Sprawling cities, with their clutter of obsolete objects and mishmash of buildings, are not always considered things of beauty. Impressive in their vibrancy they might be, but urbanism and consumerism
If the new Universities Minister wants to be truly radical, he should ring-fence budgets and deliver on apprenticeships, says Colin Davies
Every designer – no matter how creative or multi-talented – comes to depend on one or two basic items at some time during their careers. Suzanne Hinchliffe asks some top
Where next for public-sector design, in the dawning age of cuts and austerity? In fact, design is now more crucial than ever to help deliver user-friendly and efficient services for
Taking play seriously sums up the philosophy of this Londonbased Dane, who combines a witty facility for the experiential with a talent for teaching design. Anna Richardson talks to him
What would you like to see the London Design Festival and the London Festival of Architecture do to mark the Olympics in 2012?
It’s been great to see the debate raised since my article on logos and ’brand worlds’ in April (Insight, DW 1 April). We as a profession should question and re-evaluate
The application of design to challenges such as mine clearance or peacekeeping in Burundi is not immediately obvious. Last week I found myself sitting with 19 other delegates at a
There’s only one person that I can rely on to always kickstart the ideas process: the legendary David Bowie. I discovered his works during my ’long hair and flares’ art
www.hboimagine.com/#/art_heist/ Hboimagine.com makes for an interesting interactive experience, supporting the company’s current marketing campaign ’It’s more than you imagined’. The HBO cube shows four sides of a single story simultaneously
Today’s design students are inured to the economic pressures of professional life, but Adrian Shaughnessy wonders why our education system fails to prepare them for its creative realities.
Only time will tell whether the tax cuts announced in last week’s Emergency Budget will offset the impact of the draconian spending restrictions also put in place by the Chancellor.