The week in design

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1. The UK Government is piloting a new lab to which will use design principles in policy-making.

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2. The Pearson Lloyd-led redesign of hospital Accident & Emergency departments has reduced aggression against NHS staff by 50 per cent, according to a new study.


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3. Finnish capital Helsinki is embedding designers at a high level to drive city development.

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‘A small minority of clients are just wanky bastards, and there’s nothing you can do about that.’ Illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen on the realities of client relationships.

Image of the week


Watch out for Radiant Orchid (18-3224) , it’s Pantone’s colour of the year for 2014.

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We enjoyed Raw’s Talking Turkey website about factory-farmed birds. Although it may make you think twice about your Christmas Dinner…

Design stories in the national press

Thomas Heatherwick was recognised by the Critics’ Circle and, reports the BBC , was given an award based on an audio recording of his name.

The Guardian takes a look at the Brazuca, the official football for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

If Scotland does leave the United Kingdom, what would the Union flag look like? The BBC has a look…

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