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So much to talk about, a selection below of news and thoughts we’ve been able to jot down. If you want to know more get in touch.

Jan 09. 2024
May 02. 2024

Collaborative Dialogues with CO:RE Cards

Apr 19. 2024

Behind the Design: Museum Without Walls

Apr 15. 2024

Jarred to join panel discussion on design to empower marginalised communities

Apr 02. 2024

Our Media Cymru team in 2024

Mar 28. 2024

Our visit to the Game Developers Conference 2024

Mar 27. 2024

Our work with Immersive Queer Placemaking

Mar 25. 2024

Building Design Capability in Government – Professor Anna Whicher

Mar 13. 2024

Sally talks sleep on BBC 3

Mar 07. 2024

We’ve won two iF Awards!

Mar 06. 2024

Applying User Centred Principles to GUI Design

Feb 29. 2024

1 year later: An update on PDR and V-Trak’s Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Feb 14. 2024

Turning academic projects into commercial solutions

Feb 02. 2024

Design Diaries: Cat's journey to becoming a senior user centred designer at PDR

Jan 12. 2024

Medical collaboration showcases PDR’s strengths in research and product design

Jan 05. 2024

Team Reflections on 2023

Dec 19. 2023

PDR Research in 2023: Year in Review

Dec 14. 2023

Reflecting on a year of innovation: An update on Media Cymru 2023

Nov 10. 2023

Tokyo to London

Nov 06. 2023

Meet us at MEDICA 2023

Oct 18. 2023

Lessons from Labs: Anna Whicher to present insights on Government Labs using design at the World Design Assembly Tokyo 2023

Sep 29. 2023

CALLING ALL DESIGNERS: we need you to take part in our Design Council survey

Sep 29. 2023

Collaborate with PDR through the Welsh government-backed SMART FIS Scheme

Sep 07. 2023

Challenges of sustainable design practices: Insights from PDR’s presentation at the International Design Conference 2023

Sep 04. 2023

A ‘tidal’ wave of enthusiasm for better, greener assistive tech

Aug 24. 2023

PDR wins Gold in IDEA 2023 for Tabu*

Aug 11. 2023

Sowing the Seeds of Innovation: a look at the Media Cymru Seed Fund programme

Aug 09. 2023

International Research Collaborations at the Osmania Centre for Product Design

Aug 01. 2023

Navigating Design Terminology

Jul 11. 2023

Meet our new Digital Media and Marketing Officer, Davie Morgan

Jun 16. 2023

Clwstwr: a five-year investment in creative innovation

Jun 13. 2023

Brace Packaging wins Green GOOD DESIGN 2023 Award

Jun 07. 2023

Key Insights from the International Seating Symposium 2023

Jun 06. 2023

Designing the future: An exploration of design’s role in technical advancement

Jun 02. 2023

PDR to present at International Design Conference in New York

May 25. 2023

Introducing the PDR Colour, Material & Finish Library

May 24. 2023

PDR wins German Innovation Award 2023 for Cercle

May 15. 2023

PDR receives 2 iF Design Awards for 2023

May 10. 2023

We are attending the upcoming 2023 IFSEC International event

Apr 25. 2023

Meet our new Design Intern, Olivia Goonatillake

Mar 31. 2023

Design for Democracy: A stepping stone towards systemic change

Mar 29. 2023

Co-designing assistive technology: supporting wellbeing and reducing waste

Mar 28. 2023

PDR and Media Cymru: Nurturing Innovative Practices in the Creative Industries

Mar 16. 2023

Meet our new Designer User Researcher, Siena DeBartolo

Mar 14. 2023

We are attending the upcoming 2023 Naidex event

Mar 02. 2023

Clwstwr Final Reports Showcase PDR’s Expertise in Fostering Creative Innovation

Feb 28. 2023

Designing with the planet in mind: How working on concepts in PDR can translate to designing a more sustainable future

Feb 23. 2023

Meet William Dauncey, Product Designer and KTP Associate

Feb 20. 2023

Exploring the Knowledge Transfer Partnership between PDR and V-Trak

Feb 17. 2023

Ambiente and the German Design Awards Show 2023

Feb 08. 2023

An Open Call for Seed Funding by Media Cymru has been launched

Feb 07. 2023

Meet our new Design Intern, David Balaam

Feb 01. 2023

Explore On Your Doorstep

Jan 31. 2023

PDR wins 4 GOOD DESIGN Awards

Jan 27. 2023

Meet our new User Centred Designer, Afaf Ali

Jan 26. 2023

Living on the Edge… of Design Research - Professor Andrew Walters

Jan 25. 2023

Ambiente 2023: See you there!

Jan 23. 2023

A recap of Valencia as the World Design Capital of 2022

Jan 20. 2023

Meet our new Design Innovation Specialist, Oliver Evans

Jan 12. 2023

Meet our new Business Development Consultant, Michelle Letherby

Jan 05. 2023

Meet our new Post-Doctoral Design Researcher, Dr Safia Suhaimi

Jan 03. 2023

PDR Research in 2022: Year in Review

Dec 21. 2022

PDR Consultancy in 2022: Year in Review

Dec 19. 2022

Staying Relevant as a Product Designer

Dec 15. 2022

Introducing our Gold German Design Award winning concept Cercle, a revolution in sustainable design

Dec 13. 2022

Our round-up of MEDICA Trade Fair 2022

Nov 17. 2022

PDR receives world-leading research recognition from the REF

Nov 10. 2022

Design for Democracy at the BEDA Design Forum

Nov 08. 2022

Catch up with us at MEDICA 2022

Nov 04. 2022

Media Cymru taking funded RD&I Applications

Oct 28. 2022

Meta and Physical Reality, and Material Innovations at the London Design Festival

Oct 21. 2022

Meet our new Product Design Engineer, Ryan Jones

Oct 04. 2022

Meet our new Design Consultant, Will Pargeter

Sep 28. 2022

PDR lands Red Dot Design Concept Award for 2022!

Sep 27. 2022

PDR wins Silver in IDEA 2022 for Umiko Face Mask

Sep 22. 2022

A new course launched for Medical Specialists by SPD Academy

Aug 16. 2022

Memories from Milan Design Week: The Fuorisalone 2022

Aug 03. 2022

Supporting innovation in the creative industries with Clwstwr

Jul 28. 2022

The challenges of design in a more environmentally conscious world

Jul 13. 2022

Our approach to improving inherited UI design-related issues

Jun 27. 2022

Greenhouse training: How we’re helping Valletta Design Cluster engage new communities

May 05. 2022

Meet our new Human Centred Design Assistant Researcher, Dr Sally Cloke

Apr 29. 2022

Embrace our Differences: Design for Healthcare and Adaptation - Professor Dominic Eggbeer

Apr 27. 2022

Exploring the challenges facing Cardiff’s creative industries

Apr 20. 2022

PDR secures 3 iF Design Awards for 2022!

Apr 06. 2022

Travels with PDR: To San Francisco and beyond

Mar 10. 2022

Meet our new Senior User Centred Designer, Hefin Jones

Feb 24. 2022

PDR’s Jarred Evans on becoming an iF Design Award juror

Feb 22. 2022

A Year in Research at PDR

Feb 10. 2022

New jobs, events & exciting developments: 6 months later for media.cymru

Jan 25. 2022

How do we know design has impact?

Jan 20. 2022

Why should local governments be using design to create policy?

Jan 17. 2022

Why is UCD important to develop social impact?

Jan 10. 2022

Triple Win for PDR at the 2021 Good Design® Awards

Dec 17. 2021

PDR in 2021: Year in Review

Dec 01. 2021

Meet Catriona, our newest User Centred Designer

Nov 09. 2021

Why governments should invest in design support interventions for SMEs

Nov 05. 2021

How can the creative industries adopt sustainable design?

Oct 26. 2021

How we develop innovation in the Life Science Industry

Oct 21. 2021

PDR wins Red Dot Concept Award in the Sustainability category for Shield

Oct 15. 2021

How great service design in the NHS develops world-changing services

Oct 12. 2021

Meet Katie, our Colour, Materials, Finish (CMF) Designer

Oct 05. 2021

Lessons from the path to Professor, from Anna Whicher

Sep 21. 2021

PDR takes Bronze in IDEA 2021 for Shield

Aug 31. 2021

Circular Design School 2021

Aug 19. 2021

Exploring the role of design within interdisciplinary research

Aug 17. 2021

Mr Evans, Please Take a Chair - Introducing PDR’s Newest Professor

Aug 06. 2021

PDR and Cardiff Region win £50m funding to develop media innovation

Aug 02. 2021

The past, present & future of patient-specific design

Jul 09. 2021

How surgical implants and prosthetics have changed our world, 2 decades later

Jul 06. 2021

How Design Support Programmes Help Businesses

Jun 25. 2021

Healthy Ageing By Design

Jun 22. 2021

Why Service Design Is Integral To Public Sector Innovation

Jun 11. 2021

Circular Economy Challenges in the Real World

Jun 03. 2021

Introducing the recently launched Global Academies from Cardiff Met

May 10. 2021

PDR's work published on the Design Museum London Website!

May 06. 2021

PDR is now Ranked Number 1 in the iF World Design Guide Index for 2021

Apr 28. 2021

PDR Wins 4 iF Design Awards, including a Gold!

Apr 23. 2021

How we made CoolSculpting Elite, the next generation in body contouring systems

Apr 21. 2021

Helping S4C Develop its Offering With ‘User Centred Design’

Apr 15. 2021

We’re pleased to share a recently published article from PDR’s own Dr. Anna Whicher

Apr 01. 2021

GUI Design: How To Get It Right First Time

Mar 19. 2021

The Arts and Humanities Research Council award two Fellowships to PDR

Mar 12. 2021

We welcome a new Senior Design Consultant to the team!

Mar 04. 2021

Defining Your Next New Product: Why Does It Matter?

Feb 22. 2021

Say Hello to Cat

Jan 29. 2021

Product Design and the Circular Economy

Jan 21. 2021

Reflections on making policy more citizen-centred with Dr Anna Whicher

Jan 08. 2021

PDR wins an incredible four 2020 GOOD DESIGN® Awards

Oct 16. 2020

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About... Design Awards

Sep 24. 2020

Snoozeal® Wins at the 2020 IDEA Awards

Aug 21. 2020

It's Arrived! Unboxing our iF Gold Award 2020

Aug 13. 2020

Exploring the Clwstwr Project with Professor Andrew Walters

Feb 05. 2020

Trends in Design Policy from Taiwan

Dec 05. 2019

German Design Award Winner 2020

Sep 21. 2019

An Indian Connection

Jul 26. 2019

Ecodesign Reflections on Outdoors by ISPO Part 3: A Design for Life?

Jul 16. 2019

Ecodesign Reflections on Outdoors by ISPO Part 2: Including the User in Life Cycle-based Design

Jul 12. 2019

Ecodesign Reflections on Outdoors by ISPO Part 1: Design Against Ocean Plastics?

Apr 05. 2019

Prof. of Healthcare Applications of Design

Apr 25. 2019

How Might We... Prototype Services Better

Mar 19. 2019

Istanbul Design Summit 2019

Mar 04. 2019

How complex design can be used to shorten surgery time

Feb 18. 2019

PDR Wins German Design Award

Nov 30. 2018

Next Practice In Design Action Plans - Part 2

Nov 30. 2018

Next Practice In Design Action Plans - Part 1

Nov 23. 2018

Layr Lifts 2019 German Design Award

Nov 05. 2018

Ireland's got the User-Factor

Oct 01. 2018

Shapes and Gates

Sep 28. 2018

Diseno Para La Vida

Sep 25. 2018

Modelling... but not on the Catwalk

Sep 14. 2018

Towards a Design Action Plan for NI?

Sep 07. 2018

PDR and Cardiff Met Celebrate Successful Creative Clusters Bid

Jun 20. 2018

MoJ Showcase: Designing for People in Crisis

Apr 06. 2018

User Research to Inform Strategy

Feb 06. 2018

Layr secures 2018 iF Design Award

Jan 24. 2018

Dual Success for PDR in Good Design Awards