Can design cut crime?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Government attempts to ‘design out’ crime by sticking anti-theft, noise-emitting devices around the country will make us feel less secure. 

Guest Comment: Creativity versus Counting

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Is the digital industry becoming too dependent on using web analytics to asses customer behaviour?

Hands off our internet connections

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A new UK parliamentary report says the internet must be regulated to protect children - even though there’s no proof they are being harmed.

Britain’s uncreative approach to design

Monday, July 18, 2011

A preoccupation with social engineering hampers the innovative and wealth-generating potential of design.

Can design save healthcare?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Norsk Form, Oslo, Norway

Should design help make cutbacks that target people’s behaviour, or should it be more concerned with advances in science, technology and services that can liberate us from health problems altogether?

The rise and rise of 'anti-design'

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Designers who focus on producing only meek and sustainable things are denying their own creativity and impact on the world.

The best foundation for the web: open debate

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tim Berners-Lee’s new group aims for a ‘free and open’ web, but the idea of ‘rating’ content would close down discussion.

This is no time to call the ‘design police’

Friday, December 5, 2008

By reorganising our lives around suspicion and the fear of crime, design can leave us feeling insecure - and less free.

A transparent attempt at social engineering

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The initiative to re-design pub glasses to stop them being used as weapons overhypes the problem and the solution.

Social media is more about creating loyalty than new ideas

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Social media is less about searching for new ideas than it is about brand building and loyalty. But brands need more than loyalty to remain competitive, especially in a recession. The excitement in social media might turn out to be an unfortunate diversion away from the necessary task of having to invest in the long-term. If that turns out to be true, we may all become more disloyal because of it and decide to shop elsewhere. 


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