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World Industrial Design Day 2019 Mini-Jam

The World Design Organisation has joined forces with Global Goals Jam to launch the first World Industrial Design Day 2019 Mini-Jam under the theme of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.

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Alternative housing ideas for Sydney

The Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge for the City of Sydney is looking for new ideas to boost housing diversity across the city. The challenge is open to everyone, from individuals to teams from around the world.

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Industrial design studio wins Waste Challenge

Industrial designers at Studio Periscope have won the 2019 Victorian Design Challenge. This year the (Waste) challenge was to design for the reduction, recovery and elimination of waste. Studio Periscope created Rollie, a piece of play equipment that keeps children active while they aerate compost and learn about food waste.

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Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design

Laurence King Publishing has released the third edition of industrial designer Chris Lefteri's inspirational and popular book, Making It: Manufacturing Techniques for Product Design. First published in 2007, this invaluable resource of manufacturing techniques is written by a designer, for product and industrial designers, and designers of all disciplines.

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Portable speakers made from plastic waste

Sustainable design studio Gomi has created a portable speaker using flexible plastic waste that is normally not recyclable by local councils in the UK. Their aim is to introduce consumer electronic products made from waste materials otherwise destined for landfill.

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Good Design Awards call for entries

Good Design Australia has announced a new Women in Design Award in their line-up this year. The new award celebrates women who have made a significant contribution to the design industry. The awards include ten design disciplines, over thirty categories across Australian and international design sectors. The program is also celebrating the tenth year of their Design for Sustainability Award.

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Escher X nendo l Between Two Worlds

Japanese design studio nendo has created immersive installation spaces that invite viewers to discover the vast visual world of M.C. Escher at the National Gallery of Victoria. From 2 December to 7 April 2019, the worlds of nendo design and Escher exist together in a curated harmony that delights and intrigues.

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Product Design Graduate Show 2018

The GradX graduation exhibition for Industrial Design and Product Design Engineering students at the School of Design, Swinburne University of Technology opens 28 November.

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2018 Good Design Japan award winners

Winners of the Japanese Good Design Award have been announced. The 2018 Good Grand Award - Prime Minister’s Award was won by not-for-profit organisation Otera Oyatsu Club for their Temple activities for solving poverty problems program.

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Clement Meadmore exhibition

Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design opens on 20 November at the Ian Potter Museum at the University of Melbourne. The exhibition is the first major survey of Meadmore’s industrial design work in the years before he moved to New York to pursue his successful career as a sculptor in 1963.

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