If the annual catch of calendars is a business barometer of sorts, 1995 looks like being a tough year for design. Bar some notable exceptions, the quality and, indeed, quantity of calendars are well down. Two of the better ones are pictured here. Winston’s sleight of hand is from Sheffield group Scope. And the message in a bottle is an inspired award-winning idea from Kent Institute of Art & Design student Jorunn-Karin Kvalik, designed to come from Friends of the Earth to remind designers to be materials-conscious. Meanwhile, we await Trickett & Webb’s late-as-usual effort – a sort of tardy annual.
Games and augmented reality features for children sit alongside artificial intelligence features for parents, who can ask questions to find out about their child’s progress.
The winning entry of the product design competition will be awarded £3,000, while a further £2,000 will go to the university they study at.
We look at some of the most exciting product design stories from this year, including a reincarnated version of the Nokia 3310 handset, a touchscreen projector from Sony and a smart
The West Midlands city has been awarded £3 million, and will host a year-long series of events that will encompass art, design, theatre and more.