Contactless is hot right now but how will wearable payment interactions look like in five years time?
It is seldom that people feel an emotional connection to a bank card. The three CSM concepts – Budgeteer, Small Change and Thread are emotional, useful and social tech payments that explore wearable tech experiences, payment issues of concern, they express personal identity and provide small everyday pleasures.
During Design Junction UAL’s Central Saint Martins Product and Industrial Design programme will be exploring the question: What’s The Future of Product and Industrial Design Education? The recipients of the Queens Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education awarded for contribution to the UK’s creative economy will be holding a bar room-style debate and live studio project. The event will offer a probing discussion around what design education needs to be in order for the discipline to remain potent and relevant in the face of accelerating technological, social, demographic and economic flux
Central Saint Martins presents The Intelligent Optimist, an exhibition and events programme exploring various futures for design. Future Gazers, Material Explorers, Social Agents and The Fixers; all use creative practices and critical intelligence to propose provocative and hopeful new perspectives.
Stuff, this years exhibition title acknowledges the reality that whilst the immaterial, bit and pixel virtual world expands on multiple horizons it is always linked umbilically to the physical and the tactile. Everything is physics and physics is physical right down to molecular level. The digital expands the potential and operation of micro - space but it is tangible, touchable ‘stuff’, which personifies interface, portal, anchor,