Saitek launches a personal digital assistant keyboard next month, created by Factory Design and the company’s in-house design team. The keyboard is 100mm wide when closed and doubles to 200mm when open. It has been developed because PDAs are becoming more versatile, and is designed to ‘blend comfortable ergonomics with stylish appearance’, according to Factory Design creative director Adrian Berry, and will work with the Compaq iPAQ and the Palm Pilot. The keyboard will be available in the US and UK from October and worldwide by the end of the year, and will cost £35.
The new permanent displays are part of a year-long, Department for Transport led initiative to get more young people to study engineering.
This month, an exhibition opened showcasing 20 years of Penguin Essentials. Now, designers tell us about their favourite editions of books with illustrated covers.
Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has had a 40-year-career, which spans the ubiquitous Hillary Clinton US presidential campaign logo, Mastercard’s first rebrand in 20 years and the wayfinding for the New
Queens of Industry runs until 2019 at Leeds Industrial Museum, and tells the stories of working women who acted as industrial ambassadors for Britain throughout the 20th century.