CES, the inaugural consumer electronics show held in Las Vegas every January, is the highlight of every tech geeks calendar. This year, it showcased over 20,000 new products, so Seymourpowell sent two fully charged members of the team to trawl every inch of the 4 million square feet showground to bring you some of our favourite picks from the week long tech-stravaganza.
Last month Matthew Cockerill, associate design director at Seymourpowell, spoke at the Herald Design Forum 2014. The annual design event took place on the 26 - 27th November in Seoul, South Korea. The opening address was by Hong Jung-Wook, Chairman of Herald Corporation and Chung Hongwon, Prime Minister of Republic of Korea.
As the festive season falls upon us, thoughts turn to that big Christmas meal. For many, this can bring pleasure and pain in equal measure, for sustainability-minded folk we also begin thinking about food waste. Merely glancing at the figures for food wasted at Christmas is enough to put anyone off their dinner.
The expansion of Seymourpowell’s 3D brand design team has created the opportunity for two roles within the team.
Opening the new Derby office; Seymourpowell’s transport designers (l-r) Nick Sandham, Andy Sykes, Richard Seale and Jeremy White.
Seymourpowell is pleased to announce that it has opened a specialist office for rail design and development in Derby, the heart of the rail industry.
Known for its rich rail heritage and major contribution to rail nationally and internationally, Seymourpowell strategically picked Derby to be the home of its specialist studio for the major role the rail industry plays in the city’s economy. It is a global leader in railway engineering and manufacturing, home to a number of rail-related companies, and this move coincides with the 175th anniversary of the beginning of Derby’s rail industry.
As technology gets smarter at unprecedented rates, businesses are starting to employ an automated labour force, so what role will the human play in the future world of work?
Posted in Archive, Seymourpowell Design and Innovation Network, Technology, Trends Tagged automation, driverless, Google, kiva systems, labour, machines, mercedes, Robots, second machine age, TfL, Toyota, Uber, workforce
Seymourpowell is pleased to announce details of its redesign of the brand packaging for Bausch + Lomb brand Artelac. The redesign covers five sub-brands in the Dry Eye category, which creates a total range of products to provide different levels of ocular hydration.
The new design repositions the brand making it easier to identify the different types of products in the range, while also creating impact and increased appeal in the self-select, consumer focused market. The branding has evolved from what was previously an unemotional, pharmaceutical brand with little appeal to end users, to one that now ranges as a popular choice for eye care professionals and consumers alike.
Seymourpowell’s head of trends Mariel Brown recently spoke at the 2014 Wearable Technology UX conference at Central St Martins on 22nd September.
The aim of Wearable Technology UX was to understand the evolution of wearables – where we stand today and where we’re going tomorrow. The event took place over two days with a range of expert speakers from Intel, BioBeats, Adidas, Google, Nokia and many more.
Posted in Education, Seymourpowell Design and Innovation Network, Technology, Trends Tagged Central St Martins, design, Gen Z, Innovation, Mariel Brown, St Martins, trend, UX, wearable, Wearable Tech, Wearable Technology, wearable technology UX, wearables
The London Design Festival ran from 13 – 21 September with shows taking place all around the capital to showcase the work of established and emerging designers, craftsmen and creatives. This blog is a trend summary of some of the exhibitions, such as the larger ones at 100% Design, DesignJunction, Tent London and the V&A, as well as a range of smaller galleries and pop-up shows displaying designs from recent graduates, RCA alumni and design collectives from around the world, amongst others.
Here we present key trend and context themes that emerged during LDF. These themes formed part of a larger report we created internally.
Posted in Archive, Seymourpowell Design and Innovation Network, Seymourpowell loves London, Trends Tagged 100% Design, design, Design Junction, LDF, LDF2014, London, London Design Festival, Tent London, trends, V&A