We’re putting together some in-depth research on the state of play of the design industry, to see what it looks like, how much designers get paid (and how happy they are about it), as well as what perks designers are being offered.
Weir, who replaces John Mathers, has been chosen for her experience in leading public, private and third sector institutions.
A brand refresh for BBC Three, and a smart scooter aimed at keeping older people healthy – the important design news from the last seven days.
“If you’re ambitious, you’ll naturally look for inspiration from big, disruptive projects. That’s great. But it puts you before the people you’re designing for. And isn’t that the opposite of what we’re supposed to be doing? That’s why my favourite example is a tiny change the NHS made to reduce the problem of missed appointments. […]
A spokesperson for Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that the “vanity” buses will no longer be produced and “greener” public transport alternatives will be prioritised.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has combined a traditional set with projection mapping and avatar technology to create a live, virtual reality experience for its latest production. We speak to the theatre company’s design director about treading new territory in stage design.
A round-up of the most important people in design this year, from Design Museum director Deyan Sudjic to esteemed graphic designer Margaret Calvert.
Organisation Anti-Copying in Design (ACID) has urged Government to create new laws which will better protect designers’ work once the UK loses access to EU laws.
The Illuminated River competition saw more than 100 international teams apply to design a permanent light installation on the River Thames.
A rebrand for Rightmove, a new store concept for Amazon and designers’ elation at A-level art history being saved – we round-up the important design news from the last seven days.
The Unified Patent Court Agreement would mean UK designers who hold a patent are still able to protect their work from being illegally copied by companies in other countries.
The A-level subject was set to be scrapped in October, but following a petition which saw more than 8,000 signatures, it will be revived next year – designers share their thoughts on the decision.