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How the Music Memory Box can help people with dementia

We have been running the Designing for the Future student design competition with the University of Brighton for three years now and it is both hugely satisfying and exciting to see how the students go on to develop their design thinking. Chloe Meineck first became involved with the project in 2011 when she entered The Hub, a


DFF features on Omhu blog

Really delighted that our student design competition, "Designing for the Future",  featured last week on the blog of US company, Omhu, designers of very beautiful walking sticks. "November 16, 2012 Designing For The Future We’re always pleased to find like-minded people operating in the same spaces and spheres that Omhu moves in, and we just heard about


Students tackle faceblindness and memory loss

More designs here from our "Designing for the Future" student design competition. Prosopagnosia device by Isobel Goodacre Isobel Goodacre's design aims to help people with prosopagnosia, which is commonly known as face-blindness. Prosopagnosia affects approximately 2.5% of the population and can result from stroke, traumatic brain injury, or certain neurodegenerative diseases and culminates in the total loss of


Student design competition steps up a gear as winners are announced

Our student design competition, Designing for the Future, stepped up a gear this year with winners being offered a mentoring package in addition to a cash prize. “Designing for the Future” run by The Future Perfect Company in conjunction with the University of Brighton is now in its third year and encourages student designers

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Prosthetic leg and knitted crutches stand out at New Designers Show

Yesterday I went to New Designers 2012, which is the UK's most important graduate design exhibition. Top of my list of stands to visit was the University of Brighton stand featuring the work of Hanna Mawbey. Hanna has been involved with our "Designing for the Future" Competition since last year.  Her work focusses on making medical equipment aesthetically pleasing and