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The Circular Emergency

The Circular Emergency

Design a product, service or system that uses circular design principles to make emergency medical care more effective.

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Grand station designs

Grand station designs

Design a way to reinvigorate and/or repurpose an ageing commuter train station building, utilising its existing structures and resources.

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Citizens as shapers

Citizens as shapers

Design a solution that harnesses digital tools to increase the quantity and quality of citizens' participation in democratic processes.

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Beyond the kitchen table

Beyond the kitchen table

Develop an inclusive kitchen product or spatial solution that enables people of diverse ages and needs to prepare and eat food, entertain, engage in hobbies or work and enjoy life together.

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Alone together

Alone together

Accounting for how different groups in society are affected by loneliness, design a way to reduce its impact on one or more of the following: physical health, mental health, or access to services.

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Harvesting health

Harvesting health

Design a product, system or service which uses sustainable food and farming to help improve people's health or wellbeing.

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Hidden figures

Hidden figures

Design a way to break down the physical, organisational or attitudinal barriers that people with hidden disabilities or impairments can face in society, to enable them to live their lives to the full.

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Take leave

Take leave

Design a system, service or campaign to encourage or enable parents, employers or society more widely to embrace Shared Parental Leave.

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Living and dying well

Living and dying well

Conceive and produce an animation to clarify and illuminate the audio content provided, which explores why talking about illness and planning for death is important for people affected by serious health conditions.

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Moving pictures

Moving pictures

Conceive and produce an animation to accompany one of the two selected audio files that will clarify, energise and illuminate the content.

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Design resources

Design resources

A collection of resources to inform, inspire and challenge your thinking.

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