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The West of England Design Forum was formed in 2006 by a bunch of passionate designers and people working in the industry who wanted to create a place for designers, and those interested in design, to come together, be inspired and promote design.

Nine years on this is still our aim. Together we will grow a dynamic, connected and thriving local design community. To be involved, get in touch!

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WEDF Talk // 4Creative — Born Risky

4 February 2015
Arnolfini, Bristol

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The Power of Design

To design (verb) is to create or to devise. It is a process and a way of thinking. A design (noun) has form and function; it is the result of the process of designing. As a people-centred, problem-solving process, design is a strategic tool, and a way to address challenges facing both public and private organisations. 

The role of Design by the Danish Design Centre

A new report from the Danish Design Centre outlines the new innovation landscape and explores the …

A new report from the Danish Design Centre outlines the new innovation landscape and explores the future role of design.

The innovative landscape is changing. Chances are that design will play a new role in the future, entering into new constellations with other disciplines and making important contributions to innovation, job creation and growth.

The Danish Design Centre has worked to develop a clearer understanding of the role of design in innovation. The new report "New Innovation Actors – Design and Technology in the Interest of Society" is a preliminary study of the future role of design in innovation, the innovative landscape and new innovation actors.

The report is based on visits to 38 organisations and more than 50 interviews in Denmark, Europe, the United States and Japan. Download the report here.

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Research Fellow needed for Bristol and Bath by Design

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow on the Bristol & Bath by Design Project, funded by …

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow on the Bristol & Bath by Design Project, funded by the AHRC and Design Council. The principal aim of the project is to provide a detailed analysis of the economic and cultural value of the design-led sector in the Bristol and Bath region, by deploying both quantitative and qualitative methods. This analysis will reveal how the complex design ecology of the Bristol/Bath region works and its importance to the regional and national economy. This role will use statistical analysis research methods to scope the design landscape and broader geographic area and undertake analysis of existing codes and economic data within existing literature. The post holder will be expected to make a major contribution to the publication of the research outputs and developing innovative means of dissemination and the application of the research outcomes. 

This is a full-time, fixed term post, salary band £31,342 - £37,394.

The closing date for applications is 3 December 2014. 

Search http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/aboutus/workingatuwe using the job reference 1446326 

WEDF Talk // 4Creative — Born Risky

WEDF Talk // 4Creative — Born Risky

We're thrilled to have Alice Tonge from 4Creative for our first talk of 2015. Alice Tonge is a …

We're thrilled to have Alice Tonge from 4Creative for our first talk of 2015.

Alice Tonge is a Creative Director at 4Creative, the multi-awarded in-house creative agency for Channel 4. Creative Review’s Agency of the Year 2013, they are known for consistently creating some of the most powerful, effective and creative work in advertising, brand identity and graphic design. Part production company, part creative agency, they are responsible for all branding and advertising for the Channel 4 family, both on and off air.

Channel 4 was set up to provoke, experiment and entertain. It was born risky. That doesn’t mean risky as in naked abseiling, it means creatively risky. Born risky means going where other channels can’t to create something new, alternative and different.

Wednesday, 4 February 

Arnolfini


19:00–21:00 // £12.00 / £10.00 concs.

To book your tickets, visit the Arnolfini website or call the box office on 0117 917 2300.

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UI Designer/Front-end Developer Job in Cardiff

WHAT WE DO 

 Fundible is building technology to make collaborative purchases possible. First …

WHAT WE DO 


Fundible is building technology to make collaborative purchases possible. First of all we are bring crowdfunding to ecommerce. By making unaffordable purchases possible and shared purchases easy for consumers, we increase merchants’ sales, customer acquisition and data insight. Think kickstarter for retailers. 

We’re then going to target other markets….. watch this space. 

We’re not an ecommerce platform and we’re not a payment system. What we’re doing is building a scalable, disruptive solution that can work with merchants to help initiate £100m’s incremental revenue, whilst capturing new forms of consumer data & insight. 





ABOUT US 
We are a pre-launch startup based in Cardiff (just off the A48/M4). You will work side by side the 2 co-founders and there is a management team of experienced professionals and entrepreneurs, who have had several successful exits. 

We have been inundated with requests and are currently in the process of rolling out a beta to initial customers. We have just been shortlisted for the "Sir Michael Moritz Tech Start up Company of the Year" (Jan 2015) and were chosen for the UK Merchants & Payments Conference Innovation Showcase, alongside heavily VC backed startups. 

This is a unique opportunity to take a crucial early role in a high-growth tech startup with global potential. 





ABOUT YOU


We’re looking for people who want to move ideas quickly from concept to design to production. We want people who like a challenge and want to grow a startup into a global business. 



More info can be found here and you can call Luke for more info on 07814435380.