Author: John Bound

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Materials & Design for Alzheimer’s

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.

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Sebastian Conran’s MaDE Lecture

Sebastian Conran, the renowned product designer, gave the inaugural MaDE Lecture – ‘Form follows Fabrication’ (video).

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The story behind MaDE’s RightWeight Book on mass density in design

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).

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Watch the Materials Experiments

Fifty designers, scientists, educators and industrialists spent an afternoon of ‘philosophical fun with materials’ in the Royal College of Art workshops (video).