Frazer Designers has deliberately made this heart monitor, for start-up client Cardionetics, look like a Sony Disc-man to give it consumer appeal and technological authority. Frazer principal consultant Jonathan Knight says the group has also gone to great lengths to make it comfortable, since the device is strapped to the body, often for periods of 24 hours or more. The heart monitor will launch next month and is aimed principally at GPs.
The Wild lets users design spaces and share their vision “in real time”, which the company claims can help bridge the gap between ideas and reality
McDermott & McGough’s piece is a functional, secular safe space that can be used by the public for quiet contemplation or hired out for ceremonies.
This month, head to Manchester for a city-wide design extravaganza, delve into the world of Roald Dahl and read all about the history of graphic design.
Exhibitions, print fairs and a room full of giant bees are among our picks of the best events to get down to at this year’s Northern extravaganza.