Posts tagged ‘University of Huddersfield’

September 11, 2012

INDEX comes to Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield  is the very first UK venue for a globally famous display of designs that improve life

Swann Pod INDEX

One of the  INDEX: Award 2011 displays now on show on the plaza outside the University of Huddersfield’s Creative Arts Building. This one contains lecturer Dr David Swann’s design for an all-new nursing bag.

A GLOBALLY-renowned travelling exhibition featuring ultra-innovative designs that impressed judges in one of the world’s most prestigious competitions has come to the University of Huddersfield. We are the first university in the world and the first venue in the UK to host the event. And one of the exhibits is a potentially life-saving invention by one of our lecturers Dr David Swann.

Established in the year 2000, INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish non-profit making organisation with a global reach. Its goal is to inspire, educate and engage people so that they use design skills to develop sustainable solutions to global and local challenges.  Every two years the  organisation offers the most valuable and prestigious design awards in the world, with prizes of €100,000 each for the winners of its five categories – Body, Home, Work, Play and Community.

The series of dramatic pods on campus exhibiting these ultra-innovative designs can be seen until 29 September 2012, Queensgate Campus, Huddersfield

Dr David Swann earned his nomination for INDEX: Award 2011 by creating a nursing bag for the 21st century after discovering the iconic design that has prevailed for around 150 years could endanger patients’ lives. His radical update is made of non-permeable white plastic and is free from the pockets and folds that previously allowed harmful bacteria to accumulate.

Other exhibits at Huddersfield include the Swedish-designed Hövding, described as the world’s first airbag for cyclists, which claimed first prize in the “play” category. The airbag explodes from a custom-made collar whose inbuilt sensors constantly monitor movement for the telltale signs that an accident is about to happen. Huddersfield is the first British institution ever to host the INDEX: Award exhibition and the sole UK stop on the current tour.


via Events calendar – University of Huddersfield.

November 18, 2011

Lemontree – University of Huddersfield

Lemontree is a game specifically for Huddersfield University Library!

Firstly, grab your library card… next create a Lemontree account then just use the library like you normally would. We’ll give you points and achievements based on your activity!

How it worksLemontree automatically gathers information about your activities within the library when you link it to your library card.So when you visit library, when you bring books back or even when you log in to an e-resource, your actions — provided you’ve registered with us —will register on Lemontree and earn you points! During the week Lemontree will show your progress visually.

via Lemontree – University of Huddersfield.

July 15, 2011

James Whitfield

Congratulations James! James_W_Design James Whitfield

“Just found out that I am being awarded the Chancellor’s Prize for outstanding performance from the University of Huddersfield!”

Having just finished 4 years of studying BA Product Design at the University of Huddersfield, I am currently undertaking small design jobs as a freelance Product Designer.”

“Anything design fire’s my imagination and enthusiasm, but I particularly enjoy the challenges of 3D design and industrial design.  I love a challenge and problem solving and I am always pushing myself to learn new techniques and keeping on top of new design innovations.”

Via James Whitfield (james_w_design) on Twitter.

July 8, 2011

Art, Design and Architecture » ‘Twist’ reports on Huddersfield success

The June issue of Twist: The International Magazine for Luxury Fabrics, Yarns and Fibres, reported that the University of Huddersfield has recently been identified as a centre of excellence by the Worshipful Company of Weavers.  One of the benefits of this, is that the University will receive a grant to improve and update materials and machinery in the Weave area.

I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on Twist for more reports on the University of Huddersfield, as well as other articles of local interest.  Twist is published on a monthly basis by the World Textile Information Network WTIN, along with titles such as Future Materials, International Dyer, and Knitting International. Copies of all of these magazines can be found in the Art and Design area on floor 3:

For Students and Staff, University of Huddersfield, It’s also possible to keep up to date with new articles appearing in these titles, or search for previously published reports by using the Textile Technology Index- an International database of journal articles in the field of Textiles. For more information about how to access and search this database, take a look at the entry on our A-Z List of Resources. you can also access  WTIN via  our Electronic Resources

via Art, Design and Architecture » ‘Twist’ reports on Huddersfield success.