In the Summer of 2014, we participated in a 3 day workshop with the (sadly now defunct) Design Futures programme at the University of Brighton which was led by Damon Taylor, design theorist and cultural historian. The participants were about 30 students from diverse degrees (from marketing to fashion and business) and the stakeholders of 5 social
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
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.
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
We were very excited to learn that talented potter Finola Maynard has been chosen to be a part of ITV's The People's Project supported by the Big Lottery Fund. With her community organisation Pop Up Pottery Creative Healing, Finola plans to offer free pottery workshops to people experiencing isolation, social anxiety or some form of
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
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
The University of Brighton and particularly the Dean of the College of Art & Humanities, Professor Anne Boddington, have supported Designing for the Future from its inception in 2010. Starting as a competition for Design & Craft students, DFF has grown so that it is now an option across all the creative disciplines in the
As the world turns its attention to the paralympics and the Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, designer Hanna Mawbey describes how her sister's congenital illness triggered an interest in medical aids which led her to design a prosthetic leg which owes more to craft than technology. My interest in the design of medical equipment has its roots