• 5 design trends reshaping healthcare institutions

    Derek Lotts     |      August 6, 2020

    Health care institutions are being forced to adapt to the current pandemic, but are also looking to improve their services in terms of institutional design as well as the delivery of care.

  • The truth behind planned obsolescence in product design

    Ben Knight     |      July 6, 2020

    It’s not just your imagination, products used to have a longer lifespan, says a UNSW industrial designer.

  • Redesigning the post-pandemic workplace

    Ben Knight     |      May 20, 2020

    The coronavirus will transform the design industry, design practice and designers alike, but perhaps none are more equipped to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.

  • Building better after the bushfires

    Diane Nazaroff     |      January 25, 2020

    Rebuilding the homes lost to bushfires offers an opportunity to use more resilient designs, but some areas may be better abandoned, given Australia’s fast changing climate conditions.

  • The future of colour

    Kaih Mitchell     |      January 4, 2020

    Animals like beetles and birds are teaching us new ways of understanding colour at a nanoscale, which could change the way we manufacture it.

  • Designing for people

    Ben Knight     |      September 15, 2019

    From the humble toaster to the popular coffee machine, more goes into designing an appliance or product than we probably think, but focusing on people’s needs should be central to the process.