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Stroke Rehabilitation Jug wins Designing for the Future

  A jug designed for stroke patients which incorporates rehabilitation into everyday lives has won this year’s prestigious “Designing for the Future” Competition at the University of Brighton. “Designing for the Future” run by The Future Perfect Company in conjunction with the University of Brighton encourages student designers to think about the challenges and


DFF at the Ergonomics & Human Factors Conference

Today Designing for the Future alumni, Hanna Mawbey and Holly Alexander are at the Ergonomics & Human Factors 2014 Conference hosted by the University of Southampton. Invited by Dr Eddy Elton of University of Brighton, Hanna Mawbey is showcasing her work to develop aesthetically pleasing medical aids and Holly Alexander her multi-generational prize winning


DFF at Housing LIN Conference

We were delighted to be asked by the Housing Learning and Improvement Network to showcase our student design for aging project, Designing for the Future, at their annual conference in London this week. The Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN), formerly responsible for managing the Department of Health Extra Care Housing capital programme, is


DFF alumnus showcases his final year work

William Green entered his clock reminder project into our "Designing for the Future" Competition last year. Now about to graduate, he will be exhibiting his "Frugal" furniture and "Longevity Stools" at this year's Graduate Show at the University of Brighton. The idea behind the "Frugal Bench" (pictured) is to maximize the productivity of the material and address


Product design – the next step for the independent living market

A year ago, the emerging independent living market was grappling with the dual challenges of raising awareness of the products available to help people live independently and convincing consumers of the benefits of products which often had negative associations. This time last year there seemed to be 4 models: 1. “Trip- Advisor” style consumer-led rating


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