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Design, Climate, Action: how to help clients set sustainable briefs

Following its inaugural Design for Planet festival in November last year, the Design Council published a set of data taken from attendees. They were asked three questions, which explored how motivated they were to design sustainably, what their capability to design sustainably was, and how great their opportunity was. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority...

In-house teams: How Brompton is folding new innovation into bike design

When Brompton founder Andrew Ritchie was designing the prototype for his folding bike, he only had to look opposite his flat for naming inspiration: South Kensington’s Brompton Oratory. Since those days in the 1970s, the bike brand has notched milestones far and wide: full-time production at its first factory in West London, a Brompton World Championship...

Australian Open debuts sound design intervention for blind tennis fans

The Australian Open has become the first-ever major sporting competition to adopt sound design innovation Action Audio to help blind and low-sight fans experience more of the tournament. Innovation design studio AKQA is behind the audio solution, which aims to create a more accessible broadcast experience for the 285 million people globally living with...

EIGA puts some heart into esports team Mouz’s rebrand

German esports organisations Mouz (previously Mousesports) has rebranded with a new name, heart-shaped logo and icon system. Hamburg-based branding studio EIGA is behind the new look, which aims to “supercharge the brand for a new era”. https://centaur-wp.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/designweek/prod/content/uploads/2022/01/18152440/Mouz_CD1_H.mp4 Mouz...

How design can be used to keep kids safe online and off

Both online and off, keeping young people safe is a priority most people share, but as the NSPCC reports, many of the risk factors associated child endangerment have been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. Keeping children safe requires a slew of safeguarding tools and systems. Increasingly, designers are finding that their work can be an important...

Collins rebrands OpenWeb to “de-troll” digital discourse

Collins has rebranded audience relationship platform OpenWeb to aid the company in its mission to “improve online conversations”. Founded in 2012, OpenWeb is platform which can be used by publishers to host conversations and comments on their online content. Used already by the likes of Hearst, Yahoo! And News Corp, the company has a particular focus...

Healthcare start-up Galileo’s identity based on expertise not “friendly clichés”

New York-based design studio Athletics has designed the identity for healthcare start-up Galileo, with “resonant, emotional” details. US-based Galileo is a subscription-based service which offers patients consultations with doctors through its app. Members can seek clinical advice and renew their prescriptions on the platform. https://centaur-wp.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/designweek/prod/...

Visa unveils new brand identity system following logo reveal

Global payments company Visa has revealed a new brand identity system, following the unveiling of a new wordmark last year. Visa, which was established more than 60 years ago, says the adoption of a new visual identity is in anticipation of “the future of commerce”, which it predicts will be mostly digital. Because so many people still associate the...

Design in 2022 – what will exhibition design look like?

Wondrous escapism I suspect, as we find ways to celebrate what it means to be alive and human. The cultural landscape has changed, however. We need to be more aware of who is represented and how our work will impact the planet. We can’t be lazy or sloppy. Exhibitions need to be clever, witty and make a statement. They need to be worth leaving the house...

Paul Priestman to leave PriestmanGoode

Paul Priestman has announced he will be leaving PriestmanGoode in March 2022 to “start a new venture”. Priestman co-founded the industrial design studio with Nigel Goode in 1989, and worked on projects across the sectors of transport, infrastructure, product and hospitality Goode will succeed Priestman as chairman of the studio. Design directors Daniel...

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