Up, up, and away: expanding global connectivity

The pandemic has highlighted how vital internet access can be, but global coverage is still limited. Tech firms are developing innovative design solutions to expand access

Demountable building: don’t think straight, think circular

Demountable architecture has a long history, but has tended towards the utilitarian or temporary. Today, a new wave of projects in the field presents new, circular-economy possibilities

Information is essential: design of data in the age of Covid-19

Presenting clear, considered data is more important than ever in assessing the level of threat - and infographic designers are rising to the challenge

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

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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