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In this section, you’ll find examples of how we’ve helped wide-ranging organisations to improve their operations and profitability.
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Dedicated researchers, experienced designers and real world users are guiding the way for visually impaired tourists.Sometimes visually impaired people can be dependent on sighted people for the information they need to navigate new cities, building and rooms.
Design Futures developed PaperTies as a response to fiddly plastic ties and wire clips widely used in toy packaging. The product is now in use for children's toys in M&S stores, where they seek to expand the use of PaperTies where practically possible.
Design Futures help The Dalesman Group, a food production company, expand into retail.
Researchers at Design Futures have devised cutting-edge technology to enhance customer and curator experience in museums and heritage sites.
Creating video and design content takes specialist facilities and expertise, so finding your feet as a creative business can be difficult.
Kitlocker are a Sheffield-based sportswear and teamwear company. Using our placement students has helped them become a market leader.