Living with arthritis isn’t easy and carrying out simple, every day tasks – cooking, bathing, doing laundry and moving around the house – can be a real challenge and often painful and difficult. 

Following on from the success of our Spark 2018 programme we wanted to find out more from someone who lives with arthritis and what challenges they face every day. We talked to Christine to discover what products make a difference to her and what she would love to see in product innovation.

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Deborah Meaden celebrates innovative products at the Spark Showcase 2018 The Design Council Spark Showcase, presented by Deborah Meaden, was the culmination of 16 weeks of graft and learning for finalists on the product design accelerator programme. The Design Council Spark Showcase was the culmination of 16 weeks of graft and learning for finalists on the programme.

Feature — 26/07/2018

Improving lives for those living with arthritis with Design Council Spark We caught up with Kate Croxton, Head of Professional Engagement at our partners Arthritis Research UK, to find out more about the impact that Spark has had on their work so far. We caught up with Kate Croxton, Arthritis Research UK, to find out more about the impact that Spark has had on their work so far.

Feature — 13/07/2018

Congratulations to our Spark 2018 finalists and awardees Last night (26 June 2018) our Spark 2018 finalists from across the UK gathered in London to showcase new product ideas to industry and investors. Last night our Spark 2018 finalists from across the UK gathered in London to showcase new product ideas to industry and investors.

News — 27/06/2018

Design Council Spark Showcase 2018 announced We are delighted to announce the Design Council Spark Showcase 2018 will be held on the 26-27 June at the Design Museum, London. We are delighted to announce the Design Council Spark Showcase 2018 will be held on the 26-27 June at the Design Museum, London.

News — 11/06/2018

Design skills are not just for designers – Spark proves this This year, our product innovation programme Design Council Spark has seen an increase in successful applications from groups under-represented in the design industry and people without formal design education. This year, Spark has seen people with an unusually varied set of skills and backgrounds reach the final stages.

Feature — 16/05/2018

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