Tomorrow is 2013's edition of The Duckies, and we’re all very excited about the event this year! We will be rolling out the barbecue, providing lots of food and drink and catching up with all our guests.
We have some great entertainment lined up such as magician, Jonathan Shotton, British Champion of Magic who will be dazzling all with his tricks. We also have a caricaturist coming to produce some digital caricatures of all our guests. And no party would be complete without a DJ, and this year we have confirmed DJ Steve Taylor and Ilan Bluestone! We also have a Ping-Pong and Foosball to make it an evening of fun for all the family.
The Duckies celebrate the very best in British graduate design.
New Designers Exhibitors
Along with our entertainment we will also be showcasing the very best in graduate design from the New Designers Exhibition. Cyber-Duck has sponsored the UX associate prize at the New Designers Exhibition for the last four years. Every year there is so much talent: we can’t give a prize to everyone, and thus The Duckies was born. It’s our way of showcasing the very best design talent to a network of businessmen and women in the London and Hertfordshire area. This year’s exhibitors are:
- Alex Tatner - Alex has designed Peak, a system created to help manage your unused solar power by storing it within a batter in your house, saving money and the environment.
- Amy Waldron – Amy’s product Tick Talk aims to strengthen relationships between parents and children by monitoring how long families are engaging during the week and rewarding the family with a ticket for day out or event.
- Finlay Craig – Finlay created Caller, a revolutionary service that lets anyone record their voice and share what’s happening. Combining beautiful design, cartography and cutting edge telephony & real-time technologies, suddenly anyone’s voice is easy to share.
- Gar-Hey Ng – A Bakers Twist is an app that mixes traditional with modern to make baking enjoyable
- Milo Spisz – Milo created an experimental piece of interactive furniture, the LeviLoom, a lamp that gives the user ability to control the brightness without having any contact with the lamp.
- Nick Brennan – Nick’s invention, Sound Pegs, allows users to turn anything into a musical instrument. This project was born from the desire to create a tactile experience using technology and referencing the practice of ‘hacking’ objects.
- Paddy Cole – ‘Martian’ is a mobile-app that connects people to our neighbouring planet Mars, and exploratory missions of the past and present. It makes scientific data relevant to those perhaps not initially interested in the Cosmos.
- Rob Hunt – ‘My Brunel’ is an iOS app designed as a guide for all students attending the university. It includes all information essential for student life in one central location, your phone.
This is the office party of the summer and a great celebration of technology and innovation. We hope to see as many of you there as possible!