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Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala on new ways to tackle electricity shortage in Uganda
The CEO of Bakulu Power takes us through their work in Bavuma, one of the only districts without electricity in the country.
How 3D printing is helping to make music more accessible
By printing 3D instruments, designers are able to custom-fit the instrument to each musician, foregoing the usual barriers.
Ukubutha: A waste-to-energy solution to mobilise residents in informal settlements
Architecture graduate Nicole Moyo shares her idea on how informal communities can create their own water, energy and waste systems.
This monument combines history, art and architecture
The architects worked in collaboration with photographer Edward Burtynsky, Holocaust scholar Doris Bergen and landscape architect Claude Comier.
A patient and caregiver centred chair by Rhys Jones
Industrial design graduate Rhys Jones and his neonatal chair.
Rhys Jones strives to make excellent products that are sustainable and socially responsible.
Emerging photographer Daniel Effah on the representation of Africa abroad
African artists in the diaspora are often caught between two worlds.
Pia Nyakairu: Designing a device to improve remote care for cancer patients
Ugandan-born industrial design graduate Pia Nyakairu has designed a device that helps physiotherapists and doctors offer distance care to cancer patients.
Pia Nyakairu on products that help form connections
Ugandan industrial designer Pia Nyakairu shares her work on products that aid connection as part of Design Indaba’s Global Graduates programme.
A tool to remotely monitor and support the rehabilitation of mastectomy patients
Pia Nyakairu has developed a wand-like product and app, which allows physiotherapists to monitor the progress of mastectomy patients over a digital platform.
Tyler Pratt: Bringing enjoyment to everyday life through experimentation
Canadian industrial designer Tyler Pratt's products are designed to be simple, practical and to bring enjoyment to their users.
Ian Murchison on wooden knives and bendy bicycle racks
This Canadian industrial designer talks about finding the freedom to develop products that question everyday perceptions.
Ian Murchison on wooden knives and bendy bicycle racks (trailer)
This Canadian industrial designer is making waves in the product design industry. At Design Indaba Conference 2014, he shares his story of success.
Ian Murchison is an industrial designer and part of the Pecha Kucha at Design Indaba Conference 2014.
A good sport
Runner-up in the social impact category of the Core77 Design Awards student category is CrossTrainer by Andrew Lowe.
Rahim Bhimani on problem-solving with design and business skills
Industrial designer and design strategist Rahim Bhimani is passionate about problem solving.
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Danish designer Johannes Torpe on the power of design to create universes
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21 Jan 19
“To create a universe around our products we actually have to take it out into the hands of the people who have to use it."
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Wednesday 27 February
Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
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