Design for Good

What If…? / Scotland at the V&A Dundee

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What if…?/Scotland – Ideas For A Better PlaceExhibition at V&A Dundee – 7N Architects Our submission for the Design for Good category in the 2022 SDA awards is an exhibition at V&A Dundee which advocated a nationwide engagement initiative to re-discover the civic role of architecture by engaging architects directly with citizens and communities throughout Scotland. Architecture unplugged ….. 7N Architects were commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership in 2019 to represent Scotland at the Venice Biennale. The Biennale’s […]

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Four Clubs. One Goal.

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Crime in Merseyside is a huge problem, the area comes third on the crime rate index for major UK cities. The challenge that the client faces is empowering people to come forward and report crime. With this campaign we wanted to create a sense of trust within the public that is it ‘OK’ to come forward and report crime to Crimestoppers. This initiative was unusual in that our target was to appeal to each and every person in Merseyside, and […]

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Inclusive Symbols

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Background Symbols are everywhere. From public wayfinding signs and product labelling to the information on brochures and websites. But many symbols can be difficult to understand – especially for people with cognitive impairment.  We carried out qualitative research to explore what types of symbols might be difficult to understand, and to see how we might design clearer symbols for one specific group – people living with dementia. By working with this extreme group, we gained the insights to co-design a […]

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The Hope Sculpture at Cuningar Loop

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The Hope Sculpture by Steuart Padwick is a public art installation across 3 locations in Glasgow and is a COP26 legacy gift from over 50 companies, who donated free materials and expertise for the project. The 23.5m high Hope Sculpture is situated in Clyde Gateway’s beautiful woodland park at Cuningar Loop. The 4.5m high Beacon of Hope, made from Scottish grown Sitka Spruce is located at the city’s architecturally significant Glasgow Central Station and the 3.5m high Hope Triptych, from reclaimed […]

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VIDI

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“Saving our Planet is now a communications challenge”- Sir David Attenborough Many are aware of the climate emergency but the majority remain unengaged. To meet our climate targets we need mass behavioural change amongst the citizens of our global cities. VIDI is an immersive climate engagement platform delivered via a live experience to drive positive behavioural change. It uses augmented reality, virtual reality and interactive digital models to portray climate futures for Glasgow, both good and bad. The futures were […]

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Design in the Dale Public Art Commission, Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow

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This collection of creative interventions was a Public Art Commission for ‘Design in the Dale’ to enhance the grounds at NHSGGC Leverndale Hospital, Glasgow. The Commission brief was to create art and design interventions to create wayfinding, creative experiences and encourage well-being for patients and staff when walking the grounds, recently redeveloped by ERZ Landscape Architects. There are three elements that are the basis for the biophilic and well-being narrative. These are three seats, the gable end mural and the […]

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Roadstars

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We had to give Scottish children vital road-safety skills. Our design thinking would save lives if it solved the riddle of balancing technical digital requirements, educational best-practice, and budget pragmatism; while exciting kids. Background:Over time, loads of digital materials had been previously developed by others but the assets had often been developed without education at the heart. And, they weren’t joined up; didn’t live up to production values expected today; and digital interaction had just moved on. Opportunity:We had to […]

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BACKSP!N

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BACKSP!N is the second in a series of charitable art exhibitions which uses the power of ping-pong to raise funds for the Drumchapel Table Tennis Club (DTTC). The project showcased over 60 table tennis paddles designed by artists, designers and illustrators from across the UK, as well as one dedicated table design for the show. The exhibition ran as a silent auction in wasps studios South Block building in Trongate, Glasgow — including original pieces from the likes of celebrated […]

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