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Design Bridge's Fortnum & Mason packaging picked up a Bronze award

London Design Festival 2016 – 5 must-see talks

London Design Festival hits the capital this weekend, and alongside its series of fairs and exhibitions, sits a programme of talks, seminars, masterclasses and panel discussions. From exploring the intertwined world of graphic design and music to a look at dyslexia and creative thinking, we’ve rounded up the talks you have to see.

Woolwich station platform

Designers prepped on Crossrail 2 project

TfL and Network Rail met this week to address designers and engineers about the development of Crossrail 2 so that interested parties can be brought up to speed before any future tendering processes.

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Book: Designing Your Life

In this exclusive extract from Designing Your Life: Build a Life That Works for You, we spotlight how design principles can help ensure your happiness.

Cmyk made from old letterpress blocks

How can we encourage young people to study design?

Last week, we reported on recent research showing there has been a 10% drop in school students taking design and technology at GCSE compared to last year. This follows a more long-term trend, with research from Warwick University revealing that between 2003 and 2013, there was a 50% drop in the number of pupils taking the subject.

As the EBacc qualification is also soon to be made compulsory, we ask – how can we encourage students to take on creative subjects?