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DFF alumnus explores sustainable design of everyday products

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

SEEFA Symposium at House of Lords

Yesterday I was invited to take part in SEEFA's Symposium which was held at the House of Lords at the invitation of Lord Firkin. SEEFA has provided judges for Designing for the Future for the past two years. SEEFA  aims to bring people together to influence later life strategies, policies and services to make life

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Active Minds runs workshop for DFF

We were delighted to welcome back Active Minds' Head of Design, Alice Osborne, who this week ran a workshop for our Designing for the Future students at the University of Brighton. Since 2010 Active Minds have been researching, designing and developing activities to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our mission

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Brighton Designing for the Future winners

2010 Winner  : Harry Trimble - Interactive Exercise Mat 2011 Winner : Craig Barrow - Memorial Stone Runners Up : Jessica Hung Chloe Meineck & Hanna Mawbey 2012 Winner : Xenia Moseley - Family livedealer.co.nz Tree card game Runner Up : Florence Pike 2013 Winner : Holly Alexander - Story telling app Runner Up : Jack Durling Highly commended : Joshua Barnes -

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Designing For the Future tackles ethics

In a new development for the Designing for the Future project, this year's  University of Brighton students were very lucky to  have the opportunity to meet Bobbie Farsides, Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Given that design has the potential to dramatically change lives, it seems appropriate to pause

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DFF 2017 gets underway

We were excited yesterday to launch Designing for the Future 2017 at the University of Brighton's newly refurbished Edward Street building. Now in its eighth year, hundreds of UK design students have taken part in this project devised by Philippa Aldrich of The Future Perfect Company to encourage designers to consider the challenges of ageing

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