Design of the Year winner gets people talking

  • 21 April 2013
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Why the Design of the Year winner has got people talking!

The winner of the Design of the Year award 2013 has been getting loads of people talking - but not for the reasons you might expect...

This year's top prize has gone to the new website for the UK government.

Joe asked Pete Collard from the Design Museum, who run the awards, whether the winner was a bit boring!

He said: "Well that's actually the point of the design. It's designed to be very simple and very clear.

"The idea is that's an information website where people can get the things they need to see clearly and quickly with no distractions."

Pictures: Some of the coolest designs of 2013

Other creations that were nominated include a portable 3D printer on wheels, chairs grown using magnets, and the Olympic cauldron.