issue twenty-eight

twenty-eight

From the publisher

In this issue creative directors from Microsoft Surface and Dell explain the importance of intuitive technology for business, and how the design of products for business is changing to meet personal and human needs beyond the office.

Our Technology feature turns to leaders in computer aided design software for their perspective on trends in product development and the growth occurring in sustainable product and the biomedical and automotive industries.

Curve attended the red dot gala awards night in Essen, Germany, in June and we include the highlights from this distinguished awards program. With over 1200 international designers, manufacturers and politicians in attendance, the event was a celebration of the significance of product design in our global community.
 


Inside this issue

A passion and drive for export

A passion and drive for export

With distributors and offices in forty countries around the world, Ronstan International Pty Ltd, is an Australian success story in the volatile business of exporting.

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Building bricks of business sense

Building bricks of business sense

When Lego company chairman, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen was looking to develop a new strategy process for his company he had not expected to turn to his own products for inspiration. But sometimes business solutions can be found in unexpected places.

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Reaching new territorie

Reaching new territorie

An event not to be missed offering the opportunity to celebrate 
the best in product design. International leaders from design, architecture, industry, media and politics gathered at this year’s glamorous red dot gala awards night and exhibition opening in Essen, Germany.

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Connected in comfort and vision

Connected in comfort and vision

Major advancements in medicine, health and well-being are not always based on science or pharmaceuticals. Sometimes the greatest achievements in patient care start with design.

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Closer collaboration

Closer collaboration

User friendly, user experience, people friendly technology, multi-touch functionality… these are all desirable design traits driving business solutions that encourage greater interaction between people and technology.

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Shaping new frontiers

Any creative endeavour potentially involves multiple areas of intellectual property (IP). In the first of three articles, members of the legal team at 1 Place Patent Attorneys & Solicitors consider the interface of design and trade marks.

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From the scrap heap

From the scrap heap

Since Nike leapt into the world of recycling with its Reuse-A-Shoe program in the early 90s the footwear leader has committed talent and resources to constantly improve its design standards in line with environmentally preferred materials.

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Images map the way forward

Images map the way forward

Well-worn and much-loved tourist maps of major global cities make the perfect holiday souvenir. Whether they are maps of gardens, bus routes or railway systems, the best maps will find their way into photo albums or scrapbooks of international travel.

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Winning ways with travel

Crowded public transport and large bikes can make for an unpleasant journey all-round with some commuters even calling for the banning of bikes on public transport in Australia.

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Users come first

Users come first

User-centred design is simply about considering the end-user first 
in the design process, rather than the technology or the product.

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