From an at-home blood testing kit to a holographic sat nav system, we look back at our most popular stories across product and digital in the past year.
News, views and analysis on the latest product and industrial design stories, covering transport, tech products and homewares.
In the first of a new series spotlighting design in different countries, we look at Germany’s diverse creative culture, from industrial to graphic design, which is both forward-thinking and respectful
From books and stationary, to tech and experiences, here’s a selection of everything the design enthusiast in your life could possibly want for Christmas.
Winners of the Design Week Social Design Award 2019, Ikea’s research and design lab Space10 has had a busy year – here they speak to us about crowdsourcing, why you
Designed and developed in partnership with UK-based studio Sugar Creative, the first app of the series will be based on Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book and is set
The UK government body responsible for immigration, security and policing has published a tender document looking for those that might be able “design and deliver technology which supports the transformation
From an immersive rendering of King Kong to a map that breaks down the UK into 1400 songs, these are some of our favourite studio projects from November.
Established in 2002, the Mooncup was the first menstrual cup on the market – a brand overhaul from Bluemarlin looks to strengthen its position as an “ethical pioneer”.
Market value is set to reach almost £1 billion in the next five years, but experts say careful design is needed to ensure products don’t suffer from preconceived negative associations
Among the six designers who have been recognised are the lighting designer for War Horse, head of fabrics at Alexander McQueen and a newspaper cartoonist.
Hosting more than 200 exhibits, Strip! How Football Got Shirty charts the technological and cultural evolution of the football shirt across the world.
This year’s winners also include a low-cost self-testing HIV kit, multi-lingual graphic system and self-driving shuttle bus.
From circular economies within fashion to rehabilitating indigenous communities, a crop of young designers are focusing on design’s capacity for social change.
Our guide of what to catch at the Offset Dublin conference, which has just announced a line up including illustrator Laura Callaghan, Pentagram’s Rory Simms and Lego’s Jen Kronvold Frederiksen.
University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes had previously won the national UK prize, and has now been awarded £30,000 to develop the invention.
The Abortion Care Finder tool provides those seeking abortions with location-specific information relating to laws and regulations, nearby health centres and different medical options.
Among the 32 awards, two Black Pencils and four White Pencils were given out at a ceremony in New York, which saw the top accolades go to a system for
From feminist activism to partnerships with high street stores, the adult retail industry is repositioning its identity away from seedy stereotypes, and toward the mainstream.
We speak to Keenan Wyrobek, the founder of Zipline about designing an autonomous drone system which has revolutionised the way blood and medicine are transported in places which are hard
Justin Lyles, vice president of consumer design and advanced design director, talks inspiration, collaboration and why consumers expect smartphones everywhere.
According to the sex toy retailer, previous winners of the worldwide design competition have gone on to earn hundreds of thousands from their ideas, on top of the £5,000 cash
According to the London-based designers, Rihanna’s eponymous book took two years to design.
Bars on benches, studs in doorways and fenced off window ledges are just some of the many measures put in place to control how public space is used – but