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Blog contributor publishes first book

We were delighted to hear that Howard Croft, an early contributor to the former incarnation of this blog, has just published his first book. Howard's hugely enjoyable and often irreverent insights into the world of retirement ran on an almost weekly basis for several years. Howard went on to write over 250 articles for the

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Going back to the drawing board

In the new year The Future Perfect Company will be changing. Gone will be the shop and instead the emphasis will shift to “Designing for the Future”. And here’s why. When I opened the shop 6 years ago, it was an attempt to focus on the ageing market. I was in my late 40s

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Tom Serpell, Inclusive Eastbourne

Tom Serpell joined the Designing for the Future judging panel in 2013 and has been an enthusiastic supporter since. With a background in package design, he is a co-founder of Inclusive Eastbourne a business-led campaign to encourage businesses to be inclusive to all sectors of the population including older people.

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Richard Child, mobile designer

Richard Child  from Grid North Design  has supported Designing for the Future since 2012. With a background in 3D Design, he switched paths to web development and got a job with Cabify, a Spanish startup based in Madrid where he worked on redesigning their iPhone and Android apps for more than 100,000 customers in 4 countries. Richard

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Maggie Winchcombe OBE, Years Ahead

Maggie Winchcombe OBE FCOT has been a judge for the Designing for the Future project since 2011. She brings extensive experience and expertise in the independent living sector. Maggie qualified as an occupational therapist in 1973 and, after working in the NHS, began specialising in information and advice about independent living products for consumers in

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College of Richard Collyers

We have been running Designing for the Future at the College of Richard Collyers in Sussex since 2010. Originally aimed at AS level students, it was subsequently incorporated into the A2 syllabus. The project is championed by Kate Sharp, Head of Faculty for Arts & Communications : Philippa and her team come in at key

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University of Brighton

The University of Brighton and particularly the Dean of the College of Art & Humanities, Professor Anne Boddington, have supported Designing for the Future from its inception in 2010. Starting as a competition for Design & Craft students, DFF has grown so that it is now an option across all the creative disciplines in the

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