Why the social lives of digital nomads can’t trail behind while everything else is on the go
Continue reading “Contextual; Life On The Move”
As the African proverb says, “it takes a village to raise a child”: so why are we leaving so many young mums to do it on their own?
Continue reading “Contextual; Us Against The World – The Young Women Facing Motherhood Alone”
With the number of digital nomads predicted to rise to 1 billion people by 2035 (Levels, 2015), there will be even more remote digital workers wandering the globe. However, will escaping the 9-5 really live up to expectations?
Continue reading “Contextual; Connecting With Culture – Will A Location Independent Lifestyle Really Allow You To Experience The World?”
How design can help tackle social isolation and loneliness in graduates
Continue reading “Contextual; The Untapped Issue of Graduate Loneliness”
“With an ageing population, there is no doubt that the cases of dementia will rise and has been predicted by many leading experts. In 2015, there were 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. By 2025, this is predicted to increase to over a million and to double again in 2050.”
Continue reading “Contextual; Stimulating Senses and Triggering Memories to the Future You”
Empathetic conversations can help
locals and refugees
integrate through the use of immersive
Continue reading “Contextual; Refugees Who Arrive in Britain Become the ‘Others’ Within Society”
“Some people are empowered by the freedom of the modern world, while others are adversely affected and have no choice but to leave their homes and seek refuge in another country.”
Continue reading “Contextual; Surviving the UK Immigration System”
Modern life demands energy, as a culture, we have been irresponsible with our usage of fossil fuels for swift technological advancements.
Continue reading “Contextual; Paying the Price for Affordable Energy”
Is urban pollution corroding our mental wellbeing by depriving us of sleep?
Continue reading “Contextual; The Sound of Silence”
How can Britain maintain racial harmony at its Universities?
Continue reading “Contextual; Melting Pot In Meltdown”
‘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)
Continue reading “Democratisation of Production”
“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?”
Mass manufacture’s contribution to a loss of cultural diversity: is the maker movement the antidote we need?
Continue reading “Making Culture”