the region have a 3-5% higher turnover of income on average than in the rest of England and Wales. Designers based in the Bath and Bristol region of the UK have higher levels of productivity than the rest of England and Wales, according to a new report from UWE Bristol, University of Bristol and Bath Spa University:
"08.11.2016 14:00:00" designweek.co.uk Eastbourne reveals new place branding - Design Week Mr B & Friends has designed the new visual identity for the south east town, which plays with sea wave imagery. Mr B & Friends has created the place branding to stop Eastbourne being thought of as a "retirement town": http://bit.ly/2fOI8t4
"08.11.2016 11:26:58" designweek.co.uk US election: A look at the last 8 years of presidential campaigns and branding - Design Week The US election takes place today, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump vying for the presidential seat. We look at the part campaign graphics have played. It would appear Republicans love logotypes and Democrats love icons when you look at recent US presidential campaigns…http://bit.ly/2fWKGEW
"08.11.2016 09:31:58" designweek.co.uk New memorial honouring Frank Pick unveiled at Piccadilly Circus station - Design Week Artists Langlands & Bell were commissioned to design the permanent installation to celebrate the mastermind of many of London Underground's designs. London Transport's first chief executive, Frank Pick, has been honoured with a new artwork at Piccadilly Circus station designed by Langlands & Bell:
"07.11.2016 17:20:37" designweek.co.uk Mentoring scheme devised to help women progress in design careers - Design Week Kerning the Gap, an organisation set up to address "serious equality issues" in design, is launching a mentoring scheme. Kerning the Gap founder Maher warns that the design industry is facing “a serious equality issue”, as although “70% of graphic design students are women, only 11% are creative directors.”
"07.11.2016 14:04:32" designweek.co.uk What design tool or accessory could you not live without and why? - Design Week Last week, Aron Fay launched a crowdfunding campaign to redesign the composition notebook. We ask designers about their essential design tools. We ask designers about their essential design-related tools and accessories:
"04.11.2016 15:38:00" designweek.co.uk Uber gets user experience-focused app redesign - Design Week The app will include a “trip feed” which allows the rider to do everything from order dinner to check Snapchat without leaving the app. Uber has overhauled its app for the first time in four years, with the aim of making the user experience more intuitive:
"04.11.2016 14:17:29" designweek.co.uk Dyson launches university to tackle “yawning” engineering gap - Design Week Through the Institute James Dyson will invest £15 million over the next five years to tackle the dearth of skilled engineers in the UK. James Dyson is set to launch a university to bridge the UK's engineering skills gap, offering aspiring engineers an alternative to a traditional university degree:
"04.11.2016 13:31:45" designweek.co.uk Adobe reveals new 3D design program Project Felix - Design Week Adobe has revealed its 2016 Creative Cloud updates, which include more co-editing capabilities and automation to make its programs easier to use. What Adobe's suite of releases and updates mean for designers: #AdobeMAX bit.ly/2fjecBH
"04.11.2016 13:11:44" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From new product launches by Apple and Microsoft to a Creative Industries Federation report on Brexit. Including new product launches from Apple and Microsoft, and a Creative Industries Federation report on Brexit:
"03.11.2016 15:35:00" designweek.co.uk Moves & changes – industry news - Design Week A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world. We round up the recent moves, changes and appointments in the design world:
"03.11.2016 14:22:17" designweek.co.uk The all-terrain wheelchair designed for people in developing countries - Design Week The design is also intended to be low cost and open-source so that it can be made in any kind of workshop. Social enterprise, Uji, has designed a wheelchair for disabled people living in developing countries:
"03.11.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Brexit: Industry fears immigration curbs will mean less creative talent - Design Week A report reveals that the main concerns around Brexit within the sector are around access to talent and skills, funding and trade, and copyright regulation. We summarise a report looking at the impact of Brexit on the creative industries and what the next steps should be: http://bit.ly/2erIhxt
"03.11.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk What we learnt from Pentagram, Moving Brands and others at Offset Sheffield - Design Week An array of speakers took to the stage at Offset's Sheffield, including Moving Brands, Pentagram, and Pip Jamieson. We sum up their valuable advice. Pentagram partner Jody Hudson-Powell: “Be aware of your hobbies and how to introduce them into your work. Ridiculous ideas might not seem so ridiculous in five years time.” http://bit.ly/2fuOe1M
"02.11.2016 16:23:20" designweek.co.uk Why scrapped A-level art history is "fundamental" to aspiring designers - Design Week The only exam board to run an A-level art history course, announced it is to axe the subject. Land Design Studio creative director Peter Higgins, who also holds teaching roles at Central St Martins, the RCA and Brighton University says the course plays a Peter Higgins: "In practice though, the biggest lesson that I've learned through my informal involvement in design education is that the mysterious creative process is underpinned by a critical need in response to precedents, influences and ultimately the
"02.11.2016 11:40:57" designweek.co.uk What we learnt from Pentagram, Moving Brands and others at Offset Sheffield - Design Week An array of speakers took to the stage at Offset's Sheffield, including Moving Brands, Pentagram, and Pip Jamieson. We sum up their valuable advice. Take a UX/UI course, invest in your hobbies, let clients into your creative process, work with bright young people...
"02.11.2016 10:46:19" designweek.co.uk Zaha Hadid designs Brit Award trophy - Design Week The late architect accepted the commission to design the family of five statues in January this year. Zaha Hadid has designed the statue for the next Brit Awards, revealing the first artist's impression of the trophy:
"01.11.2016 18:42:18" designweek.co.uk R Whites Lemonade unveils new "Victorian" look - Design Week Bloom has redesigned R Whites Lemonade with a look which recognises its 1845 beginnings as the brand introduces new flavours. Bloom creative director, Simon Adamson, says: “We wanted to create an identity that encapsulates the brand's passion and pride for creating quality drinks as well as communicate their heritage with a playful British twist."
"01.11.2016 17:06:30" designweek.co.uk Johnson Banks unifies Action Against Hunger with new visual identity - Design Week The rebrand is designed to give the malnutrition charity greater visual uniformity across its different global outposts. Johnson Banks has designed a new visual identity for Action Against Hunger, the charitable organisation fighting against global hunger:
"01.11.2016 14:42:14" designweek.co.uk Apple reveals design for new MacBook Pro with "Touch Bar" - Design Week One of the laptop's key new features is the Touch Bar, which makes switching between user accounts easier as well as accessing Apple Pay and other services. Apple has unveiled its new Macbook Pro, featuring an “intuitive” Touch Bar display, high resolution retina display and Touch ID:
"01.11.2016 14:20:26" designweek.co.uk Freelance State of Mind: "What perseverance taught me" - Design Week In his column this month, freelance designer Ben Tallon looks at why putting the effort in will pay dividends when you least expect it. Ben Tallon: "The creative industry is unpredictable in many ways, but no matter how seemingly soul-destroying the momentary setbacks might be, you have to stay professional..."
"01.11.2016 11:43:00" designweek.co.uk Hirsch & Mann revealed as winner of Playable City Award - Design Week The winning concept involves transforming pedestrian crossings into multi-sensory experiences. A design by Hirsch & Mann, which will encourage people to dance rather than walk across roads, has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Playable City Award:
"01.11.2016 09:29:48" designweek.co.uk Apple reveals design for new MacBook Pro with "Touch Bar" - Design Week One of the laptop's key new features is the Touch Bar, which makes switching between user accounts easier as well as accessing Apple Pay and other services. Apple has unveiled its new Macbook Pro, featuring an “intuitive” Touch Bar display, high resolution retina display and Touch ID:
"31.10.2016 17:01:47" designweek.co.uk Brexit: Industry fears immigration curbs will mean less creative talent - Design Week A report reveals that the main concerns around Brexit within the sector are around access to talent and skills, funding and trade, and copyright regulation. A report has been published showing the creative industries' main concerns following Brexit are around access to talented people and EU funding:
"31.10.2016 16:59:59" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in November - Design Week The new Design Museum opens this month, and you can get your hands on an original Paul Rand monograph for the first time in 16 years. Dates for your design calendar including the new Design Museum opening, the publication of a lovely Paul Rand monograph...
"29.10.2016 12:39:00" designweek.co.uk New Territory designs plane interiors as "social space" for Aeromexico - Design Week The interiors include a white lighting scheme centred around passenger wellbeing. Transport architecture specialist, New Territory, has designed the aircraft interiors for Aeromexico's new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners:
"28.10.2016 16:26:18" designweek.co.uk Microsoft targets designers with new Surface Studio computer - Design Week The company has also revealed Surface Dial, an accessory which allows the user to adjust different features such as brightness. Microsoft has unveiled its new Surface Studio desktop computer, along with an update to its Surface Book laptop and Windows 10 software:
"28.10.2016 13:00:01" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From new logos for Kodak and Qantas to a refreshed graphic system for Carluccio's, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. From Kodak to Carluccio's - the important design news from the last week: bit.ly/2fmtto9
"28.10.2016 11:44:01" designweek.co.uk The National Festival of Making: celebrating Blackburn's manufacturing heritage - Design Week We speak to Lancashire-born Wayne Hemingway, one of the designers spearheading the new festival, which is set to launch in May 2017. We speak to Wayne Hemingway about the National Festival of Making, which launches in Blackburn next year:
"28.10.2016 11:13:08" designweek.co.uk Pip Jamieson on landing a job: “Don't burn any bridges – it's a small industry” - Design Week Pip Jamieson, founder at creative job site The Dots, tells us how designers and their creative portfolios can make an impact. “There will be total dickheads you don't want to hang out with. But work hard and be nice to people. Don't burn any bridges – it's such a small industry." http://bit.ly/2dSDpAh
"28.10.2016 10:49:00" designweek.co.uk Designers on their all-time favourite illustrated cartoon characters - Design Week Last week, Royal Mail revealed a set of Mr Men and Little Miss stamps. We ask designers about their memorable comic book and cartoon characters. In light of Royal Mail revealing a set of Mr Men and Little Miss stamps based on the original books by Roger Hargreaves, we ask designers about their most memorable illustrated comic book and cartoon characters:
"28.10.2016 09:32:36" designweek.co.uk Entries open for Design Council's Spark programme - Design Week The programme will provide up to 15 UK-based designers with specialist expertise and one-to-one mentoring, plus an initial grant of £15,000. The Design Council has opened entries for Spark 2017, its support programme and fund which helps designers turn their ideas into commercially successful products:
"27.10.2016 14:49:02" designweek.co.uk Qantas airline works with Marc Newson on kangaroo makeover - Design Week Qantas aircraft livery overhauled with new kangaroo tail fin and wordmark introduced as new cabin interiors are unveiled. The kangaroo is “more streamlined” and the shading behind it “gives a better sense of movement and depth” says Newson, who adds, “A silver band now extends from the tail to the rear of the fuselage to give a more premium feel.”
"26.10.2016 18:00:00" designweek.co.uk V&A Dundee launches new student design competition - Design Week The National Baby Boxes initiative is calling on students to design a box that will be filled with essential items and sent out to families across Scotland. The museum has worked with the Scottish government on a new initiative which will see a box of essentials sent out to families across the country: http://bit.ly/2ebm9Hy
"26.10.2016 17:32:43" designweek.co.uk Sarah Hyndman: “Punk was the anti-Helvetica” - Design Week Sarah Hyndman, author of Why Fonts Matter, will give a talk this month about the power of punk era typefaces - she tells us how they democratised design. We speak to typographer Sarah Hyndman on how the "graphic design and type rule book was broken" during the punk era: http://bit.ly/2eRSgNG
"26.10.2016 10:37:16" designweek.co.uk Comp: Pentagram's reimagining of the classic composition notebook - Design Week As Pentagram designer Aron Fay launches a crowdfunding campaign to redesign the composition notebook, we ask him about the inspiration behind the project. We ask Pentagram designer Aron Fay about the inspiration behind his crowdfunding campaign to redesign the iconic black and white marbled composition notebook, as well as its largely undocumented history:
"25.10.2016 16:46:10" designweek.co.uk Carluccio's rebrands to attract younger audience - Design Week The Italian restaurant chain has a new name and a bright, redesigned graphic system which hopes to attract a "new audience" to eat there. The rebrand sees Italian restaurant chain Carluccio's change its name to Carluccio's Deli & Dining: http://bit.ly/2eNM6wV
"25.10.2016 12:55:34" designweek.co.uk Jaguar Landrover launches shopping centre retail concept - Design Week Dalziel & Pow has designed a Jaguar Land Rover space, which allows customers to try out different models and options across a series of interactive zones. A walnut wood archway gives way to the “create” section where customers can play with colour swatches and interior trim to design a car, which suits their needs and tastes...
"25.10.2016 10:50:13" designweek.co.uk V&A Museum of Childhood reveals exhibition on board games - Design Week Thomas.Matthews has designed the exhibition, which explores the social, physical and historical relevance of board games. Thomas.Matthews has designed the V&A Museum of Childhood's autumn exhibition, looking at board games and their social, physical and historical perspectives:
"24.10.2016 16:32:59" designweek.co.uk Supple Studio designs Mr Men and Little Miss stamp collection - Design Week The set of ten stamps feature some of the most popular characters created by Roger Hargreaves, including Mr Tickle and Little Miss Sunshine. Supple Studio has created a collection of stamps for Royal Mail, celebrating the Mr Men and Little Miss books series:
"21.10.2016 15:28:27" designweek.co.uk Michael Wolff: "Why all the poor logos?" - Design Week Michael Wolff scrutinises recent logos which he believes have fallen short and offer little more than "visual nonsense" as he assesses where they've gone wrong and how they could have been designed differently. "These superficial logos result from a misconception of what brands are – a misconception that exists both in the minds of many designers and in the minds of their clients..." bit.ly/2e7z4fd
"21.10.2016 14:49:16" designweek.co.uk Moves & changes – industry news - Design Week A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world. We round up the recent moves, changes and appointments in the design world:
"21.10.2016 11:57:19" designweek.co.uk Offset Sheffield: 5 talks to catch - Design Week Offset design conference hits Sheffield for the first time in 2016, and will feature 60 speakers across two stages. We've put together some must-see talks. What to see at OFFSET #OffsetSHEFF. Times, stages and key info: bit.ly/2epK1cy
"21.10.2016 09:35:51" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a first trial of the Microsoft HoloLens headset, to a new logo for YO! Sushi, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. From a new logo for YO! Sushi to a radical app redesign for The Telegraph: http://bit.ly/2eNTA81
"20.10.2016 16:42:53" designweek.co.uk Kodak rebrands with retro-inspired logo - Design Week The new logo returns to a variation of the red and yellow marque originally used by Kodak during the 1970s and 1980s. New York-based studio, Work-Order has redesigned Kodak's logo for the first time in a decade, opting to bring back a similar iteration of the “iconic” Kodak K first introduced in 1971:
"20.10.2016 13:34:00" designweek.co.uk First look at Microsoft's “mixed reality” HoloLens - Design Week The headset is being aimed at commercial businesses, including designers and manufacturing companies. We take a look at Microsoft's HoloLens mixed reality headset, set to be released in the UK from late November:
"20.10.2016 12:30:00" designweek.co.uk Jack Renwick Studio creates branding for residential development Carpenters Wharf - Design Week The branding for the development is inspired by the manufacturing history of the surrounding area, Fish Island in east London. Jack Renwick Studio has worked on the visual identity for the launch of Carpenters Wharf, a canalside residential development in Fish Island, east London:
"20.10.2016 11:23:47" designweek.co.uk How empowering your employees could benefit your design business - Design Week Becoming an Employee Owned Trust could help you retain talent, says Sean Davey, partner at Pollitt & Partners, which transitioned to an EOT this year. Design consultancies are starting to opt for making their employees shareholders in the business - here's how it could help your company: bit.ly/2dQQOtJ
"20.10.2016 10:47:53" designweek.co.uk MoMA Design Store overhauled by Lumsden Design - Design Week Callum Lumsden's studio has worked with Gensler on a redesigned MoMA Design store in New York which offers new merchandising solutions. Callum Lumsden at Lumsden Design says: “Our single focus was to design a shopping experience that best showcases the unique design pieces offered in the store.”
"19.10.2016 13:16:12" designweek.co.uk D&AD New Blood Awards 2017 opens for entries - Design Week D&AD has announced its briefs for its student and graduate awards New Blood 2017, which have been set by partners including Arjowiggins and Adobe. Briefs for next year's D&AD New Blood Awards have been commissioned by the likes of Amazon, John Lewis and Adobe: http://bit.ly/2dqkE73
"19.10.2016 10:02:22" Made.com – designing new retail experiences In this #ageofdesign documentary we go behind the scenes at MADE.COM to see how it is using design to shake-up retail, check out the full video in here:
"18.10.2016 16:26:31" designweek.co.uk eBay launches new site dedicated to art and design - Design Week eBay Collective enables customers to search for products through image recognition technology. eBay Collective will sell designer furniture, sculptures and carvings, fine art and decorative objects: http://bit.ly/2dl17tG
"18.10.2016 12:54:19" designweek.co.uk Review: Design Manchester 2016 - Design Week The annual design event in Manchester is showcasing work by Alan Kitching, as well as hosting talks, workshops, film screenings at venues across the city. Read our review of Design Manchester, featuring not one but two Alan Kitching exhibitions and a selection of screenprints celebrating women who have contributed to shaping Manchester, including suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, and the late comedian,
"17.10.2016 16:09:41" designweek.co.uk The Telegraph launches new app to "catch up" with mobile news market - Design Week The national paper has redesigned its mobile app and taken on a scrolling news feed to give its readers a "quick fix" alongside its extensive broadsheet. The colourful new app contains a scrolling Facebook-style feed, to give its readers a "quick fix" of news: bit.ly/2direBm
"17.10.2016 13:53:26" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Made.com – designing new retail experiences | Age of Design In this documentary we speak to Made.com co-founder Julien Callede about how Made has used design and innovation to create new supply chains, offer new customer-focused retail experiences and create new products. In this #ageofdesign documentary we go behind the scenes at MADE.COM to see how it is using design to shake-up retail: http://bit.ly/2dIxSx6
"14.10.2016 15:01:12" designweek.co.uk Typo Circle reveals new logo and set to launch 40th anniversary exhibition - Design Week The design organisation launched in 1976 and has offered talks from well-known and up-and-coming designers for the last four decades. The Typo Circle has been hosting talks by designers for 40 years - now there's an exhibition showcasing all of its event posters: bit.ly/2edUlSs
"14.10.2016 15:00:00" designweek.co.uk YO! Sushi rebrands with Tokyo-inspired look - Design Week Consultancy Paul Belford Ltd has designed the new branding, which replaces a graphic system designed by &Smith that launched six months ago. YO! Sushi has rebranded as YO!, alongside new Tokyo-inspired iconography: http://bit.ly/2dpaAyk
"14.10.2016 14:30:11" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From the Apple store's refreshed interior design, to the Science Museum's interactive new gallery - we round up the week's important design news. From a redesigned flagship Apple store to the Science Museum's interactive new gallery - the important design news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/2dgXAaR
"14.10.2016 13:44:36" designweek.co.uk Apple reveals redesigned flagship London store - Design Week Apple has unveiled the new interiors of its store on Regent Street, which aim to create a more human feel through natural materials and open space. The Apple store's new interiors have more space and aim to be better focused on people rather than objects: http://bit.ly/2e3etdt
"14.10.2016 12:21:01" designweek.co.uk Ding: a connected doorbell which lets you answer the door away from home - Design Week The smart doorbell concept has been designed by consultancy Map and comprises a doorbell button, a chime for the home and a smartphone app. Ding is the wireless doorbell device which allows you to receive calls from your front door on your mobile:
"14.10.2016 10:15:00" designweek.co.uk Costa Coffee trials new store design concept in London - Design Week Costa Coffee House is based in Wandsworth and aims to provide a more "relaxing" atmosphere for customers. Coffee chain Costa is trialling a new concept store design, which looks to create a more “premium” look and experience for its customers: http://bit.ly/2dMMU7H
"14.10.2016 08:12:00" designweek.co.uk World Sailing reveals abstract new branding - Design Week The global governing body for sailing has had a rebrand and a name change, previously known as the International Sailing Federation. Global sailing governing body World Sailing has revealed a new brand identity, completed by consultancy Rbl:
"14.10.2016 07:09:00" designweek.co.uk Sainsbury's rolls out Argos click & collect concept - Design Week Dalziel and Pow has designed the retail concept, which has launched at Sainsbury's new Nine Elms store in London. Argos has launched its first concession within Sainsbury's, following the supermarket chain's acquisition of Home Retail Group in September: http://bit.ly/2e8zXY9
"13.10.2016 16:56:21" designweek.co.uk Arts Council England sets sights outside London with increased budget - Design Week The organisation will see an increase of £37 million per annum on the previous investment period, from 2015-2018. Arts Council England has announced a budget of £622 million for its 2018-2022 investment period, with the intention of diverting more funds towards arts and cultural organisations not based in London:
"12.10.2016 12:05:00" designweek.co.uk Sainsbury's launches in-store Mini Habitat concept - Design Week The concession is expected to roll out across four other UK stores by early 2017. Habitat has launched its first Mini Habitat concession within a Sainsbury's store: http://bit.ly/2dWJDU2
"12.10.2016 10:59:13" designweek.co.uk The Science Museum fuses logic and creativity in its new learning space - Design Week Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum's new £6 million space, which will teach visitors about science through interactive exhibits. The new gallery is an interactive space of 50 exhibits which aim to educate people about the "beauty of science": http://bit.ly/2dVDtS1
"12.10.2016 09:43:18" designweek.co.uk Apple and Samsung battle with design patent case at Supreme Court - Design Week The legal battle will determine how much Samsung will pay to Apple in damages for allegedly copying design elements of the iPhone. Samsung and Apple's legal battle over patent infringement of the iPhone heads to the US Supreme Court: http://bit.ly/2dKilP2
"11.10.2016 16:16:00" designweek.co.uk The Guardian ventures into virtual reality - Design Week The media company has announced the creation of a new virtual reality team, which will span both editorial and commercial projects. The Guardian has announced its move into virtual reality, with a new VR team spanning both editorial and commercial projects:
"11.10.2016 14:12:00" designweek.co.uk Designs unveiled for new £57 million Statue of Liberty Museum - Design Week The new museum is due to open in New York in 2019, and hopes to see 4.3 million annual visitors. The designs have been unveiled for a new £57 million Statue of Liberty Museum, due to open in New York in 2019:
"11.10.2016 12:08:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design last week - Design Week From a NatWest rebrand to Google's first smartphone, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. From a NatWest rebrand to Google's first smartphone, we round up the five most important design stories from the past week:
"11.10.2016 10:52:21" designweek.co.uk Northern Design Festival 2016: exploring where ideas come from - Design Week The annual design event in Newcastle is showcasing work by emerging and established designers, including Angus Hyland and Alan Kitching. Check out our review of the Northern Design Festival, featuring work by Alan Kitching and Noma Bar http://bit.ly/2e336yS
"07.10.2016 17:00:26" designweek.co.uk Freelance State of Mind: Succeeding as an introvert or an extrovert - Design Week In his column this month, freelance designer Ben Tallon says that whether you're an introvert or an extrovert there's a way to put yourself out there and succeed. Columnist @BenTallon on how to succeed as an introvert or extrovert freelancer: "My mouth has opened many doors..." bit.ly/2cZUXKB
"07.10.2016 14:26:47" designweek.co.uk How lost high-street retailers can return as online brands - Design Week We asked designers: "Which lost high-street retailer would you like to see return as an online store and why?" "I say bring back Oddbins – and not just because of my penchant for a nice glass of something interesting. Oddbins were one of the first to really 'get' retail theatre. Their franchisees had autonomy so every store felt slightly different in its tone and
"06.10.2016 15:13:56" designweek.co.uk Design industry remains optimistic despite Brexit vote, research shows - Design Week The Design Business Association's Annual Survey Report also reveals healthy industry growth, with fee income up 6.9% from last year. New research from the Design Business Association (DBA) shows that consultancies remain optimistic about fee income, salary increases and staff numbers, despite a general “downturn in opinion” after Brexit...
"06.10.2016 14:59:52" designweek.co.uk Universal Design Studio works on environmental design for Frieze London - Design Week An entryway installation and new outdoor gallery space have been designed for this year's Frieze, which has a "celebratory". Universal Design Studio associate director, Richard McConkey says: “The new sign will make a striking installation against the trees. The inception of a new outdoor gallery will bring the art through to the entry, bridging the interior and
"06.10.2016 12:16:07" designweek.co.uk Monotype and Google collaborate on multi-language font family - Design Week The Google Noto family of typefaces has been designed to work across all languages and scripts – alive and dead – and different devices. Monotype and Google collaborate on digital font family designed to work across all languages and scripts:
"06.10.2016 07:34:50" designweek.co.uk D&AD annual reimagined as a "learning manual" - Design Week This year's D&AD annual has been designed by Lucienne Roberts and contains exercises encouraging the reader to think harder about the projects featured. “Befitting an Annual that is a learning tool, this year we have included a whole section of exercises complete with empty boxes to write, scribble and draw in. The design and production of these pages also acts as a lesson in colour,” says designer
"05.10.2016 13:23:50" designweek.co.uk 6 things to see at the Festival of Marketing 2016 - Design Week The two-day conference will host talks from leading marketing minds and creatives, along with workshops, training, awards and networking opportunities. We round-up what to see at the Festival of Marketing, including a talk by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Sir Martin Sorrell:
"05.10.2016 07:38:40" designweek.co.uk Design Bridge helps Save the Children unite as "one global brand" - Design Week The charity has been repositioned to fall in line with its new "one global movement strategy" and now features a new identity system. The red circle from the brand's logo has become a framing device to capture any temporary activity and help emphasise the power of the photography.
"04.10.2016 11:24:31" designweek.co.uk NatWest goes back to its roots with new branding - Design Week FutureBrand has created colourful new branding for NatWest, which aims to differ from the "white sans-serif typography" used by competitor banks. The animated 3D logo aims to make NatWest stand out in the banking sector, and differ from the "crafted photography" and "white sans-serif typography" used by its competitors: http://bit.ly/2dbao3t
"04.10.2016 10:00:46" designweek.co.uk New food packaging launched which decomposes like orange peel - Design Week The packaging, designed by TIPA, decomposes within six months, after which it becomes fertiliser for soil. TIPA's fully compostable packaging for Snact's range of fruit jerky snacks is designed to biologically decompose within six months:
"03.10.2016 11:59:58" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in October - Design Week The north of England will be inundated with design this month, as festivals and conferences hit Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle. From Offset Sheffield to Design Manchester, we round up what's going on in the world of design this month: http://bit.ly/2cM4xWf
"03.10.2016 11:33:15" designweek.co.uk Penguin sci-fi series designed by La Boca - Design Week Penguin art director Richard Bravery worked with La Boca's Scot Bendall on the series, which are designed to reimagine classic Penguin sci-fi in a new way. The same colourful, fantasy style has been applied to all the books in the series: http://bit.ly/2dxMWRi
"03.10.2016 10:53:49" designweek.co.uk Britain's oldest brewery Shepherd Neame reveals new brand identity - Design Week The brewery, which was founded in 1698, has been given a “contemporary” rebrand by consultancy JDO. The rebrand marks the first one for Shepherd Neame since 1998: http://bit.ly/2dTx9wC
"03.10.2016 09:41:46" designweek.co.uk Activia gets new look and updated packaging - Design Week Consultancy FutureBrand has worked on the redesign, which includes a new “interlocking” icon emphasising Activia's digestive health benefits. FutureBrand has created a new visual identity for Activia, including an "interlocking" brand icon celebrating the yoghurt's health benefits:
"29.09.2016 14:00:00" designweek.co.uk Peter Saville consults on interactive bus shelter in Manchester - Design Week The project has been funded by the Department for Transport, and allows people to charge their phones and view travel information at the bus stop. The hope is that the new, interactive bus stop will encourage more people to use public transport: http://bit.ly/2dGygj7
"29.09.2016 13:30:00" designweek.co.uk New Graphics of Punk exhibition will showcase "outrageous" era - Design Week Taking place at the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising, the exhibition will present punk era record sleeves, posters and magazines. The graphic design exhibition will present 1970s prints, posters and record sleeves: http://bit.ly/2dCcWsp
"29.09.2016 13:13:11" designweek.co.uk Apple to move London HQ to Battersea Power Station - Design Week Apple will close its other London offices and move 1,400 employees from these sites to Battersea, where they will be part of a team of 3,000 staff. Apple to close London offices in favour of giant campus at Battersea Power Station:
"29.09.2016 12:51:54" designweek.co.uk Bulletproof creates packaging for new PizzaExpress range - Design Week PizzaExpress has launched a new frozen range with packaging designed by Bulletproof. PizzaExpress has revealed the packaging of its new frozen range: bit.ly/2cYhbNR
"27.09.2016 15:52:43" designweek.co.uk BHS returns as online store with new name - Design Week BHS has been reinvented as online retailer BHS International, with a focus on lighting, home furnishings and kitchenware. BHS says its new online platform will be “the most customer friendly in the market”. Customers will be able to order and check out in two clicks:
"27.09.2016 08:00:00" designweek.co.uk Designers we'd love to see the secret sketches of - Design Week Designers tell us who's rough sketches and visual processes they'd love to delve into. Which designer's personal collection of sketches, visuals and rough drawings would you love to take a look at? http://bit.ly/2dbeB8I
"27.09.2016 07:30:00" designweek.co.uk Snapchat launches sunglasses which shoot video - Design Week Snapchat has unveiled its first physical product – a pair of sunglasses which can shoot short video clips - alongside a name change to Snap Inc. The camera-equipped sunnies are Snapchat's first venture into hardware: http://bit.ly/2ddH9wf
"27.09.2016 07:00:00" designweek.co.uk Linkedin reveals redesign of its desktop website - Design Week Networking and business platform Linkedin will roll out a new website later this year, with "cleaner" and "simpler" features. The new Linkedin website aims to be more "intuitive", and includes a Facebook Messenger-style chat feature: http://bit.ly/2dmxyUK
"26.09.2016 18:00:00" designweek.co.uk Sir John Sorrell to step down from Creative Industries Federation role - Design Week Sorrell, who founded the Creative Industries Federation in 2014, will be stepping down as chairman. Sorrell takes on a new role at the Federation as founder president: http://bit.ly/2dlw2q5
"26.09.2016 17:30:00" designweek.co.uk Jaywing creates branding for cultural initiative Hull 2017 - Design Week Hull is set to celebrate its status as UK City of Culture in 2017, and has a new visual identity system to match. The new branding for Hull has been created to celebrate the city's status as the UK City of Culture for 2017: http://bit.ly/2d0LxnX
"26.09.2016 17:00:21" designweek.co.uk BHS returns as online store with new name - Design Week BHS has been reinvented as online retailer BHS International, with a focus on lighting, home furnishings and kitchenware. BHS filed for administration in April - but now the brand is back as an online retailer under new name BHS International: bit.ly/2ddIyTO
"23.09.2016 16:04:24" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a shortlist of logos for the Mozilla rebrand, to the launch of Oculus Rift in the UK, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. We look back at some of the big design stories hitting the headlines this week: http://bit.ly/2cFNC3x
"23.09.2016 12:50:23" designweek.co.uk John Spencer: "Language and design should be indivisible" - Design Week John Spencer looks at the rich history of words and design, how they have lost their way and what designers can do to make sure the two are complimentary. "You'd have thought it goes without saying that language and design are indivisible so why are they so often out of step, even at odds? Why do words play second fiddle to design? Why do a lot of designers seem hell-bent on churning out work that's slick
"23.09.2016 11:43:02" designweek.co.uk First look – Design Junction 2016 - Design Week Design Junction moves to King's Cross and overhauls format to build show around more divisible spaces and a new emphasis on interaction. What to see and how to get around it...
"22.09.2016 15:14:12" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a shortlist of logos for the Mozilla rebrand, to the launch of Oculus Rift in the UK, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. We look at back at some of the big design stories hitting the headlines this week:
"22.09.2016 14:26:39" designweek.co.uk Design Council Spark Awards reveals winning concepts - Design Week The four winning teams will receive up to £50,000 each to take their product design concepts to market. Winning concepts of the design competition include a solution to nosebleeds, and clothes fasteners made for people with arthritis in their hands: http://bit.ly/2d2zSTE
"22.09.2016 10:12:25" designweek.co.uk New Strohacker Design School hopes to give students an "alternative" route into design - Design Week The new college's three-month intensive graphic design course hopes to get students "ready to walk straight into a junior position". The new design college is based at Chichester University, and will see students tackling design briefs in a studio environment: http://bit.ly/2dbtwPf
"21.09.2016 18:21:33" designweek.co.uk UEFA builds bridges with new Euro 2020 identity - Design Week Y&R Portugal has designed the Euro 2020 identity, which features bridges and is meant to symbolise the coming together of 13 host cities. Y&R creative director Hélder Pombinho says across the brand as a whole “bridges become the common denominator that brings host cities together as one”:
"21.09.2016 17:00:01" designweek.co.uk Oculus Rift virtual reality headset launches in the UK - Design Week Designers can now buy the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for £549 at stores such as John Lewis, Harrods and Curry's PCWorld. Virtual reality is freely in the hands of UK consumers, with Oculus Rift now being sold at John Lewis, Curry's PCWorld and on Amazon for £549: http://bit.ly/2coUHcq
"21.09.2016 16:02:41" designweek.co.uk Parliament calls for creative industries to share views on impact of Brexit - Design Week The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has launched an inquiry where the public can submit their views on how Brexit will affect the creative industries. MPs are inviting creatives to share their views on Brexit: bit.ly/2coTRMS
"21.09.2016 15:27:02" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Three design trends defining the way we work | Age of Design An in-depth look at three design trends defining the way we work...
"21.09.2016 10:00:00" designweek.co.uk How these new train seat designs could make public transport more comfortable - Design Week PriestmanGoode has created two new train seat concepts which aim to provide more carriage space for passengers. PriestmanGoode has created the two new seat concepts to reduce the "stress and discomfort" of overcrowded train carriages: http://bit.ly/2co8rEt
"21.09.2016 09:26:52" designweek.co.uk Mozilla shortlists four designs in open-source rebrand project - Design Week Software company Mozilla is working with design consultancy Johnson Banks, and gathering opinions from the general public, to create its new brand identity. The four potential Mozilla logos include an animated dinosaur's head, a pixelated flame, an internet network and use of the "://" protocol: bit.ly/2co8DDP
"20.09.2016 13:31:14" Timeline Photos Thomas Heatherwick designs perfume bottles for Christian Louboutin Beauté:
"The aperture meant it was much harder to control technically as the glass is blown into the mould, but the fact we were new to fragrance bottle design meant we weren't put off by
"20.09.2016 13:22:01" designweek.co.uk London Design Festival 2016 - 8 things to catch at the V&A museum - Design Week We sum up the things to see at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) museum for London Design Festival 2016. From a giant rotating razor to a robotic tree - here's some stuff to see at the V&A for London Design Festival: http://bit.ly/2d1HPJX
"20.09.2016 09:59:06" designweek.co.uk Mr B & Friends creates new branding for cloud company - Design Week The studio has created a new visual identity for UKCloud, which provides cloud services for public bodies like the NHS. The new branding sees a server-shaped icon replaced by a cloud-shaped one: http://bit.ly/2d1erUq
"19.09.2016 14:41:17" Our panel of Age of Design experts tell us how the world of wo... How is design changing the way we work?
Our panel of Age of Design experts tell us how the world of work is being shaped by the coming together of design and technology.
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"17.09.2016 14:26:36" billetto.co.uk Panel Discussion: The Power of Packaging Packaging subtly infiltrates our lives on an everyday basis – are we aware of its ability to influence what we buy, or change our associations with brands? Design Week will be chairing a panel discussion on packaging design at the Victoria and Albert Museum this Sunday for The London Design Festival: http://bit.ly/2cf5nKH
"17.09.2016 11:54:55" Timeline Photos DW editor Tom Banks will introduce @L_D_F Kellenberger-White talk at @V_and_A on Sunday: goo.gl/kuXLOH
"16.09.2016 16:50:36" designweek.co.uk Studio Sutherl& designs murder mystery stamps for Royal Mail - Design Week Everything from heat sensitive inks and microtext to negative space have been used to help people solve the mysteries of classic Christie novels. Royal Mail murder mystery stamps feature heat sensitive inks and micro text...
"15.09.2016 16:14:52" designweek.co.uk Designers prepped on Crossrail 2 project - Design Week TfL and Network Rail met this week to address designers and engineers about the development of Crossrail 2 so that interested parties can be brought up to speed before any future tendering processes. Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail have engaged designers, engineers, and construction experts at an event this week, which set out plans for Crossrail 2, preparing interested parties for an upcoming tendering process:
"15.09.2016 14:26:01" designweek.co.uk London Design Festival preview: London Design Fair - Design Week LDF is set to return and over the next few days we're taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is the newly rebranded London Design Fair. We round-up the key exhibits at this year's newly rebranded London Design Fair, including 100% Norway and This is India:
"15.09.2016 13:01:00" designweek.co.uk What are you most looking forward to seeing at London Design Festival? - Design Week As the capital gears up for this year's LDF, designers tell us about their must-see talks, exhibits and installations. Ahead of this year's LDF, we ask designers about their must-see talks, exhibits and installations:
"15.09.2016 10:54:00" designweek.co.uk London Design Festival 2016 – 5 must-see exhibitions - Design Week LDF is set to return and over the next few days we're taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews. Next on the agenda is exhibitions. We take a look at some of the key exhibitions taking place at this year's London Design Festival:
"15.09.2016 09:24:39" designweek.co.uk Supple creates visual identity for app aimed at ex-prisoners - Design Week Supple Studio has worked on the the branding for Straightline, a new video and podcast app from the Prison Radio Association (PRA). Supple Studio has worked on the the branding for Straightline, a new video and podcast app from the Prison Radio Association:
"14.09.2016 17:24:28" designweek.co.uk Book: Designing Your Life - Design Week In this exclusive extract from Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You, we spotlight how design principles can help ensure your happiness. "Regardless of where you've started, what stage of life and career you are in, how great or dire you perceive your circumstances to be, we would bet our last dollar that there is one goal you all have in this life you are designing..."
"14.09.2016 12:00:01" designweek.co.uk Venturethree designs visual identity for new video production company MX1 - Design Week Consultancy Venturethree has designed the branding for new video company MX1, which will create 360° video for companies like Disney and Facebook. The new logo forms the shape of a human figure, according to the design studio: http://bit.ly/2cMQNH3
"14.09.2016 11:45:00" designweek.co.uk Just Eat reveals colourful rebrand - Design Week Food delivery app Just Eat has unveiled a new visual identity and brand campaign, a week after rival Deliveroo underwent a rebrand. Just Eat's rebrand includes a new spectrum of colours and an interactive Chatbot that will help customers decide what they want to eat: http://bit.ly/2cZe4sH
"14.09.2016 11:07:39" designweek.co.uk DesignStudio creates new branding for e-commerce site Snapdeal - Design Week The consultancy has created a red box symbol for the Indian shopping site, and has updated the typography to make it "digital-first". The Indian shopping site's new branding aims to convey the idea of "unpacking opportunities" through receiving parcels: http://bit.ly/2cYW01I
"14.09.2016 08:50:05" Design Greats, workplace teaser Mat Hunter talks about the future of the workplace.
Check out the full video next week where he's joined by other design greats
"13.09.2016 11:18:04" designweek.co.uk London Design Festival - 5 must see installations - Design Week LDF is set to return and over the next few days we'll be taking a look at some of the key events to look forward to in a series of previews, starting with installations. We're running The London Design Festival previews everyday this week. Here's our pick of the installations, which includes Smile, a 34 metre tulipwood structure outside the Tate Britain opening on Friday: bit.ly/2csLVJe #LDF16 pic.twitter.com/FEHwXzc9SW
"13.09.2016 09:39:06" designweek.co.uk Addison Lee unveils new service-focused branding - Design Week The visual identity – completed by ad agency Whistlejacket London – is the company's first rebrand since it launched 41 years ago. Ad agency Whistlejacket London has created a new brand identity and ad campaign for Addison Lee, positioning it as the “leading service orientated brand in the private hire car sector”
"11.09.2016 13:31:00" designweek.co.uk Mercedes-Benz hopes to transform home delivery with drone-equipped van - Design Week The all-electric Vision Van features a launch pad for drones and is designed to make home deliveries more efficient. Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a prototype of its drone-equipped electric delivery van which has been developed to make home delivery faster and more efficient:
"10.09.2016 12:30:00" designweek.co.uk New Plumen 003 light bulb makes people "look more beautiful" - Design Week The new energy efficient LED light bulb has a central gold element which illuminates people's faces with a "soft, ambient light". The energy efficient light bulb has been designed by consultancy Hulger, and aims to act as "two lights in one": http://bit.ly/2cKUlNl
"09.09.2016 16:35:35" designweek.co.uk UK James Dyson Award winner scoops prize for vaccine device - Design Week William Broadway's design has been inspired by Einstein and is a response to the 19 million children who are unable to receive the vaccines they need every year. A portable device that cools vaccines so that they can be transported without expiring has been declared the 2016 James Dyson Award winner for the UK:
"09.09.2016 16:02:22" designweek.co.uk NHS to launch new website for patients in 2017 - Design Week The National Health Service's digital team is set to redesign the NHS.uk website with the aim of making it a one-stop-shop for patients. The new website aims to be a centralised hub for patients, where they can order prescriptions, book appointments and access medical records: bit.ly/2cgtXq6
"09.09.2016 12:30:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From Deliveroo's controversial new logo to the launch of the first ever London Design Biennale, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. This week has seen a Deliveroo rebrand, the launch of the London Design Biennale and the reveal of the iPhone 7: http://bit.ly/2ciNyJu
"09.09.2016 12:00:01" designweek.co.uk The London Design Biennale: 5 things to see - Design Week The inaugural London Design Biennale takes place at Somerset House this month – we round up the must-see exhibits. From South Africa's hanging animal seats to Lebanon's mini Beirut setting, we look at some highlights from the first ever London Design Biennale: bit.ly/2cb3Z8V
"09.09.2016 11:21:18" designweek.co.uk Our favourite brand sounds: from McDonald's to Nokia - Design Week Last week, we looked at audio logos and the importance of sound in branding design. Now, we ask designers – what's your favourite noise associated with a brand? Designers discuss their favourite brand-related sounds: http://bit.ly/2cHPmda
"08.09.2016 17:54:01" designweek.co.uk Tiger releases stationery range designed by David Shrigley - Design Week The series of designs are based around the central theme of Strong Messages. Artist David Shrigley has released a series of 30 designs for Danish retail chain, Flying Tiger Copenhagen:
"08.09.2016 16:39:29" designweek.co.uk Apple unveils "water resistant" iPhone 7 with wireless headphones - Design Week The new model also has a longer battery life and is accompanied by the launch of Apple's new AirPod headphones. Apple has launched a suite of new products and updates, including an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which come without a traditional headphone socket, wireless headphones and a new Apple Watch:
"08.09.2016 08:28:00" designweek.co.uk Moves & changes – industry news - Design Week A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world. Our round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world:
"08.09.2016 08:13:48" designweek.co.uk Supple Studio gives D.R.A.W interlocking "D" identity - Design Week A newly formed arts recruitment company has been given an abstract D, which is formed of two parts and emphasises "The Art of the Perfect Fit". Supple Studio has designed an identity system for D.R.A.W Recruitment using an interlocking “D' device and the strapline “The Art of the Perfect Fit”:
"08.09.2016 06:39:00" designweek.co.uk Apple set to control homes through new connected home app - Design Week Apple will reveal Home in its latest iOS update, a connected home hub that will rival the likes of Hive, Nest and SmartThings. Apple has worked on a connected home hub that will rival the likes of Hive, Nest and SmartThings:
"07.09.2016 17:35:00" designweek.co.uk Channel 4 TV show Hollyoaks undergoes rebrand - Design Week The soap has taken on a new logo and revamped its title sequences. Check out Channel 4 TV show Hollyoaks' new logo and revamped title sequences:
"07.09.2016 16:20:51" designweek.co.uk This new tampon brand hopes to empower women in China - Design Week Pearlfisher has created a "stylish and discreet" design for Fémme, a new Chinese tampon brand which hopes to educate women about sanitary products and periods. Pearlfisher has created the branding for Fémme, the new tampon brand which hopes to educate women in China about sanitary products and periods:
"07.09.2016 07:01:00" designweek.co.uk Gordon's gin reveals new packaging design - Design Week Consultancy Design Bridge has worked on the bottle, which features a heart shape embossed onto the glass and a redrawn wordmark on the label. 15 years after Design Bridge redesigned the packaging for Gordon's gin, the consultancy has worked with Diageo again on the bottle design:
"06.09.2016 16:59:43" designweek.co.uk Ragged Edge refreshes Deliciously Ella branding - Design Week The consultancy has also designed the packaging for the food blogger's first retail product, Deliciously Ella Energy Balls. Ragged Edge has worked on the visual identity and packaging design for food blogger Ella Mills, otherwise known as Deliciously Ella: http://bit.ly/2bQH9S5
"05.09.2016 17:15:13" designweek.co.uk V&A director Martin Roth steps down - Design Week Martin Roth, director of the Victoria and Albert museum, has announced he will be leaving his role this year after reportedly showing dismay at the UK's Brexit vote in June. Martin Roth resigns from his role at the V&A, reportedly following on from his disappointment at the UK's Brexit vote: http://bit.ly/2bYQ8CC
"05.09.2016 16:58:30" designweek.co.uk Deliveroo unveils new kangaroo as part of rebrand - Design Week The takeaway service has been rebranded by DesignStudio, which has been working with the company for a year and has created an angular new kangaroo, designed to be internationally recognisable. DesignStudio executive strategic creative director James Hurst says: “We have created a symbol that can be recognised as a character – the roo – irrespective of what language you speak while the minimalist aesthetic reduces established cultural
"05.09.2016 15:37:55" designweek.co.uk Shortlist revealed for £20 million River Thames permanent light installation - Design Week The six selected teams - including Adjaye Associates and AL_A - for the Illuminated River International Design Competition will now create concept lighting schemes for 17 bridges in London. The shortlist has been announced for The Illuminated River International Design Competition, which will see a team design a permanent light installation on the River Thames:
"05.09.2016 13:49:02" designweek.co.uk Sonic branding: Why logos should be heard as well as seen - Design Week Geoff Lentin, business development manager at studio Naked Ideas, talks about the importance of audio logos and why designers should give brands a voice. Why logos should make noises: http://bit.ly/2cscZGL
"05.09.2016 09:09:28" designweek.co.uk A new 3D printing pen aimed at professional designers - Design Week The 3Doodler Pro will enable designers to create 3D models in thin air, and also has temperature and speed control. The 3Doodler Pro is a new tool for designers, which will allow them to make 3D models quickly by hand: http://bit.ly/2cgW9vd
"03.09.2016 12:21:01" designweek.co.uk New Royal Mail stamps designed to commemorate Great Fire of London - Design Week Designed by The Chase and illustrated by John Higgins, the set of six stamps depicts the key events surrounding the fire. The Chase has designed a series of stamps for Royal Mail, reimagining the Great Fire of London as a series of graphic novel-like illustrations by artist John Higgins:
"02.09.2016 15:54:12" designweek.co.uk Ikea rolls out convenience store concept in London - Design Week The flatpack furniture company has opened a new order and collection store at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford City. Ikea has introduced its Order and Collection Point store to Westfield Stratford City in London, hoping to save customers from having to journey to large out-of-town stores:
"02.09.2016 12:45:00" designweek.co.uk How can we encourage young people to study design? - Design Week Last week, we reported on recent research showing there has been a 10% drop in school students taking design and technology at GCSE compared to last year. This follows a more long-term trend, with research from Warwick University revealing that between With an ongoing drop in students taking design and technology at GCSE, and the soon to be compulsory EBacc qualification, what can be done to inspire students to take on creative subjects? http://bit.ly/2bPig9N
"02.09.2016 12:10:12" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a new virtual reality exhibition on musician Björk, to a rebrand for alcopop brand WKD, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. From a virtual reality exhibition on Björk to a WKD rebrand: http://bit.ly/2c9T3Zz
"02.09.2016 11:28:08" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk How design has fuelled WeTransfer's growth strategy | Age of Design In this documentary, we visit WeTransfer's Amsterdam headquarters and speak to co-founder Nalden to find out about how designing a simple-to-use file transferring tool has led the business to profitability. How design has fuelled @WeTransfer's growth strategy – exclusive mini doc #ageofdesign bit.ly/2aUN4Vy
"02.09.2016 11:26:30" designweek.co.uk How to create new, new business - Design Week Design business advisor John Scarrott shares tips on how to win new business by getting to know your clients and building up trust before offering your services. "If you want to win new work from new clients (new-new business), where do you start? The days of cold calling and persistence being effective tactics are long gone. Today's new business relationships need to be fostered in much the same way you'd start
"01.09.2016 15:35:45" designweek.co.uk GlaxoSmithKline reveals new smart tech research space - Design Week PWW has created a new research and development space for pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline, which intends to show how technology can be incorporated into a manufacturing environment. Consultancy PWW has developed pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) new research and development facility, Immersive Intelligent Manufacturing: http://bit.ly/2cfUGUU
"01.09.2016 12:45:00" designweek.co.uk Freelance State of Mind: The real value in self-initiated work - Design Week Freelance illustrator Ben Tallon says that his career was kickstarted by ploughing his own furrow with his self-initiated work and ignoring trends, even when his day job was "drawing faceless people in suits climbing ladders." "The jobs that I really desired started to arrive when people saw my personal work, the stuff that is so easily abandoned in the face of fat salaries..."
"31.08.2016 18:19:58" designweek.co.uk Björk Digital: Bringing music to life through virtual reality - Design Week Somerset House's new exhibition on the work of Icelandic musician Björk explores the combined power of technology and music in creating emotional audience experiences. Somerset House's latest exhibition on Björk includes virtual reality video footage shot inside the musician's mouth…
"31.08.2016 16:48:51" designweek.co.uk Design Museum reveals shortlist for Beazley Designs of the Year award - Design Week Jonathan Barnbrook's graphics for David Bowie's Blackstar album and the recent Channel 4 rebrand are among this year's 70 nominees. Design Museum has announced the nominees for its Beazley Designs of the Year award, including Apple's Shot on iPhone 6 ad campaign and a flat-pack refugee shelter designed by the IKEA Foundation:
"31.08.2016 11:03:00" designweek.co.uk Islands and Bridges: The stamp series showcasing the work of Roger Dean - Design Week As the designer responsible for the likes of bands including Yes and Uriah Heep's album artworks releases a set of six stamps for the Isle of Man Post Office, we speak to him about how the collection came to fruition. We speak to designer Roger Dean about his new stamp series for the Isle of Man Post Office, featuring some of his most famous works for the likes of bands such as Yes:
"31.08.2016 08:44:59" designweek.co.uk Could design have saved BHS? - Design Week As the UK high street stalwart goes into administration, we look at its design history and ask retail experts if it could have been saved. “The clue to what went wrong is in the name. British HOME Stores. If Arcadia had developed its home product base and not tried to push clothing so heavily then I think that BHS might have stood a chance."
"30.08.2016 17:00:01" designweek.co.uk Dundee launches design competition to tackle homelessness - Design Week UNESCO City of Design Dundee is looking for a digital design solution to prevent and ease homelessness, and will award the winning entry £6,000 and a three month placement. The competition offers a £6,000 prize and a three month placement for the creator of the best digital design solution: http://bit.ly/2bTjfs1
"30.08.2016 16:30:00" designweek.co.uk When is it right for designers to write? - Design Week The DBA's head of services Adam Fennelow considers when designers should write and when they should call on the services of professional writers. Should you enlist the help of copywriters, or take to crafting catchy prose yourself? http://bit.ly/2bTiYVK
"30.08.2016 16:04:54" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in September - Design Week Festival: London Design Festival What: The brainchild of Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans, every September the London Design Festival celebrates the country's best thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators from the world of design. This year, Design This coming month there is a new installation by Wolfgang Buttress at Wirksworth Festival, and the annual London Design Festival:
"30.08.2016 14:03:47" designweek.co.uk Ikea set open restaurant where diners cook their own food - Design Week The restaurant, which has been conceived and designed in-house also features a shop selling kitchen products and a kitchen showroom. Ikea has designed a dedicated restaurant space where diners cook under the instruction of a head chef before sitting down to eat with up to 20 of their friends:
"26.08.2016 16:25:13" designweek.co.uk Remembering designer Michael Thompson (27 March 1958 – 15 August 2016) - Design Week Jon Daniel looks back on the rich life and career of designer Michael Thompson, who was the subject of his Four Corners column in 2013. A lovely tribute by @jondaniel66 to the late designer Michael Thompson: "I was extremely excited to discover Michael's work, which was so accomplished in every way. Excelling specifically in the medium of poster design, he represented the roots culture of
"26.08.2016 13:41:00" designweek.co.uk Holmes Wood wins major graphics commission for the Science Museum - Design Week The permanent Medicine Galleries will cost £24 million and are being designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects to host objects from The Welcome Collection at the Science Museum. Holmes Wood has won a £156,000 contract to create the graphics for the Wellcome Collection's new permanent Medicine Galleries at the Science Museum:
"26.08.2016 12:57:37" designweek.co.uk New designs by JKR for WKD aim for more “gender inclusive” look and feel - Design Week WKD has overhauled its brand to help close the gap between "consumer interests and demands" and introduced a bold new look inspired by oil painting. The new identity is centred around an exclamation concept to represent the brand's “sense of fun and excitement,” according to JKR, and is launching to coincide with the vodka-based drink's 20th birthday:
"25.08.2016 15:30:00" designweek.co.uk MagneticNorth creates autism-friendly identity for BBC neurodiversity campaign CAPE - Design Week Magnetic North has created an identity system for a BBC neurodiversity campaign using colours and shapes which have been designed with people with neurological conditions in mind. Manchester-based consultancy MagneticNorth has created the identity for a new BBC initiative that aims to help people with Tourette's, dyslexia and autism and other neurological conditions into the workplace:
"25.08.2016 14:18:43" designweek.co.uk GCSE results bring to light 10% drop in students taking D&T - Design Week The continued decline in uptake is expected to continue, as the EBacc qualification becomes compulsory at GCSE-level this year. There has been a 10% decrease in the number of students taking Design & Technology as a GCSE subject, according to figures released by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to coincide with today's GCSE results:
"24.08.2016 17:55:00" designweek.co.uk DesignStudio gives Future Finance an “optimistic” new look - Design Week The rebrand includes a colourful new logo and website for the student finance lender. DesignStudio has unveiled a new visual identity for Future Finance, which looks to reconcile serious subjects such as student loans, with an attention grabbing new look:
"24.08.2016 16:45:32" designweek.co.uk WPP weathers Brexit storm to post positive results - Design Week A weaker pound may be the driver for "post-Brexit vote" recovery, according to WPP, which still warns against the impact of Brexit causing possible GDP weakness in the short-term or mid-term in the UK and beyond. WPP has released its interim results, revealing signs of cautious optimism for its businesses, which have generally stood up well since Britain voted to leave the EU.
This has partly been put down to the falling value of the pound. In its analysis of
"24.08.2016 16:06:58" designweek.co.uk How brands can collaborate better creatively - Design Week Last week Marie Claire and Ocado launched a bricks and mortar version of Fabled, its online beauty store. In light of this, we ask designers which brands they think could collaborate effectively and why? In light of the opening of Marie Claire and Ocado's bricks and mortar version of its online beauty store, Fabled, we ask designers which brands they think could collaborate effectively and why?
"24.08.2016 12:33:00" designweek.co.uk Moves & changes – industry news - Design Week A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world. We round up the latest moves, changes and appointments in the design world, including David Sinclair joining the producing team for Hull City of Culture 2017:
"24.08.2016 12:19:36" designweek.co.uk Giles Round reveals architectural “graphic qualities” in new RIBA exhibition on façades - Design Week There is a particular focus on archival graphics in Giles's We Live in the Office exhibition, which looks to unlock the RIBA's archive and bring it to new audiences. Artist Giles Round is working on an exhibition for the RIBA's Architecture Gallery, which delves into a rich graphic and photographic archive to explore the façade.
Giles' work is known for incorporating elements of graphic and interior design,
"24.08.2016 10:18:04" designweek.co.uk Design Council reveals Spark programme finalists - Design Week Expanding plant pots, nosebleed suppressants and a “portable baby rocker” are among the designs vying for £150,000 of funding to take the product to market. The Design Council has unveiled the finalists for the second year of Spark; its product innovations fund and accelerator programme. Some of the inventions include expanding plant pots, nosebleed suppressants and a “portable baby
"23.08.2016 15:21:43" Timeline Photos London-based Mettle Studio has created Proximity Button, a wearable device worn by dementia patients to alert their carers if they wander further than a safe distance:
"23.08.2016 13:48:19" designweek.co.uk University of Suffolk rebrands to reflect new status - Design Week New identity points out the geographic location of the university, which has been renamed renamed and rebranded in a bid to show that it can award its own degrees. The angle, which is created at the bottom of the square is a symbolic gesture, showing Suffolk's south easterly location in the British Isles...
"22.08.2016 19:12:00" designweek.co.uk More students taking on design at university, A-Level results reveal - Design Week Research from UCAS showing this year's university acceptance figures reveals that the number of students taking on art and design has increased since last year. Creative art and design remains one of the subject areas most studied by university students across the UK, according to UCAS...
"22.08.2016 17:57:01" designweek.co.uk Fred Gelli on creating the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic branding - Design Week Tátil is the Brazilian design consultancy behind the branding for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We speak to creative director Fred Gelli about his sculptural logo forms, why it's important to bring brands to life and where he finds his As the Olympics give way to the Paralympics Fred Gelli talks Rio 2016 branding: "Nature has been my source of inspiration since I was 19 years old. All the time, nature is trying to do more with less and I think that's the way the world needs to
"22.08.2016 16:45:59" designweek.co.uk Johnson Banks reveals first designs for “open-source” Mozilla rebrand - Design Week The non-profit company behind free internet browser Mozilla Firefox is asking for staff and public input to help determine its new brand identity. Johnson Banks has unveiled seven potential brand identities for Mozilla, as part of the not-for-profit's ongoing “open-source” rebrand:
"22.08.2016 14:19:53" designweek.co.uk What work of fiction do you think could inspire a great visitor experience? - Design Week We recently wrote about an immersive theatrical dining experience based on Roald Dahl's The Twits, and a stage show version of popular Nintendo game Dragon Quest. In light of this, we asked designers which books, games and films they would like to see Following our recent stories about an immersive theatrical dining experience based on Roald Dahl's The Twits and a stage show version of popular Nintendo game Dragon Quest, we asked designers which books, games and films they would like to see translated
"20.08.2016 13:24:18" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a new retail beauty space for Marie Claire, to an increase in uptake of creative subjects at university level, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. We look back at the big news stories from the last seven days:
"19.08.2016 13:15:01" designweek.co.uk The New York Times acquires design studio Fake Love - Design Week The announcement signals its greater focus on making use of virtual and augmented reality. The New York Times makes major VR investment in Fake Love, which specialises in creative programmes, live experiences and virtual and augmented reality. It will be incorporated into the media company's existing marketing services agency, T Brand Studio:
"19.08.2016 12:07:00" designweek.co.uk Lucy Sparrow on bringing her colourful felt food creations to your local convenience store - Design Week Following the success of The Cornershop two years ago, the felt artist has launched a crowdfunding campaign to launch a similar concept in New York. Check out our exclusive video interview with felt artist Lucy Sparrow: bit.ly/2bKl4dl pic.twitter.com/ELiq6pYRgO
"19.08.2016 10:43:01" designweek.co.uk Royal Mail releases set of stamps celebrating the work of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown - Design Week Robert Maude and Sarah Davies have designed the stamps to mark the 300th anniversary of the artist and landscape gardener's birth. Graphic designers Robert Maude and Sarah Davies have designed a series of eight stamps for Royal Mail's Special Stamps collection, marking the tercentenary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown:
"19.08.2016 09:44:47" designweek.co.uk Government announces £3.5 million creative roster - Design Week The Government is looking to put together a creative framework of up to 20 suppliers, which can be made up of individual consultancies or consortium teams. The Government is putting together a new framework of suppliers, which is worth between £1.8-3.5 million and covers creative, strategy and digital:
"18.08.2016 09:39:54" designweek.co.uk Lucy Sparrow on bringing her colourful felt food creations to your local convenience store - Design Week Following the success of The Cornershop two years ago, the felt artist has launched a crowdfunding campaign to launch a similar concept in New York. We take a look inside felt designer Lucy Sparrow's studio – complete with hand sewn Lucky Charms, Spam and Ritz Crackers – as she hopes to bring her all-felt convenience store concept to New York:
"17.08.2016 17:27:44" designweek.co.uk Marie Claire and Ocado launch new physical beauty store Fabled - Design Week Fabled by Marie Claire is a new bricks and mortar retail concept, with interiors by Gpstudio and branding by The Clearing. Fabled by Marie Claire is a new beauty store in London which looks to make real life shopping more digital: http://bit.ly/2bj2JiB
"17.08.2016 07:32:30" designweek.co.uk How DixonBaxi looked to give Premier League brand new life on screen - Design Week The season has kicked off with a new on-screen graphics system, which has been developed from the Premier League identity created by DesignStudio. DixonBaxi has worked on a major brand activation project for the Premier League, creating title sequences, in-match graphics and idents that are designed for any broadcasters showing matches:
"16.08.2016 18:23:26" designweek.co.uk Inside Airbnb's redesigned Tokyo office - Design Week Airbnb has redesigned its Tokyo office around "belong anywhere" proposition, working with Suppose Office Design to create sense of neighbourhood within a flexible environment. The office, located in Shinjuku, Tokyo has been designed in a way which reinforces the idea of a neighbourhood and features a reception and café area leading onto a wooden path that gives way to building-like meeting rooms with interiors based on real
"16.08.2016 17:06:15" designweek.co.uk Neuro: the virtual tailoring system that could change the face of the fashion industry - Design Week Designer Clement Balavoine is taking a digital-only approach to garment design with his three-stage “pipeline” process. “This process could definitely become a business model in the near future, in which you can design garments without fabric, have a “just-in-time” production, and promote the garments even before producing them via virtual reality catwalk, digital campaign
"16.08.2016 10:16:00" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Five ways design is changing the way we work | Age of Design The office of today is shaping up to attract today's naturally curious, entrepreneurial and diverse generation of workers. Alongside shifts in the look and feel of the working environment itself, technology is both dictating and facilitating new working The robots are coming and they are going to have a huge impact on the world of work. The impact on the manufacturing sector, where many processes once performed by humans are now automated, is clearly evident... #ageofdesign
"16.08.2016 08:42:52" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk How design has fuelled WeTransfer's growth strategy | Age of Design In this documentary, we visit WeTransfer's Amsterdam headquarters and speak to co-founder Nalden to find out about how designing a simple-to-use file transferring tool has led the business to profitability. Watch our exclusive mini-doc where we head to Amsterdam to speak to WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, who explains why building a design-led business has been key to its growth. #ageofdesign
"15.08.2016 17:04:49" designweek.co.uk Christine Losecaat honoured with MBE - Design Week The Dutch national has advised on the UK's Creative Industries International Strategy for over a decade. Christine Losecaat, former creative industries advisor to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), has been appointed an Honorary Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to the creative industries in the UK:
"14.08.2016 13:15:00" designweek.co.uk How this fringe festival is raising the profile of service design - Design Week Service Design Fringe Festival 2016, which was set up last year and runs concurrently with London Design Festival, will hold a series of hacks, workshops and talks by service design experts such as Futuregov. Service Design Fringe Festival 2016, which was set up last year and runs concurrently with London Design Festival, will hold a series of hacks, workshops and talks by service design experts such as Futuregov.
"13.08.2016 12:52:00" designweek.co.uk Dragon Quest Live Spectacular: turning a Nintendo game into a live stage show - Design Week This year, cult Japanese Nintendo game Dragon Quest celebrates its 30th anniversary, and British studio Stufish was tasked with designing the set for a live stage show based on the game. We speak to lead designer Ray Winkler about how to create a fantasy “When you're in a 360° arena environment, there's so much visual smog. Things like trussing, and cables from the rigging can obscure what's happening in the show, and it's obvious you're in the real world – we tried to recreate the landscape you see when
"12.08.2016 16:17:00" designweek.co.uk The Barbican's new shop will showcase designer collections - Design Week Product designer Lindsey Lang and illustrator Kate Farley are among those who will showcase their work in the Barbican's new retail space. The Barbican's new shop will showcase designer collections, including work from product designer Lindsey Lang and illustrator Kate Farley.
"12.08.2016 10:09:36" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened this week - Design Week From a new logo for Subway to updated copyright laws for designers, we look at the design news from the last seven days. Including a Subway rebrand, a change to copyright law, and an immersive Roald Dahl theatre experience: http://bit.ly/2baJmeK
"11.08.2016 17:17:11" designweek.co.uk Childline website re-designed to offer therapy tools and counselling - Design Week Amaze has designed the new site, which contains chat features, therapeutic tools and new ways of communicating with counsellors. “The new website will provide a forum for children to talk together, access articles, use therapy tools or talk to a volunteer counsellor in a safe haven, where anonymity and security is of absolute importance,” says Amaze chief executive officer Natalie
"11.08.2016 12:51:49" designweek.co.uk Music helps Powerleague create series of "football destinations" - Design Week Crests created to reinforce a sense of local pride and community while branding developed to help Powerleague increase its reach and improve digital engagement. Music creative director David Simpson says: “This is what football is really about – getting people together, creating a tribe and instilling local pride."
"11.08.2016 12:26:00" designweek.co.uk Moves & Changes – industry news - Design Week A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world. Our round up of the latest moves and changes within the world of design: http://bit.ly/2bab3FDv
"11.08.2016 10:57:06" designweek.co.uk What is your favourite Olympics-related design of all time? - Design Week There are so many classics – like the Otl Aicher posters and Lance Wyman's stunning Mexico graphics – that you're spoilt for choice really. But perhaps my all-time favourite has to be the original Olympic rings mark created in 1912. The fact that it We asked designers about their favourite Olympic designs of all time: http://bit.ly/2aDzStb
"10.08.2016 16:27:20" designweek.co.uk RCA shortlists designers of £108 million campus - Design Week The new campus will help the university contribute to fields of research such as connected cities, robotics, the internet of things and intelligent mobility. The campus will look to contribute to the development and understanding of connected cities, robotics, the internet of things and intelligent mobility, sustainability, mass migration and city design:
"10.08.2016 14:58:05" designweek.co.uk British Library will seek designers for new Harry Potter exhibition - Design Week The London museum and archive will be opening a Harry Potter exhibition in October 2017, but is yet to put out a call for entries for designers. London's British Library will hold a magical, new exhibition on Harry Potter but hasn't decided who will be designing the space yet: http://bit.ly/2b8grZX
"10.08.2016 11:26:05" designweek.co.uk Design Manchester reveals "Design City" theme - Design Week Co-curator Malcolm Garrett announces city theme and key names including Sir Christopher Frayling, Jason Bruges and Alan Kitching. The theme Design City will tie everything together this year and co-curator Malcolm Garrett says the festival will look at the “key concerns of living in modern cities, environmental issues, the devolution of power to Northern cities, what's going on in
"10.08.2016 09:56:00" designweek.co.uk Subway reveals minimalist new logo and symbol - Design Week Subway ditches italic identity, simplifies wordmark and creates new "S" symbol ahead of 2017 global identity roll out. Subway, has unveiled a new logo and symbol. While it retains the core colours long associated with the brand – green and yellow – the restaurant chain has opted to swap out italics in favour of a more minimalist typeface:
"10.08.2016 08:36:17" designweek.co.uk Dinner at the Twits: a gloriously gruesome theatrical dining experience - Design Week Roald Dahl's The Twits has been reinterpreted by food designers Bompas & Parr, theatre group Les Enfants Terribles and production company ebp as an immersive theatre production, to celebrate what would have been the author's 100th birthday. "Guests are encouraged to interact with the spaces, such as the Ghastly Garden, to find all of the delicious treats, bringing to life one of Dahl's most repulsive stories. We want people to feel like they have stepped into the story from their childhood
"09.08.2016 11:54:00" designweek.co.uk How to forge long lasting partnerships with your clients - Design Week Design business advisor John Scarrott looks at how designers can stop being seen as suppliers and start being seen as partners. He also talks to one creative director who has already made this approach part of their business strategy. These days, design businesses should be partnering with rather than supplying to their clients. Why is this a good thing? What does a partnership look like and what are the risks? And what can you do to move deeper into partner territory?
"09.08.2016 10:39:00" designweek.co.uk Frog helps design "patient-friendly" MRI scanners - Design Week Product design consultancy Frog has worked with life-science company aspect on the design of compact, "easy-to-use" and "stress-free" magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technologies. “We spent one day building the system on the fly with foam, cardboard, and a lot of hot-glue, acting out the workflow using the models and iterating on what we learned”
"09.08.2016 10:07:55" designweek.co.uk £1,000,000 V&A shop to be designed by Friend and Company - Design Week The new design will bring exhibitions and galleries together in "closer dialogue" and follow the blueprint of the museum's FuturePlan to create a more holistic visitor experience. The new £1,000,000 retail space will be “more dynamic and flexible” than its predecessor and will “function in close dialogue with the galleries, exhibitions and events surrounding it”, according to the museum:
"09.08.2016 09:23:13" designweek.co.uk London Transport Museum to run series of events commemorating Frank Pick - Design Week The London Transport Museum is highlighting the achievements of Frank Pick in a series of talks and events, to coincide with the 75th anniversary of his death. Pick – who was the managing director of London Transport during the early 20th Century – is The Frank Pick programme is part of Transport for London and London Transport Museum's 18-month programme of events, exhibitions and competitions highlighting the role of design in London's transport network, which runs until December:
"08.08.2016 12:52:29" WeTransfer 's co-founder and CIO Nalden about why a technology business has put design at the heart of its operation. Full video documentary out next week. #ageofdesign
"08.08.2016 10:01:08" designweek.co.uk Here & Now: the exhibition reviving the art of tapestry weaving - Design Week Running at The National Centre for Craft & Design, it will showcase work by tapestry weavers based everywhere from Scotland all the way to Japan. I want people visiting the exhibition to realise that tapestries are a really energetic and vibrant living art form. Tapestry has always been a narrative art; it always told the story of its time and that's exactly what these artists are doing:
"05.08.2016 18:00:42" designweek.co.uk How the Rio 2016 Olympics was designed - Design Week We take a look at the main touchpoints across the Games and explore the design story behind each one. As the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games officially get under way, some three billion fans are expected to tune in for the opening ceremony – one of several key designs which help to define the theatre of the games and reinforce its ancient narrative,
"05.08.2016 17:05:01" designweek.co.uk Fake replicas of classic designs banned under new copyright ruling - Design Week A change to copyright law means that fake versions of classic design icons such as Ray and Charles Eames' chairs will stop being sold from January 2017 onwards. The work of renowned designers such as Ray and Charles Eames and Arne Jacobsen are now protected for longer under this new ruling: http://bit.ly/2aDYdxz
"05.08.2016 16:38:15" designweek.co.uk What brand would you like to see open a restaurant? - Design Week Last week, designer stationery company Moleskine opened a café in Milan - so we asked designers what brand they would like to see open a food and drink space. Moleskine opened a café last week - which other brands would translate well to a food and drink space? http://bit.ly/2aYKL8G
"05.08.2016 14:58:20" Why Starbucks have set up an express store for busy commuters Why Starbucks UK have set up an express store for busy commuters, full article: https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/18-24-july-2016/starbucks-launches-new-concept-cafe-busy-london-commuters/
"05.08.2016 14:46:41" A look inside the National Theatre's new virtual reality studio A look inside the National Theatre London's new virtual reality studio. full article: https://www.designweek.co.uk/issues/1-7-august-2016/look-inside-national-theatres-new-virtual-reality-studio/
"05.08.2016 11:26:05" designweek.co.uk Google's King's Cross office: modular meeting rooms and Bowie-inspired breakout spaces - Design Week Google has recently opened its new London office, set to be the company's largest in Europe - we take a tour around the interiors to find out what it is that makes Google's working environment so unique. We took a tour around Google's new offices in King's Cross, featuring sleep pods, Harry Potter themed breakout areas and panoramic views of London: http://bit.ly/2aFFY8g
"04.08.2016 19:00:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From the launch of a new Airbnb design studio to a call for interest to create the Beijing 2022 Olympic logo, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. A new Airbnb design studio, a National Theatre virtual reality space and a report into the design sector's success - the news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/2alraQ7
"04.08.2016 18:18:04" designweek.co.uk Instagram overhauls UX design with Snapchat-style Stories feature - Design Week The social media platform has a new feature which lets users create fleeting photo and video reels that will disappear after 24 hours, in the same style as Snapchat. Instagram has a new feature design which means users can post photos that disappear after 24 hours, much like Snapchat: http://bit.ly/2aQTTLQ
"04.08.2016 11:45:22" designweek.co.uk Airbnb launches design studio Samara - Design Week Design studio set up to pool Airbnb's design and engineering expertise in the hope of furthering the company's "values and vision". The project has been initiated by Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia and will see a multi-disciplinary design studio set up within the company's San Francisco headquarters, pooling expertise from across the company.
"04.08.2016 11:43:37" designweek.co.uk Pantone creates real world colour picking tool - Design Week Pantone has worked with consultancy Rokkan to design an app, which allows users to mimc the exact colour of real objects and access Pantone's entire library of colours. Pantone senior vice president Ron Potesky says that “Pantone was introduced as a standardised language to communicate specific colours in the print market… Recognising the needs and opportunities for designers today, we created Pantone Studio to provide
"03.08.2016 17:40:09" designweek.co.uk London Design Fair reveals details of This is India guest pavilion - Design Week In celebration of its tenth anniversary, London Design Fair has selected India as its first annual guest country pavilion, which will see ten Indian designers and brands spanning product, textile and furniture design showcase their work. This is India is London Design Fair has selected India as its first annual guest country pavilion to coincide with its tenth anniversary, showcasing Indian designers: http://bit.ly/2aAdEUR
"03.08.2016 10:25:56" designweek.co.uk Applications open for UAL's pop-up design studio in New York - Design Week The two-week workshop is led by professor and designer, Fred Deakin, and will give students and graduates an insight into how to run a design studio. University of Arts London is bringing its free intensive course for students and graduates to New York, led by professor and designer, Fred Deakin:
"02.08.2016 19:30:00" designweek.co.uk Robert Welch Campden toast rack reissued in limited edition run - Design Week The new edition of the toast rack is £40 and has been remanufactured to mark the product's 60th anniversary. The stainless steel toast rack hasn't been in production since the 1980s: http://bit.ly/2aKXewe
"02.08.2016 18:17:34" designweek.co.uk A look inside the National Theatre's new virtual reality studio - Design Week The National Theatre's Immersive Storytelling Studio is a space where designers and directors can create audience experiences using virtual reality and 360° video. The Immersive Storytelling Studio includes VR projects such as a harrowing look at a refugee's life in Calais, and an educational exploration of the 1916 Easter Rising: bit.ly/2aKSM0q
"02.08.2016 17:45:56" designweek.co.uk Remembering Dennis Bailey - design's unassuming statesman - Design Week Patrick Argent reflects on the multi-faceted career of the late Dennis Bailey RDI (1931-2016), one of Britain's pioneering independent graphic designers. Bailey: “I used to enjoy doing covers for The Economist: I'd go in on a Wednesday afternoon without any notion of even what the subject was to be and by Friday morning I could pick up a copy on the bookstalls (and if it wasn't quite as good as it might
"02.08.2016 12:56:36" designweek.co.uk Design is still one of the fastest growing creative industries in the UK, report shows - Design Week Research from Nesta and Creative England shows that the design sector has one of the highest numbers of businesses and levels of employment. Research from Nesta and Creative England shows that the creative industries are growing faster than any other business sector across the majority of the UK, with design outstripping the likes of advertising, architecture and film: http://bit.ly/2ap77gO
"01.08.2016 17:49:14" designweek.co.uk Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games seeks logo designer - Design Week Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has put out a call for logo designers for the games but it is unclear whether professional designers are required. The games are set to take place in Beijing and Zhangijakou in 2022. At an event to mark the one-year anniversary of Beijing winning the bid, the organising committee set out broad proposals for the identity competition:
"01.08.2016 17:38:07" designweek.co.uk How the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park "Cultural District" could look - Design Week A new V&A museum focussing on digital, London College of Fashion and Sadler's Wells will all take up residence in the Olympic Park and this is what they're expected to look like... London Legacy Development Corporation executive director of regeneration, Rosanna Lawes, says: “In a few short years we will see not only a new cultural and education district in east London with some of the world's leading institutions sitting in the
"31.07.2016 13:17:00" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in August - Design Week This coming month you can read a new book on typography tips, go to an academic design festival in Copenhagen via Edinburgh Airport, where you'll find a Scottish design exhibition… 5 design things to look out for in August, a new book on typography tips, an academic design festival in Copenhagen and Edinburgh Airport's Scottish design exhibition:
"30.07.2016 14:13:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From Moleskine's first ever café to an exploration to a new Designer Studio for Selfridges' flagship store, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. We've rounded up the important design news from the last seven days, including Moleskine's first ever café and a new Designer Studio for Selfridges' flagship store:
"30.07.2016 12:01:00" designweek.co.uk How the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park "Cultural District" could look - Design Week A new V&A museum focussing on digital, London College of Fashion and Sadler's Wells will all take up residence in the Olympic Park and this is what they're expected to look like... New visualisations have been released of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will become home to a new V&A outpost, UAL's London College of Fashion and performing arts theatre Sadler's Wells:
"29.07.2016 14:39:00" designweek.co.uk Stanton Williams and Asif Khan set to design new Museum of London - Design Week The two architectural practices have been selected based on their proposal's “innovative thinking” and sensitivity to the heritage of existing buildings. “Stanton Williams and Asif Khan offered some really innovative thinking, and managed to combine a sensitivity to the heritage of the location, with a keen awareness of the practicalities of delivering a really functional museum.”
"29.07.2016 13:17:21" designweek.co.uk Where do you work best? Designers reveal what spaces stimulate their creativity - Design Week After a recent UK workplace survey suggested that a lack of privacy and quiet space – such as in open-plan offices – can actually reduce employees' productivity, we asked designers what environment they are at their most productive and creative. We asked designers what environment they are at their most productive and creative, after a recent survey suggests that open-plan offices can actually reduce productivity:
"29.07.2016 10:54:39" designweek.co.uk Seymourpowell designs new paint recycling technology - Design Week The consultancy's industrial vacuum cleaner allows paint to be recycled at one-seventh of the cost of previous methods. Seymourpowell has developed technology to recycle paint more cost-effectively and on a mass scale for the first time, based on the concept of a vacuum cleaner: http://bit.ly/2aBezck
"28.07.2016 10:56:07" designweek.co.uk Review: Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick at Somerset House - Design Week Somerset House's West Wing has been taken over by 45 artists demonstrating themes of sex, violence and dystopia in this immersive Stanley Kubrick exhibition. “We wanted to make it very different from a conventional art exhibition. It had to be an arresting, visceral experience." bit.ly/2awCuYJ
"28.07.2016 09:16:16" designweek.co.uk Penguin works with international artists on new Essentials collection - Design Week The project has yielded "unusual and unexpected" results and seen a tattoo artist and a specialist in precious metals and glass, get involved. “Often the artists won't have worked on a book cover before, which means they produce something really original and fresh,” says Penguin designer Gill Heeley:
"27.07.2016 18:30:49" designweek.co.uk ￼How to ensure steady growth through recruitment - Design Week We speak to consultancies less than ten years old to see how they brought in the right talent to grow their businesses at a sustainable rate without over-stretching themselves. Recruiting the right people and hanging onto them are perennial issues for all design consultancies, but for design groups just starting out such matters can be critical.
This year we turn the spotlight on Top 100 groups around 10 years old to find out
"27.07.2016 12:08:13" designweek.co.uk A look at the Natural History Museum's colourful new exhibition - Design Week The Colour and Vision exhibition, designed by Nissen Richards Studio, explores how vision first evolved in animals and is used by both hunters and predators in the animal kingdom. “The Cambrian explosion was when the eye evolved, which then led to huge diversity in the natural world. Our brief was how to get that across as an immersive experience.”
"27.07.2016 09:34:15" "Design is in our DNA, it's not something that we think about adding on afterwards" - Joe Gebbia, Co-founder, Airbnb.
Full documentary can be seen here: http://ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk/airbnb-behind-the-scenes-of-a-design-led-business/
"26.07.2016 18:00:00" designweek.co.uk Selfridges reveals interiors of its new Designer Studio - Design Week Design studio Campaign has created the retail space, which also includes installations from designers such as Anna Lomax, Gary Card and Patternity. Campaign has created the interiors for the Designer Studio based in Selfridges on London's Oxford Street, which showcases the work of established and up-and-coming fashion designers: http://bit.ly/2aeKmh4
"26.07.2016 17:30:00" designweek.co.uk 5 things design firms should be doing after Brexit - Design Week Shan Preddy, partner at design business advisory firm Preddy&Co, explains what you should be doing to help your company succeed following Brexit. From focusing on client relationships, to investing in marketing - here's what you should do post-Brexit to help your design business succeed: http://bit.ly/2areruh
"26.07.2016 16:37:37" designweek.co.uk Moleskine opens concept café in Milan - Design Week Interbrand has worked with the brand's creative team to design the interiors of the new cafe, which will be a space for dining, reading, exhibiting art and selling products. Interbrand has worked with the brand to create its first ever café, which adopts a minimal aesthetic to match the classic Moleskine notebook: http://bit.ly/2acmcDv
"26.07.2016 12:15:41" designweek.co.uk Mather&Co designs Silverstone visitor experience - Design Week Interpretation of Silverstone's history will bring motorsport fans into contact with the circuit's past and offer different ways to unlock personal stories. Examples of cars and motorcycles which are rooted in the history of the circuit will be on display and some exhibits will be interaction points that tell the stories of the people who are part of the site's history...
"26.07.2016 12:12:48" designweek.co.uk Design Week Map designs connected home baby monitor that can help control children's sleep: bit.ly/2aiqkRE pic.twitter.com/al5qZrnKl4
"25.07.2016 16:53:06" designweek.co.uk Aardman and National Museums Scotland launch animated educational game - Design Week The game involves using objects from the museums' biomedical collections to treat a sick creature called Gen. “It's a simplistic amorphous blob which has realistic physics applied to its body, so can be pulled and prodded around. As the illness takes effect on it, we wanted the player to feel empathy towards our gelatinous friend, so they would care for GEN and
"25.07.2016 16:13:23" designweek.co.uk How to make sure your business survives without you - Design Week After you retire or leave your design practice, how can you ensure it will stay afloat? We speak to designers who have taken their consultancies through a business restructure. If you're a creative director or founder of a design business, have you thought about what you'll do when you leave? Read our advice piece: bit.ly/29ZjRyg
"25.07.2016 13:11:24" designweek.co.uk Scottish design is “fresh, playful and exciting” in this new exhibition - Design Week Stacey Hunter is the director of Local Heroes - a new initiative which looks to dispel outdated ideas of Scottish design. Its first exhibition and shop will take place at Edinburgh Airport's plaza this August, and will showcase contemporary design from We speak to the director of Local Heroes, a new exhibition and initiative which looks to raise the profile of talented, Scottish designers: http://bit.ly/2aoqeLw
"23.07.2016 11:07:00" designweek.co.uk The Barbican reveals new shop space - Design Week Architectural practice AHMM has designed a new space for the Barbican Centre to display up-and-coming design talent. “In the context of the arts centre, [we wanted] to think of this more as a museum or gallery than a shop, to reflect the character of the original building while drawing on the work which came out of our earlier masterplan for the public
"22.07.2016 16:40:38" designweek.co.uk How to make sure your business survives without you - Design Week After you retire or leave your design practice, how can you ensure it will stay afloat? We speak to designers who have taken their consultancies through a business restructure. “Design consultancies are people businesses. To help the business develop and thrive, it's important to provide opportunities for people in the team to do so too, and to feel like their efforts and ideas can directly influence its
"22.07.2016 13:53:56" designweek.co.uk DN&CO creates place branding for White City Place - Design Week The visual identity celebrates the west London business district's role in the area's ongoing £8 billion regeneration. “We wanted the identity to be dynamic and active to set the visual tone for a creative place where nothing stands still, everyone bounces off each other. Taking two squares and overlapping them gives you three, and then we played with movement and
"22.07.2016 13:09:39" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week A new logo for Mastercard, a new interior design concept for Starbucks and insight into augmented reality - we round up the important design news from the last seven days. From Mastercard's rebrand to a new store concept for Starbucks - the important design news from the last seven days: bit.ly/29YJyPz
"21.07.2016 17:04:40" designweek.co.uk Starbucks launches new concept café for "busy London commuters" - Design Week The express café is based in London's financial district Canary Wharf, and uses mobile ordering, touch screens and a small menu to enable customers to get their coffee and get to work quicker. The new store concept from the coffee giant is aimed at busy commuters based in London: bit.ly/29Q7y2r
"21.07.2016 09:11:10" designweek.co.uk Which 20th Century product would you like to see get a 21st century makeover? - Design Week In light of Nintendo designing a miniature version of its Nintendo Entertainment System – first released back in 1983 – we asked designers what other modern classic products they would like to see given a 21st Century overhaul. Last week Nintendo announced that it will release a miniature version of its Nintendo Entertainment System, which was first released back in 1983. We asked designers what other modern classic products they would like to see given a 21st Century
"21.07.2016 09:07:56" designweek.co.uk Which 20th Century product would you like to see get a 21st century makeover? - Design Week In light of Nintendo designing a miniature version of its Nintendo Entertainment System – first released back in 1983 – we asked designers what other modern classic products they would like to see given a 21st Century overhaul. Last week Nintendo announced it is releasing a miniature version of its Nintendo Entertainment System, which was first released back in 1983. We asked designers what other modern classic products they would like to see given a 21st Century
"20.07.2016 15:48:41" designweek.co.uk Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby design installation for London Design Biennale 2016 - Design Week The wind installation has been created with the V&A and will go on display at London's Somerset House in September. “Forecast responds to the theme of Utopia by linking our seafaring past to a future of truly sustainable power. As an island nation, Britain has historically been reliant on harnessing the power of the wind and the waves for transportation, migration,
"20.07.2016 10:25:27" designweek.co.uk Pokémon Go: Designing augmented reality games for mobile - Design Week After the UK release of Pokémon Go last week, we asked game developers and designers how to get the best out of augmented reality gaming, and what it could look like in the future. “Thinking in game design is also understanding the logic…how do you pack the space in a room, how do you make sense of different surfaces and make the characters work within the architecture? The more you are able to do that, the more delightful and real
"19.07.2016 18:12:39" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk How is design changing the way we drive? | Age of Design How is design changing the way we drive? Our panel of Age of Design experts tell us how they think design is changing the automotive world. How is design shaping the way we drive ? from Design Week on Vimeo. In this interview session we focus on the Our panel of Age of Design experts tell us how design is changing the way we drive: bit.ly/29RtgrB #AgeOfDesign pic.twitter.com/FLVVbyMvFp
"19.07.2016 18:10:10" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk 3 design trends redefining the way we drive | Age of Design We look at how three major trends – autonomous mobility solutions, cross-collaborative approaches to design and digital services – are set to redefine our experience on the road. Car manufacturers are experimenting with new technologies; vehicle concepts and ways of working that are propelling significant change in the way we drive... #AgeOfDesign
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"19.07.2016 18:00:06" designweek.co.uk Designers share projects from their student days - Design Week With big graduate shows going on in the last few months such as D&AD New Blood and New Designers, we ask designers to think about the work they most enjoyed creating as a student. From packaging for the Science Museum to a visual identity for an internet radio station - designers talk about projects they produced as students: http://bit.ly/2a8ihtI
"19.07.2016 17:45:11" designweek.co.uk A new app designed to deliver doctors to patients' doors - Design Week GPDQ is a new private healthcare app, which enables patients in central London to order a doctor to their door within 90 minutes. Smartphone app GPDQ provides patients with a fast GP-delivery service, and has used Uber as inspiration for its user experience design: http://bit.ly/29RzUyc
"19.07.2016 17:05:54" designweek.co.uk The Partners creates new branding for International AIDS Society - Design Week The consultancy has created a new "human-centred" visual approach for the AIDS and HIV support organisation, using the well-known red ribbon symbol at the centre of its design. The new branding uses a red ribbon icon, which is the universal symbol for awareness and support for those living with HIV and AIDS: http://bit.ly/29SOPD3
"19.07.2016 10:44:03" designweek.co.uk Design Week Top 100 2016 – full table and analysis - Design Week The Design Week Top 100 provides a detailed and holistic analysis of the financial state of the design industry. It ranks the 100 most successful independent UK design businesses, across all sectors based on total fee income, while also spotlighting, Fee income is growing at 7% among design businesses. Our top 100 is a barometer for the financial health of the industry. See what else we learnt here... #DWTop100
"19.07.2016 10:37:00" designweek.co.uk D&T Association launches D&T Heroes campaign - Design Week It comes after the recent parliamentary debate about the lack of art and design related subjects included in the English Baccalaureate. In light of the recent parliamentary debate on EBacc, the D&T Association has launched its D&T Heroes campaign, celebrating the best British and international design: http://bit.ly/2a4z8fm
"19.07.2016 09:21:21" designweek.co.uk Playable City Award 2016 open for entries - Design Week The award seeks to inspire creative development of transport infrastructure. The Playable City Award 2016 is now accepting entries: http://bit.ly/2a8dQvQ
"17.07.2016 15:00:00" designweek.co.uk Tom Dixon designs interiors for new London restaurant Bronte - Design Week The restaurant includes three originally designed pieces from Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio. Tom Dixon has designed the interiors of new restaurant Bronte on The Strand, London:
"17.07.2016 11:02:44" designweek.co.uk Mastercard reveals new logo for the first time in 20 years - Design Week Pentagram partners Michael Bierut and Luke Hayman have created a new visual identity for global finance brand Mastercard, which aims to retain its 50-year-old familiarity while making it more digital. Pentagram has recreated the Mastercard brand, retaining the globally-recognised red and yellow overlapping circles, but making the logo flatter, simpler and more modern: http://bit.ly/29MnVOj
"16.07.2016 11:11:00" designweek.co.uk Moving Brands creates visual identity for BBC iPlayer Kids app - Design Week Moving Brands has designed a new on demand platform for the BBC's children's programmes on its CBeebies and CBBC channels. Aimed at one to nine-year-olds, BBC iPlayer Kids takes the form of an app which looks to tap into the changing viewing patterns of “We flipped the iPlayer brand colours to be lighter and more welcoming, and ensured the buttons were big and bright, with obvious differences in the selection states of navigation icons. Ultimately, users are there for the content, so it was also
"15.07.2016 18:06:00" designweek.co.uk A look inside the Design Museum's new shop - Design Week The new Design Museum will open its doors on London's Kensington High Street in November - but its first retail space launches for the public today. “The Design Museum shop reflects the values of the museum itself. It's our ambassador on the high street, always changing, always full of fascinating things, displayed with style, and staffed by people who live and breathe design.”
"15.07.2016 16:54:01" designweek.co.uk Pentagram's Abbott Miller relaunches 90s dance mag Dance Ink - Design Week The independent performing arts magazine documents specially commissioned dance works in print. "I used colour in a specific way, where the imagery is primarily black and white, but it is reproduced in CMYK to give it a beautiful depth. The type allows hints of that colour to show through. In one feature there is a slippage between different layers
"14.07.2016 19:01:00" designweek.co.uk Ikea opens new immersive store in Reading - Design Week The store's room displays come with ceiling fittings and fireplaces that “crackle”. “Our dedicated team have carried out extensive home research in the region to ensure that each of the room sets in our store reflect real-life living situations of those who live nearby, whether it be room-sets that reflect clever storage solutions for
"14.07.2016 17:15:01" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a huge exhibition space for Nestlé to Network Rail's new inclusive design guidelines, we round up the important design news from the last seven days. Delve into the world of Nestlé, or potentially work on a design project for the BBC - here's the design news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/29VyvTI
"14.07.2016 16:29:18" designweek.co.uk Theresa May's cabinet includes new Culture, Media and Sport secretary - Design Week The cabinet reshuffle sees John Whittingdale sacked as Culture, Media and Sport Secretary, while the Business, Innovation and Skills department is allegedly being "reshaped". Karen Bradley takes over as Culture, Media and Sport secretary, while the business department is restructured in Theresa May's new cabinet: http://bit.ly/29y8lZg
"14.07.2016 10:50:24" designweek.co.uk Nike redesigns football boot to make it more intuitive - Design Week Nike's Magista 2 football boot has been designed as an "organic extension of the foot" to make playing football feel more natural. The Magista 2 boot is tailored to sensitive parts of the foot, and aims to make playing football feel more natural: bit.ly/29JyWlO
"13.07.2016 18:30:00" designweek.co.uk Creative Industries Federation reveals post-Brexit plan - Design Week The charity body has launched a series of events and a new advisory panel, which aim to spark discussion and incite action from creative businesses following Brexit. The organisation has announced a series of events and an advisory panel, which aim to help creative businesses adapt following Brexit: http://bit.ly/29Cchn6
"13.07.2016 17:53:01" designweek.co.uk Bombardier reveals aircraft with wide seats to accommodate larger flyers - Design Week The CS100 set to be demonstrated at Farnborough airshow later this week. Introducing the aircraft with wider seats to accommodate larger passengers:
"13.07.2016 16:37:38" designweek.co.uk eBay mulls physical presence in Sainsbury's - Design Week The online auction business already has concessions in Argos, which was acquired by Sainsbury's as part of its £1.4bn Home Retail Group deal eBay's director of EU advertising strategy, product and operations Phuong Nguyen: “The prospects are huge and the merger makes a lot of sense for both groups. It could potentially mean that [eBay pop up stores or a click and collect set-up within
"13.07.2016 16:24:35" designweek.co.uk Government pledges £30 million to driverless car competition - Design Week The Government is to plough £30 million into research and development around driverless cars on UK roads. The money will come from the Government's Intelligent Mobility fund and the competition, which launches next month, is being set up to distribute the The money will come from the Government's Intelligent Mobility fund and the competition, which launches next month, is being set up to distribute the cash to independent teams so they can research and develop “innovative, connected autonomous vehicle
"12.07.2016 15:22:22" designweek.co.uk New design exhibition hopes to remove stigma associated with dyslexia - Design Week Dyslexic Design will showcase the work of designers and illustrators such as Sebastian Bergne and Kristjana S Williams who say dyslexia has enhanced rather than limited their creativity. New exhibition Dyslexic Design looks at how having dyslexia can enhance, rather than hinder, creativity: http://bit.ly/29NYLPN
"12.07.2016 14:23:06" Timeline Photos Designers discuss their favourite political posters, after an original version of the Keep Calm and Carry On poster goes up for auction: http://bit.ly/29NFtdy
"12.07.2016 11:58:41" designweek.co.uk Design industry performing well despite shrinking profit margins - Design Week Accountant Kingston Smith's Marketing Monitor report has examined the financial performance of branding and design consultancies alongside, digital, advertising, marketing and other sectors. Design has performed favourably against other sectors in a new piece of research which looks at the state of the marketing and creative industries.
Accountant Kingston Smith's Marketing Monitor report – which looks at the strength of all sectors from the
"12.07.2016 11:49:41" designweek.co.uk Network Rail launches inclusive design strategy - Design Week Network Rail has set up a built environment accessibility panel and vowed to use inclusive design principals to make the rail system more usable for people with disabilities. A built environment accessibility panel has been set up. It uses co-design principals and is made up of disabled passengers who are also experts in inclusive design and can provide technical and strategic advice to project teams.
"11.07.2016 10:00:00" designweek.co.uk How well do you know your design business? - Design Week Design consultancy owners can get bogged down in running their studio, without thinking about the future, says Adam Fennelow, services director at the Design Business Association (DBA). He advises designers to spend time working out what they want to "Do you want double-digit growth every year, or do you just want to keep a roof over your head?" http://bit.ly/29HsIEv
"11.07.2016 09:07:03" designweek.co.uk AIGA Get Out The Vote poster campaign looks to activate U.S. voters - Design Week The non-partisan U.S. presidential election poster campaign from the Professional Association for Design (AIGA) looks to use "beautiful imagery" to encourage people to take an interest in politics. The Professional Association for Design has looked to designers including Milton Glaser to create posters encouraging the U.S. public to engage in politics: http://bit.ly/2a1wyUY
"08.07.2016 13:52:16" Nissan How to turn concept cars into reality? Design Week visits our London studio to find out... #ageofdesign
"08.07.2016 12:40:00" designweek.co.uk MPs "urge Government to think again" over GCSE EBacc excluding art and design - Design Week MPs took to Westminster this week to debate the soon-to-be compulsory English Baccalaureate qualification, saying that the move would devalue creative subjects which keep industries thriving and encourage emotional and social development. Catherine McKinnell, Labour MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North: “Although it is possible to take up jobs in our sector without exam results in creative subjects, it is much harder and potentially more expensive to do so, which obviously further diminishes
"08.07.2016 11:36:00" designweek.co.uk Lorna Allan: "It's important to make sure young, female designers have encouragement" - Design Week Lorna Allan, an MA graphic design graduate from the London College of Communication (LCC), has started a talks programme called Hidden Women of Design in order to raise the profile of female designers. We speak to her about her inspiration and aims for "There are a lot of women's design groups happening and I think HWOD would like to focus on university leavers or designers new to the industry as this is a crucial stage which determines whether they stay in the design world or leave it. It's important
"08.07.2016 10:22:16" designweek.co.uk BlackBerry ditches traditional keyboard as it discontinues Classic handset - Design Week It comes as the company recently announced quarterly losses of £520m. BlackBerry says goodbye to its traditional keyboard as it discontinues its Classic handset: http://bit.ly/29vpIJa
"07.07.2016 16:33:28" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a debate over the EBacc curriculum excluding art and design subjects, to earphones revealed which let users alter background noise, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. A debate over the EBacc qualification, Dyson's first UK store and earphones which block out background noise - a round-up of design news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/29lqHsR
"07.07.2016 14:23:42" designweek.co.uk Top 5 picks from this year's D&AD New Blood Festival - Design Week Some of the best creative work by students at design colleges and universities from all over the country is on display at Truman Brewery in London until tomorrow. We've rounded up our top five students to watch from the D&AD New Blood Festival. We round up the best bits from this year's D&AD New Blood Festival, including students' work from Edinburgh College of Art and Northumbria University: http://bit.ly/29kp7a2
"07.07.2016 13:30:00" designweek.co.uk MPs "urge Government to think again" over GCSE EBacc excluding art and design - Design Week MPs took to Westminster this week to debate the soon-to-be compulsory English Baccalaureate qualification, saying that the move would devalue creative subjects which keep industries thriving and encourage emotional and social development. This week, MPs debated the exclusion of art and design subjects from the EBacc qualification, which will soon be compulsory for GCSE students - we sum up their arguments: http://bit.ly/29sTTkb
"07.07.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Lorna Allan: "It's important to make sure young, female designers are encouraged" - Design Week Lorna Allan, an MA graphic design graduate from the London College of Communication (LCC), has started a talks programme called Hidden Women of Design in order to raise the profile of female designers. We speak to her about her inspiration and aims for We speak to the founder of Hidden Women of Design, a talks programme which looks to share the experiences of inspirational female designers: http://bit.ly/29yUtiv
"07.07.2016 12:29:10" Timeline Photos You can stream our webinar on reshaping user experience with cognitive design here:
"06.07.2016 10:22:57" designweek.co.uk Small businesses could lose financial support following EU referendum - Design Week Earlier this month, the European Investment Bank promised £100 million to support Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), the category which the majority of design businesses fall under - but this funding could now be in jeopardy following the Brexit Before the Brexit vote, the European Investment Bank started a multi-billion pound programme to provide funds for small UK businesses - this deal is now at risk: bit.ly/29fx4BF
"05.07.2016 15:53:31" designweek.co.uk How to rebrand a charity and do it well - Design Week Public trust in charities is plummeting according to a new Government report, so this should mean that design consultancies are helping them to communicate in new ways, but many are getting it wrong, according to designer John Spencer. "It's been decades since charities first latched onto the importance of identity so why does the sector still look like a design scrapyard? Why is it awash with clichés and me-too design? What's with all the corny people icons, fake kid's drawings, and
"05.07.2016 14:15:22" designweek.co.uk Dyson "brings engineering to life" with new London store - Design Week The Dyson Demo retail space opens this week on London's Oxford Street, and aims to educate consumers about the scientific concepts behind products before they buy. Dyson is set to open its first UK concept store, which will allow visitors to try out the brand's range of products, from vacuum cleaners to hairdryers: http://bit.ly/29fAuEs
"05.07.2016 13:33:37" designweek.co.uk Small businesses could lose financial support following EU referendum - Design Week Earlier this month, the European Investment Bank promised £100 million to support Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs), the category which the majority of design businesses fall under - but this funding could now be in jeopardy following the Brexit Before the Brexit vote, the European Investment Bank confirmed a £100 million programme which would see more funds provided for UK businesses - this deal is now at risk: bit.ly/29fx4BF
"05.07.2016 12:54:01" designweek.co.uk The Furniture Makers' Company looks to boost UK furniture exports with new award scheme - Design... The charity has introduced the award in response to Britain's £3.3bn trade deficit. “The goal of the Export Award is to recognise and champion companies that are flying the flag for British manufacture in export markets. The UK has a great tradition of fine furniture, bedding and furnishing design and manufacturing and, while imitations
"05.07.2016 11:32:57" designweek.co.uk Doppler Labs set to launch earphones that can control background noise - Design Week It is the tech company's first sound-morphing product available on the mass market and will allow users to turn up or turn down background noises such as sirens or crying babies. Doppler Labs' sound-morphing technology allows users to turn up or turn down background noises, helping them deal with an open plan office or amplify hearing: http://bit.ly/29fa8hx
"04.07.2016 19:53:00" designweek.co.uk Vitra Design Museum opens new exhibition space showcasing design classics - Design Week Germany's Vitra Design Museum has opened a new archive and exhibition space called Schaudepot, which brings the gallery's 7,000 piece collections out of storage and into public view. Germany's Vitra Design Museum has opened a new archive and exhibition space called Schaudepot, which brings the gallery's 7,000 piece collections out of storage and into public view:
"04.07.2016 18:50:00" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in July - Design Week See some of Quentin Blake's most famous illustrations, be transported back to 1950s Britain at Compton Verney's latest exhibition and climb inside the giant kinetic energy generating hamster wheel at the newly refurbished National Museum of Scotland. This month you can see some of Quentin Blake's most famous illustrations, be transported back to 1950s Britain at Compton Verney's latest exhibition and climb inside the giant kinetic energy generating hamster wheel at the newly refurbished National
"04.07.2016 17:49:00" designweek.co.uk Charity Forever Hope Foundation reveals optimistic branding - Design Week Consultancy Branch has created the logo for the charity startup, which combines an “H” with an infinity symbol inside a circle. Consultancy Branch has created the logo for charity startup, Forever Hope Foundation, which combines an “H” with an infinity symbol inside a circle:
"04.07.2016 16:48:00" designweek.co.uk From Dieter Rams to Ken Garland: designers we'd like to see documentaries on - Design Week Last week, American director Gary Hustwit announced he was creating a documentary about product designer Dieter Rams. Now, we ask the question - which designer would you like to see a documentary about? Matt Baxter: "I'd love to see a documentary made on the work of Ken Adam (or, to give the man his full title, Sir Kenneth Adam OBE). Can you imagine a more cinematic subject? The cavernous, Cold War-futuristic Bond sets he designed, back on the big
"04.07.2016 15:38:01" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From recruitment freezes following Brexit to preparation for a debate on the GCSE EBacc curriculum, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. We've rounded up some of the key design news from last week, including recruitment freezes following Brexit to preparation for a debate on the GCSE EBacc curriculum:
"04.07.2016 14:15:00" designweek.co.uk Design student makes a prototype violin using spider silk - Design Week The use of spiders' silk also allows the acoustics in the violin to be customised and applied to other products such as headphones. A postgraduate student at the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London has developed a prototype violin made from materials including spiders' silk, spun by an Australian golden orb spider:
"04.07.2016 13:13:00" designweek.co.uk New Microsoft hand tracking technology could change how designers work - Design Week New Microsoft platform Handpose would enable designers to work digitally through hand gestures, and is currently in its demo phase. Microsoft researchers' gestural user interface technology could enable designers to create every day designs through simple hand motions:
"04.07.2016 12:01:00" designweek.co.uk How combining tech and design can produce captivating work - Design Week Tristan Macherel, executive creative director at Landor Paris and president of the design jury at this year's Cannes Lions Festival, talks about how smart technology is being integrated with design to create inventive, inspiring creative work. Tristan Macherel, executive creative director at Landor Paris and president of the design jury at this year's Cannes Lions Festival, discusses how smart technology is being integrated with design to create inventive, inspiring creative
"04.07.2016 10:40:37" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Nissan – designing the car of the future | Age of Design Nissan – designing the car of the future In this video, we explore what goes on in the very secretive London-based studio, Nissan Design Europe. By Jo Roberts Related posts Article Trends at CES that will impact businesses in the year ahead Marketing In this video, we explore what goes on in the very secretive London-based studio, Nissan Design Europe. Designers tell us what it takes to create the cars of tomorrow and future-proof the brand:
"30.06.2016 14:30:01" designweek.co.uk Design Council appoints Terry Tyrrell as new chairman - Design Week Tyrrell takes over from Martin Temple, who has been chairman of the Design Council for five years. Terry Tyrrell takes over from Martin Temple as new chairman of charity organisation the Design Council: http://bit.ly/296G5et
"30.06.2016 14:00:01" designweek.co.uk Freelance State of Mind: Why designers have a social responsibility - Design Week In his latest column and speaking post-Brexit, freelance illustrator Ben Tallon discusses why it's so important that the creative industries use the power of their skills to convey vital messages to the public. Columnist Ben Tallon explains why design and illustration are precious skills that should be used to imbue social and political change: http://bit.ly/29dctwM
"30.06.2016 13:30:00" designweek.co.uk Hato joins forces with school kids to create a “space bus” - Design Week Design studio Hato has co-created the exteriors of a bus with children from Childwall Academy school, with the aim of engaging young people in graphic design. Design studio Hato is engaging school children in design with this co-created bus project: http://bit.ly/29sKozq
"30.06.2016 13:00:01" designweek.co.uk Mozilla involves the community in its "open-source" rebrand - Design Week Mozilla is bending the terms of the rebrand with a "branding without walls" open-source initiative. The public will contribute ideas for non-profit organisation Mozilla's rebrand, working with consultancy Johnson Banks: http://bit.ly/294zzCb
"30.06.2016 12:30:00" designweek.co.uk Imani Nuñez: "Design is not only my craft – it is my weapon of choice" - Design Week Imani Nuñez is an Afro-Latina designer living in New York's South Bronx - her Puerto Rican and Dominican cultural roots have provided a strong sense of identity and a rich source of inspiration for her work. We speak to her about how her cultural Columnist Jon Daniel catches up with Afro-Latina designer Imani Nuñez about how her cultural background has influenced her work: http://bit.ly/296FidH
"30.06.2016 11:51:28" designweek.co.uk MPs to debate exclusion of arts subjects from GCSE EBacc curriculum - Design Week MPs will debate the exclusion of arts subjects from the English Baccalaureate curriculum after a petition with more than 100,000 signatures challenged the change. The EBacc qualification will become compulsory for GCSE students from September, and includes English, maths, science, a language and a humanity - but no arts subjects: bit.ly/29ffi21
"28.06.2016 13:32:37" designweek.co.uk Pilkington Vehicle Design Awards presents concept cars of the future - Design Week The annual awards exhibition at London's Royal College of Art shortlisted 21 car design concepts from MA Vehicle Design graduates. Read about some of the intriguing concept cars from this year's Royal College of Art MA Vehicle Design graduates: bit.ly/293hrg0
"27.06.2016 17:35:52" designweek.co.uk Osborne looks to calm markets as business leaders exact caution - Design Week Osborne tells business leaders "the British economy is fundamentally strong" yet some business leaders are freezing recruitment and even thinking about relocating from the UK. Osborne tells business leaders “the British economy is fundamentally strong” yet some business leaders are freezing recruitment and even thinking about relocating from the UK...
"27.06.2016 10:35:44" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From shocking research revealing a drop in students studying creative subjects, to greater copyright protection for designers, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. From Brexit to research revealing less students are studying design to a new visual identity for the Tate - here's the important design news from the last seven days: bit.ly/28YAQR7
"24.06.2016 16:51:04" designweek.co.uk Will new Kindle fonts change our relationship with the e-reader? - Design Week We asked typography experts what they thought about the new Kindle fonts and if they set a precedent for e-readers. "A page on a Kindle has finally almost achieved the look we've had in books for 500 years. But it still runs out of batteries, cannot be read in bright light and won't survive a fall."
"24.06.2016 14:00:47" designweek.co.uk Brexit: What does leaving the EU mean for designers? - Design Week The UK public has voted for Leave in the EU referendum, with a 52% majority - we summarise what this could spell for the design industry. The UK has voted to leave the EU - what does this mean for the design industry? Worries about lack of funding and reduced access to talent and exports have been raised: http://bit.ly/28SS8LO
"24.06.2016 12:51:00" designweek.co.uk A documentary is being made about the “greatest designer alive”, Dieter Rams - Design Week Gary Hustwit has launched a crowdfunded campaign to help him finish his film and preserve Rams' extensive design archive. “We hope to dig deeper into Rams' untold story – to try and understand a man of contradictions by design. I want the film get past the legend of Dieter. I want it to get into his philosophy, process, inspirations, and even his
"24.06.2016 10:25:20" designweek.co.uk Waitrose rolls out “scan as you shop” app across UK stores - Design Week It is the first British supermarket to introduce its Quick Check technology on smartphones. “We know that customers are shopping little and often and therefore want the experience to be as convenient as possible. Being able to complete a whole shopping experience using only a smartphone means that shoppers can scan as they go, benefit from
"23.06.2016 15:09:11" designweek.co.uk Stefan Sagmeister: Why “beautiful design" makes things work better - Design Week At this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Design Week sat down with world-renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister. Stefan Sagmeister: "[Beauty is] a word that is very ready to be questioned. Our entire obsession is with functionality. I've seen many people put functionality as their main goal.
Not only are the [creations] awful, bring humanity down and are actually
"23.06.2016 10:30:00" designweek.co.uk EU referendum: How would a Brexit affect the design industry? - Design Week The EU referendum takes place today, and as shown by our own reader poll (70% majority) and research undertaken by the Creative Industries Federation (98% majority), designers are overwhelmingly in favour of staying within the EU. But if we do leave the What would leaving the European Union mean for the design industry? Designers, policy makers and creative organisation leaders share their insight. bit.ly/28XFRVf
"23.06.2016 09:37:53" designweek.co.uk Design Week readers want Britain to stay in the EU, poll shows - Design Week According to a Design Week survey, 70% of readers favour the idea of Britain staying in the EU, while just 16% would like to see it leave the union. More than 500 of you told us what you think...
"23.06.2016 09:05:14" designweek.co.uk Meet the UAL student tackling HIV stigma through app design - Design Week Jacob Alexander created The Positive Project to educate young people about the causes and effects of the virus. “Design can be used as a powerful tool to change people's opinions. You can design something on a t-shirt, send that t-shirt out into the world, and that's a message that people can wear and see.”
"22.06.2016 18:24:01" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Design Week Shifts in consumer preferences, tightening regulation, and technological breakthroughs combine to direct new trends in automotive design:
"22.06.2016 18:12:08" designweek.co.uk Design business leaders: "We know our firms are stronger in Europe" - Design Week In a signed letter to The Times, design business leaders from companies of all sizes, are among 1200 company owners who have declared they wish to remain in the EU. See which design business leaders are voting to stay in Europe...
"22.06.2016 15:50:00" designweek.co.uk Designers' work to be protected for longer under new copyright ruling - Design Week A change to the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act will mean that designers' work will be protected for 70 years after they die - as long as their designs qualify as being Works of Artistic Craftsmanship. Designers' work will now be protected for 70 years after they die - as long as it's "artistic" and "crafty" enough… http://bit.ly/28R185J
"22.06.2016 14:37:34" designweek.co.uk From shelters to first aid: New MoMA exhibition looks at designs that address the refugee crisis... Insecurities: Tracing Displacement and Shelter at New York's MoMA will present everything from photography to product design based on the refugee crisis, with an aim to "expose" reality to exhibition visitors rather than provide "solutions". We speak to Sean Anderson at MoMA about designs which address the refugee crisis, from flatpack Ikea shelters to wristbands which indicate a person's nourishment levels: http://bit.ly/28MxpXi
"22.06.2016 09:40:55" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Nissan – designing the car of the future | Age of Design Nissan – designing the car of the future In this video, we explore what goes on in the very secretive London-based studio, Nissan Design Europe. By Jo Roberts Related posts Article Trends at CES that will impact businesses in the year ahead Marketing In this short film we go behind the scenes of Nissan Design Europe #ageofdesign :
"21.06.2016 16:39:16" designweek.co.uk First look at interiors of Google's largest office in Europe - Design Week The 11-storey building includes sleep pods, furniture by Vitra and a running track. “This is the first of a series of projects for Google where we are pursuing the key idea of an inventive and responsive architecture of theatre, stage set and props. The core focus has been to create a highly adaptable workplace that can respond quickly
"20.06.2016 20:02:00" designweek.co.uk Mather & Co designs World Rugby Hall of Fame - Design Week Manchester-based consultancy Mather & Co is designing a brand new World Rugby Hall of Fame at the birthplace of the sport, Rugby, UK. “It obviously makes it special that this museum is in the birthplace of rugby. It will have three main areas, with one focusing on the history of rugby, from its beginning to the global spread of the game and onto current events. The museum will also look
"20.06.2016 19:17:00" designweek.co.uk NASA unveils X-57 electric airplane - Design Week The X-57, nicknamed Maxwell, is part of a 10-year initiative that will see as many as six X-planes released. “With the return of piloted X-planes to NASA's research capabilities – which is a key part of our 10-year-long New Aviation Horizons initiative – the general aviation-sized X-57 will take the first step in opening a new era of
"20.06.2016 17:02:46" designweek.co.uk Tate refreshes its logo to bring together all of its galleries - Design Week Consultancy North has recreated the visual identity for cultural organisation Tate, refining the logo's dot concept so that it can evolve and adapt to suit different audiences. “It was about making the logo playful and bringing it alive. The moving dots give off the idea of everybody coming together, which is part of the Tate's new strategy to activate a younger, more diverse audience.”
"20.06.2016 12:03:00" designweek.co.uk Rolls-Royce reveals first luxury driverless car concept - Design Week The announcement is part of BMW Group's ongoing centenary celebrations, which are looking ahead to the next 100 years of car design. “With the Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 we were very mindful not to dwell on the past. We wanted to be as innovative as possible and at the same time transcend the design history of the marque.”
"20.06.2016 09:51:45" designweek.co.uk A new virtual reality headset which could alleviate pain for burn patients - Design Week Consultancy Frog has created a prototype virtual reality headset and accompanying game, which could be used to ease pain experienced by burn patients receiving wound care by "distracting them". “As healthcare becomes increasingly complex, there is an opportunity to combine user-centered design principles with a deep clinical understanding of the science, challenges, and often confusing nuances in healthcare. This project has been an interesting
"17.06.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From the expansion of huge museums including Tate Modern and National Museum of Scotland, to Margaret Calvert receiving an OBE, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. A round-up of the important design news from the last seven days - from the unveiling of the new Tate Modern to Margaret Calvert receiving an OBE: http://bit.ly/1WP4Q2j
"16.06.2016 16:00:00" designweek.co.uk Serpentine Galleries unveil new interactive experience app - Design Week Consultancy AllofUs has created a colourful app for visitors to London's Serpentine Galleries, enabling them to learn more as they tour exhibitions. Serpentine Galleries have a colourful, new app which will help guide visitors around the exhibition spaces: http://bit.ly/1rrXOCR
"16.06.2016 15:00:00" designweek.co.uk SomeOne helps Personal Group "work happy" with rebrand - Design Week Employee benefits and financial services company Personal Group has been rebranded around a happiness concept, which looks to tie together products and services. This is one cheerful rebrand: http://bit.ly/28HlCVf
"16.06.2016 14:30:00" designweek.co.uk Which museum would you like to see expanded? - Design Week The new Tate Modern opens this week, with a revamped National Museum of Scotland and a new Museum of London set to follow. All are expanding in size, offering their collections more space. We ask exhibition designers which museum they would like to see With the new Tate Modern opening this week, a new Design Museum on its way, and the National Museum of Scotland refurbishment set to follow, we're going to be seeing exhibition space multiplying. We ask designers - what museum would you like to see
"16.06.2016 13:42:46" designweek.co.uk Ikea will "share its story" with new major museum in Sweden - Design Week Ikea is set to open a 7000m2, four-storey museum space in Älmhult, Sweden on 30 June, and hopes to teach visitors about the humble roots of the furniture brand. The new Ikea museum is based in Älmhult, where the first ever store by the furniture brand was built in 1958: http://bit.ly/23dTZir
"15.06.2016 16:45:32" designweek.co.uk Science Museum set to open interactive Wonderlab Gallery - Design Week Muf Architecture/Art has designed the new gallery space which will feature live science shows and a giant orrery. The Science Museum opened the world's first national gallery dedicated to children in 1931. Since then, scientists, engineers and even Royal visitors have been inspired by the amazing scientific phenomena revealed in our interactive galleries. We have
"15.06.2016 16:25:17" designweek.co.uk Design Week Design Week Award winners 2016 – the special categories – Hall of Fame, Age of Design, Rising Star:
"15.06.2016 11:19:55" designweek.co.uk New Tate Modern interiors unveiled ahead of open date - Design Week London's Tate Modern museum will see a new building - The Switch House - open this week, which makes way for more digital, interactive elements and international art. A peak at the new Tate Modern's interiors, which is set to open this Friday 17 June: http://bit.ly/1YrptB7
"15.06.2016 10:35:59" designweek.co.uk Design Week All of the winners from the #DWAwards16 plus project profiles and judges reaction:
"14.06.2016 15:09:26" designweek.co.uk Monotype transforms TfL's London Underground Johnston typeface - Design Week Updated typeface Johnston100 includes two new weights and symbols used on social media, including the hashtag and "@" sign. “It was very important to TfL that we add the extra-thin weights, because of today's digital trends.We were able to capture the contemporary trend and the fashion of having something very light and very elegant, but because we are still using the original
"14.06.2016 09:50:36" designweek.co.uk Margaret Calvert and Johanna Basford among those recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours - Design... Designers including Margaret Calvert, Johanna Basford and Lady Frances Sorrell have been recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. We've rounded up the full list of recipients selected for their services to the design industry. All of the designers in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, including British typographer and graphic designer Margaret Calvert:
"13.06.2016 18:30:00" designweek.co.uk The 2016 Design Week graduate show guide - Design Week Thinking of visiting your local graduate design shows this summer? Check out our comprehensive guide to this year's exhibitions. We've rounded up art and design degree shows coming up this summer from all over the UK in this directory: http://bit.ly/1U4lBko
"13.06.2016 17:32:53" designweek.co.uk Refurbished £14.1 million National Museum of Scotland set to open - Design Week Hoskins Architects and consultancy Metaphor have transformed ten gallery spaces in the National Museum of Scotland, making room for more science, technology and design exhibits. Ten new gallery spaces will include "world first" exhibits, such as first cloned mammal Dolly the Sheep and the first MRI scanner: http://bit.ly/1Uetbv4
"13.06.2016 17:14:25" designweek.co.uk Roundhouse rebranded by Magpie to promote venue and charity work - Design Week The new Roundhouse identity is set in a roundel lockup, which is both a "symbol of transformation" and a "cyclical messaging device". “We've been huge fans of the venue for years but never knew the full story of what the Roundhouse does, which is perhaps indicative of the challenge.”
"13.06.2016 16:14:12" designweek.co.uk D8 gives Newspaper Club a new look, including paperboy mascot Russell - Design Week The redesign also makes it simpler for users to navigate the website and online production tool, ARTHR. “Newspaper Club already had a paperboy mascot and they wanted to stick with that idea but in a more modern, flexible style. They referenced mascots like the Bic Boy, Mr Minit and Mailchimp's Freddie, as well as classic illustrations by Raymond Savignac
"13.06.2016 15:14:00" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Choose your winner | Age of Design Design Week and IBM's new Age of Design Award recognises pioneering design projects from the past 25 years of the Design Week Awards. Our Age of Design Award winner will be announced tomorrow, so make sure you've voted for your favourite.
"13.06.2016 13:47:41" designweek.co.uk “Willy Wonka” inspired rotating lift could be the future of London Underground - Design Week German company Thyssenkrupp Elevator has developed the motor-powered “circular shuttle” lift concept, which may appear on the London Underground one day. "MULTI has the potential to redefine existing infrastructure, and open up unprecedented levels of access both in-between platforms, and from the platforms to the world above. What's more – it could also allow further growth of stations below the ground,
"13.06.2016 09:45:08" designweek.co.uk New Museum of London site will "totally re-think how the story of London is told" - Design Week As the Museum of London shortlists design concepts for its new site in West Smithfield, we catch up with the museum's director Sharon Ament about how the new space might behave and how exhibitions will change. “Thus having a working train-line running through the basement is a real opportunity and of course we plan to keep the wonderful references to the previous uses and lives of the spaces that we will inhabit”:
"11.06.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand in 2016 - Design Week According to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2016 report, Google is now the world's most valuable brand, worth $229bn (£157bn). According to BrandZ's global report, Google is now the world's most valuable brand: http://bit.ly/1UEeO0e
"10.06.2016 17:01:15" designweek.co.uk 10 graduate design shows to look out for this summer - Design Week We've rounded up art and design colleges and universities from all over the UK, which will showcase graduate work spanning disciplines from product and textile to graphic and furniture design. Including University of Arts London, Manchester School of Art and Loughborough University: http://bit.ly/1XLLEDk
"10.06.2016 16:11:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a Snapchat app redesign to innovation at the RSA Student Design Awards 2016, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. This last week, Snapchat redesigned its app interface and Google became the world's most valuable brand - here's the important design news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/1OgNHMc
"10.06.2016 13:56:48" designweek.co.uk John Makepeace scoops Prince Philip Designers Prize - Design Week Prince Philip has handed designer maker Makepeace the prize in recognition of his work as a designer and contribution to the industry. CSD president Peter Bosson describes Makepeace as “one of England's finest furniture designers and makers”:
"10.06.2016 11:30:00" designweek.co.uk How fashion graduates are being matched with brands based on their personalities - Design Week IBM's supercomputer Watson uses cognitive technology to link up graduates and fashion brands with similar “emotional traits”. “We built a bit of software that analyses your emotion and not your transaction. Retailers only know consumers by what they buy; wouldn't it be great if they could know them by what they think?”
"10.06.2016 09:02:21" designweek.co.uk Snapchat redesign gives media brand content greater prominence - Design Week The app's Discover section now includes larger logos, images and headlines. While previously each media brand appeared as a small circular icon in the Discover section, now they look more similar to a Pinterest-style grid of boxes featuring images and short headlines as teasers.
"09.06.2016 13:13:00" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Design Week Help us crown the best of the best in design with our Age of Design Award. Vote for your favourite Best in Show winner since the Design Week Awards began back in 1990...
"08.06.2016 16:57:06" designweek.co.uk Designers tell us what landmarks they would like to see brought to life - Design Week Last week The Illuminated River Foundation launched a competition looking for designers to create permanent light installations on London's bridges. We ask designers what other landmarks they would turn their hands to. "The success of light based festivals like Lumiere really show not just the appetite for immersive and impressive installation pieces, but also prove that there's an engaged audience in cities at night. I think it'd be great to use some of our amazing
"08.06.2016 15:09:46" designweek.co.uk AllofUs turns Tony Blair Faith Foundation into Generation Global - Design Week Digital teaching platform and eduction charity Generation Global has been rebuilt and redesigned with new learning and teaching tools. The new site allows students to practice skills of dialogue and critical thinking learned in the classroom with their peers from around the world and exposes them to other cultural and religious perspectives in a format that is “exciting and easy to use,”
"08.06.2016 13:33:00" designweek.co.uk TFL showcase transport design on London's Regent Street - Design Week The pop-up design festival is part of an 18-month programme celebrating the past, present and future of London transport design “Our purpose is to keep London moving, working and growing and to make life here better. Good design in transport has been central to this, ranging from vehicles, stations, signs and maps to the Oyster card, our website and open data feeds. The
"08.06.2016 12:00:00" designweek.co.uk JKR creates new vibrant branding for Stella Artois Cidre range - Design Week Consultancy JKR has redesigned the packaging and logo of Stella Artois' sub-brand Cidre, placing fruit imagery at the centre of its labelling. Fruit imagery is the main focus of the new packaging and branding, which has been designed by consultancy JKR: bit.ly/25LPq0A
"08.06.2016 10:25:50" designweek.co.uk CRL opens applications for tech startup programme - Design Week The west London-based product design incubator wants 12 startups to join its 9-month programme from September. “Through the programme, each of the companies have evolved in their own unique way. Some have actually redefined their product offer, others have determined completely new audiences, routes to market, manufacturing processes and business models. Our job
"06.06.2016 17:52:55" designweek.co.uk Seymourpowell envisages how "modular tech" could change product design - Design Week The consultancy has demonstrated how a modular tech marketplace with open source hardware could lead to "infinite" possibilities for creating bespoke products. “This would allow developers to create exciting new products relatively easily by reducing the amount of development time, risk and cost to get products to market at a pace not possible up until now.”
"06.06.2016 17:50:06" designweek.co.uk Dunne & Raby and John Makepeace among Prince Philip Designers Prize nominees - Design Week The Chartered Society of Designers prize, which disappeared for five years, announces its return with a shortlist of nominees. Prince Philip Designers Prize announces shortlist after five year hiatus...
"06.06.2016 17:48:55" designweek.co.uk Design Week PriestmanGoode overhauls United Airlines business class cabin and lounge experience:
"06.06.2016 14:30:48" designweek.co.uk NB creates new 'framing device' identity for Ravensbourne - Design Week The rebrand comes as the design college hopes to become an independent University “We thought what is the simplest, most modern crest you can produce?” Finney says. “It was mainly to give Ravensbourne a tool that they could promote themselves with, given that they want to achieve university status...” bit.ly/1TWirUV
"06.06.2016 07:11:37" designweek.co.uk RSA students tackle global social issues with crop of new innovations - Design Week Smart kettles which can monitor the activity of the elderly, and a new material created from discarded feathers in bird farming are among innovations celebrated in the RSA Student Design Awards. RSA students tackle global social issues with these innovations...
"05.06.2016 09:34:43" designweek.co.uk Greg Bunbury: "One project demonstrated how graphic design could be a tool for social change" -... Graphic designer, digital designer and illustrator Greg Bunbury has worked his way across the industry over the years after cutting his teeth at Interbrand. His proudest moment was when he realised that design has the power to elicit positive social Graphic designer, digital designer and illustrator Greg Bunbury has worked his way across the industry over the years after cutting his teeth at Interbrand. His proudest moment was when he realised that design has the power to elicit positive social
"03.06.2016 18:53:21" designweek.co.uk West Ham United reveals interiors designed by 20.20 at new Olympic home - Design Week Four years after the London Olympics changed the face of the east London area around Stratford and Hackney Wick, West Ham United football club is preparing to take over the Olympic Stadium to use as its home arena. The club has just unveiled the first “These spaces will interact with fans in a way that's personal to them. We have created experiences that tell stories through design. There's so much detail in these spaces, you discover something new on each visit...”
"03.06.2016 11:30:28" designweek.co.uk Designers tell us which brands could benefit from looking at their own design history - Design Week In the wake of the recent Co-op rebrand, which saw the revival of its 1968 logo, and the return of British Steel, which eschewed its 1969 logo in favour of a new direction, we ask designers which brands might think about reviving old branding to move “The brand which needs to look back into the past is Pepsi. Over the years its undergone a marathon of design changes, each seemingly eroding any of its rich history – leaving it charmless and lacking the authenticity that this iconic brand should
"02.06.2016 17:57:58" designweek.co.uk EURO 2016 Wall Chart, by Nirvana Creative Production House and Studio Blackburn - Design Week Nirvana Creative Production House and Studio Blackburn have revealed their quadrennial tournament wall chart, which is designed to document the UEFA Euro 2016 championships. The agency has taken a new approach this year and Paul Blackburn, of Studio Stick 'em up, it's wall chart time: bit.ly/24l3LhQ pic.twitter.com/iNSPlRiuI4
"02.06.2016 17:57:25" designweek.co.uk Buzzbike, by various - Design Week Startup company Buzzbike has commissioned a group of London artists to design a unique bicycle pattern, which aims to celebrate their launch. The crowdfunded project is a free cycling scheme, which invites a multitude of brands to sponsor a single speed These illustrators and artists demonstrated how Buzzbike's free bike's might look when they hit the streets: bit.ly/25zziPy pic.twitter.com/W3KMT2EaAY
"02.06.2016 16:48:19" designweek.co.uk Spin creates flexible identity for Ministry of Sound with no wordmark - Design Week Design studio Spin has unveiled a dramatic new look for the legendary London nightclub and independent record label Ministry of Sound. Spin has created a new identity for Ministry of Sound, which plays to the club brand's “spiky irreverent” qualities while respecting its heritage and “embracing its future":
"02.06.2016 14:43:40" designweek.co.uk Mother Design creates 'immersive' sales identity for Zaha Hadid apartments - Design Week Agency Mother Design has developed an interactive sales experience for potential buyers interested in the late architect's designs. The consultancy has collaborated with Zaha Hadid Architects to deliver the sales experience in a “gallery” format, which aims to transform potential buyers into “collectors,” who are purchasing the work of a “world renowned artist.”
"02.06.2016 14:40:43" designweek.co.uk Design Week Checkland Kindlysides global store concept for UGG is the brand's "biggest relaunch in 37 years": bit.ly/1TQk3zN pic.twitter.com/F2147PqCmN
"02.06.2016 13:53:58" designweek.co.uk Designers sought for permanent £20 million Thames light installation - Design Week Multidisciplinary teams are being asked to compete for the chance to design installations for 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge. Multidisciplinary teams of designers are being sought for a £20 million project that will see 17 London bridges between Albert and Tower bridge illuminated as part of a permanent light installation...
"01.06.2016 17:04:00" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Vote for the best of the best in design Who would you like to see take home our Age of Design Award, in partnership with IBM, at this year's Design Week Awards? Vote for your favourite now.
"01.06.2016 14:34:01" designweek.co.uk British Steel makes return with entirely new branding - Design Week British Steel announced its return by unveiling a completely new brand after deciding not to revive the David Gentleman-designed logo. The main icon which is set in “molten orange” and combines the B and S letterforms also appears to look like three strips of steel.
"01.06.2016 11:58:02" designweek.co.uk Design Week What to expect from the New Designers 2016 graduate show and how to win tickets #nd16:
"01.06.2016 11:56:50" designweek.co.uk GSA Mackintosh Campus Appeal, by various - Design Week The Glasgow School of Art has unveiled a set of silver spoons and unique brooches featuring materials from their fire-damaged Mackintosh Building. The items incorporate original material retrieved from Mackintosh Library, which was damaged by a fire in Glasgow School of Art is creating products from the charred remains of the Mackintosh Building: bit.ly/1P4zU6g pic.twitter.com/8CKCTuDHRR
"31.05.2016 17:59:09" designweek.co.uk Universal Music Catalogue branding retuned by Music - Design Week Universal Music Catalogue becomes UMC as Music helps the label showcase the range of work it does alongside back catalogue releases. Music creative director David Simpson says: “They're not a dusty old warehouse, but a label in their own right and a forward thinking open minded collaborator. They weren't getting the credit for this before the rebrand...”
"29.05.2016 18:00:00" designweek.co.uk 5 design things to look out for in June - Design Week Learn about Brutalist architecture, visit Berlin for a design festival and bid farewell to London's current Design Museum before it reopens in November. This coming month, you'll be waving goodbye to the current Design Museum and saying hello to the new Tate Modern - here's a round-up of things to look forward to in June: http://bit.ly/1X3bvq8
"29.05.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week - Design Week From a new logo for the Co-op to the relaunch of our very own website, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. Our site relaunched, Co-op rebranded and John Mathers is leaving Design Council - a round up of the important events in design from the last week: http://bit.ly/25s7zUs
"29.05.2016 10:00:00" designweek.co.uk Creative Industries Federation members survey shows 96% want to stay in EU - Design Week New research from Creative Industries Federation has shown that the majority of its members who were surveyed want to remain within the EU. The survey, taken by 200 Creative Industries Federation members, shows supporters of the organisation are overwhelmingly in favour of staying within the EU: http://bit.ly/1Vn0f61
"28.05.2016 17:00:01" designweek.co.uk Penguin launches new compact classic series Pocket Penguins - Design Week Penguin Random House has unveiled a new range of classic titles, which use a bold, colour-coded format to differentiate each book by its original language. "Less is more", according to Penguin Press art director Jim Stoddart, speaking on the beautifully simple book covers for Pocket Penguins: http://bit.ly/1Z64vpy
"28.05.2016 15:00:00" designweek.co.uk This edible beer packaging has been designed to protect marine wildlife - Design Week Consultancy We Believers has worked with Saltwater Brewery to create edible beer packaging, which prevents sea turtles and birds from ingesting toxic plastic. The packaging is made from spent grain used to brew beer - it can be eaten by turtles and fish, stopping them getting caught: http://bit.ly/1WsbHi2
"28.05.2016 13:33:42" designweek.co.uk Eco-friendly fashion menswear brand STÓR reveals branding - Design Week Socio Design has created the visual identity and packaging for menswear subscription clothing brand STÓR, with the aim of indicating both sustainability and sophistication. The branding aims to be both sophisticated and have an industrial, manufacturing feel, says Socio Design: http://bit.ly/1shCuB3
"26.05.2016 13:48:13" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Vote now | Age of Design Award Design Week and IBM's new Age of Design Award recognises pioneering design projects from the past 25 years of the Design Week Awards. You've been voting for your favourite so far, now we've whittled it down to just 8. Who will take home the trophy? It's up to you...
"24.05.2016 17:00:00" designweek.co.uk John Mathers steps down from Design Council role Mathers, who has been heading up the Design Council as chief executive since 2012, is set to leave in November and the organisation is currently looking for somebody to fill the role. As John Mathers steps down following a four-year stint, Design Council search for a new chief executive: http://bit.ly/27QygRl
"24.05.2016 16:30:00" designweek.co.uk Design Week The salt alternative has lost its "medicinal" look and adopted much more colourful packaging packed with fruit and veg imagery, to appeal to "health-conscious" consumers: http://bit.ly/1TUiaMl
"24.05.2016 15:52:02" designweek.co.uk Go bananas for Royal Mail's new Animail stamp series Consultancy Osborne Ross was commissioned to create this cute collection of animal stamps, which aim to make sending post more fun. Check out this fun new stamp collection from the Royal Mail, designed by Osborne Ross: http://bit.ly/1NJzU0n
"24.05.2016 06:52:17" designweek.co.uk New Tate Modern retail store will adapt and evolve UXUS has designed a retail space for the new Tate Modern extension, which opens next month and visitors to the store can expect it to be forever changing. Working with architects Herzog & de Meuron, George Gottl and Oliver Michell, the founders of UXUS brought their knowledge of high-end retail design to the Tate shop to create what they call “a crossroads of culture and commerce”: bit.ly/27R2sfg
"23.05.2016 15:00:00" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Vote for your winner | Age of Design Award Design Week and IBM's new Age of Design Award recognises pioneering design projects from the past 25 years of the Design Week Awards. It's your last chance to back your favourite Best in Show winner from the last 25 years of Design Week Awards. We'll be announcing the shortlisted 8 tomorrow, so make sure your votes are in by midnight tonight!
"23.05.2016 13:10:30" designweek.co.uk Co-op restructures, rebrands and revives 1968 logo How the Co-op went back to its roots and worked with North on a new look while restructuring the business to reward its customers in a new way. North has led the rebrand by creating a modernised version of the 1968 cloverleaf logo, which has been designed as a visual reminder of the company's roots...
"23.05.2016 06:53:03" designweek.co.uk Nokia-branded phones will live on thanks to HMD Global acquisition The brand design of the iconic phone company will continue to prosper under new licensing agreements. Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets will continue to be produced over the next 10 years.
Finnish private firm HMD Global acquired the company's branding and licensing rights from Microsoft earlier this week. The deal looks to be finalised by the end
"21.05.2016 15:09:00" designweek.co.uk Seymourpowell-designed product helps people design their own skincare routine The consultancy has helped develop a product and app that provides people with a bespoke skincare routine. Seymourpowell has collaborated with Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. to create an anti-ageing skincare product...
"21.05.2016 14:00:01" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week From a new logo for DC Comics, to the unveiling of a new Google connected home hub and the first ever Dundee Design Festival, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. From a rebrand for DC Comics to new smart food packaging, here's a round-up of the important design news from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/25doz0k
"20.05.2016 18:59:00" designweek.co.uk Apple reveals new store concept with “green wall” and public workspace Technology giant Apple has opened a new concept store in San Francisco, US, which will act as a 24-hour work and gathering space for the general public, as well as a regular retail store. Jonathan Ive: “It all starts with the storefront — taking transparency to a whole new level — where the building blends the inside and the outside, breaking down barriers and making it more egalitarian and accessible..."
"20.05.2016 17:26:24" designweek.co.uk Design Week US graphics legend Aaron Draplin on why designers need “thick lines" in their lives.
Exclusive extract: "I sort of stumbled into this style in Adobe Illustrator, out of desperation. I was working on the All Tiny Creatures record for Hometapes in 2011,
"20.05.2016 16:00:00" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk Vote now | Age of Design Award Design Week and IBM's new Age of Design Award recognises pioneering design projects from the past 25 years of the Design Week Awards. Help us crown the very best in design. Who gets your vote for our special Age of Design Award?
"20.05.2016 11:57:58" designweek.co.uk D&AD Awards 2016 – the design winners We take a look at the Black and Yellow Pencil winners from the design categories and see who scooped D&AD awards. All the big design winners from the D&AD awards last night, in one place: bit.ly/1U3rxvO pic.twitter.com/jbh99riqWR
"19.05.2016 16:00:00" designweek.co.uk Robots exhibition at Science Museum will be “theatrical experience” Consultancy Drinkall Dean has worked with theatre designer Tim Hatley to create the space for a new exhibition on robots, set to open at London's Science Museum next year. We speak to Drinkall Dean, the consultancy behind the exhibition design for the upcoming Robots show at London's Science Museum: http://bit.ly/1OOoEA3
"19.05.2016 15:00:00" designweek.co.uk Lambie-Nairn rebrands news channel Euronews to give it “dynamism” Consultancy Lambie-Nairn has created the branding for international news channel Euronews, recreating its circular logo into a new series of idents. The new branding for the international news channel sees a circle replaced by a more "dynamic" dial: http://bit.ly/252ateJ
"19.05.2016 14:00:00" designweek.co.uk This new smart packaging has sensors that show when food has expired The packaging concept is being developed by research company Sintef, and will be made of plant-based material and include sensors that change colour as food sours. The new biodegradable packaging concept aims to keep food fresh for longer and will also include sensors that show consumers when their food has gone off: http://bit.ly/1XBPGfV
"19.05.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Harry Potter designers MinaLima reveal spellbinding graphics in new exhibition MinaLima, the consultancy behind the graphic and prop design for the Harry Potter films, is opening a new exhibition space which showcases the breadth of its work. From magical graphics to rustic newspaper and poster prints, MinaLima will be showcasing its work for the Harry Potter films alongside other projects in this brand new exhibition and shop: http://bit.ly/252a5gs
"19.05.2016 12:00:01" designweek.co.uk 5 things to see at Dundee Design Festival 2016 This year marks the first ever Dundee Design Festival, taking place 25-28 May. We round up some of the key events, from talks to exhibition spaces. Dundee Design Festival launches this year, and will see talks, exhibitions and workshops taking over the Scottish city next week - we've rounded up what you should see here: http://bit.ly/2529c7v
"19.05.2016 11:34:27" designweek.co.uk Elon Musk's Hyperloop transport system boosted by rebrand and funding The supersonic pod transport system, now known as Hyperloop One, has received $80 million (£55 million) in funding to turn the project into a reality. Elon Musk's super fast transport system, Hyperloop One, is a step closer to reality after securing $80 million in funding: http://bit.ly/1WF3vuJ
"18.05.2016 17:33:19" ageofdesign.designweek.co.uk How is design shaping the way we travel? | Age of Design How is design shaping the way we travel? Our team of Age of Design experts look at how they think design is reshaping travel experiences. By Tom Banks Related posts News Three design trends redefining how we travel We look at how three major trends – an In this short film our Age of Design panel of experts look at the future of travel and show how end-to-end experiences are being innovated, and how design-led businesses are creating services that keep up with users' needs.
"18.05.2016 17:16:20" designweek.co.uk Pentagram partner Emily Oberman gives DC Comics a new look Design Agency, Pentagram, has worked with DC Entertainment to design a new logo in time for the May release of a new DC comic and the continued expansion of the DC universe. The logo borrows heavily from the simplicity of the 1972 logo – the first DC identity to drop wording from its image – as well as incorporating the serif 'D' from the 1940s logos. The 2012 'Peel' design appears to be nowhere in sight...
"17.05.2016 06:35:01" designweek.co.uk Map designs new version of “family communication device” ILY, which is aimed at users aged "3 to 93 years-old", now features Amazon's Alexa voice recognition and has a 20 cm screen. ILY is aimed at 3 to 93-year-olds.
Map Director Jon Marshall says: “When Map took on the industrial design challenge we looked to create a device that focuses on doing one thing really well and is shared by the whole family.
“The strength of the design
"16.05.2016 13:26:51" Timeline Photos Vote now for our special Age of Design Award to find the best Design Week Awards project from the last 25 years: bit.ly/23UOMeo pic.twitter.com/BA5iTxBJER
"16.05.2016 10:06:40" designweek.co.uk Foster + Partners showcase industrial design history Craft + Manufacture, Industrial Design at The Aram Gallery shows how industrial design work is intrinsically linked to the architectural work of the practice Foster + Partners head of design David Nelson says: “Over almost 50 years, the working methodologies of the practice have continuously evolved and have become ever more diverse.
“Although the mainstream activity of the design of cities, buildings and
"12.05.2016 17:57:56" designweek.co.uk Tech Will Save Us designs wearable for children to make and code The Mover kit has been designed to appeal equally to girls and boys as there is a focus on "digital making" rather than "technology for its own sake". Technology Will Save Us has designed a wearable device that children can make and code themselves to spark “imagination and play” through movement-based activities.
Mover Kit has been developed on the understanding that children learn best when they are
"12.05.2016 17:54:14" designweek.co.uk Tent London restructures under new London Design Fair brand London Design Fair branding introduced as umbrella to Tent London and Superbrands London as this year's design programme is revealed. Design Events Tent London and Super Brands are restructuring under the new banner brand London Design Fair.
The Tent London design trade fair is a partner of the London Design Festival and runs concurrently with it.
Tent London began in 2006 before the
"12.05.2016 07:36:40" designweek.co.uk How Fortnum & Mason is using design to stay competitive As Fortnum & Mason turns its window display into a co-branded space for the first time in more than 300 years, we look at the retailer's coveted brand history, how it works with designers and why it needs to balance tradition and modern design thinking We caught up with product and packaging design manager Yvonne Isherwood and in-house archivist and brand historian Andrea Tanner to find out how the brand has evolved and how a typical design project comes together...
"11.05.2016 16:25:35" designweek.co.uk Instagram drops vintage camera logo for new minimal look The social media platform has redesigned its branding and user interface, replacing its iconic brown, life-like camera symbol with a flat square icon that aims to better relate with the Instagram community. Instagram has replaced its famous vintage camera logo with a much simpler form - what do you think of the social media platform's rebrand? http://bit.ly/1rGmhFc
"11.05.2016 13:43:11" Timeline Photos We caught up with Afroditi Krassa to talk restaurant design: "It all starts from the food. We have a simple process where we imagine the dish in the middle and everything else radiating out from there. A lot of times we have an initial dinner with the
"11.05.2016 08:30:24" designweek.co.uk Seymour Chwast on illustrating war Legendary designer Seymour Chwast has taken to Kickstarter to launch his new book – a collection of illustrations of wars through the ages. In this Q&A, he explains his attraction to the subject and talks about finding "an element of artfulness" in war. “Seymour's desire was to present his reaction to war in its purest form. To put his gut on the page. To set aside his interest in colour and mixed media and use what would allow him to focus on the ideas alone: marker on paper; just black on
"11.05.2016 08:18:08" designweek.co.uk Event Communications works on Hans Christian Andersen museum Event is working with Japanese architect Kengo Kuma to design the new museum for the Danish city of Odense. Event developed its design proposals around the concept of the “Forest of Fairytales”, which would sit inside the House of Fairytales.
This was described by the City of Odense competition jury as “an inspiring and highly coherent fairytale
"08.05.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Currency design: from Monopoly money to the one-dollar bill Banknote and coin design has hit the news recently, with the launch of the new Scottish banknote and digital currency Bitcoin being thrown back into public attention. Now, designers tell us about their favourite designs for money. If you could pick a favourite banknote or coin concept, what would it be? Designers tell us which ones they like best: http://bit.ly/1TMD56s
"06.05.2016 17:22:08" designweek.co.uk Barnbrook: “Let's not forget graphic design is an artistic discipline” We caught up with graphics legend Jonathan Barnbrook at Offset Dublin to talk Bowie, the state of design education and the danger of not standing for anything as a designer. Barnbrook on why all work should come from the heart:
“The discussion between clients and graphic designers only goes so far until you're in a real position of trust. Usually it's 'We've got this job and we want you to do it and there isn't any
"06.05.2016 16:09:55" designweek.co.uk 5 important things that happened in design this week From a substantial change in branding for soft drink Irn-Bru to a revolutionary wheelchair design, we round up some of the key design events from the last seven days. From the Irn-Bru rebrand to a new, revolutionary wheelchair concept - here are the important moments in design from the last seven days: http://bit.ly/1rypwOE
"05.05.2016 13:47:30" designweek.co.uk Airbus brand “Experience Centre” designed to showcase innovation Hornall Anderson has designed a centre with interactive and immersive brand experiences such as 3D helicopter design to help tell the Airbus group's story to a wide range of stakeholders. A moving wall then gives way to a 40-foot screen wall which can be activated to reveal an interactive of 3D model-making. Visitors can manipulate depth, scale and motion to “partner” on the design of helicopter, defence and aerospace
"04.05.2016 17:30:02" designweek.co.uk London Design Festival 2016 reveals installations This year's London Design Festival has unveiled it will host installations including an immersive takeover of a disused stairwell and sit-in boxes that aim to address the housing crisis. At this year's London Design Festival, you'll be able to walk through a giant perforated structure, sit in stackable boxes and partake in crazy golf - these are just a few of the immersive installations set to take place: http://bit.ly/23pv0ar
"04.05.2016 16:54:46" designweek.co.uk The new 3D-printed wheelchair which can be customised to suit user's needs The Go wheelchair, created by product design consultancy Layer, aims to "transform the wheelchair" to make users' daily lives easier. The new concept, created by product design consultancy Layer, aims to "transform the wheelchair" through giving users more autonomy over its design: http://bit.ly/1X8JRGI
"04.05.2016 16:43:39" designweek.co.uk PizzaExpress brings “at home” range in line with restaurant brand PizzaExpress' At Home range has been given a new look and feel by Bulletproof, which is hoping to introduce more Pizza Express restaurant customers to the supermarket products through its new design. PizzaExpress has overhauled the packaging of its “at home” range to consolidate its “one brand” strategy by bringing the PizzaExpress restaurant and retail brands closer together.
Bulletproof has led the redesign of the range of 36 products and began
"03.05.2016 16:09:29" designweek.co.uk Design Week Irn-Bru has a new look, created by JKR.
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"01.05.2016 13:00:00" designweek.co.uk Mather & Co overhauls Norton Priory Museum with new interpretation of relics Consultancy Mather & Co has designed a new interpretation of artefacts found on the ancient medieval site of The Norton Priory Museum and Gardens. The new interior look will be aimed at bringing the medieval artefacts of Norton Priory to the forefront: http://bit.ly/1XY8Qut
"30.04.2016 12:00:00" designweek.co.uk Top 5 design things to look out for in May Find out about London's transport design, see a film on the future of the office and bag yourself a personalised Jony Ive iPad (if you're lucky…) Next month will see an auction, a transport design exhibition and a festival in Clerkenwell: http://bit.ly/1SUImMq
"29.04.2016 16:51:19" designweek.co.uk New firefighter's mask design helps wearers fight fires quicker Consultancy Design Reality has created the Scott Sight TIM (Thermal-In-Mask), which uses a screen and camera thermal imaging system that helps firefighters seek out areas that could potentially burst into flames. The mask, created by Design Reality, uses thermal imaging to help wearers visualise areas that could potentially burst into flames: http://bit.ly/1WXAN7q
"29.04.2016 16:24:21" designweek.co.uk AllofUs helps British Museum create new interactive experiences The consultancy has aimed to create richer experiences for visitors to Renaissance galleries with interactive terminal, which unlocks content and points user towards artefacts. AllofUs co-Founder Orlando Mathias says the interactive is “a new approach to digital interpretation” and offers “an elegant solution that integrates innovative technologies and interpretive methods into the museum, enhancing visitor's knowledge and
"29.04.2016 12:58:09" designweek.co.uk Design Week “We tasted each dessert and wrote down the words and feelings the desserts created in our mouths including colours, shapes and movement.
“These descriptions were then translated into the 'synaesthesia' inspired visuals for each flavour.”
"29.04.2016 09:51:53" designweek.co.uk How young designers are helping Parkinson's sufferers A gyroscopic glove and a pair of laser guided shoes have been designed, developed and are now nearing production. Two products designed by young designers to help improve the lives of people with Parkinson's disease are being brought closer to market.
There are around 214,000 people in the UK affected by Parkinson's, a neurological condition affecting
"28.04.2016 12:00:13" bit.ly bit.ly How should design be represented in the “Great Exhibition of the North?” Designers share their views. Some aren't keen on the exhibition at all…
"27.04.2016 13:46:24" designweek.co.uk Design Week Map reimagines autonomous driving for Honda with vehicles designed for “joy” and adventure rather than just for efficiency.
While Map was originally tasked with designing one vehicle that could handle all types of terrain along the journey it came to
"27.04.2016 13:34:42" bit.ly bit.ly Apple revenues fall as iPhone sales dip. Is slowdown in China sales the reason?
"27.04.2016 12:41:12" designweek.co.uk Design Week As the #Rio2016 torch is lit, we look at its design (it expands when touched by the flame…)
"26.04.2016 18:00:00" designweek.co.uk Could design have saved BHS? As the UK high street stalwart goes into administration, we look at its design history and ask retail experts if it could have been saved. BHS has closed down this week - we ask designers what could have been done to salvage the brand: http://bit.ly/1SMNpOX