The in-house design team of Apple Computer – headed by Briton Jonathan Ive – is hoping to emulate the widespread design awards success of the iMac with its new Power Mac G4 Cube. Measuring just 20cm square, the new model crams G4 computing power into a minimalist package. Unique stereo speakers developed for Apple by Harmon/ Kardon have been created for the G4 Cube, which will also benefit from a new mouse and keyboard combination. Apple is the first computer company to offer an optical mouse – with no moving parts – as standard equipment with all its models. The company’s new range includes a twin processor G4, and a new selection of colours for the popular iMac.
The official organisation for Girl Guides in the UK has overhauled its range of activities, including new skills such as coding, human rights and inventing, and has commissioned studio Red
Sam Jacob Studio has been commissioned to design the exhibition spaces and interiors of the new Cartoon Museum, and will work with graphic design studio Fraser Muggeridge to create a
Kin Design has created interactive installations for the Eden Project’s new permanent show Invisible Worlds, which delves into the fascinating stories of miniscule micro-organisms, and the impact humans have made
Research shows that over half of designers have been to university, compared to a third of the UK workforce on a whole. We chat to Hilary Chittenden, senior foundation manager