THE BRITS WHO DESIGNED THE MODERN WORLD, BBC
Celebrating the Design Museums new home, BBC Arts profile ten great living British designers. To mark this great moment for British design, BBC Arts profiles ten great living British designers.
Rick Dickinson is interviewed on the design of the ZX Spectrum.
Link: BBC iPlayer
MONICA WIRELESS FETAL MONITOR
The Product Designers have designed a 'peel & stick' in-room ambulatory accessory for fetal monitor. The Monica Novii monitors fetal heart rate (FHR), maternal heart rate (MHR) and uterine activity (UA), all with a single 'peel and stick' patch. It is an effective solution for monitoring high BMI patients, minimising the risk of maternal/fetal heart rate confusion. The cable free system requires no re-positioning , keeping the work environment clear and safe
Link: What's New
Link: Monica Healthcare
SINCLAIR ZX SPECTRUM VEGA+
Dickinson Associates are proud to be behind the concept of the new Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+. This new low cost hand-held games console with colour LCD screen and 1,000 licensed games already installed, is based on Sir Clive Sinclair’s hugely successful Spectrum products from the 1980s. It is the only games console that exists with 1,000 licensed games already included and with both an LCD for anywhere use and the capability to connect to a TV for home use.
Link: On The Drawing Board
Dickinson Associates create Industrial Design for Sirius Analytical's latest instrument - 'InForm'.
A fully automated platform for biorelevant biphasic dissolution and solubility testing.
Link: Whats New
Link: Sirius Analytical
Barbican exhibition announced
Link: The Guardian
DICKINSON DESIGNS IN DELETE
Publication featuring Systems and Designs by Rick Dickinson
THE REGISTER'S 10 SEXIEST COMPUTERS OF ALL TIME
Spectrum and ZX81 make the grade!
GENEVA LAUNCH FOR THE NEWTON MICROSCOPE
After extensive laboratory trials at the Liverpool school of tropical medicine, and field trials in Gambia, the Newton microscope was gently launched at a workshop seminar at the world health organisation HQ in Geneva. The WHO have been following the project from its early beginnings, and our thanks go to them for support, and the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.
BBC NEWS TECHNOLOGY 23 APRIL
ZX Spectrum's chief designers reunited 30 years onThe ZX Spectrum is 30 years old. The successor to Sir Clive Sinclair's ZX81 - at the time the world's best selling consumer computer - it introduced colour "high resolution" graphics and sound.
More than five million copies of the various ZX Spectrum computers were sold over the family's eight year lifespan... read the full article including interview with Rick.
Link: BBC News Technology
Link: The Independent
Rick Dickinson featured in new book
Microsoft founder Bill Gates KBE provides the Foreword to The Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise, a stunning new book on one of the world’s most enterprising clusters of technology businesses..
"The Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise"
To be published in Spring 2012, the book describes the colourful history of the Cambridge Phenomenon and also looks to the future. Richly illustrated with photographs, cameos and anecdotes, it tells the inside stories of the companies and the remarkable people behind them; their successes, failures and lessons learned.
Sinclair is featured extensivley within the publication, covering the ZX81 and other innovative products.
Link: The Cambridge Phenomenon
ZX81: Small black box of computing desireThe Sinclair ZX81 was small, black with only 1K of memory, but 30 years ago it helped to spark a generation of programming wizards.
Packing a heady 1KB of RAM, you would have needed more than 50,000 of them to run Word or iTunes, but the ZX81 changed everything..
Link: BBC News Magazine
Millennium Health Microscope wins major Design AwardThe microscope was announced the winner of 'Best Design Innovation' at the Creative East Awards 2009 held at the Theatre Royal Norwich and hosted by Clive Anderson.