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The Philips Water Dispenser wins a Red Dot Award 2021

We were delighted to see the Philips Water Dispenser win at this year’s Red Dot Design Award 2021 in the category of Product Design , one of world’s most recognised and sought-after seals of quality for good design.

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Quantex embarks on its next stage of growth

We are delighted to announce that Quantex, the innovative pump technology company that started up at PDD, has been acquired by global pump solution expert, PSG, part of Dover Corporation.

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Putting medics at the heart of innovation

PDD launches new initiative to put medics at the heart of innovation.

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jim Roberts, consultant anaesthetist and medical innovator at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), as an independent advisor in healthcare innovation. This initiative seeks to transform how medical technology is developed and used in hospital settings by putting medics at the heart of the process.

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The Human Value of Technology

Over the last year, connected technologies have become even more prevalent in healthcare. At a time when visiting a hospital has become increasingly difficult for patients, apps and software-enabled devices have become useful tools to facilitate access to services and self-care.

In this article, Marlies Havenith – Senior Consultant – Human Factors & Usability at PDD – explains why, as connectivity continues to permeate healthcare environments, keeping users at the centre is now more imperative than ever. 

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The OLAV Chefmesser wins a Red Dot Award

We are delighted to announce that Olav’s Chefmesser has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award as an outstanding example of Product Design. Das Chefmesser, an innovative Chef Knife, is the latest in a series of collaborations between PDD and Olav – a visionary German startup that is transforming the market for cookware in Europe and beyond.

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Understanding The Healthcare Consumer

Over the past year, health has become the focal point of our lives in a way that few of us could have predicted, nor ignored. Just like consumer culture transformed our societies two centuries ago, health and health-related issues now shape our identity, our lifestyle, our perspectives and importantly  our aspirations for the future.

In this article, Emma Dickinson – Consultant, Research Recruitment at PDD, explores people’s evolving attitudes in healthcare and how healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers can make the most of that opportunity to deliver a compelling, engaging experience for all. 

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The Beauty of Responsibility

Design can be a powerful driver for change – it can inspire new behaviours and drive us to think and act more responsibly. But to innovate ourselves to a better future, a puritanical focus on reducing impact will not do.

In this article, Marko Plevnik, Principal – Industrial Design at PDD, reflects on the importance of character in good design and the need to create meaningful experiences that are emotionally rewarding and encourage people to do the right thing. 

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Zephyr Plus Ventilator recognised with the C2I Award for Covid-19 response.

We are delighted to see the Zephyr Plus Ventilator recognised with the C2I award for COVID-19 Response by The Engineer magazine.
Led by Babcock International Group in response to the UK Government’s ventilator challenge in the early days of the pandemic, this was a highly collaborative project where PDD and over 50 partners and suppliers worked together to find the most appropriate solution.

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Oliver Breit to lead Industrial – Commercial sector at PDD

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Oliver Breit, is taking the helm as Sector Leader Industrial – Commercial at PDD. Based in Hong Kong, Oliver has over 20 years experience leading design, innovation and product development programmes with global clients.

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Healthcare Innovation – Managing Risk in a Remote World

As medical innovators we all want to support the design of safe and usable medical devices. Yet, in a healthcare environment that is going through fast, unprecedented change, where standard tools and processes are harder to apply, that aim is not without challenge.

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Philips Water Dispenser ADD6910/90 wins at DFA Design For Asia Awards

We are proud to announce that the Philips Water Dispenser ADD6910/90 has won a Merit at DFA Design for Asia Awards. The awards recognise designs that embody Asian aesthetics and culture, and influence design trends in the region.

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The growing role of wearables in healthcare

In recent years, wearables have started to play a pivotal role in the lives of patients. From the management of chronic conditions to making sure that we drink enough water, wearable and mobile devices are revolutionising the way that healthcare occurs.

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Can product design improve public health?

These are times of upheaval. From the collapse of supply chains to the new rules and regulations that shape our everyday lives, Covid-19 has forced us all to rethink our habits and embrace new behaviours.

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Adapting equipment to the healthcare workforce

Socio-technical systems design was originally conceived by Fred Emery and Eric Trist. It is an approach to understanding the system around technology which forms part of our focus on front end research – i.e. the process where we create solutions that will naturally resonate with people.

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Severin SPUMA 700 Plus wins Red Dot for outstanding design quality

The Red Dot jury has made its decision: Severin SPUMA 700 Plus emerged victorious from the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020 and won a Red Dot for its good design quality.

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Human Factors and Anaesthetic Practice: Why the Equipment Makes a Difference

Ergonomics and Human Factors practice are inherently broad and multi-disciplinary, but one thing that unites us all is a focus on design.

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Kids Personal Care & Beauty Market

Young people wearing make-up has long been a subject of debate, from one perspective seen as a harmless form of play (role play) and self-expression; and from another, the pressure to grow-up all too quickly with an emphasis on achieving a ‘perfect and flawless’ look.

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New Play Paradigms & Technology Paradox

In this final instalment of our kids’ series, we are going to be delving into the wonderful world of play to uncover new approaches within this space and the role of our old ‘friend and foe’, technology…

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PDD features in the New Design Magazine Yearbook 2020

Dr Chris Vincent, Principal – Human Factors & Ergonomics at PDD, discusses the importance of designing user-friendly medical devices, and the need for customised solutions within the healthcare environment.

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Severin SPUMA 700 Plus wins the Plus X Award 2020

We are proud to announce that our work for Severin SPUMA 700 Plus has been awarded the Plus X Award 2020, the world’s greatest innovation award for technology, sports, and lifestyle.

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