David Coombs, head of strategic services at Cheil UK, says if we want people to embrace smart tech, we need to stop aiming for the future.
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The Ikea Safer Homes app gives users safety tips and to-do lists to better prepare their homes for children.
The recipient of the Design Week Rising Star Award 2019 talks about her home roots, finding inspiration everywhere and why people using chairs to dry clothes is a good thing.
The new look, developed by Cornwall-based designers Kingdom & Sparrow, aims to get the “newer generation of beer drinkers” engaged with the heritage beer brand.
This month, it’s time to rethink robots at V&A Dundee, read about the best way to design schools and a men’s magazine launches.
Digital consultancy Red Badger developed ShareThyme to promote intergenerational friendships, and it seems to be catching on.
After a 28-year hiatus from consumer audio, Dieter Rams’ iconic LE Braun speaker has been given a refresh that stays sympathetic to the brand’s “glory years”.
Hippy clichés are out as designers push category defining identities which celebrate taste and flavour.
Much of the work at this year’s event is underpinned by sustainability, with designs from the likes of Mexico, the UAE and Scandinavia all being featured for their eco-friendly credentials.
MarinaTex, an organic and biodegradable alternative to traditional plastic, was developed by University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes.
Form and functionality have long been the focus of design, but a growing number of designers are shifting away from this, creating projects that prioritise history, culture and narrative in
This year’s brief was set by Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble, and asks teens to think about the long-term impact of their designs
From an AR Ford Mustang campaign to a new book series illustrated by Quentin Blake, these are some of our favourite projects from the last month.
Biomimicry — design inspired by nature — is well-established but a new set of projects demonstrates its evolution, as well as its limitations.
The campaign, which will cover billboards and social media, directs the public to a website with advice on preparing for Brexit.
The guides use AI technology to translate visual information into voice-commanded and Braille instructions.
The design was conceived as part of the roll out for cat food subscription brand, Smalls.
From burial pods to liquid cremation, we look at the people designing more sustainable ways to die.
As Rolls-Royce makes a leap into high-end lifestyle products, we catch up with head of bespoke Gavin Hartley to find out how his design team works and where the brand
Scribit has collaborated with the artist and designer’s Little Sun project in an attempt to create the “world’s largest mosaic”.
Reinterpretations of Robin Day chairs, a handy primer on Northern city names and a digital identity for a Rwandan girls empowerment magazine are some of our favourite design projects this
Artificial intelligence tools can analyse huge amounts of public health data, spot trends in disease development and monitor people’s safety, all of which give doctors and nurses more time to
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has found that the mental health and experiences of those receiving intrusive examinations, surgery, chemotherapy and emergency care are improved when visual art is installed.
The suitcase aimed at space tourists weighs just 900g and can stick itself to walls in zero gravity.