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Report from the Design Council's 'Knee High Design Challenge'

This paper sets out what the Design Council learned from the approach taken in the Knee High Design Challenge programme, using design and open innovation to enable change in improving health and...

‘Sustainable Innovation 2016’ welcomes conceptual and research-based papers focused on Circular Economy innovation and design

SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION 2016   ‘Circular Economy’ Innovation & Design Part of the ‘Towards Sustainable Product Design’ series of conferences   21st...

Multimillion pound design centre to strengthen UK innovation in the transport industry

A new multimillion pound centre of design excellence to support UK innovation in the transport industry and boost efforts to bridge a shortfall in essential creative skills will be opening at...

How businesses can use design in early stage innovation

The benefits of using design in early stage innovation are well articulated and appreciated by Innovate UK . This latest KTN guide puts it into practice and sets out how businesses can create...

International Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency and Eco-innovation Brokerage event - Liverpool 22 June 2016

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) is working with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and Innovate UK to organise a FREE one day brokerage, matchmaking and information event.  The event is...

Register for IOM3 workshop: Eco-design & Product Sustainability in the Transport Sector

Eco-Design & Product Sustainability in the Transport Sector - Managing emerging environment and sustainability risks 17 May 2016 IOM3, 297 Euston Road, London NW1, UK ...

Energy sector needs more designers

As energy networks become smarter and more complex, and the sector cries out for skilled engineers, the Design Council's CEO John Mathers discusses why design skills are fundamental to ensuring...

KTN innovation panel for dementia-friendly products

KTN are launching a series of regional events at which selected designers, inventors, entrepreneurs and manufacturers can obtain confidential expert feedback and guidance on...

Newly launched in UK - Design Thinkers Academy looking to train leadership teams in design thinking

Designer Thinkers Academy is launching in the UK, offering design thinking training for leadership teams at large organisations.   Design Thinkers Academy was founded in Amsterdam...

Introducing the Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) Centre - connecting design and clinical expertise

The Healthcare Innovation Exchange (HELIX) Centre , in partnership with Imperial Health Trust’s St Mary’s Hospital, brings together design researchers and clinical staff to tackle the big...

Beyond Discipline - Design Practice and Design Education in the C21st

Lara Furniss, a researcher at Birmingham City University, has undertaken a wide-ranging piece of research looking at the changes in design practice and design education since the year 2000. ...

Philosophy’s influence on technology design – and why it needs to change

Philosophy often appears abstract and other-worldly, particularly when compared to the practical technology in our everyday lives. But there is much that technology can learn from philosophy,...

House of Lords Select Committee on the National Policy of the Built Environment has published its report.

Building better places was published on Friday 19 February 2016, and contains a range of recommendations designed to improve the way national policy is developed and implemented in the built...

Invitation to APDIG panel discussion on 17 March - 'Designed and Made in Britain?'

Following the launch of the Design and Technology Association Designed and Made in Britain campaign, this event will focus on wider concerns around the sharp decline in takeup of design...

The value of a leasing model to help drive the circular economy

This guest post is submitted by Rob Maslin, Director of We All Design .  We All Design, design services and strategies for a resource efficient society. The company takes a human centred...

Design for life - Sir Kenneth Grange RDI in conversation with Hugh Aldersey-Williams

For the 2016 MaDE Annual Lecture, Sir Kenneth Grange will be in conversation with Hugh Aldersey-Williams, author of British Design (MOMA) and Periodic Tales, the Curious Life of the Elements....

£5m EPSRC call for research proposals: 'Systems Change - Towards a Circular Economy'

EPSRC would like to invite Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Systems Change - Towards a Circular Economy. The aim of the call is to support research...

€4m for 'Design-based consumer goods'

European Commission -  Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)   COS-DESIGN-2015-3-06: Design-based consumer goods II   The call for...

Amazon unveils new drone design

The Seattle-based retailer has recently revealed a new prototype for its Amazon Prime Air drone delivery program, which the company said is able to fly distances of up to 15 miles and reach...

Lasers, robotics and customisable walking aids lead the way in new competition to develop products for independent living

Lasers, robotics and customisable walking aids lead the way in new competition to develop products for independent living   Laser-emitting shoes which help people overcome...
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Designing Smart Cities in 2013

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