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How the Future of E-commerce is Driving New Packaging Experiences

Evolving shopping habits of consumers has led to the steady rise in e-commerce. Over the last two years, however, as consumers who previous had little or no engagement with online shopping were forced into new behaviours, the adoption of e-commerce accelerated beyond all expectations, with many of those who have embraced online shopping not wishing to turn back.

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Mitigating Usability Risks:
The upcoming NMPA guidelines
in China

Mitigating Usability Risks in Medical Device Development, in the light of the upcoming National Medical Product Administration (NMPA) guidelines in China.

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The Risks of Risk Analysis

Risk analysis is now embedded in so many quality standards that its inclusion is almost mandated in project plans. But, is risk analysis everything it is deemed to be?
At PDD, we have used Failure Mode Analysis methods and tools for over 25 years – it’s perhaps a good time to challenge some of the underlying beliefs behind these systems.

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Emotional AI : Driving deeper connections for patients
in digital healthcare

At PDD we like to keep one eye on the horizon, scanning themes and emerging trends across the healthcare sector to understand what’s next. As the rise of digital health and therapeutics continues, we take a look at what this means for the patient experience and what opportunities lie in the area of self-care and self-management.

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Telehealth and Patient Autonomy

How can telehealth enable patient autonomy?

A snapshot view of future opportunities

Over the past two years, telehealth has seen exponential growth, accelerated by the pandemic and a need to keep people safe and healthy in their homes. Whilst the use of digital information and communication technology to access healthcare services remotely was something we were already seeing, the pandemic turned this into a necessity, not a luxury; and did so practically overnight.

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Wellness and Sustainability – Clerkenwell Design Week 2022

How wonderful to have our design shows back in London this spring! Despite the changeable weather this week, we’ve been out and about to see what’s new and inspiring at Clerkenwell Design Week.

So, let’s take a look at a few things that caught our eye…

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Hybrid Homes: The Future of Post-Pandemic living spaces

The COVID-19 pandemic made us dramatically reassess our relationships with our homes. As we embrace a new normality, what are the implications for the design of our living spaces? 

In this article, Tim Wooller, Principal – Industrial Design at PDD explores the rush to multi-modal living and the opportunities ahead, as we continue to push the boundaries of how we live. 

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The Rollei Fotoliner Oceanpro
wins a Red Dot award 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Rollei Fotoliner Oceanpro backpack designed in collaboration with PDD has won a Red Dot award 2022 in the category of product design.

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PDD and Tri-Star Design Announce Healthcare Market Partnership

PDD and Tri-Star Design announced today a new partnership that will accelerate innovation, design and development for a rapidly expanding digital healthcare market.

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The TrickleStar Advanced Keyboard wins a Red Dot Award 2022

We are very proud to share that the TrickleStar Advanced Keyboard designed in collaboration with PDD, has won the prestigious Red Dot award 2022 in the category of Product Design.

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Charles Ingrey-Senn
becomes a partner
at PDD

We are delighted to announce that our colleague Charles Ingrey-Senn has become a partner at PDD.

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The Future of Home Appliances –
the Opportunity in China

Over the past few decades, China has changed dramatically. Alongside mass urbanisation, phenomenal economic growth and radical technological advances, some of the most significant changes have happened in people’s homes.

In China, family and shared food experiences are an essential part of the culture, and higher household incomes and increased purchasing power continue to drive up demand for new kitchen and home products.
To capitalise on that opportunity, home appliance companies need to think beyond their existing product portfolios, embrace the uniqueness of China’s food culture and its distinctive national character.

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PDD features in New Design Magazine Yearbook 2022

We are proud to be featured in New Design Magazine Yearbook 2022.
From flexible working practices to the importance of Sustainability, this article dives into how we can better respond to the demands of this new society we’re living in, as we continue to deliver meaningful innovation in a post-pandemic world.

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Refills and Dispensing –
Designing a more Sustainable Future.

Today, consumer enthusiasm for packaging-free and refillable options continues to grow. Yet, despite the reassuring signs that the current pandemic has not hindered consumers’ appetite for sustainable practices, the wide adoption of refills and dispensing models continues to present significant challenges.

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PDD features in Medical + Healthcare Innovation special edition

We are delighted to be featured in Medical + Healthcare Innovation, a special edition by New Design and Engineering magazines, supported by the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI).

In this article, Chris Vincent, Sector Lead – Healthcare; Jamie Buckley, Creative Director and Vassilios Kanellopoulos, Global Business Development Director at PDD, talk about our ground-breaking collaborations with hospitals, the importance of observational research and why, now more than ever, we must put medics at the heart of innovation.

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PDD x The Youth Group

PDD partners with The Youth Group to provide mentoring to young people.

We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Youth Group to mentor young people within their 1.7 million-strong community, helping them to build confidence and thrive in today’s world.

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Grounded in reality – the true value of Human-Centred Research

When was the last time you pulled when it said ‘push’?

Every day, we are surrounded by products and services that somehow, don’t work as we expect them to. Whether it is an ‘impossible-to-follow’ set of instructions or the ‘push’ sign on a handle that clearly invites you to pull, people are constantly forced to develop workarounds to compensate for poor design.

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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 the 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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