It’s heartening when a client organisation turns to young blood for ideas. So news that credit card company Visa is collaborating with Royal College of Art students sent a warm glow through Diary’s ivory tower. Students have been asked to create a new credit card design – it can be any shape or size, the only criterion is that it must house one of the new computer chips for combating fraud. Entries will be judged in October and Sir Terence Conran will be on the panel. The question is, why choose students for the task? Visa must finally be embracing its most loyal customers…
The museum will work with research studio Forensic Architecture on the installation, which is inspired by this year’s theme of “emotional states”.
The latest research from the Design Council and Social Change UK highlights the health and economic benefits of making neighbourhoods more walkable and designing houses that don’t leave people feeling
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.