On Thursday 17th January at 6:00pm, Brunel Design students are invited to pit their talents against their course-mates to find out who is master of the pen.
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On November 14th 2018, Brunel was host to 5 successful entrepreneurs, all alumni of the university. We tagged along to hear more about their successes, and find out how they do it.
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On November 27th, a few members of the Made in Brunel team had the privilege of attending the first Dezeen Awards ceremony, held at the Tate Modern, London.
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Yes, that’s right, we are now in the business of predicting the future! Well, we are “futures” after all…
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With Christmas right around the corner, the elves at MiB and the Brunel Design Society thought what better way to celebrate than a Design Christmas Ball! Grab your tickets now: https://bit.ly/2zoRS4x
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Last Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September, Made in Brunel and Co-Innovate welcomed Industry experts from the world of Design and beyond to the Michael Sterling Atrium, for an evening of discussion and feedback on our final year projects.
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Made In Brunel are committed to bringing you special reports on the goings-on within the design community throughout the year. We will be attending product launches, design workshops, and hearing from acclaimed speakers. The e-waste talk was the first of our special reports.
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This year, Made in Brunel have commissioned Futures; a new brand to capture the unique values and missions of our designers here at Brunel. To celebrate such a big new change, we ran a suitably big launch party last night for all of the design students, academics, and technicians.
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Tonight is the night, designers. At 7:00pm the launch event begins in the Michael Sterling Atrium here at Brunel University. Be there or be lame.
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The time is soon upon us. The Made in Brunel brand for 2018/19 is officially launched tomorrow; the team have poured everything into this. It’s time to show the world what we can do.
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The countdown is now entering the home stretch; only 2 days separate us from the final reveal. Our team has been busy spreading the word, whipping up a frenzy of excitement and anticipation. We hope you are as excited as we are!
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3k followers on instagram, and 3 days to go until the brand launch. Things are moving into full gear for our big launch of this years new brand, and it seems that everyone else is getting hyped for the occasion too.
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We are about to enter the week of our big new launch, and all hands are on deck (not DEC).
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‘Good’ hardware design can be defined as making sure products are created with great respect towards the customers needs through form and function. However, with the ever-growing shift from hardware to software (specifically mobile apps and websites), are companies now designing in order to disrespect the customers needs?
Continue reading “Is Design Fuelling Addiction In Society?”
“How many things do you own?” Is one of the first questions an experimentalist would ask you. For most of us in the Global North, the number is immense. Abundance, however, does not seem to bring us satisfaction.
Continue reading “Minimalism: A response to modern day problems”
Feeding a growing population sustainably is an urgent policy and design issue, for which new technology can only be part of the solution.
Continue reading “Is vertical farming a good answer to the wrong question?”
From carrying passengers to supplying energy, companies are collaborating to design innovative business opportunities. But do the collaborations benefit all partners?
Continue reading “Is collaboration the new innovation?”
In today’s virtual world, traditional British crafting methods are in steep decline (Henley, 2014).
Continue reading “Traditional Artisan Skills: Will they disappear for good?”
UK creative industries were worth £84.1 billion to the UK economy in 2016 (gov.uk, 2016) with job growth in the sector at 2.6%, higher than the rate for the economy overall (at 1.6%), making it the fastest growing industry (Gov.uk, 2015).
Continue reading “Fuelling UK Economy Growth: The Stigma behind Creative Design Careers and Educational Failures”
Within the last decade, there has been a drastic shift in the world of production, pushing towards a democratisation of knowledge and tools for production and design for manufacture. (Wolf, 2012)
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14/06/18 – 17/06/18
On the 14th-17th of June, Made in Brunel will be back at the OXO Bargehouse for our Final Showcase. The event will be a public exhibition, taking you on a journey through our experience at Brunel. Expect to see a range of products, services and a handful of other design projects produced by this year’s final year students. Remember to save the date, and we’ll see you there!
We are hosting ‘IDEAS Factory’, our annual pop up event at the Oxo tower! Come down to be inspired and create new ideas, fun designs with our Brunel students! Lots of refreshments and things to do! Come along on the 24th March.
Back for another year, Made in Brunel will be hosting this year’s 24 Hour Design Challenge on the 8th February at the University. Starting early that morning, students will participate in a number of Industry design challenges, spread across six 4 hour time slots. In previous years, companies such as Lego, Dyson and Chanel have been involved in setting the briefs. This year we’re excited to reveal the new set of industry projects. If you would like to be involved in a setting a brief, please contact our directors via email @ email@example.com
On the 18th January, Made In Brunel will be hosting our first ever ‘Sketch Off’ competition. A group of students from the design course will compete in 4 quick fire sketching challenges, competing to win the title of best sketcher at Brunel. A group of guest judges from the industry will be attending the event, including two product developers from Disney, the design director at Geometry Global, and Brunel Alumni, the founder of tone design consultancy. Top prizes include a set of Copic Markers, a classic Anglepoise lamp & a drawing lightbox. See our Facebook page for more details and for a live stream of the event on the day.
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“At a time when it is so important for us to lead as an ‘Ideas’ nation and with the Creative Industries sector seeing unparalleled growth, it is vital that we safeguard our current position and continue to invest in our future.”
Continue reading “Does the Education System Make Us Grow Out of Creativity?”
We have never lived in an age where information has been more accessible. The Internet, in particular, has imbued us with a sense of total omniscience – the answers to all of our questions are always just a few clicks away. But is all as it seems?
Continue reading “When Designers Take Sides: Are We Creating Infographics or Propaganda?”
Fashion and Product/Industrial Design have always been almost opposite spectrums of design as an industry.
Continue reading “Fashion of the Future or the Future of Fashion?”
After months of working on new brand guidelines and applying them to online content, we are proud to finally show off our new website. It is built on the newest web standards, is fully responsive to look great on all screen sizes and it deeply integrated with social media. We hope you like it as much as we do!
Mass manufacture’s contribution to a loss of cultural diversity: is the maker movement the antidote we need?
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