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Foursquare rebrands and overhauls service Video

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Foursquare has unveiled a new look and announced Swarm, a new personalised service that does away with ‘check-ins’.

Heatherwick Studio's London 2012 Olympic Cauldron

Out-of-court settlement in Olympic Cauldron design row

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games have made an out-of-court settlement with a US consultancy which developed design concepts for the Games.


Fuseproject sells to Chinese marketing network

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Fuseproject, the San Francisco-based consultancy set up by designer Yves Béhar, is being acquired by BlueFocus.


How Google created a modular mobile phone Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

New Deal Design’s Gadi Amit talks about how Google Ara could provide a sustainable future for mobile phones.


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Welsh Government opens up design framework

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint branding, graphic and digital design consultancies to its communication and marketing services framework.


Designers sought to promote renewable energy

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is seeking to appoint graphic and digital designers to a new framework.


Agriculture board looks to set up £5-6 million design framework

Wed, 4 Jun 2014 | By Tom Banks

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board wants designers to tender for a graphics and branding framework. 




How to run an efficient design business Video Subscription Required

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

See our case studies and top tips on running an efficient design consultancy, taken from our Top 100 survey.


How to top the Design Week Top 100 Video Subscription Required

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

We talk to this year’s leading Top 100 design consultancies to find out how they got to the top.


What makes a great design client?

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Council is carrying out research on what – in the opinion of designers – makes for a good design client.



Hannah Fasching, Goldsmiths

Design Week's guide to the 2014 degree shows

Wed, 4 Jun 2014

Dates and destinations for the degree shows where you can discover the UK’s new design talent across the UK.


Wally Olins dies aged 83

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Olins was described as ‘insatiably curious, infectiously charming and occasionally infuriatingly impatient’.


What makes a successful design team?

Tue, 1 Apr 2014 | By David Godber

Elmwood David Godber has worked client-side, in-house and for agencies. He talks to us about creative teams.


Design Week Awards 2014


CHI & Partners and Prince's Trust win Design Week Awards Best of Show Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

The Tomorrow Project, which aims to tackle youth unemployment, has scooped the top prize.


The 2014 Design Week Awards winners Video

Fri, 16 May 2014

All the winners from the 2014 Design Week Awards.


The Design Week Awards - critiquing and celebrating great design Video

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We find out what the judges thought of the entries this year, and look ahead to the Awards night - hosted by Adam Buxton.


Baking Print

Designs for a Wondercook

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Sam Osborne’s new Wondercook range of designs is inspired by Kandinsky, the Bauhaus and cooking.



What consumer product would you like to see redesigned to improve sustainability?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014

Google is releasing a new modular phone that lets users upgrade individual parts instead of throwing the handset away. What other consumer product would you like to see redesigned to improve sustainability?

What do you think makes a great client?

Thu, 17 Jul 2014

Designers tell us what they look for in their perfect client.

What's the strangest and most inventive designer CV you've been sent?

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

Designers talk about CVs disguised as milk cartons, action figures, back-scratchers, coffee cups, and Kinder Eggs.



Cercophitecus Icarocornu from the Fauna series by Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera, 1985 © Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera

Stranger Than Fiction at the Science Museum

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By Tom Banks

A photographic exhibition by Joan Fontcuberta looks at the murky intersection between fact, fiction, science and art.


Hello illustration!

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

A new show at London’s Book Club is inspired by the art of the greeting, looking at communication and its cheekier (often funnier) little sister, miscommunication.


Ashes57 show coming to Boxpark

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Emily Gosling

Illustrator Ashes57 is the next artist to fill the Boxpark exhibition space, following in the colourful footsteps of Yoni Atler.




Time for design to shine at the Commonwealth Games Video

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Like the London 2012 Olympics, Glasgow 2014 could come to be seen as a design success story.


Airbnb – the ultimate viral logo Video

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The uncontrollable media hype around Airbnb’s rebrand shows what a success it is.

Future Pioneers Sarah Gold, Ruby Davies and Grace Davies

Meet the Future Pioneers

Fri, 4 Jul 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The Design Council programme identifies ‘principled, passionate and purposeful’ graduates at New Designers.




Four Corners – an interview with Emory Douglas Video

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to Emory Douglas, former Minister of Culture for the Black Panther Party.


How design businesses can embrace change

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 | By John Scarrott

The DBA’s John Scarrott looks at how consultancies can build a change-friendly structure.

Luis Suárez featured in the Adidas World Cup campaign

How to create a World Cup campaign with bite

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 | By Alasdair Lennox

Fitch creative director Alasdair Lennox on how a rogue Luis Suárez bite sent the Adidas World Cup campaign viral.


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