Tamagotchi, the “loveable” Japanese virtual pet, was launched this week at London’s Yo! Sushi restaurant. Like the plastic key-ring-sized pet itself, the launch was a demanding affair. Nurses in Carry On-inspired outfits dished out food, discipline and attention, the things that the pet most often demands. “Mad” scientists and their assistants gibbered away in cod Japanese. And Turning Japanese by The Vapours was played again, and again. The demands of DW’s own virtual pet proved equally tiring, and it had died by the next morning.
A round-up of moves, changes and appointments in the design world.
From a fully functional American diner through to Google’s unnerving house showing how technology has taken over our lives, we round up our favourites from this year’s Italian design festival.
Research conducted into the diversity of the creative industries shows the sector on the whole to be hard to access for ethnic minorities, women and those from low-income backgrounds.
Japanese designer Kosuke Takahashi talks about why he decided to create a new typeface that incorporates braille and letters to cater for both blind and sighted people.