Commitment to education was highlighted at this year’s Design Business Association Design Effectiveness Awards, with the Prince Philip Designers Prize going to an educationalist.
Professor William Hills is known for his work in engineering design education and with small businesses. He is considered to have been a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers, and until 1998 was Professor of Engineering Design at the University of Newcastle.
Others shortlisted for the Prince Philip Prize included Bill Moggridge of Ideo, Wally Olins and product designer Julian Brown.
The Design Business Association/Design Effectiveness Awards winners were announced on Monday night at London’s Park Lane Hilton hotel.