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PDD gains recertification to the latest standard for medical devices quality assurance

Following our successful transition in June to the latest 2016 revision of ISO13485, we were certified in November for a further 3 years for our client services in research, design, engineering, pre-production manufacture, verification and validation.

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Winners of the German Design Award 2018

We’re delighted to announce that the PDD-design Unbersonic toothbrush for Swisslux has won the 2018 German Design Award.

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PDD completes its transition to the 2016 version of ISO13485 for Medical Devices.

PDD has completed its planned transition to the latest version of this rigorous international quality assurance standard for medical devices, building on the success of earlier transitions and successful audits to the FDA 21CFR Part 820 in 2015.

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‘Insight Driven Innovation’, PDD features in New Design Year Book 2017.

Vassilios Kanellopoulos talks to New Design magazine about PDD enjoying another successful year creating innovative products, services and experiences for clients the world over.

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An amazing start to the year – PDD-designed night vision smartphone attachment, Blazespark™, is honored at CES 2017 Innovation Awards.

PDD’s client, eMagin Corporation, is a leader in OLED Micro Displays and is a company at the forefront of the virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) revolution. eMagin has been named a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Digital Imaging product category for PDD-designed BlazeSpark™. The innovative product offers the most advanced NIR night vision technology for consumers.

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Brexit reaction – PDD features in newdesign magazine

Karsten Fischer – CEO at PDD, along with leading figures from across the industrial design industry offer their response to the result of June’s referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

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Hozelock Cloud Controller wins Garden Product of the Year at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Hozelock Cloud Controller smart garden watering system has picked up its third major award since its recent launch, receiving the Garden Product of the Year Award 2016 from Chelsea Flower Show organisers The Royal Horticultural Society.

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A rewarding start to the year!

It’s been a great start to 2016. The first quarter is not yet over and already PDD has 3 new prestigious design awards to its name. PDD’s work with the health & personal care brand Swisslux and the Zyliss kitchenware brand has been awarded with Red Dot design awards. This was followed by a German Design Award for the Testo 870 Thermal Imager.

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Testo 870 – Thermo Imaging Camera – Wins German Design Award 2016

We’re proud to announce that this month, the PDD designed T870 Thermo Imaging Camera, won the 2016 German Design Award.

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IED 70th anniversary at St James’s Palace

PDD demonstrates award winning Ocean Signal life-saving device to Prince Philip at the 70th anniversary of the Institution of Engineering designers (IED).

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Health, well-being and HUMIIN™ interactions at the International Home+ Housewares Show

Our friends at Intersection-inc. attended the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, IL, and provided some insights into the hot topics and products from the show.

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Driving innovation across geographies. PDD features in the 2015 New Design year book.

Vassilios Kanellopoulos, Business Development Director, and Vicky Hong, Business Development Manager, talk to New Design about our growing presence in Asia.

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INSIGHT: Why fitness is the gateway drug for wearable tech

Sarita Wilkinson features in StrategyEye and shares her opinion on the latest report from Juniper Research who predicts fitness wearable tech devices look more likely to drive the wearable space than smart watches.

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Congratulations to Tom Hamilton for winning ‘Young Designer of the Year’

PDD is delighted to announce that Tom Hamilton, Consultant – Technical Design, has been awarded the Young Designer of the Year at the Plastics Industry Awards 2014 for his Zebro Leg Split design.

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PDD features in Design Magazine

PDD’s Heather McQuaid, Principal – Human-Centred Design and Vicky Hong, Business Development Manager (China), talk to Design Magazine about our Human-Centred Design approach for innovation, following the workshop PDD facilitated in IXDC 2014 Beijing.

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Headphones are the original wearable. PDD features in Fortune Magazine

Wearables are all the craze this year, but as the Apple acquisition of Beats shows us – the focus should be on headphones and not on the wrist. Marko Plevnik talks to Fortune Magazine on how the ‘original wearable’ has the potential to offer more than just a private music experience.

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PDD features in TechRepublic: Wearables and fashion – blending the two will be a key to success

Wearable devices are still trying to gain a solid foothold with consumers. The concept is already boring some, so PDD’s Simon Lamason talks to TechRepublic on what manufacturers can do to figure out how to appeal to the masses.

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Cross-pollination & inspiration. PDD features in Soap Perfumery & Cosmetics (SPC) Magazine

To create innovative beauty products and packaging, brands should look to other industries for inspiration and draw from their heritage. Maeve Keane and Sarita Wilkinson speak to Julia Wray.

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Live insights and trends data mapping

There are many ways that insights and examples can be communicated, from reports, to videos, to interactive tools. We created this interactive trends map to show one example of how trends data can be delivered so that it’s easy to access and keep up to date. By presenting information on an online, interactive platform, readers can explore the information at their own pace.

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Design Innovation in Plastics Award: The winners of 2012

Started in 1985, Design Innovation in Plastics is now the longest running student plastics design award in Europe. It’s an opportunity for design students to make a name for themselves, but also for universities to raise their profile as institutes of excellence in this field.

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