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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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Sensory indulgence.

Sensory indulgence.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

2015 Lexus Design Awards call for entries.

The 2015 Lexus Design Awards are now open for entries until November 3rd 2014.

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Invisible standout.

Invisible standout.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Rural property wins major Australian housing award.

Winners of this year’s Houses Awards have just been announced, with the grand prize going to a rural retreat in New South Wales.

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Applied knowledge.

Applied knowledge.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Design trivia game now available as an app.

Three years ago, Irish expatriate designer and now Australian resident, Kevin Finn, created DESIGNerd 100+, a trivia card game to test the design knowledge of its players.

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