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Creation and innovation.

Creation and innovation.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Skills development fellowships available now.

The ISS Institute has a range of fellowships of potential interest to designers currently available, including the 2014 Inaugural Melbourne Knowledge Fellowship.

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Design with the lot.

Design with the lot.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

DIA Practice Member serves up a yummy burger bar.

Well known Melbourne and Rome-based interior designers and DIA Practice Members, Russell and George, have recently unwrapped their latest design work for a popular new hamburger chain called Huxtaburger – an offshoot of the Huxtable restaurant in Fitzroy, which Russell and George also designed.

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Rapid results.

Rapid results.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

DIA Member wins award for designing all-in-one HIV blood testing device.

Australian and American-based product development and design consultancy, the ide group (a DIA Practice Member), has won a major award in New York for its work on a portable ‘fast track’ medical device designed to test for HIV in the field.

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Reality cheques.

Reality cheques.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Some of the world’s top PR companies refuse to work with climate change deniers – but will (or should) designers follow suit?

A recent article in The Guardian newspaper’s ‘Sustainable Business Blog’ has detailed unexpected announcements by some of the world’s largest public relations companies that they will refuse to work on campaigns – and in some cases, with clients – that deny the reality of climate change and its effect upon our world.

The PR companies were responding to a short questionnaire sent to twenty-five of the world’s largest PR companies by the Washington-based Climate Investigations Centre, an organisation dedicated to exposing the links between big business and climate change deniers.

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Difficult questions. Informative answers.

Difficult questions. Informative answers.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

DIA Queensland tackles some big issues in design.

The DIA Queensland branch is about to hold its third DIAlogues Interrogation event for 2014 centred around the theme of ‘Technology and Design – The perfect match?’.

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Design across the Tasman.

Design across the Tasman.

Monday, 25 August 2014

New Zealand’s best design work on show.

The Designers Institute of New Zealand is about to host ‘The Best Design Awards’ –  its annual award programme for excellence in graphic, spatial, product and interactive design.

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On your bike.

On your bike.

Monday, 25 August 2014

A bicycle that uses its frame as a bike lock.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then petty theft adds a further incentive.

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Advanced Material Network launch at Colourways

Advanced Material Network launch at Colourways

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

The Design Institute of Australia (DIA) launched a new Advanced Material Network project called Materian at the DIA-Colourways event held at Encore St Kilda on Monday 28th July.

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Mystical design.

Mystical design.

Friday, 15 August 2014

APSDA holds September design congress in Indonesia.

APSDA, the Asia Pacific Space Designers Alliance, is holding a ‘Mystical Design’ General Assembly and Design Congress from 15th to 19th September 2014 in Solo and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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Hack attack.

Hack attack.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Opportunity for website and interactive designers.

If you’re a website, digital or interactive designer who would like to work with budding documentary filmmakers to put together interactive documentaries, then there’s a Documentary Hackathon this October in Sydney that might interest you.

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