The first Kennett Prize for Product Innovation was scooped by 23-year-old product design and engineering graduate Adrian Choong. Beating 21 other students from Glasgow University, he won the £2500 prize for his Light Brush design. This uses ‘photodynamic therapy’ technology to destroy the bacteria that cause gum disease. It is claimed that the key benefit of the technology is that, unlike with conventional methods, the bacteria does not become resistant to this treatment.
Designed by London studio The Liminal Space, Life Support aims to help relatives discuss death and dying with their loved ones.
Co&Co and Paraform have collaborated to modernise the scheduling app’s identity, which includes an updated guru logo and mystical illustrations.
Kickstarter product designer Sydney Anh Mai wants subjective critique to be replaced by research, test and iteration principles.
Products and services for older people are designed to be functional and not much else – these designers want to create joyful experiences instead.