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Plenty Pocket wins second place in DFF awards

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

Friendly Reminder app wins Designing for the Future 2017

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

Lost footage from the original SAGE project from 1970s

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

The Hospice Biographers

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

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