My definition of good Design   I think this post may  interest both the Designers and Non-Designers to understand what the Designers role is. It all started when I was decluttering and I came across photos of some of my first projects, and looking at them after 25 years I am proud to say that the…

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  Shopping with a Disability   I would like to start 2019 with a positive note and a goal for all service providers in relation to attending disABLED people. Take a look at this video. My question is: should disabled people really need to find a friend to help them go shopping or should this…

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  Mirjam Stolk is a Dutch Sign Language Interpreter After finishing her VWO diploma in 2001, she decided to study to become an NGT interpreter.  She graduated in 2005 and has, since then, been working independently as a recognized NGT interpreter. But Mirjam Stolk is no ordinary Dutch Sign Language Interpreter, she is also a…

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Ceramic “Braille” map, El Burgo by Rafael Guerrero   Coincidently this town map of El Burgo has been designed in three dimensions in ceramic, which not only makes this map so different from all others we are used to seeing but it allows for people with reduced vision to “feel their way around the map”.…

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New technology brings generations closer New App for older people Students from the University of Twente, in Holland, started an experiment in the Wesselerbrink district in Enschede to facilitate contact between older people and young people. The students visited De Posten care home on a regular basis for years, to gain experience and because they wanted to learn…

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The importance of a Logo designed     I am often asked to design a new logo for a company or update an existing logo and I thought it would be the ideal time to discuss the importance of a logo. First and formost a logo is the first impression you give of your business,…

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First Robot to be given citizenship Hanson Robotics Sophia,  is a Robot Designed by the Robotics company called Hanson Robotics, and is the only Robot to have received Citizenship of  Saudi Arabia.   This took part during the “Future Investment Initiative” held in the Saudi Arabian Capital of Riyadh. Watch the video below and see how “human-like” she…

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At the Dutch Design Week, the “Emotion Whisperer” During this years Dutch Design Week, possibly the two most interesting news according to my friend Raymond Kersten, who attended the Event and had the opportunity of speaking to the designers of these were the Robots and the Emotion Whisperer by Simon Dogger. Simon Dogger is a visually impaired…

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