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Excuse-ability

Friday, March 28, 2003

The internet services industry often worries about how to keep customers loyal.

Editorial design for the Web

Sunday, July 1, 2001

London

Speakers included Max Gadney, BBCi

The future of usability

Wednesday, March 20, 2002

London

Speakers: Phil Barrett, of Flow Interactive; Julie Howell of the RNIB. Introduced by Andrew Summers, Chief Executive of the Design Council, and chaired by ex-New Media Creative editor Alex Tanner. Read an introduction of the debate

Design in denial?

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Design Museum, London

3D printing: a new industrial revolution?

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Barbican, London

Over the past two or three years, the idea of 3D printing has gripped the imagination of everyone from creatives in design and IT through to wider industry and governments up to and including President Obama. At a time when many business innovations are based around how the product is packaged and sold to the customer, it is indeed refreshing to see a technology-led boost to how material things are made in the first place, potentially transforming the production of everything from children’s toys to cars and even guns. Some go so far as to proclaim that with ‘additive manufacturing’, we are on the cusp of a new industrial revolution, one that will restructure society, make the means of production more democratic and give the economy a much needed boost.Others are more sceptical – seeing additive manufacturing as just another (albeit still exciting) technique that adds to the multitude of existing manufacturing processes. So where we are with this technology, and does 3D printing really amount to an industrial revolution or is it just overblown hype?

Debate: In both manufacturing and services, design is pivotal to economic growth?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Product Design + Innovation, ExCel, London
Head-to-head debate with James Woudhuysen and Martyn Perks speaking against the motion; Clive Grinyer and Andrea Siodmok speaking for the motion. For all full review, read this article on the PDI website.

Event: Symposium on the Big Potatoes Manifesto for Design

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Made in Brunel, OXO Tower Wharf, London SE1 9GY

Following the 2010 publication of BIG POTATOES we have focused our analysis and thinking on particular areas, creating workgroups, including on design, with the aim of drafting manifestos in each area.

This invite-only symposium is the first time the Design Manifesto will have had a public airing. Feedback and contribution from participants will be invaluable, helping shape its arguments in time for its launch on an unsuspecting world!

Making it in the 21st Century

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Barbican Centre, London. For tickets, book from the Barbican website. For the full festival programme, visit the Battle of Ideas website

Conveyning and introducing the strand of five debates. 
 
Is it game over for manufacturing in the developed economies or might America stage a comeback? Can there be a rebalancing of production to the west and consumption to the east? Will gas galore provide the cheap energy to fuel that possibility? Does design drive engineering or the other way round? Why do we suffer droughts in wet old Britain? And is file sharing just stealing?

What use for usability?

Friday, March 1, 2002

Usability is on the lips of every interaction design these days, but while no one denies its benefits, its not all it's cracked up to be.

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