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How the Natural History Museum's new website was designed Video

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 | By Tom Banks

Blue State Digital has redesigned the Natural History Museum’s website so that it can better spotlight the underrepresented work of scientists at the museum.


The week in design Video

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

This week’s biggest design stories.


Sebastian Conran "de-geekifies" 3D printer with build-your-own model Video

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 | By Sarah Dawood

Sebastian Conran Associates has launched a build-it-yourself 3D printer for use in the home, workplace and schools. 


Government in shock plain cigarette packaging pledge Video

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

The Government has unexpectedly announced that plain cigarette packaging could be introduced in England as soon as next year.


Latest Opportunities


City University seeks designers for roster

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

London’s City University is seeking to appoint design consultancies to a new two-year roster.


Designers sought for £5m Nottingham University framework

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

The University of Nottingham is seeking to appoint print and digital designers to a three-year framework worth £5 million.


National Maritime Museum plots £3.9m West Wing refurb

Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

London’s National Maritime Museum is seeking exhibition designers as it plans a £3.9 million refurbishment of its West Wing.



Abraham exhibited

Can a typeface promote unity? We look at two Arabic/Hebrew fonts Video

Tue, 13 Jan 2015 | By Sarah Dawood

We chat to two Israeli designers about Arabic/Hebrew typefaces they have created in a bid to create unity between the two languages.


Design and the "sensorisation of tech" Video

Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By Tom Banks

Wearable tech is finally becoming truly wearable and household objects are becoming more connected as design embraces the sensorisation of tech.


Special stamps: 50 years of Royal Mail designs

Thu, 8 Jan 2015 | By Sarah Dawood

2015 marks the Royal Mail’s Special Stamps programme’s 50th anniversary – we ask experts about their favourite commemorative stamp from each decade.




Keith Cunningham – 1929-2014 Video

16 August 2001 | By Mike Dempsey

In this 2001 interview, Mike Dempsey meets the modest and rather mysterious artist and designer.


Richard Williams meets Rodney Fitch

11 April 1996 | By Richard Williams

As part of his series of interviews with “founding fathers” of design in the 1990s, Williams Murray Hamm co-founder Richard Williams meets Rodney Fitch.


DesignStudio in profile

Tue, 5 Aug 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

We talk to DesignStudio founders Paul Stafford and Ben Wright about building a consultancy and maintaining design integrity.


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.



An illustrated tribute to Wally Olins Video

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

As a tribute to Wally Olins, who died last year, designer Jamin Galea is putting together an illustrated “Wall of Wally”.



What is your definition of what branding is?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015

We ask a selection of experts their thoughts on how they define “branding”.

What is the best example of using service design in the public sector?

Thu, 15 Jan 2015

Ahead of the Service Design for Public Services conference in Cardiff this month, experts give us their examples of how service design can be used.

What do you resolve to do differently in 2015?

Thu, 8 Jan 2015

This month is rife with New Year resolutions. We ask designers what they would do differently in 2015.




Leeds Print Festival

Fri, 23 Jan 2015

The festival organisers say the aim of the event is to “champion the exploration of traditional and contemporary printmaking”.

Churchill's Scientists

Science Museum remembers Churchill's scientists

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 | By Tom Banks

Nissen Richards Studio works on 2D and 3D interpretation designs to tell stories of Churchill’s scientists. 

The Alice Look

How Lewis Carroll's Alice has influenced us for 150 years

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 | By Tom Banks

The V&A Museum of Childhood is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with its exhibition The Alice Look 




Who would you never work for? Video

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

The moral choices designers make provide a compelling case for the power of design.


Three reasons why £3.1bn is the magic number for design Video

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

This week we learned from Government figures that last year design contributed £3.1 billion to the UK economy.

Interiors of PriestmanGoode's new Tube train designs

What we’d like to see from design in 2015

Fri, 9 Jan 2015 | By Angus Montgomery

As the new year stretches ahead of us, here are the five things Design Week would like to see happen in the design world over the next 12 months.




How to improve buoyancy – for you and your business

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 | By John Scarrott

January can be a tough month, so the DBA’s John Scarrott looks at how to raise your spirits.

Gabrielle Smith

Four Corners – an interview with Gabrielle Smith Video

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 | By Jon Daniel

Jon Daniel talks to the motion graphics designer and founder of the Thenublk website.

Ije Nwokorie

What is branding? Thoughts from Wolff Olins global CEO Ije Nwokorie Video

Tue, 13 Jan 2015

In this interview from Design Indaba, Nwokorie talks about how he defines branding and how it has changed over time.


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