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The home for sharing our ideas and generating discussion about Design, Innovation and Technology.

The New Science of Genetic Medicine

With surprisingly little fanfare, in October 2018 NHS England became the first health service in the world to routinely offer genetic medicine in the fight to treat cancer.

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare on 9th January 2019

Being Your User

One of the important steps in the Design Council’s recommendations for good design is called “Being Your Users” and is a “Method to put yourself into the position of your user.”

By: Nicholas Hill, Chief Executive on 19th December 2018

Twelve Ways to Style The Twelve Days

This was the winning entry in the 1988 International Obfuscated C Code Contest [see reference 1] and, believe it or not, will print the entire lyrics to “The Twelve Days …

By: Kevin Jones, Senior Consultant, on 6th December 2018

The Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Practice

We are all aware of the challenges facing healthcare in general, and the NHS in particular. Shortage of funding, increased

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical and Healthcare, 5 Dec 2018

The Importance of Concept Generation

In a modern world, people are often overloaded with information and new products. Effective concept generation allows for the exploration of new ideas that are both novel

By: Ehsan Abedi, Project Designer, on 28th November 2018

Distance Finding in Mobile Autonomous Systems

A key component in the development of mobile autonomous systems is the ability to produce a 3D map of the local environment which can be used for route planning and collision

By: Damien Clarke, Lead Consultant, on 7th November 2018

A Look Back in Events: Engineering Design Show 2018

Packed with over 220 exhibitors offering different areas of expertise and services. Being Plextek’s…

By: Ehsan Abedi, Product Designer on 24th October 2018

Can Technology Ever Beat Face to Face Interactions?

As a technology company, we often rely on technology too much to support our human to human interactions.  

By: Agnieszka Krysztul, Events Manager on 17th October 2018

Taking the Train: Minding the Mental Gap

Where do you do your thinking and contemplate the bigger problems that need a clear head? If you are like me it will rarely be in the office, full as it is of distractions and interruptions.

By: Nicholas Hill, Chief Executive Officer on 5th October 2018

Foreign Object Detection Clears Runway For mm-Wave

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on runways and taxiways causes a risk to passenger safety and costs airlines and air forces

By: Clem Robertson, Programme Manager on 19th Sept 2018

The New Science of Genetic Medicine

With surprisingly little fanfare, in October 2018 NHS England became the first health service in the world to routinely offer genetic medicine in the fight to treat cancer.

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical & Healthcare on 9th January 2019

Being Your User

One of the important steps in the Design Council’s recommendations for good design is called “Being Your Users” and is a “Method to put yourself into the position of your user.”

By: Nicholas Hill, Chief Executive on 19th December 2018

Twelve Ways to Style The Twelve Days

This was the winning entry in the 1988 International Obfuscated C Code Contest [see reference 1] and, believe it or not, will print the entire lyrics to “The Twelve Days …

By: Kevin Jones, Senior Consultant, on 6th December 2018

The Future Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Medical Practice

We are all aware of the challenges facing healthcare in general, and the NHS in particular. Shortage of funding, increased

By: Nigel Whittle, Head of Medical and Healthcare, 5 Dec 2018

The Importance of Concept Generation

In a modern world, people are often overloaded with information and new products. Effective concept generation allows for the exploration of new ideas that are both novel

By: Ehsan Abedi, Project Designer, on 28th November 2018

Distance Finding in Mobile Autonomous Systems

A key component in the development of mobile autonomous systems is the ability to produce a 3D map of the local environment which can be used for route planning and collision

By: Damien Clarke, Lead Consultant, on 7th November 2018

A Look Back in Events: Engineering Design Show 2018

Packed with over 220 exhibitors offering different areas of expertise and services. Being Plextek’s…

By: Ehsan Abedi, Product Designer on 24th October 2018

Can Technology Ever Beat Face to Face Interactions?

As a technology company, we often rely on technology too much to support our human to human interactions.  

By: Agnieszka Krysztul, Events Manager on 17th October 2018

Taking the Train: Minding the Mental Gap

Where do you do your thinking and contemplate the bigger problems that need a clear head? If you are like me it will rarely be in the office, full as it is of distractions and interruptions.

By: Nicholas Hill, Chief Executive Officer on 5th October 2018

Foreign Object Detection Clears Runway For mm-Wave

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) on runways and taxiways causes a risk to passenger safety and costs airlines and air forces

By: Clem Robertson, Programme Manager on 19th Sept 2018

Smoke Without Fire: How Safe are e-Cigarettes?

 

The increase in usage over recent years has been paralleled by a debate about whether vaping can be considered safe, or just safer than smoking cigarettes, and what role it should have in smoking cessation… Read More

Vlog: Micro Radar for Unmanned Aerial Systems

 

For a number of years now, we’ve been researching the uses of high-frequency mm-wave micro-radar for a…

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Vlog: Armour Integrity Monitoring System

 

Body armour worn by soldiers can become damaged through accidental collisions and…

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Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

Safe Cities: Combining Tech with Community Initiatives

 

With the growth of cities around the globe and the corresponding rise in…

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