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Decorative discouragement: The dirty tricks in architecture
Take a look at a few sly design choices that benefit some & prohibit others.
The chair that was designed by AI
It turns out that some of AI's best solutions are inspired by nature.
Three cities that tackle modern civic problems successfully
Take a look at how city planners have found ways to manage 21st-century urban obstacles in these three cities.
Mars colonisation: Three fundamental questions
Efforts are mounting to get us on the red planet - why, how and who?
Gaia telescopes chart largest map of the Universe ever
The observation mission of ESA has returned its first crop of cosmic images – and it’s huge.
Gene-editing of mosquitoes could annihilate lethal viruses
Scientists could put disease-spreading mosquitoes in their crosshairs, but would the outcome be positive?
The Linx helmet: Safer, earphone-less music for cyclists
The flagship product of Coros lets you listen to music without covering your ears.
The enigmatic EmDrive rises through scientific ranks
The 2000 brainchild of Roger Shawyer gains research momentum as a viable space engine.
Crowdsourced mapping to highlight crisis zones
MapSwipe is a smartphone application used to crowdsource information about previously undiscovered crisis zones.
EyeControl: The first screen-free device for ALS patients
Often patients with ALS are "locked in" and unable to speak or use their limbs. With EyeControl, "locked-in" patients can communicate using eye-scrolling tech.
Floating greenhouse is both sustainable and educational
Serbian design firm Salt & Water have conceptualised a floating community hub that teaches green living.
The Plasmorph: A living diary
Relying on memory alone can be daunting. Conceptual designer Ann-Kristin Abel envisions a living organism that provides customised information,
Panama’s waste is now a village of plastic bottles
Isla Colón in Bocas Del Toro, Panama will be home to an entire village constructed out of recycled plastic bottles.
CrowdVoice: An archive of social unrest from around the world
Esra’a Al Shafei’s online platform curates user-generated content from protests around the world.
Enter your design to the Green Product Award
The Green Product Award have extended their deadline exclusively for Design Indaba readers. Submissions are open until Sunday 13 March.
This is what it's like to read with dyslexia
Victor Widell’s interactive blog post lets the viewer experience what it’s like to be dyslexic.
One week left to enter the A’ Design Awards
Entries for all categories of the prestigious A’ Design Awards have now been extended to 7 March.
Integrating VR into fine dining
Samsung says its virtual reality headset will enhance the fine dining experience, but do we need to?
Last chance to enter the A’ Design Awards
Entries are still open for all categories of the prestigious A’ Design Awards.
Echosight: Changing the way we retell global stories
Echosight uses multiple exposure to compare and contrast visual stories from around the world.
Enter your best designs to the A' Design Awards & Competition
There’s still time for you to enter your best designs into the prestigious A' Design Awards & Competition 2016.
Design Indaba's Global Graduates – these are the ones to watch
We'd like to introduce you to the talented Global Graduates who’ll be presenting their work at the Design Indaba Conference 2016.
A' Design Awards is calling for entries across all design categories
A' Design Award calls for entries in industrial design, architecture, interior design, furniture, lighting and building materials.
Who are the best designers in the world?
83 countries are ranked in arts, architecture and design based on the number of design awards won, with the United States taking the top position.
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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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