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Testing, testing: inside Fisher & Paykel’s product punishment regime

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Testing, testing: inside Fisher & Paykel’s product punishment regime

We tend to take our appliances for granted and expect them to keep on working, no matter what. But, if you’re a manufacturer, how do you ensure your product can stand up to the real world? If you’re Fisher & Paykel, you give the DishDrawer a proper battering, try your best to make it fail, and ensure the often strange behaviour exhibited by unpredictable and demanding humans is taken into consideration.

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The New Zealand Drug Foundation believes that the way we currently deal with drugs doesn’t work for Māori and that our criminal justice approach to minor offences causes more harm to those caught up in it than drug use itself. A series of hui was established to discuss the issue with the community most affected, so it created a brand, marketed these events and helped draw some bigger than expected crowds. 

Better by design

New Zealand has galleries a plenty to frequent when it comes to showcasing visual art, but the work of architects and other design disciplines have been underserved ­– until now, with Objectspace. And with national conversations around urban planning and housing a hot topic, its expansion couldn’t be more timely. We chatted with director Kim Paton about her vision for the gallery’s new space.