Entry: Conference
Focus: Thinking Digital

Thinking Digital is an annual conference where the world's greatest thinkers and innovators gather to inspire, to entertain, and to discuss the latest ideas and technologies. The conference is run by Codeworks, a not-for-profit organisation set up to support, develop and help grow the digital industries in North East England. Thinking Digital is not intended to make a profit, and any extra revenues generated will be used to support the region's digital sector.


Entry: Sustainability
Focus: Designers Atlas

Designing for sustainability is an innovation shaping both the design industry and design education today. Yet architects, product designers, and other key professionals in this new field have so far lacked a resource that addresses their sensibilities and concerns. The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability now explores the basic principles, concepts, and practice of sustainable design in a visually sophisticated and engaging style. The book tackles not only the ecological aspects of sustainable design-designers' choice of materials and manufacturing processes have a tremendous impact on the natural world-but also the economic and cultural elements involved.