How design can change your life

This weekend Cheltenham Design Festival returned for a third stellar year, bringing together some of the world's leading creative visionaries to explore how great design and original thought can change the way we live - and the Computer Arts crew were there to check it out.

Prefaced by the theme 'design can', a strong message of change gathered momentum during Friday's diverse programme of talks and workshops, which encompassed everything from WikiHouse co-founder Alastair Parvin's bold idea to download your own house to Erik Kessels' "new age of storytelling" and beyond.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.