I reckon manufacturers’ failings have created some niche opportunities for design entrepreneurs. Why has no one produced seat belts for dogs? Worldwide, there are millions of people who drive around with a canine in the boot. I’ve seen footage of a dog flying from the back of a car and out through the windscreen via the unprotected head of the driver; it must have taken them hours to clear that lot up. There’s also a whole host of items that British drivers might like to use while driving abroad. In France a sign on the back of your car saying: “Oi, stop tailgating me you French lunatic” might be useful, for example.
Organised by file sharing service Loop.gl, London Loop will see work by designers and other creatives displayed in public spaces all over the city.
Bad News is a new research project from the University of Cambridge and Dutch media company Drog, which aims to help the public spot misinformation on their social media feeds
Discussed at this year’s Design Indaba, Netherlands-based design graduate Tomo Kihara has created a product that aims to spark conversation between homeless people and passers-by.
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.