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The CCD team briefing the students on challenge

A new design collaboration with Loughborough University in London

We have just started a new and exciting collaboration with the Loughborough University in London campus. Loughborough University London is an innovative post-graduate campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The programmes available are world class, provided by leaders in their field, including Digital Technologies, Media & Creative Industries, Design Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sport Business.  Courses will include an interdisciplinary ‘real-world’ collaborative project module with multiple...

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Helping Dell Communicate Good Ergonomics for CAD Users

Helping Dell Communicate Good Ergonomics for CAD Users

We’ve just finished working with Dell on a brief guide to workstation design, health and wellbeing for CAD users.  The brief was to help users of Dell CAD workstation equipment to improve the set-up their workstations through the use of good ergonomics. It needed us to stop and think about what kind of things make CAD users different from normal computer users. This covered things...

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Ergonomics in Design Seminar – Making Life Better

Ergonomics in Design Seminar – Making Life Better

The 2015 CIEHF design awards and seminar were held at the Design Council headquarters in London on 22nd September. The day consisted of two workshops followed by the presentation of the Ergonomics Design Award. John Wood of CCD and Chairman of the judging panel, led the adjudication and announcement of the winner.   Four designs were shortlisted representing designs from the maritime, rail, finance and...

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Designing control rooms to promote wellbeing & productivity

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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CCD talking at Rail Human Factors Conference

CCD talking at Rail Human Factors Conference

The CCD team are doing three presentations at the 5th International Rail Human Factors Conference in London this week. Our Managing Director, David Watts, is presenting the research we did for High Speed 2 predicting the impact of train steps and passenger mobility on dwell time. Dan Simmons is talking about how virtual world simulation has been integrated into rail system design programmes as an effective...

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Borders Railway opens for passengers

Borders Railway opens for passengers

Earlier this week the new Borders Railway opened for business. The new line is the longest railway line to be built in Britain for over 100 years. The new Borders Railway runs between Tweedbank and Edinburgh and was built at a cost of £294m We’re proud to have made a small contribution to the project having worked with Network Rail in the design. We provided...

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CCD wins Wayfinding Design for London Luton Airport

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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