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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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University of Brighton

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

How a student designer came up with a “chap-style” prosthetic leg

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

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Brighton design students tackle loneliness in the elderly

We have just announced the winners of our second ”Designing for the Future” competition held in conjunction with the University of Brighton.  The students tackled many issues likely to affect us as we get older including loneliness. Third year Jono Redden became interested in the impact of light on mood and in particular loneliness when

2018-03-19T16:13:30+00:00DFF-Brighton|