Barcelona design festival opens

The BCN Design Week, which focuses on design in business, opens today in the Spanish city of Barcelona and runs until 30 October.

Speakers at the event include Sue Siddall, managing director of Ideo London, and Michael Thomson, founder of Design Connect and former president of the Bureau of European Design Associations.

The event is running alongside two European Commission-funded initiatives, European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009, and the Innovation Festival Barcelona.

Activities at the BCN Design Week will include a session on designing mobile telephone experiences, a conference on design thinking, and a design management awards ceremony.

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