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David Watts

Whiteboard areas in CERN's design office
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Psychology of Collaboration – a talk from Herman Miller

Last night the CCD team attended a talk at Herman Miller on the Psychology of Collaboration as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.  The talk was based on research Herman Miller commissioned with Nigel Oseland. There was some interesting evidence on how poor many people see their workspace as supporting the work they are trying to do – around half of people think their workspaces is...

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26 May 2016
Talking about human factors changing transport thinking at Imagine Festival
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Talking about human factors changing transport thinking at Imagine Festival

The Imagine Festival is hosted by the Transport Systems Catapult to bring people working in technology and transport to explore new ideas and help drive innovation. The event includes presentations from industry leaders, networking opportunities and an exhibition of new and innovative transport technologies.  The Festival runs from 14th to 15th June 2016 David Watts will be at the Festival talking about how human factors...

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20 May 2016
Mike Stearn Shorts Day
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Mike Stearn Shorts Day

Today is the 2nd annual Mike Stearn Shorts Day where we remember our friend and colleague Mike, who died this time last year. For those who didn’t know him, Mike was always in shorts, whatever the weather.  So today everyone at CCD does the same…and how appropriate that it is cold and chucking it down! We’re also remembering him by making a donation to Bloodwise...

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15 Apr 2016
Victoria and Albert Museum appoints CCD for holistic wayfinding design
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Victoria and Albert Museum appoints CCD for holistic wayfinding design

The V&A, known the world-over as the leading museum of art and design, has appointed CCD, the human-factors led design consultancy, to create a new wayfinding strategy following an extensive selection process.  The appointment will see CCD undertake an in-depth programme of research to understand how different visitors and staff see, interact with and understand the building and will use those views to develop and...

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13 Apr 2016
CCD talking about psychology of wayfinding
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CCD talking about psychology of wayfinding

David Watts will be doing a seminar on the science and psychology of wayfinding at the Sign & Digital UK event in April. The event, held in Birmingham at the NEC on 19-21st April, is one of the major signage events in the UK. David’s talk will be part of a seminar session on innovation in wayfinding & directional signage.  The talk will be covering...

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09 Apr 2016
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Luxury development Al Mouj appoints CCD Design as wayfinding partner

One of the Middle East’s most prestigious and high-profile developments has appointed CCD to create a wayfinding scheme designed around the concept of how people interact with, and see, all elements of their environment.  Al Mouj has turned to CCD to develop its wayfinding following an international competition which saw the UK-based agency beat competition from as far afield as Australia.  Al Mouj is a...

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10 Feb 2016
CCD is part of SITA Marketplace.aero
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CCD is part of SITA Marketplace.aero

CCD’s services are now available on Marketplace.aero, SITA’s on-demand platform for delivering cloud-enabled solutions to the air transport industry (ATI).  Focusing on software, applications, and cloud services, Marketplace.aero is a one-stop shop for industry organisations and professionals to research, select, and purchase ATI-relevant solutions. This is part of CCD’s wider relationship with SITA in providing passenger behaviour & experience design services. For more information, please...

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10 Feb 2016
CCD at control room design summit in UAE
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CCD at control room design summit in UAE

CCD will be one of the four companies showcasing at the Control Room Design Summit being held in Abu Dhabi and Dubai in April 2016. The Control Room Summit has been specifically tailored to provide Industry professionals,  a unique opportunity to gain access to a showcase product launch and whitepaper from leading industry providers on the future of Control Rooms. All attendees of the event...

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06 Feb 2016
JFK airport terminal, New York City, New York
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US airports failing to compete on passenger experience?

In case you missed it there was a really interesting piece this week asking “why do so many people hate US airports?” on the BBC magazine website. It compared the experience of travelling in the US with some of the newer airports that have been built in the Middle East and Far East.   It noted that not many US airports feature in the Skytrak...

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04 Dec 2015
Form & Function Integrating Display Technology into Workspace Design
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Form & Function Integrating Display Technology into Workspace Design

CCD has been featured in a recent article in InAVate magazine looking at how display technology is increasingly being integrated into furniture and is an important consideration in the design of productive workspaces. The article notes that workspaces, especially mission critical ones, are faced with increasing amounts of visual information presented on display technology.  Customers are increasingly seeking ways to integrate this technology into the...

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03 Dec 2015
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