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Celebrating the British Road Sign
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Celebrating the British Road Sign

Until the 25th October, London’s Design Museum is celebrating the 50th  anniversary of the British Road Sign. 1965 saw the launch of the most ambitious and effective information design projects Britain has ever seen. For the exhibition, some leading artists and designers have transformed the familiar circle, triangle and square signs, to make people stop, look and think about design and our environment in a different way....

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23 Sep 2015
Designing control rooms to promote wellbeing & productivity
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Designing control rooms to promote wellbeing & productivity

David Watts will be presenting at the annual IBC Control Room conference asking why control rooms haven’t traditionally learnt the lessons from workspace design on producing more human spaces.  To minimise the risk of distraction etc control rooms are often austere spaces with minimal decoration or green spaces; or sometimes, in contrast, they are over-elaborate spaces designed to create eye catching visuals for the operator’s brand....

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22 Sep 2015
CCD wins Wayfinding Design for London Luton Airport
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CCD wins Wayfinding Design for London Luton Airport

As part of its £100m redevelopment and investment programme, London Luton Airport (LLA) has appointed CCD to develop and implement a new wayfinding design which will cover strategy and signage design. Luton Airport is the UK’s fifth largest airport and aims to increase capacity from 12 million to 18 million passengers a year by 2026. CCD has been appointed following a competitive pitch and will be...

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17 Aug 2015
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“People vs Graphic Design” – our take on the Clerkenwell Design Week conversation

Have you ever thought I can do better than that? Let’s not mention the mass hysteria when the London 2012 logo was launched! Angus Montgomery, Editor of Design Week, held a talk on ‘People Vs. Graphic Design’, at the Clerkenwell Design Festival with its panel of graphic designers: Patrick Myles (RIBA Journal art editor), Sarah Hyndman (Type Tasting), Jim Sutherland (Founder of Studio Sutherland), Jonathan...

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05 Jun 2015
Standing more at work?
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Standing more at work?

There has been a lot of coverage in the media recently around a newly published study that says office workers should spend more time at work on their feet. The study focuses on the benefits of standing at work because a clear link has been established between productivity and standing for certain tasks. Of course, as the study acknowledges, there are lots of other things...

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05 Jun 2015
Our perspective on the 2015 Salone del Mobile in Milan
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Our perspective on the 2015 Salone del Mobile in Milan

Every year in April, Milan erupts with energy for the ‘Salone del Mobile’. You go to the Salone and ‘Fuori Salone’ for ideas not so much to see products. It’s an intense few days to concentrate on design, exchange ideas with colleagues and to be inspired. The event requires strategic planning as it’s vast. Here are a couple of memorable installations, one from the fairground...

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21 May 2015
Helping passengers by understanding their needs
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Helping passengers by understanding their needs

Often the best ideas are the simple ones. For anyone catching a bus in London during the rush hour has probably experienced a mad crush on the lower level only to find that the top level is almost empty.  For some, they like the convenience of sitting or standing close to the door.  But for others, there the lack of visibility of what space is...

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15 May 2015
iBeacons helping the visually impaired to navigate
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iBeacons helping the visually impaired to navigate

In an earlier blog we talked about some of the uses of iBeacon technology.  In this piece from the BBC, TfL are trialling their use in combination with a smartphone app to provide accurate walking instructions to the visually impaired. View the video > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31757593 When we did our research work for Guide Dogs for the Blind, this kind of application was clearly something that would...

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06 Mar 2015
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