All Discussions Tagged 'design' (15)

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Expert Judges Reflect back on Outstanding Design Competition

“I was very proud to be invited to be involved in the future” – Judges Reflect Back on the Tremendous Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18   It…

Started by Abeer Darwish

0 Aug 30, 2018

Corien Staels Takes Innovation to New Heights: Young entrepreneur creates a solution to age-old problem faced by millions of wheelchair users worldwide

Corien Staels is a young inventor and entrepreneur. A Belgian native, Corien is currently working on an Entrepreneurship Masters at the Un…

Started by Melissa McDonald

0 Jul 21, 2016

Cooking when blind – a few good adaptation

When talking about the daily life of visually impaired people, many tasks that sighted people take for granted are instead challenging. An…

Started by Ainara Carmona

0 Jan 11, 2016

Any colour you want, as long as it's beige

The Arts and Crafts movement designer William Morris once said, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe t…

Started by Jane Adams

0 Jul 13, 2015

Blackwood Design Awards 2015: Transformers! Accessible buses in disguise...

The second entry for 2015’s Blackwood Design Award is an adaptable bus interior that transforms depending upon the situation and comes cour…

Started by Suhayl A

3 Jun 5, 2015
Reply by Elizabeth Furey

Accessible Bus Design

bespoken recieved an email from a Product Design Engineering student looking for help with their 3rd year project. They are working on a pr…

Started by bespoken Team

10 May 28, 2015
Reply by michael igoe

A quick look at wheelchair design

Many of us are familiar with using wheelchairs to get around, but far fewer would have any idea of how to design one (I certainly didn’t).…

Started by Ciorstaidh MacGlone

0 Mar 25, 2015

Loopwheels: The Shock-Abosorbing Wheels for Wheelchairs

Previously on bespoken we’ve featured articles on  manual and motorised chairs which help the user negotiate uneven streets and rougher pat…

Started by Rory Telfer

1 Mar 24, 2015
Reply by Rory Telfer

Kirubin Pillay's Winning Entry

The final of the Blackwood Student Design Award 2014 was also captured on film throughout the tight fought contest. Here is the winning pit…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Feb 19, 2015

Bruise Trousers - The injury detection suit

By Quentin Paimparay Four students from Imperial College London have recently designed a new kind of prototype trousers called “Bruise” whi…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Jul 17, 2014


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