Imagination won top prize for Inspiration Park, a 21st century take on the public park combining nature and technology. A transparent roof keeps the rain out, though, as there are no walls or fences, breezes can flow through. Paths in compound rubber are accessible to all. Features include wind chimes, waterfalls and a chequerboard with pressure-activated sound tiles that play music in the play area. This area also includes brightly coloured climbing blocks, made of rubber and wrapped in foam. At the centre of the park is a circular meeting space where there are large text-scrollers carrying poems, news and information.
As JK Rowling’s magical series celebrates its 20th anniversary, the British Library has opened a new exhibition to mark the occasion. We speak to exhibition design consultancy Easy Tiger Creative
We look back on the life and work of the Design Week columnist, independent creative director and social activist “who helped put black participation on the political map”.
The DBA’s Annual Survey of over 150 businesses has shown that, while income and staff employment is on the up, clients are underpaying for design services.
From a new report about creative skills shortages post-Brexit, to our top picks from Design Manchester 2017, we round up the news from the last seven days.