Year: 2015

Breaking the mould Breaking the mould

Back in October we headed over to Germany to explore what felt like the largest trade fair for walking aids in the universe; for us it was market research paradise.

The MedTech Prize winners The MedTech Prize winners

Last night I was at the Royal College of General Practicioners (no, this isn’t a career change). I was actually there to pitch as a finalist in the MedTech competition run by

A research trip to Düsseldorf A research trip to Düsseldorf

After a month of user research and design refinements we’re gearing up to make test prototypes for our walking aid kit pilot tests.  This includes making some important decisions about the manufacture

Three Designers and a patchwork llama Three Designers and a patchwork llama

What’s this you ask? This, is the new generation of walking aid kit designers; an enthusiastic tribe of fresh-thinking innovators. A team (finally!). Our two amazing new students are Katey (left) who will carry on

Feedback, Feedback, Feedback Feedback, Feedback, Feedback

Over the past month we’ve taken a co-creation approach to develop and refine pre-prototype models of the evolvable walking aid kit, using feedback from walking aid users to ensure the product

Project Foundations Project Foundations

One month into the project and we’re well under way with the walking aid kit design now. The project aims to offer long term walking aid users with the ideal type

We have lucky business cards We have lucky business cards

We love free stuff, so to celebrate the founding of Cara Design Ltd, unique numbers were added to the back of our newest batch of business cards.  If you recently picked up one of

New Chartersip for Product Design New Chartersip for Product Design

The Institute of Engineering Designers recently celebrated its 70th anniversary at St James’ Palace. To mark the occasion a chartership for Product Design was introduced to recognise the achievements of those working in the

The launch of Cara Design The launch of Cara Design

A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.”   I’m learning to make decisions at the moment. This next

The Inclusive Technology Prize Finals The Inclusive Technology Prize Finals

Two weeks before graduating I find myself here in the London School of Economics for the finals of the Inclusive Technology Prize finals – I’ve somehow got into the top