News from 2021
Loughborough artist stars in campaign that aims to shine a light on the challenges faced by people living with vision loss
“As an artist who has lost a lot of my sight, I am often asked: How can you still paint? I hope that Change Makers will empower those who similarly are going through the experience of sight loss to know that there is life beyond what is happening to them.”
Graduate’s life-saving device that rapidly stops bleeding from knife wounds wins international Dyson
A Loughborough graduate who has designed a device to reduce catastrophic blood loss from a knife wound has been announced as one of three global winners of this year’s International James Dyson Award.
Industrial Designers Society of America honours Loughborough University academic as its first UK-based Fellow
In recognition of an international contribution to design research and education, Dr Mark Evans of the School of Design and Creative Arts has been inducted to the Academy of Fellows of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
Leading academic is awarded the IEA-Elsevier John Wilson Award and appointed Editor-in-Chief of Ergonomics journal
Dr Patrick Waterson, Reader in Human Factors and Complex Systems at Loughborough University has been awarded the third IEA-Elsevier John Wilson Award for 2021, which includes a monetary prize of $5,000.
Student designs compact lifesaving drone for beach rescue teams after witnessing teenage surfer battle dangerous waves
In 2017, while on holiday with his family in Cornwall, Loughborough University student Dominic Leatherland witnessed a teenager become detached from their bodyboard and pulled out to sea due to rough conditions.
Graphics students design children’s books tackling tough issues and asking big questions
Three Graphic Design students have created books for children that tackle topics including dementia, the importance of accepting people who are different to us, and why we should be encouraged to think outside the box.
Fine Art graduate wins competition to showcase artwork at Nasdaq headquarters
Loughborough Fine Art graduate, Francesca Edwards, has been selected as a winner of the Nasdaq competition 2021, and will have her work 'Light Painting' printed and displayed in Nasdaq's brand-new global headquarters in Times Square, New York City.
Loughborough Design students respond to Signet Branding live brief with innovative designs
As part of Loughborough Design Week, Signet Branding invited second year Loughborough Design students to respond to their live industry brief to develop and create a new pack design for one of their fictitious rum brands.
User Centred Design student wins the IxDA 2021 Student Design Charette
For 2021, the IxDA Student Design Charette (SDC) challenged teams to explore the potential for private data and to enhance global health and wellbeing by asking “How might we achieve greater collective wellbeing through the power of our individual data?”
Winning student responses to the Hexr brief announced as part of Loughborough Design Week
Each year, second year Loughborough Product, Industrial, and User Centred Design students are invited to respond to live design briefs put forward by design companies. This provides the students with valuable experience working with industry partners, and the companies the opportunity to access the talents of Loughborough Design students.
Loughborough Design students are WorldStar packaging design award winners
The WorldStar Student Awards competition is owned and produced by the World Packaging Organisation (WPO). It is an international packaging design competition for students and recent graduates from countries around the world who are involved in projects in the field of packaging.