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Designing better HIV treatment
1 Oct 14
Digital designer Jepchumba tells us about the making of Aviro, a mobile app for HIV clinicians to accurately prescribe ARV medication.
A brief personal history of illustration
6 Oct 14
The legendary graphic designer Seymour Chwast gives us a bird's-eye view of the period styles that have shaped the industry.
The many uses of social media
7 Oct 14
The value of social media is shifting far beyond PR and marketing – and that's good news for creative enterprises, says Nadia Mannell of Meltwater Group.
What is the value of a national design policy?
8 Oct 14
Can getting design on the government's agenda really benefit working designers? We ask 7 presenters at next week's WDC2014 Design Policy Conference to weigh in.
Marching to her own Afrobeat
10 Oct 14
Buki Akib's luxurious fashion accessories capture the pulsating rhythms of her West African heritage.
Why formulas for creativity fail
14 Oct 14
Patrick Barron, who led the blockbuster "Dumb Ways to Die" campaign, says what works for one brand won't necessarily work for another.
John Vogel on making it as your own manufacturer
21 Oct 14
South African furniture designer John Vogel on being hands-on in the workshop and accessing the market in multiple ways.
Design advice from New York
22 Oct 14
Three New York design legends share lessons from their careers in graphic design.
Internet inspiration: Threat or enabler?
29 Oct 14
Lazy man's library or a window onto the world? Four South African creatives tell us whether the internet stymies or aids their creative process.
The playful portraitist
31 Oct 14
Patterns clash and cultures collide in Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj's striking portraits.
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