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SenSprout is helping farmers better understand their crops while saving water
26 Jun 18
SenSprout’s aim is to grant farmers a better understanding of how their crops consume water without using expensive technology.
We speak to an emoji activist on why diverse emojis matter
22 Jun 18
Jennifer 8 Lee says the Emojination wants to make the approval of emoji a more inclusive and representative process.
Mexican students design a carpet for growing crops in refugee camps
20 Jun 18
Rise, which was designed by three Mexican industrial design students, addresses one of the world's most pressing issues.
5 African Internet start-ups redefining agriculture
18 Jun 18
It's Sustainable Gastronomy Day, a day that reaffirms that all cultures and civilisations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.
Aso Oke fabric travels from head to toe
12 Jun 18
A Nigerian designer is translating his passion for traditional Nigerian fabric into an unusual design application.
To teach graphic design is to learn to adapt with the field says Lucille Tenazas
11 Jun 18
“For us, as educators, we are constantly aware that our profession is sort of a moving target.”
Making the music video great again
5 Jun 18
As musicians continue to push the boundaries visually, we examine the evolution of their relationship with film.
The Unusual Football Field challenges the boundaries of existing areas
31 May 18
As the world gears up for the 2018 Fifa World Cup, we take a look at this curious soccer pitch designed for space-starved urban areas.
LifeArk off-grid housing is focused on sustainable community transformation
29 May 18
The affordable, emergency housing system is aimed at disaster prone areas and displaced peoples.
This British Nigerian artist's films celebrate the full spectrum of blackness
24 May 18
Seye Isikalu’s work thoughtfully captures black bodies on screen.
Future forms of concrete, plastic could be both sustainable and eco-friendly
16 May 18
“The polymers can be chemically recycled and reused, in principle, infinitely.”
A Digital Drum is bringing computer skills to the youth in rural Uganda
15 May 18
Design without Borders has developed a way to bridge the information gap between urban and rural youth of Uganda.
Will AI be our new co-dependent relationship?
7 May 18
Nicole Pérez’s annoying robots ponder the future of automated intimacy.
Learn how these wearables serve the hearing impaired
3 May 18
"How can the deaf and hearing-impaired community experience music, without actually hearing it?"
This design festival is stitching together India's design community
30 Apr 18
"It was one of its kind in the Indian design history. I’m not aware of any other festivals organised on such a massive scale."
This warning system could detect a drought earlier than ever before
28 Apr 18
Here's how MIT researchers are using the leaf surface to detect drought conditions.
Grigri Pixel is uniting creatives on two continents through urban interventions
27 Apr 18
The projects, which brings together African and European artists, was recently selected in the culture category for the FAD design prize.
Life Kitchen offers free cooking lessons for people living with cancer
25 Apr 18
Life Kitchen is extending classes and has teamed up with designers to create a special range of plates, totes, and t-shirts.
Feel people smile with Simon Dogger’s handheld device for the visually impaired
23 Apr 18
“Being able to understand other people is about the quality of dialogue which is actually about the quality of life.”
Robotic traffic officers direct cars on Kinshasa’s roads
18 Apr 18
Solar-powered robotic traffic cops have been “hired” to regulate the disorderly traffic in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Iwo Borkowicz on finding housing solutions that serve both tourists and locals
18 Apr 18
The young architect who was a Global Graduate at Design Indaba 2018 talks about his upcoming project in Tanzania.
Copenhagenize Design Co. is making moves to see more bicycles in urban areas
17 Apr 18
“The bicycle is the most powerful tool in our urban toolboxes to fix our cities.”
See the novel ways these designers are innovating healthcare practices
16 Apr 18
From beautiful colostomy bags to a USB stick that’s also an HIV testing kit, these projects affirm that the future of healthcare is in safe hands.
Scientists are working on a pill that mimics the effects of exercise
13 Apr 18
Scientists are a step closer to developing exercise in a pill to help the chronically lazy, elderly, and those medically unable to exercise.
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