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Chris de Beer on designing jewellery with a cultural inspiration
• Duration: 00:17:20
28 Dec 12
Chris de Beer designs jewellery that reflects the traditional colours and patterns of Zulu culture.
Piet Hein Eek on respecting material, technique and craftsmanship
• Duration: 00:34:47
26 Dec 12
Piet Hein Eek is devoted to creating products with a special attention to detail and quality.
John Bielenberg on why thinking wrong is right
• Duration: 00:30:28
21 Dec 12
John Bielenberg believes in thinking wrong to do right. Here he discusses his projects that drive positive change.
Eddie Opara on creating three-dimensional designs
• Duration: 00:44:00
12 Dec 12
Eddie Opara believes that a sense of identity is the most important thing one can hold on to.
Mathieu Lehanneur on designing for today
• Duration: 00:45:17
10 Dec 12
Mathieu Lehanneur believes that each project needs to start with a question and not with a brief.
Valerie Steele on cultural influences in fashion design
• Duration: 00:34:07
5 Dec 12
From the Ottoman Empire to modern-day fashion houses, Valerie Steele discusses the history of fashion.
Rahim Bhimani on problem-solving with design and business skills
• Duration: 00:11:20
7 Nov 12
Industrial designer and design strategist Rahim Bhimani is passionate about problem solving.
Ben Fry on data design
• Duration: 00:36:51
2 Nov 12
Ben Fry applies design to complex data to make it more understandable and more visually appealing.
Hellicar & Lewis on interaction design, systems and digital technology
• Duration: 00:37:48
26 Oct 12
Hellicar & Lewis are dedicated to making experiences that create memories.
FoxP2 on how the fields of commerce and creativity intersect
• Duration: 00:30:37
18 Oct 12
FoxP2 reveal their seven key principles for succeeding in a creative business – using Star Wars as inspiration.
Akshat Verma on breaking rules and expectations when writing for the screen
• Duration: 00:45:50
12 Oct 12
Akshat Verma reveals how his work is shaped by his raw experiences, as well as influences from various cultures.
Paul Sahre on designing what you want
• Duration: 00:38:23
5 Oct 12
“Nothing interesting happens when you know where you’re going with something”, Paul Sahre believes.
Urban-Think Tank on a curriculum for a new urban planet
• Duration: 00:29:38
27 Sep 12
Alfredo Brillembourg (Urban-Think Tank) gives insight into accepting the unaccepted and aesthetic and ethical concerns in designing for informal settlements.
Carly Berger on sustainable housing solutions
• Duration: 00:06:41
19 Sep 12
Carly Berger investigates how green housing solutions can successfully be implemented in neighbourhoods.
Renée Rossouw on finding her own identity through design
• Duration: 00:07:42
19 Sep 12
Renée Rossouw reveals how her inspiration from urban environments plays a fundamental role in her unique design process.
Y Tsai on how to use design to make a social impact
• Duration: 00:18:47
14 Sep 12
Y Tsai uses his past and current projects to demonstrate how designers can make a dent in the universe by means of social improvement.
Bjarke Ingels on the expanded role of the architect
• Duration: 00:41:22
13 Sep 12
For Bjarke Ingels, architects are more than just designers of beautiful facades. He considers the expanded role of architects in contemporary society.
Heinrich Wolff on architecture as a force of social change
• Duration: 00:32:55
6 Sep 12
Heinrich Wolff considers post-apartheid architecture in South Africa and the new role of the architect.
United Visual Artists on designing for emotional response
• Duration: 00:35:37
6 Sep 12
Inspired by the relationship between technology and nature, United Visual Artists design for an emotional response.
Troika on things that are tangible
• Duration: 00:35:02
30 Aug 12
Design trio Troika talk about artefacts that are never purely functional and bringing things from the real world into the virtual world.
Martha Stewart on the endless possibilities of glitter
• Duration: 00:47:56
28 Aug 12
The handmade and the homemade are two of the most important features of the work that Martha Stewart does, across a range of platforms and in various mediums.
Clive van Heerden on why design must ask more difficult questions of technology
• Duration: 00:37:39
22 Aug 12
Clive van Heerden believes that by asking really stupid questions you can produce really interesting results.
Karlssonwilker Inc on graphic design with humour
• Duration: 00:43:26
17 Aug 12
Karlssonwilker enlighten listeners on the founding of their company and the designs they have created since 2000.
Christine Goudie on how design can help people
• Duration: 00:06:44
15 Aug 12
Christina Goudie looks at how medical product design can inspire different ways of thinking about design.
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