Design That Makes a Difference

Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art

Exhibition Design

The Design that Makes a Difference exhibition on inclusive design showcased 20 projects from the UK and Norway includin Gov.uk and the Olympic Park. This exhibition, organised by The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design and the Norwegian Design Council, presented projects that demonstrate the benefits of people-centred design thinking. The work ranged from passenger trains and hotel chains to government websites, voting systems and community-led initiatives. 

The challenge lay in designing a knock down construction that would facilitate for 2D material but also selected models and AV equipment. The boards bolt onto A-frames and the structure locks off. All the printed material were kept in place by geometrically shaped magnets so could easily be moved around and packed up for shipping. The finished structures also create a 'tunnel', hiding away electrical cables and power sockets. The original show was hosted at the Royal College of Art (April 2013) but has since been shown at the RCA's new venue in Battersea and also travelled to Norway, to the Norwegian Centre for Design & Architecture.