Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Dott 07 case studies published by the Design Council

The Design Council have recently published a set of case studies from Dott 07. Follow the links below to find out about how designers in Dott 07 addressed challenges in education, energy, food, health and mobility.

The Designs of the Time (Dott 07) Festival, took place on the banks of the Tyne River between 16-28 October 2007.
The festival showcased the projects of the Dott 07.
Photo by me.

Alzheimer 100

Led by thinkpublic asked, What practical steps can be taken to improve daily life for people with dementia – and that of their carers?

Design and Sexual Health (DaSH)
Led as a partnership between Options UK and Northumbria University's Centre for Design Research asked, How can sexual health services be made easier to access and use – and less stigmatised?

Low Carb Lane
Lead by live|work, found out, Leading a lifestyle with low environmental impact is a great intention, but can low income households afford it?

Move Me
Also led by live|work questioned, How can people from a small rural community – where public transport is infrequent and expensive and not everybody owns a car – get where they need to go without the need for new cars and roads?

Led by Engine saw that, Schools are often isolated from their community and don’t always provide a space that’s conducive to different sorts of learning and includes facilities for different community groups.

New Work
Led by Enabling Concepts with live|work saw that, Working in a very small business can be difficult. So can working people help each other solve the practical everyday problems?

Urban Farming
Led by David Barrie, Debra Solomon and Zest Innovations identified that, Global food systems are not sustainable. How can design help to create food within city limits?

EcoDesign Challenge
Led by Nick Devitt asked, How can young people concerned about the environment take practical action to improve their immediate surroundings?

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