Miles Park

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The 5G revolution could trigger an e-waste avalanche, but there are ways we can stem the flow, UNSW industrial design expert says.

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It's not just your imagination, products used to have a longer lifespan, says a UNSW industrial designer.

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For as little as $4 a day Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.

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Shopping for a mobile phone is confusing at the best of times, and trying to find an environmentally friendly option is even harder. UNSW's Miles Park provides some answers.

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Here's to the Kodak camera, the transistor TV, the portable typewriter and other casualties of a throwaway age, writes Miles Park.

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The PB/5 pedestrian button is unlikely to be on many people’s top ten lists as a “design classic”, but it does possess a number of remarkable design attributes, writes Miles Park.

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Thanks to both professional and recreational surfers, the diversity of Australian surfboard design has never been greater, writes Miles Park. 

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Chris Fox's first-hand experience of the risks of water sports led him to design a self-inflating lifejacket, which has just won the UNSW industrial design graduate a coveted Dyson award.

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Energy-efficient appliances may be having the unintended effect of adding to our environmental impact, a UNSW industrial designer warns.