Originally published on Dezeen. With Brexit the British people have shown a greater appetite for risk than the creative sector, which needs to take the public more seriously or risk becoming irrelevant, says Martyn Perks of the Dissenters Design Network. A general election has been called. No one knows exactly what the UK public will do, but they Continue Reading
Originally published on CMSwire. As the business world grapples with the potential of AI and machine learning, new ethical challenges arise on a regular basis related to its use. One area where tensions are being played out is in talent management: between relying on human expertise or in deferring decisions to machines so as to Continue Reading
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When Thomas Heatherwick’s 2012 Olympic cauldron unfolded its 204 petals on a warm summer’s evening in London during the opening ceremony, many gasped in awe. It captured brilliantly, in a moment, the optimism and human achievement that’s the core of the Olympic spirit.
Amazon Kindle edition. Contributing author and co-founder. When it was first published in January 2010, the Big Potatoes manifesto quickly created an international circle of enthusiasts – people who believed, and still believe, that the pace of technological innovation in the West is too slow. Now, a little later, what the Economist (12 January Continue Reading
Originally published on spiked. Michael Wolff, the designer who irritated Thatcher and helped rebrand Labour, talks about being creative during a recession. ‘Many designers will probably take more risks in how they drive than in how they design.’ So says Michael Wolff, once partner of world-famous brand agency Wolff Olins and now of Michael Wolff Continue Reading
Originally published in The Big Issue. The rise of ‘virtual communities’ has changed the face of politics. But are MPs genuine about online engagement – or is it just more spin? The Times restaurant critic Giles Coren recently experimented with Twitter, the phenomenally successful online social networking tool. He used it to review London’s Criterion Continue Reading
Originally published on Spiked. Organ donation is a contentious issue. As it stands in the UK, losing a close relative can suddenly mean a difficult decision on whether or not to donate their organs, especially if they did not indicate any prior consent. There are moves towards ‘presumed consent’ – where it is assumed, unless Continue Reading
Originally published on spiked. Philippe Starck is possibly the world’s most famous designer. He has put a sense of style and fun into many people’s lives, furnishing their homes, offices and public spaces with his trademark French flair. He has made millions by doing everything from designing lemon squeezers to styling airport lounges. But Starck Continue Reading
Originally published on spiked. What do the brands MUJI, AGFA, SAAB, IBM, Oral B, BMW, Staples, Kawasaki and Panasonic have in common? Their logos are all designed in the Helvetica typeface, which is the subject of a new documentary that explores how typography and graphic design affect visual culture – and our lives. Chances are Continue Reading