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Sustainable design of building projects assisted by 'Retrofit for the Future' performance data

The completion of the TSB 'Retrofit for the Future' funding programme earlier this year catalysed the retrofit of over 100 homes across the UK, with an ambition of addressing the challenge laid...

Case Study: Three Craft and Technology Residencies launched by Watershed and the Crafts Council

Over the past decade digital fabrication tools and communication technologies have been explored and used as craft tools and materials in their own right, producing some remarkable results. ...

Case Study: North East Improvement and Effeciency Partnership's 'What Supports Independent Living?' Project

Adult social care faces considerable challenges in the 21st century as more people live longer. By 2022, 20% of the population will be aged over 65 and by 2027 there will be a 60% increase in...

'Design for Public Good' report highlights benefits of a design approach to public sector innovation

The world of business is increasingly well-versed in the ability of design-led innovations to deliver competitive advantage through a focus on customers, differentiated products, services and...

Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group – Design Sector Spring 2013 Update

We’re happy to be able share the design sector Spring 2013 Update from the Associate Parliamentary Design and Innovation Group . The update provides information of the recent and planned...

Case Study: Owlstone Nanotech – User-centred design clarified applications and route to market

Owlstone Nanotech was set up to develop products using its unique technology – a chemical detection system on a chip. The detector is revolutionary because it is 100 times smaller and...

Case Study: Materfad Barcelona launches the first online map of advanced materials for design – the DAMADEI platform

The "Design and Advanced Materials as a Driver of European Innovation" (DAMADEI) project that Materfad is undertaking in collaboration with Happy Materials of Prague and the Danish...

Case Study: Innovative Wheelchair Adapts to Children’s Needs as they Grow

Product Design Consultancy Renfrew Group, in partnership with the NHS recently unveiled an innovative modular children’s wheelchair ‘Chair 4 Life’ designed to address the...

The next generation user interface: adapt or die?

As technology becomes more complex, the burden falls on the user interface (UI) and its designer to intuit user need and adapt to user want. Products such as the Nest thermostat, which learns...

Why brand-centric UK firms now need to be UX-centric too

Earlier this year, Econsultancy and User Experience (UX) consultancy, Whatusersdo, publiished an extensive poll on the UX industry today. They found that, although 93% of the companies surveyed...

Making big data beautiful

There's no overstating the enormity of the data we have to deal with everyday.   "In 24 hours” , says Rick Smolan, author of The Human Face of Big Data ,” we are...

A fantastic year for design – Designs of the Year awards

How will they decide between the genius of a foldable wheel, self-focusing glasses or the unique architecture of the Shard?  The judges of London’s prestigious design awards are not...

A report from the Design Council's 'Responsive State' Design Forum, 26 March 2013

Yesterday, as part of Sharing Experience Europe (SEE) the Design Council hosted a 'Design Forum: Responsive State' breakfast event to explore the contribution design-led innovation can...

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Teardown Labs explore some challenges around design sustainability

Thank you to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for submitting these accounts of their Teardown Lab hosted in Tunbridge Wells. Bringing together a mix of design & technology teachers and...

"New designs for a circular economy" – Round 2 of this TSB competition to open on February 11th

  The Technology Strategy Board will shortly be opening the second round of the feasibility studies competition “New designs for a circular economy”.  This...

Design in Action – can design operate as a strategy for sustained economic growth?

This guest post is submitted by Professor Georgina Follett, Deputy Principal Knowledge Exchange in the Creative Arts, University of Dundee/ Director Design in Action: Arts and Humanities...

Design in Davos

A guest post, direct from the World Economic Forum in Davos, from Professor Rachel Cooper   Is design in mainstream thinking? Do the CEO’s, Politicians, top academics and...

Design Thinking Meets Business Thinking

case study research by Nina Kelly   In an exciting new initiative, the Greenwich Peninsula, home to the O2, to Ravensbourne and to an emerging new business and residential...

Designing a people-centred future

In September last year, the Creative Industries KTN co-hosted an event on 'Designing a people-centred future', with the UK Science and Innovation Network. The event, held in...

Enter Nesta's £50k design challenge: Hands off My Bike!

Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation, is currently running the ‘Hands Off My Bike!’ challenge prize - which calls on people from all over the UK to come up with...
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Designing Smart Cities in 2013

This guest post is submitted by Mischa Dohler - Chair Professor at King’s College London,...

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