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How design affected the world of sport in 2014 Video

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

We look back at the defining moments in sport-related design this year.


Illustrators design exciting life insurance policy documents

Wed, 17 Dec 2014

Rose Blake, Supermundane and Rude have been commissioned by a life insurance company to create beautiful policy documents for customers to encourage safe keeping.

Cryptoy GCHQ encryption code breaking

GCHQ launches DIY code breaking app

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

Government launches app that teaches students about encryption design and code breaking.

Memorial World War One Christmas day MDM Designwerk

Memorial remembers 1914 Christmas Day football match

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

Desigwerk creates sculpture to mark 100 years since the truce football match between German and British soldiers in 1914.


Wheelchair design: why should it be functional and not fashionable? Video

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

Campaign website Blue Badge Style aims to unite fashion and wheelchairs through a current design project with Brunel University.

Action Square

£2bn BBC theme park presents design oppportunities

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Paramount London Entertainment Resort will feature rides based on Hollywood blockbusters and BBC programmes. 

YotaPhone 2 with e-ink screen and interface designed by AllofUs

AllofUs gives Yota phone second e-ink screen

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

The two screen phone has been designed so that the e-ink screen can offer a range of functions without using much power.

Royal Mail 3D printing service

Royal Mail targets small businesses with 3D printing service

Mon, 8 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Pilot service will allow small businesses to have designs printed and posted out.

Richard Seymour (left) and Dick Powell

Richard Seymour and Dick Powell on 30 years together

Fri, 5 Dec 2014

As SeymourPowell marks three decades in business, we talk to the consultancy’s two founders.

Vega controller

Spectrum inventor Sir Clive Sinclair launches new low-cost games console Video

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Sir Clive is planning to release an update to his pioneering ZX Spectrum home computer, which launched in 1982.


Design industry predicted to be worth £3.8bn by 2018

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 | By Tom Banks

Figures from Falmouth University and the Centre for Economics and Business Research show that design was worth £3.4 billion in 2012. 


All 80,000 pieces in the Wedgwood Collection are saved

Tue, 2 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

The collection has been bought by charity the Art Fund after it was in danger of being separated and sold off.


Sony secretly develops e-paper watch Video

Mon, 1 Dec 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Sony has been developing a watch that uses electronic paper to create an ever-changing series of face and strap designs.


Tangerine redesigns portable hotel brand Snoozebox

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 | By Sarah Dawood

The consultancy has recreated the interiors to make it more comfortable for use at festivals and other outdoor events.

The recently-launched Apple Watch

Apple becomes first company worth $700bn

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 | By Angus Montgomery

Apple’s value is higher than the GDP of all but 19 countries in the world.

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