As part of their Australasian tour, Punk forefathers The Damned will play their Hong Kong show this month, only their second live performance in this territory to date. Mentioned in the same breath as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, the legendary British rockers are currently celebrating the 40th anniversary of their 1977 debut ‘Damned Damned Damned’ – the first punk record ever released in the UK. Read more
In all the excitement surrounding new technologies and the rush to 'be the first' to use them, it's easy to forget the people who will be interacting with them.
How do you really measure the efficiency of interface characteristics and user satisfaction in a way that can feed opportunities to develop and innovate?
The understanding that there is more to food and drink than taste alone has spurred interest in creating more engaging sensory products.
A couple of weeks ago, PDD’s London team took part in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®. The 5.6K run was to raise funds for charity, Age UK. It was a great opportunity for some good old team bonding and camaraderie... Read more
It’s been a great start to 2016. The first quarter is not yet over and already PDD has 3 new prestigious design awards to its name. PDD’s work with the health & personal care brand Swisslux and the Zyliss kitchenware brand has been awarded with Red Dot design awards. This was followed by a German Design Award for the Testo 870 Thermal Imager. Read more
The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey is coming! 2004 was the last Year of the Wood Monkey. In Chinese element theory, each zodiac sign is associated with one of the five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth, which means that a Wood Monkey or a Fire Monkey comes once in a 60-year cycle. And this year could be more precious than ever. Read more
As is customary at this time of year, many of us have given some thought as to what we’d like for Christmas. Leo, my three-year-old nephew, has his wish list sorted. First up, he wants a Jessie the Yodelling Cowgirl figure – she of Toy Story film fame – who was, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the hottest toys of the season back at Christmas 1999. Read more
Are you happy? Although happiness is something we all strive for, achieving it is actually quite difficult. Could we use design to help make our lives happier? Read more
With the Chinese New Year fast approaching, here are seven goat-themed objects and designs to honour the occasion. Read more
In early January we asked people on our mailing list to let us know which topic they’d like see in a Human-Centred Design workshop from a selected list. The results are now in! Read more
As 2014 reaches its climax, it's time to say thank you... Read more
He’s smart, charismatic, smooth and notably the recent Daniel Craig version of Bond; broody - my favourite of all. This is a secret agent who has been gifted the best innovative gadgets from MI6 Quartermaster ‘Q’; false fingerprints, invisible cloak for his car, broom radio and Bell Textron Jet Pack to name a few. However, if you had to gift Bond a Christmas gadget, what would it be? Here are my top 5 gadgets from me ‘Susie Q’ to Bond. Read more
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