Northwick Park Hospital, near Harrow, is the first to try the new Patientline compact TV and phone system designed by Cambridge Product Design. The wall-mounted unit offers every patient a choice of 17 TV and ten radio channels and a personal answerphone service. Installed at no cost to the NHS, the unit is paid for by patients via a smart card. CPD’s contribution includes the pivot arm, the control interface and the wall box. Northwick Park Hospital is currently having 650 units fitted, and eight more hospitals have signed up for the new system. Allen Boothroyd, CPD’s managing director, says that the system has enormous potential, both in the UK and internationally.
Curated by Sea Design, the exhibition focuses on the geometric identity created by consultancy Roundel, which was used on British Rail’s freight trains in the 1980s and 1990s.
Rethinking Urban Mobility has been conducted by companies including Arup and the London Transport Museum, and looks at the impact of developments in transport such as self-driving cars on cities
Last week, we wrote about a series of long-lost Suffragette posters used to fight for women’s right to vote and work in the early 20th century. Now, we ask designers
The graphics of clubbing has been celebrated in a new book by designer Rick Banks. Now, designers reflect on their favourite nightclub identities from over the decades.