Example of design focused innovation
Buying new clothes every few months for a growing child can be costly and resource consuming. This is why engineer Ryan Yasin, 24 has come up with new children’s clothing range, ‘Petit Pli.’ Petit Pli clothes are made from an inventive new material inspired by solar panels and satellites. The material grows along with the child – so one garment can be seven sizes in one!
Petit Pli was the result of over 500 prototypes and now Yasin’s efforts have been recognised through becoming the UK winner of the James Dyson Award! But he is not stopping there, him and the team are currently working towards trying to make a garment out of a single material, allowing for it to be recycled more easily!
Read more about Ryan Yasin and his innovative design on the Wired website.
Nesta’s take on design
What first comes to your mind when asked what ‘design’ is? Design is a term which is difficult to define and can be interpreted in a wide variety of ways by different people.
In a post made by the innovation charity Nesta, they attempt to clarify what their meaning of the term ‘design.’ They do this through breaking down design as a discipline, explaining its value and outlining some of its key principles. It’s a very useful article and worth a read on Nesta’s blog.
There’s no denying that appearance matters. Everything about a company’s logo or website is chosen for a specific impact; promotional materials are discussed and planned for months.
While some design strategies are timeless, trends change. The visual layouts and pictures that worked five years ago won’t necessarily resonate with customers today.
Thankfully, the folks at Coastal Creative Reprographics have put together an infographic of the big styles that swept the industry this year, as well as a look at what’s coming next. From semi-flat graphics to hand-drawn illustrations, here’s what you need to know.
Read more here