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By Ruth Thomson: Tuesday 5th December, 2017

Explainable AI – What does your voice say about you?

When you are in a conversation, you are naturally discerning a wealth of information about the other person – information about their mood, age, gender, accent – this provides you with additional insight into their meaning beyond the actual words spoken. Artificial Intelligence approaches can be used to give a similar level of insight into […]

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By Rosie Wells: Monday 27th November, 2017

The role of personas in the design process

Rosie Wells discusses the role of personas and user journeys in the design process. She looks at how developing and using personas are used to keep the design process focused on benefiting the relevant end user and how by understanding the journey they have with the product we can then identify key pain points to […]

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By Chris Rosser: Tuesday 21st November, 2017

The role of thermal design

Thermal design is an important part of overall product design, it’s not by chance that your car is designed to start in arctic temperatures and also run all day in the heat of a desert. it was engineered to do that. Chris Rosser looks at the how and why of thermal design.

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Friday 17th November, 2017

How technology is shaping the fast food industry

A long time ago, the concept of fast food dining was considered a breakthrough in the restaurant industry. The idea that food that is ready to eat can be ordered and available to enjoy in a short space of time was considered the future. If you fast forward (pun intended) a few decades to the […]

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By Antonno Versteeg: Thursday 2nd November, 2017

From ambition to action!

Exploiting vision design to engage staff and inspire co-creation Many companies have big ambitions regarding innovation, often captured in press statements, shiny websites or key note talks by executives. But who has really managed to change the innovation culture in their organisations? Which companies are properly rejuvenating their R&D approaches? And what are ways to […]

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By Sajith Wimalaratne: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Disruptive innovation, is it for everyone?

‘Innovation’ – for many organisations the term is part of their company DNA, whilst others toy with the concept. Neither stance is right or wrong; some companies do well without constant innovation and others need to innovate just to survive the next quarter. Open or closed innovation? Again, it also doesn’t matter, some organisation will […]

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By James Westley: Thursday 19th October, 2017

Making consumer products sustainable by designing for disassembly – part 2

In my previous blog post on design for disassembly (DfD), I discussed how recycling rates can be increased by designing consumable products from the ground up with DfD principles: Reducing the number of different materials Enabling an efficient disassembly process Making disassembly an intuitive and compelling process In the first blog of three I focussed […]

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By James Westley: Monday 2nd October, 2017

Making consumer products sustainable by designing for disassembly – Part 1

Consumers have become very good at recycling; in the UK the mass of waste sent to landfill has decreased by 40% since the turn of the millennium. There is greater social responsibility with regards to waste and many large companies are starting to take steps to prevent resources getting into landfills. However recycling rates have […]

Machine vision
By David Gladwin: Monday 25th September, 2017

Watching what you drink

I’ve recently returned from a week at #drinktec 2017 in Munich where the latest advances in every field of the beverage industry were on show. VR headsets to show you your new production line, AR goggle so the barman can see the exact status off all his beers on tap and consumer apps the allow […]

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By Rosie Wells: Friday 15th September, 2017

It’s a fine line between a gimmick and a useful connected service

There is nothing better than finishing a long day at work and heading to a bar for a nice big glass of wine. The problem is choosing the bar, choosing where to sit and then figuring out what type of drink you actually want to have. Trying something different and having a new experience is […]

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