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Tentative: Pop-up housing for disaster-stricken communities
This Turkish design firm created an off-the-grid shelter for any climate.
Lost people wander around surreal pastel worlds
The people in these images seem oblivious to the surreality of their pastel surroundings.
The Minimed device brings easy living to Diabetics
This device helps to manage insulin healthily, leaving you to do more amusing things.
Meet the next generation: Design Indaba's Global Graduates 2017
From practical to poetic, we'd like to introduce you our brilliant Global Graduates who’ll be presenting their work at the Design Indaba Conference 2017.
This Amman Design Week installation was repurposed into relief for Syrian refugees
Jordanian designer Raya Kassisieh’s monumental work gets a second life.
Improving sanitation with the waterless toilet
An international group of engineers turn their attention to a basic need.
Sym: Navigating social anxiety in a unique way
This video game offers an interactive experience of what it is like to live with social phobias.
Why children’s drawings matter
Researchers explore the often overlooked importance of childhood scribbles.
Footprintless: Making a shoe out of thin air
These engineers captured CO2 gas and transformed it into a usable fashion item.
The Micro Wind Turbine: A portable, collapsible energy source
This compact turbine is perfect for a nomadic lifestyle.
Things we learnt in 2016
We share a few of the interesting, incredible and sometimes unbelievable things we learnt on Design Indaba this year.
Minerae: Another way to touch light
This conceptual designer thinks of ways to make new connections between us and our environment.
The Torturous History of the Treadmill
One of the world’s most common exercise machines has quite a draconian past.
Overview: A New Perspective of Earth
Benjamin Grant’s photographic tome shows the world from a thought-provoking angle.
Bridging the gaps between human & machine
The division between tech & biology seems more blurred now than ever before. How will this intensifying trend evolve?
The Ethical Dilemma of Self-Driving Cars
Researchers speculate on the murky decision-making aptitude of AI vehicles.
Photographer Jean-Claude Moschetti documents the magic of West Africa
Parallel Worlds is French photographer Jean-Claude Moschetti's artistic portal into another dimension.
Fighting coastal erosion with the TetraPOT
With ocean levels on the rise, how do we protect our seaside towns?
Plastic Bottle Village
Take a look at the life of Robert Bezeau, the "plastic bottle architect".
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Empower, Connect and Sustain: This year’s top Global Grad Show projects
Conceptually simple, technically complex, physical and virtual design.
A New Kind of Beauty
A look at the hunt for aesthetic perfection through Phillip Toledano’s candid lens.
Engineered seduction: How slot machines keep users fixated
Take a look at the deceptive graphic design & psychology behind gambling machines.
Decorative discouragement: The dirty tricks in architecture
Take a look at a few sly design choices that benefit some & prohibit others.
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