Funketic, a product designed to help people with learning disabilities, has been selected for this summer’s New Designers show at London’s Business Design Centre. Created by Sheffield Hallam University industrial design student Matt Marshall, the colourful ‘sensory development aid’ aims to improve motor skills and hand/eye co-ordination for people with learning difficulties. Funketic emits light if rotated in different ways and produces sounds according to the speed of movement. It features a textured rubber exterior. Marshall received a grant from the Audi Design Foundation to develop his prototype. New Designers runs from 3-6 July and 10-13 July.
The galleries in Great Missenden explore the life of the children’s author, who lived in the village – an inspiration for many stories – for 36 years.
The Nottinghamshire forest best known for its association with make-believe rogue and hero Robin Hood has had a revamp, with a new visitor centre, branding and wayfinding centred around environment
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.