How is the current state of Industrial design?

Waikit: Globally, we are designing too much, which is sustainably wrong. We are too dependent on commercial requests and it is a great challenge and responsibility of designers to influence in terms of sustainable product development. And too few manufacturers are willing to invest in that as they are not convinced about the value of sustainable design.

Can China survive – Looks like a hard landing

19 August 2011 Last updated at 11:21 GMT

It’s already started to tumble in key indexes… yep the next mode has started to hit heavily leveraged China as loose funding bites the dust.


Can China survive a new US economic downturn?

Tianjin port
Far more is flowing out of China in terms of exports than comes in

China, the world’s biggest exporter and second biggest economy, is still booming, with its GDP expanding at about 9% a year. Since the 2008 financial crisis it has helped keep the global economy growing. But, as our China Correspondent Damian Grammaticas reports, China may not be immune if there is a new slowdown in the US and Europe.

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