Cambridge Consultants has come up with a device to combat the vast array of handsets found scattered around the modern home. Called Idea, the concept model is designed to cater for all the user’s on-screen services and needs – from booking tickets to scrolling through archive sources. The prototype comprises a keyboard and double-sided handset with a thumb-operated joystick. ‘For complex screen interactions the whole control can be used and sits comfortably on the lap,’ says a group spokeswoman.
Having won an award for services to design education, we chat to the designer about why craft isn’t as important as we might think, and why recycling is a con.
Design Partners has unveiled a wearable heart monitor vest, which aims to provide a more comfortable experience and deliver more accurate data.
The opening of the exhibition coincides with the upcoming COP26 climate conference, and interrogates how design can tackle the critical problem of waste.
We speak to baton designer Laura Nyahuye about the work behind the project and how her Zimbabwean heritage influenced the design.