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Why design needs magick

UX and Design Thinking are leaving designers neutered and constrained, says Graham Wood. Through the applied combination of imagination and craft, it’s time to put the magick back

So you want to set up a design festival?

Following the first edition of the Birmingham Design Festival last month, we speak to co-directors Daniel Alcorn and Luke Tonge about not having a life for nine months, plane-related near disasters and giving the city’s creative community something to shout about

On the horrors of indecision

In his latest column, our correspondent Daniel Benneworth-Gray muses on the potentially paralysing effects of indecision, and the role it plays in his work