KTN ran a symposium in December 2015 looking at the issues faced by people with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, with a view to identifying ways in which materials innovation (and design innovation in general) can improve matters.
Sebastian Conran, the renowned product designer, gave the inaugural MaDE Lecture – ‘Form follows Fabrication’ (video).
The practice of lightweighting combines materials and design in an intimate way: you use a lighter material, or less of the same material through clever design, or maybe combine both strategies. But on closer examination it’s just not that simple… (article).
Fifty designers, scientists, educators and industrialists spent an afternoon of ‘philosophical fun with materials’ in the Royal College of Art workshops (video).