issue twenty-nine

twenty-nine

From the publisher

Our feature on design education shows how students are driving themselves to find sustainable design solutions and are inspired to design products for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged.

We talk to Russell Kennedy about Icograda and its move from being a network of designers to an advocacy role and a voice of design at an international level, and his new role as the new Icograda president.

In his interview with us, Philip Binns from Varian Australia, explains where the future of manufacturing lies and how the Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council was created to support future growth in key industry sectors. 
 


Inside this issue

Designs to improve human life

Designs to improve human life

The nominations have been announced for the INDEX:Award 2009, Denmark’s biennial summit of Design to Improve Life. The most celebrated design prize on the planet, the five categories include Body, Home, Work, Playful Learning, and Community, with a focus on improved life, often relating to sustainability and climate issues. The winner of each prize is awarded 100 000 Euro.

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Design transcending life

Design transcending life

A collaboration between two Hungarian design firms, IVANKA Studio and Kucsera-Maurer Strategic Design Consultancy, has produced an unusual, yet beautifully minimal, reinterpretation of the archetypal gravestone. Seeyou concrete gravestone was launched at this year’s Milan Design Week.

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Head First

Head First

Roberto Ziliani loves talking about his lighting company, Slamp. But forget about the typical president and business owner’s approach to the press – about the careful consideration about each word that is pronounced, about the continuous effort to pass on the proper message and about the reiteration of core business values.

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In the line of fire

In the line of fire

The Austrian design consultancy formquadrat has used breakthrough technology in its design of two products for Rosenbauer, a leading manufacturer of firefighting vehicles and equipment, to help firefighters do their job effectively and safely.

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Patients come first

Patients come first

A first in its field, UCB and its design partners, OXO and Smart Design, have joined forces to create the UCB/OXO Cimzia® Prefilled Syringe, a patient-centric product for people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

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Russell Kennedy and the voice of design

Russell Kennedy and the voice of design

Russell Kennedy, discusses his new role as the president of the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda), and the organisations’ progression from simply an international network of designers, towards an advocacy role made up of representatives from many smaller groups and government bodies – collectively speaking as a voice of design.

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