A drive to help the UK’s creative companies win high value contracts overseas will be launched by the government today.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will support a taskforce of the UK’s top 100 creative sector small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to win £500 million worth of high value overseas contracts in the next three years. The initiative is part of a government plan to get 100,000 more UK businesses exporting.
Seymourpowell is one of the companies on the taskforce. Read more
The need for business and society to move to a more sustainable future is increasingly clear and accepted; the role of design within this transition is not. The below publication explores the various ways designers can contribute to, and help build a sustainable future.
This publication is a compilation of a series of articles published by Seymourpowell’s Head of Sustainability, Chris Sherwin, on the Guardian Sustainable Business blog between September 2012 and February 2013, that unpack the issues around sustainability.
The Sustainable Design Compass maps out a sustainability route that works for you, your strengths and skills. It presents a series of discreet pathways designers can follow on sustainability. These can work for individual designers and the wider design community too.
Many Routes, One Destination – The Sustainable Design Compass
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Probably the most discussed technological advancement since the iPhone was introduced, wearable technology embodies the unavoidable and fascinating era of enmeshing computers and advanced electronic technologies onto our selves – through accessories and clothing. In sci-fi speak – it is the biological integration of electromechanical elements for the benefit of the human self. Cyborgs, then.
In this thought provoking article, Seymourpowell’s Head of User Research Sam Crompton discusses the buzz term on everyones lips – ‘Wearable Technology’.
Wearable Technology – Learning, Connecting, Monitoring and Posing
Seymourpowell Senior Design Researcher Zoe Stavrou discusses the intersection of design, biology and synthetics as explored in the first of a series of talks on the application of future materials and technologies.
“Imagine a world where your textiles are woven by the root system of a plant, living shoes that morph with your needs or where your leftover milk can be made into a stool.”
This is the provocative introduction to a future where designers are not only the creators of new objects, but of the materials from which they are made. Read more
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Seymourpowell has designed a concept economy seat for airline travel that has been inspired by difference, new materials and flexibility. Called Morph, the seat has been designed to offer passengers choice over the amount of space they pay for and to provide a better fit for more people.
Seymourpowell’s concept provides an alternative to the standard economy seat, which ergonomically has been designed for everyone by averaging the sizes of the largest and smallest percentiles to a point where it fits relatively few people properly. Morph is still a standard product, but it can adapt to the changing needs of the passenger. Read more
Seymourpowell has co-developed a new brand, Bac<, with aim of Advancing Back Care, and has designed its first range of innovative products that help to target back pain.
Developed and manufactured in the UK and retailing exclusively in Boots stores, bac< is initially launching a range of four consumer medical device products that relieve and treat back pain, with more products in the pipeline. The products being released include a back brace with cool pads, sacroiliac belt, shoulder brace, and back massager. Read more
Seymourpowell is currently looking for experienced designers to join our freelance roster. We have a number of opportunities to work on some exciting projects. Candidates with senior-level 3D CAD modelling skills (Alias or Pro Engineer) please apply. We are also interested to hear from any individuals that specialise in rendering to join our freelance roster.
If you think you can help us out please contact us at email@example.com and put Freelance Request in the title field.
Seymourpowell Associate Design Director Matthew Cockerill is interviewed by The Verge on curved smartphones and explores the possibilities for flexible design.
Seymourpowell was today ranked as one of the top design studios for continuously and progressively producing cutting edge and forward thinking product concepts in the 2013 Red Dot Design Rankings. Read more
On a recent work trip to Korea, Seymourpowell Associate Design Director Matthew Cockerill explores the area, coming across an authentically Korean hidden gem.
I’ve been visiting Seoul several times a year for over ten years now and it can often be bewildering how things change. Once familiar places are often erased by new developments. It’s often hard to find places that reflect the real heritage of Seoul outside the overly reconstructed tourist spots. Read more