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CCD in New Design Yearbook as part of 40th anniversary

CCD is one of a number of consultancies featured in the New Design 2017 Yearbook. This annual edition showcases the work of design practices around the country. As you might expect, our piece focuses on how we have applied our understanding of human behaviour to design across the range of projects done in the last 40 years. The Yearbook can be seen online here or...

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CCD supporting start-ups on UCD at the Central Research Laboratory

CCD supporting start-ups on UCD at the Central Research Laboratory

We have launched a new venture looking to focus on supporting start-ups in user-centered design research. Last month at the Central Research Laboratory, one of the major product & hardware accelerators in the UK, we delivered our first tailored workshop on this to their new Accelerator cohort of six companies. We walked them through the value of UCD approaches, some of the tools that are...

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Wayfinding for a Conscious City

Our environment provides us with different levels of information that facilitate and enable our orientation and navigational skills. This information is formed of visual cues (what the environment presents to us) and it is blended with mental cues (what we form in our mind based on what we see and in our memories). David Lynch, in his book The Image of the City (1960) calls...

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What is intuitive design…part 2

What is intuitive design…part 2

In part 1 of this blog on intuitive design we discussed how perceptions and experience vary so much between individuals.  The role of human factors in the design process is critical in trying to understand this variability.  This is especially true in the design of products like medical devices. In this second part, we explore some of the details around psychology and behaviour and how...

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What is intuitive design?

What is intuitive design?

If a user describes a product or system as intuitive it is among the highest praise they can offer. Given this, it’s reasonable to ask what it means to be intuitive. It seems nobody really knows. Ironically, people’s definition of intuitive is, well, intuitive, as they struggle to define the term in a specific, meaningful way. A dictionary definition: Intuitive is when users understand behaviour...

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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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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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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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