As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we talk to Facebook director of product design Austin Chang about cross-family design, moving beyond apps and taking on 1,000
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The Design Museum has named the installation which allowed children from neighbouring countries to play with one another the Beazley Design of the Year.
After years of struggling to find glasses that fit, the brains behind Reframd are using tech to design frames to fit the “face landmarks” of Black people.
Tech giants from around the world gathered for this year’s virtual festival, but what are the main takeaways?
The projects were part of a worldwide open call by London Design Biennale organisers, and cover everything from music, to sex education and disaster relief.
As part of our series of design in 2021, Matter design director Lottie King looks at what will happen in product design in the next 12 months.
The temperature-sensitive Mimica Touch label is rolling out across juice bottles and has its sights on the meat (and medical) markets.
This year saw designers make up the difference in medical supply shortages, colour match with real life, and help people party in their own homes.
Custom typefaces and flat logos, furlough and anything to help keep kids entertained – these were the news stories you read the most this year.
As part of our series looking at in-house design teams, we talk to the heads of design about the “labour of love” that is Polaroid.
Less But Better has been curated and designed by London-based Systems Studio and aims to introduce the German designer’s work to “new audiences”.
Products and services for older people are designed to be functional and not much else – these designers want to create joyful experiences instead.
A new design from start-up company ButterflyCup needs no separate lid and simply biodegrades naturally if disposed of improperly.
Another month spent in lockdown had some designers yearning for nightclubs and events gone by, while others are revisiting old projects or pushing new boundaries.
Oluwaseyi Sosanya, founder of Gravity Sketch, tells Design Week virtual 3D sketching is a “gateway to new abilities”, so long as the industry can overcome a “cultural hurdle”.
The interactive Eco Design Guide hub collects sustainable design tools and guides from around the world, with the aim of helping make plastic usage more sustainable.
A new book written by Alan Powers examines the work of Paul and Marjorie Abbatt and their philosophy of educational toys.
Sleevenote and its accompanying music library app aim to draw attention to album artwork in an age of digital music consumption.
Norwegian studio Neue has revealed the minimalist designs of its six-year development process, which feature UV details and a “panorama” of scenic images.
The projects have been revealed as part of the line-up for the 2020 Global Grad Show, which showcases student and academic responses to social issues.
As part of our series exploring countries’ design cultures, we look at how Mexican designers are fusing heritage craft with modern design.
Ahead of the release of his memoir, the 94-year old designer talks to Design Week about his life, the pieces he’s creating to this day and just what goes into
Controlled by an app, RGKit Play is a modular kit of Meccano-like motors that aim to take designers beyond “linear motion” for their content.
Some of this month’s most inspiring projects offer escapism, while others are a reaction to the everchanging political landscape we find ourselves in.