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Sent from the Studio (06.05.11)

Happy Friday everyone!

You know the drill; lovely links sent around the studio and shown here for your delight.

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Jamming for service design: a playfully serious event

The field of service design is rapidly gaining its place alongside product design as a wholly important part of enhancing and supporting our lifestyles. While nothing too new in principle, the challenges and ways to approach service design are slightly different from those of product design.

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Sent from the Studio (21.04.11)

Easter is here and the studio is getting excited as PDDers take advantage of a basketful of bank holidays and celebrations, not to mention our 70’s street party tonight. So, before you go off and enjoy your weekend, check out these lovely links a day early.

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Smarter Packaging

Over the last year or two we have talked a lot about smart packaging to our clients. Increasingly we are seeing the coming together of traditional physical formats of information with digital media to provide consumers with additional layers of experience and knowledge.

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Sent from the Studio (15.04.11)

A little late getting this up as I was checking out Milan Design Fair last week. But here are some of the links that were flying around the studio in my absence. They may brighten up your Monday instead. Enjoy!

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Part 2: Want to be more creative? Understanding how your brain works can help.

To be more creative we need to take control of our attention but also relax, according to David Rock’s fascinating talk on “Your Brain at Work.” In it, Rock relates cognitive neuroscience research to real-world issues such as how to be more creative, and how to manage teams and people. In this 2-part series, I’ve summarised the key points and drawn some conclusions on the implications of his research.

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Ration Now

Nostalgic design getting serious.

It’s unsurprising that in a time where every other article is about deficits, cuts and generally glum news that design takes this into account, following suit and stripping back accordingly.

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Sent from the Studio (08.04.11)

Here are a pick of links popping around the studio this week.

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Want to be more creative? Understanding how your brain works can help.

To be more creative we need to take control of our attention but also relax, according to David Rock’s fascinating talk on “Your Brain at Work.” In it, Rock relates cognitive neuroscience research to real-world issues such as how to be more creative, and how to manage teams and people. In this 2-part series, I’ve summarised the key points and drawn some conclusions on the implications of his research

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Sent from the Studio (01.04.11)

Sir Richard Branson has announced that he has bought Pluto! Check out some of the other links that have been flying around the PDD studio this week. Happy April Fools’ day.

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The link between ethnographic research, human factors engineering and risk management in injection device development

Last week I spoke at the Injectable Drug Delivery International Conference on the essential link between ethnographic research, human factors engineering and risk management in injection device development, a subject close to my heart. We come across many medical companies that engage in ‘over the fence R&D’, a process that can, and does, lead to gaps in device development.

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Colour Trend: Yellow

This week I have been mostly thinking about the colour yellow.

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Sent from the Studio (18.03.11)

Needing something to get you through this Friday? Check out some the links that have been flying around the PDD studio this week.

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Where’s my global scam tracker?

The weathered old man approached me in one of the impossibly difficult to find grocery shops in Havana. Though he spoke no English, he communicated through body language and fierce pointing that he had a small, hungry baby at home and that I should buy him the outrageously priced powdered milk.

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Sent from the Studio (11.03.11)

It’s Friday. But you know that already. What you might not know is that Friday means that we share with you the links that get sent and shared here in the PDD studio. Enjoy!

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The Geneva Motor Show, 2011 – The Journey Continues…

Instead of commenting on what’s new and interesting, I prefer to simply download a few observations and thoughts that occurred whilst in Geneva this year. The Geneva show is typically where most of the Car Design Community agree to catch up and get a snapshot of where the world’s automakers are at this point in […]

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London Fashion Week A/W’11 – Textures & Prints

A/W ’11 is predominantly seen as the darker, more subdued season, calming down after a summer of outlandish dressing. But in a way only London Fashion Week could get away with, a subdivision of designers are turning their backs on the norm – probably as a result of this endless winter! This season saw a […]

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London Fashion Week A/W’11

Last week PDD was at London Fashion Week to see what the best of the British fashion world was showcasing for their Autumn/Winter 2011 collections. Catwalk fashion’ has a heavy influence on popular consumer culture, which is often reflected in how design trends manifest in the everyday products that we buy. While this influence can be […]

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Sent from the Studio (04.03.11)

Lots of links flew around the studio this week, here are a few… enjoy!

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Top 6 (and 2 not so good) products spotted at CES 2011

Our trusty design duo, Jamie Buckley and Tristram Keech, were our eyes and ears at this years CES, taking away some great thoughts, inspiration and pictures. Now we know CES was a little while ago, but as our blog has only just been launched we had to wait a little while to publish these gems.

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