On the 31 January 2013 the European Space Agency (ESA) announced their efforts of testing the use of 3D printing for more efficient lunar base construction. In cooperation with a number of partners including the architecture practice Foster + Partners, they are investigating the possibilities of 3D printing to build lunar habitations. Using moon soil [...]
Posted in Archive, Product Design, Strategy, Trends, Uncategorized Also tagged 3D printing, building, construction, ESA, European Space Agency, Foster+Partners, future technologies, materials, Professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, space, TED, TED talks, TEDx, University of Southern California, urban planning, Wired magazine, Xavier De Kestelier
Seymourpowell works on the mantra that innovation is best achieved by “stepping into the future and pulling the present towards you”. So for our Head of Sustainability, Chris Sherwin, this Siemens film certainly caught his eye recently. Called ‘Future Life’, its housed at the newly opened ‘Crystal‘ centre, in London’s East End, which presents a [...]
Posted in Archive, Chris Sherwin, Product Design, Sustainability, Trends, Uncategorized, Urbanisation/ Mass Migration Also tagged cities, Future Life, Head of Sustainability, Siemens, Sustainability, The Crystal
This month in our LinkedIn discussion group Seymourpowell Design and Innovation Network, we’re asking design and innovation experts to discuss: What futureproof trends will 2013 bring? Click here to join the discussion now. Our group member Marc Stoiber posted the question in follow-up to his blog post, which originally appeared in Sustainable Brands. In addition to blogging and [...]
Earlier this year, we created the Seymourpowell Design and Innovation Network, a LinkedIn group which explores the views of thinkers, innovators, decision-makers, and professionals about possible solutions to make the world better by design. This month, we discussing Which brands are truly living up to their stories in the eyes of increasing consumer awareness, and how? In line [...]
To celebrate Curve magazine’s 40th edition and the launch of the Curve for iPad this month, the leading industrial design magazine asked high-profile design experts from around the world to share what they think the big game-changers will be in industrial design in the next two to five years. Amongst several other global leaders from [...]
May 2012 In this edition of the Seymourpowell TV series, Seymourpowell’s Senior Design Research, Rob Kirby, discusses the question: “How will the evolution of video games influence the products we surround ourselves with in the future?” Tell us your thoughts by commenting below, messaging us on Twitter @Seymourpowell or visiting www.seymourpowell.com.
At Seymourpowell we look to a number of industries for inspiration. We find these are often the best places to start in order to understand different cultures and how these may affect other industries. In the below, Seymourpowell senior design researcher Rob Kirby looks at how the evolution of video games might influence the products [...]
image courtesy of Aircraft Interiors Expo Seymourpowell’s Head of Transport, Jeremy White, recently delivered a keynote presentation at The Cabin Innovation & Strategies for the Future conference, part of the Aircraft Interiors Expo. Jeremy’s speech addressed the future expectations and trends shaping the consumers of tomorrow. “You can’t research the future, but you can research [...]
Posted in Archive, Transport Design, Trends Also tagged Airbus A380, Airline, business jet, certification, design, Innovation, passenger, standardisation, technology, vision
image source Seymourpowell’s Head of Sustainability Chris Sherwin shares his reaction to this year’s Fast Company 50, as shared on Innovation Management – the Online Knowledge Centre for creating value with innovation management… Recently, I was disheartened to read that ‘green’ innovations’ make up less than 3% of global patents registered (one measure of innovation [...]
Posted in Archive, Chris Sherwin, Sustainability Also tagged Chris Sherwin, cleantech, Fast Company 50, Google, green, hi-tech, Innovators, Seimens, sustainable
In this inaugural edition of the Seymourpowell TV series, Seymourpowell’s Head of Sustainability, Chris Sherwin, answers the question: “How will sustainability change our approaches to design and innovation in the future?” Tell us your thoughts by commenting on our youtube page, messaging us on Twitter @Seymourpowell or visiting our website.