Mini design briefing: the biodegradable plastic debate

Facility managers beware: while biodegradable plastics present an opportunity to solve one of our most significant sustainability challenges, they’re not without controversy

googly eyes

The eyes have it: how robot vision learnt from Walt Disney

When people struggle to relate to robots without a humanoid form, the answer is to use the great animator’s trick of sticking on a pair of googly eyes

Design briefing: working on the moon and other out of-this-world ideas

In our regular survey of design ideas you shouldn’t miss, we round up the latest developments - from Denmark’s tall storeys to urban heat islands and intelligent parking robots

Milan Design Week review

Design briefing: Milan Design Week marks out future creative trends

In its deep dive into the latest furniture and design, Milan Design Week provides the ultimate barometer for upcoming interior trends in 2019, says Imogen Privett

Design briefing: Toronto’s transformational timber town – and more

In our regular new survey of design ideas you shouldn’t miss, Imogen Privett of WORKTECH Academy rounds up the latest developments - from printable zero-waste furniture to self-driving hotel rooms