11 Jul 2014
“His enthusiasm is infectious and his motivation is undeniable. He has worked extremely hard to solve his chosen design problem and has produced a plausible design and concept. He has worked well with his partner and shown a range of communication skills. Ilyas has developed a confident ability to present and hook the audience or potential buyer with conviction. Above all I genuinely believe he has thoroughly enjoyed participating and being given an opportunity and chance to shine.”
02 Jul 2014
Sir Jonathan Ive RDI
30 May 2014
“I was always seeking to affect the lives of millions of people – not through politics or entertainment but through design. I strive to raise the bar, taking the common place and improving it”.
21 Oct 2013
There's been widespread interest in new digital fabrication opportunities for quite a while now - and I'm not just talking about 3D printing a gun or 3D printing your face in chocolate. There are Hackspace, Makespaces, Techshops and Fablabs popping up all over the world, and books about the implications of what is being termed the next Industrial revolution.
13 Sep 2013
Building a neural net of wishes and sharing experience at the #RSARDIsummerschool filmed by Dr James Furse-Roberts
27 Jun 2013
A self-repair washing machine, a bee-friendly neighbourhood scheme and an app that provides more active and scenic routes for commuters are among the 16 cracking projects that won in the RSA Student Design Awards this year. 150 people came together at the RSA last week to celebrate the 2013 winners, take part in a spot of speed networking, and hear keynote speaker Kevin Owens talk about his experiences as Design Principal of the London 2012 Olympics.
18 Dec 2012
“People are being persuaded to spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to create impressions that won’t last, on people we don’t care about”
Tim Jackson, TED
02 Aug 2011
Congratulations to the Design & Technology Association, Seymour Powell and the James Dyson Foundation for the excellent event they put together on July 12th to debate the question “Is Creative Britain in Reverse?” Compliments also on the ‘manifesto video’ they launched that night which has gone viral in the intervening time.
01 Dec 2010
This time last year our Projects team marked the coming of Christmas by having a whip round and hiring a Blue Badge guide to take us on a wintry, mulled wine-fuelled tour of the area around the RSA building in John Adam Street.
19 Nov 2010
Click on this link to see a short video of our 3-day design workshop for people with spinal cord injuries. Yanki Lee, Pascal Anson and I set ourselves the daunting task of explaining a useful amount of design in three days to people who’d not designed before.
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