Workwhile are back at The Hox for another round of their sell-out Workwhile Design Talks series. This month, the creative collective explores the importance of physicality in design in the digital age with Mark Paton, Creative Partner of Here Design in London.
Here Design is a design studio based in Hackney, East London. Over the last twelve years Mark and his partners have built a multidisciplinary studio dedicated to the craft of good design by integrating thinking, writing, designing and making. The agency has worked across an unusually wide range of project types, from local restaurants to cook books, international brands and beyond.
Today we are seeing an ever growing sensitivity to physicality in design despite the all-encompassing dominance of digital communications. In response to rising screen time, people are seeking physical experiences to redress the balance. From vinyl records to beautifully made cookbooks, objects we can touch and feel are not just surviving but thriving – they might be functionally redundant, yet they’re still desired. In this talk Mark will explore why this holds true, what it says about the way we live and consider the implications for different design disciplines. An essential event for anyone interested in design and creativity.