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FEA: A tool to manage risk in product innovation

Despite its many advantages, FEA is little known within parts of the design world and even less understood outside the industry. A quick dive into the subject is worthwhile for anyone with an interest in product design

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PDD to launch Design Thinking online learning programme in partnership with Skillsoft

PDD and Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate learning, today jointly announced that they will be launching an online learning programme on Design Thinking later this year.

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The impact of light on healthcare operations

This article explores the impact that environmental factors such as light have on healthcare and considers how they can be optimised to support patient and staff well-being.

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Design Shanghai 2019

Visitors to this year’s Design Shanghai 2019 show were exposed to glorious sunshine alongside many famous pioneers from the Design Industry.

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GentleCath Air catheter wins the iF Award

We are pleased to announce that the GentleCath Air intermittent catheter – a recent PDD healthcare project – has won the iF Design Award.

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Understanding nursing practice in China

Over recent years, PDD has conducted numerous observational and interview studies in China focusing on medical device design and nursing practice.

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Surface Design Show 2019: an ode to sustainable living

Known as the UK’s most dynamic event, Surface Design Show enlivened the rather gloomy winter setting of north London on the first week of February. Key interior and exterior design trends and themes were unveiled for the year ahead.

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Drug Delivery Partnership

This year’s conference, in an unusually chilly Florida, saw the world’s largest pharma and medical device companies represented in an intimate and cooperative environment. The key theme was the nature of partnerships to improve healthcare outcomes – whether within internal teams, between pharma and CROs/CMOs or between companies as diverse as GSK and Apple

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Fusing nature with technology: Living coral as the colour of 2019

‘Living coral’ is set to highlight this trending social issue in contrast to humans’ ‘innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits’ and stands as a reaction towards a constantly changing and uncertain socio-political environment.

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Fashion trends: technologically-sustainable

Some might say that a relationship between fashion and sustainability is nothing but a paradox, especially when the former is the World’s second largest polluter and has repeatedly been accused of unethical behaviour.

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Bio-plastics: a sustainable choice or just a rubbish alternative?

Concerns about plastics impacting both the environment and our health are now firmly in the spotlight. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to the problem and the race is on to develop materials that will potentially, one day replace plastics.

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Psychology of packaging and water consumption

A study published in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management pointed out that the visual appearance of packaging is the most important indicator of quality and can help customers build trust towards the brand and even give it a try, despite never having heard of it before.

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Culture: PDD is supporting the British punk band The Professionals

Supporting legendary punk artists and bands has became a tradition of our studios in Asia and this year we are sponsoring the 40th Anniversary World Tour of The Professionals.

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Meet the PDD team at CMEF and CMP conferences in China 

We are pleased to let you know that this autumn we will be present at some of the most prestigious medical events in China.

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Multitone EkoTek – Best Communication System Winner 2017

Over a year ago,  Multitone EkoTek system won the Best Communication System Award within the Building Better Healthcare ceremony. Since then, the product has attracted a lot of positive customer feedback.  Multitone recently released a video illustrating how the product provides wireless protection for staff members operating in challenging work environments. The PDD team was […]

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London Design Festival 2018

In mid-September London was bursting with creativity from East to West and North to South. British and international designers came together to celebrate what is thought to be one of the most exciting design events of the year and the PDD team was happy to see a variety of exhibitions as the week progressed to the 23rd.

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Insights from IFA 2018

Having celebrated 10 years of home appliances, Internationale Funkausstellung Berlin (IFA) 2018 exhibition proved that customisation and matching experiences with consumer’s needs are still key aspects for brands to take into consideration for further commercial success.

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Multi-sensory design in a digital world

The juxtaposition between digital technology and multi-sensory will always exist, however, the tension between the two is easing as brands, manufacturers and ‘sensory explorers’ across various industries are finding new and exciting ways to stimulate our senses through digital technology.

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PDD at Brand Innovation and Evolution event in Shanghai

PDD Shanghai in collaboration with Process Group will host the Brand Innovation and Evolution event on 11th September 2018 from 1:30 p.m. at Xingguo Hotel B, No.78 Xingguo Road, Shanghai.

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Human Factors and Ergonomics: A discussion at the IEA 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr Chris Vincent, Principal – Human Factors & Ergonomics at PDD will be delivering a speech at the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) in Florence, Italy on the 28th of August.

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