DFF alumnus Tom Meades has just graduated from the University of Brighton. Here he talks about his exciting final year project which explores sustainable alternatives to everyday product design. Over the past year I have been developing a range of Bluetooth Speakers, with the aim to find sustainable materials and processes that could be adopted by
This week we launched Designing for the Future 2017/18 at Collyers Sixth Form College in Horsham. It is always exciting to meet the next generation of designers and hear their initial ideas for designs for ageing and this year was no different. We are looking forward to working with these A level students and watching
Joyce Chang is a BA 3D Design & Craft student at the University of Brighton. Her project, Dot to Dot, took third place at this year's Designing for the Future awards. Dot to Dot is a series of products which use tactile bumps to navigate the home.
Madeleine Sellers who is studying for a BA in Textiles at the University of Brighton took the second place award in Designing for the Future 2017 with Plenty Pocket which is a light weight waistcoat with a number of zips to attach several pockets containing a variety of comforting and familiar objects.
Hannah Park who is studying for a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Brighton won Designing for the Future 2017 with her app, Help in Hand. Help in Hand aims to enable people living with dementia to stay independent for longer by following a daily routine prompted by use of the app. A
Dot To Dot by BA 3D Design & Craft student, Joyce Chang, is a series of products which use tactile bumps to navigate the home. Joyce who took third place in this year's Designing for the Future explains: Since I don't have any experience being around people with dementia, I talked to my mom about
A project inspired by fiddle muff comforters was awarded second place in this year's Designing for the Future at the University of Brighton. Madeleine Sellers who is studying for a BA in Textiles designed the Plenty Pocket which is a light weight waistcoat with a number of zips to attach several pockets containing a variety
A friendly reminder app has won this year's Designing for the Future Competition at the University of Brighton which invited students across the College of Arts & Humanities to develop innovative new products and design concepts to benefit people affected by dementia. 2017’s winner was BA Graphic Design student, Hannah Park with her product, Help
I was recently sent this fascinating film about the groundbreaking SAGE project by Ken Dychtwald from Age Wave (who features in the film). Ken explains : "In the very early 1970s, two remarkable women came together in Berkeley California to midwife a grand vision of the future of aging intertwined with the future of mind/body
One of our Designing for the Future judges, Ruth Rose, told me about an exciting new charity yesterday, the Hospice Biographers. The Hospice Biographers is a nationwide charity that offers terminally ill patients the chance to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio for their relief and pleasure and so that their families will