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A space for Tom, Dick & Harry.

A space for Tom, Dick & Harry.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

DIA member transforms rundown café space.

DIA member and Melbourne-based interior designer Christopher Elliott has just completed renovating a café in trendy South Yarra that, by his own admission, he undertook against his better judgement.

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No more weird buildings please.

No more weird buildings please.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Chinese president calls for an end to unusual architecture and ‘undesirable work styles’.

In a two hour speech in Beijing recently, Chinese president Xi Jinping laid out his views on what constitutes ‘correct’ creative endeavour in his country – and reportedly highlighted some prominent new buildings designed by Western architects as being the sort of thing that he didn’t want to see more of.

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A Who’s Who of design and architecture.

A Who’s Who of design and architecture.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

DIA members give their view on the 2014 World Architecture Festival.

The World Architecture Festival has recently concluded in Singapore, with around 2,000 architects, designers, clients and media representatives attending this prestigious event.

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Clever concepts.

Clever concepts.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Winners of the 2014 Red Dot Design Concept Awards announced.

An international panel of jurors has just announced the winners of the Singapore-based 2014 Red Dot Design Concept Awards.

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A defining moment.

A defining moment.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Eight year study attempts to define what ‘the designer of 2015’ might need to be.

Since 2006 the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Adobe have been working together on a project to try and define what a designer in 2015 might need to have in the way of work and life skills if they are to prosper in a rapidly changing society, where the definition of a designer is also undergoing change.

According to AIGA, the project came about through the recognition that ‘design studios and corporate departments have been looking for a new kind of designer, one that has traditional skills and yet a much broader perspective on problem solving’.

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Hear all about it.

Hear all about it.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Free Melbourne forum on Design and Intellectual Property rights.

IP Australia, the Federal Government agency responsible for registered intellectual property (IP) rights, is hosting a free, design-based IP Forum in Melbourne on the 12th November at the Windsor Hotel.

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Short and sweet.

Short and sweet.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

DIA QLD 7x7 Talk Series underway.

The DIA QLD Gold Coast branch is holding the second in its 2014 7x7 Talk Series on Friday 31st October 2014.

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Online design.

Online design.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Faster, cheaper, and more accessible. A major threat or just another part of competition?

The increasing trend in our society towards outsourcing of products and services is something that has affected many professions in the last decade, and design is undoubtedly one of them.

Outsourcing is a reflection of many factors, but at its core it can probably be viewed as a logical outcome of two of the fundamental drivers of a capitalist economy: demand and supply.

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The business of design.

The business of design.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Applications invited for grants to attend Hong Kong design event.

The Victorian government is inviting Victorian design businesses interested in attending the Hong Kong ‘Business of Design Week’, running from 1-6 December 2014, to apply for grants valued at up to $2500 each.

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Red with a tinge of green.

Red with a tinge of green.

Monday, 20 October 2014

London’s iconic phone boxes may have a new role in the digital era.

London’s current Lord Mayor, Boris Johnson, has announced the winners of the Mayor’s 2014 Low Carbon Entrepreneurs competition, which aims to encourage London students and graduates to help reduce the city’s carbon emissions and energy usage. 

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