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The Metacognition Revolution: We talk to meditation designer Freyja Sewell
While smartphone apps gamify meditation, this student designer wants to make the inner workings of a meditative mind visible.
The evolution of meditation tech with design graduate Freyja Sewell
Mind Mirror is part of a mindfulness series that hopes to diversify meditation tech by visualising brain activity.
On cityscapes and soundsuits with future-proofing graduate Ines De Peuter
Ines De Peuter investigates the relationship between the self and its context by creating garments that adapt to the concrete jungle.
A future where calling a human stand-in is as easy as calling an Uber
It’s already possible, but what if it evolves into more than just hiring someone to stand in line, and Other-Self Agency replaces interactions with loved ones?
Designing a way to build bonds between strangers
Social designer Manon van Hoeckel creates spaces, art pieces and experiences that confront divides between people.
Five killer Design Indaba Conference talks you should watch
From graphic designer Natasha Jen to architect Francis Kéré, here are our top 5 Design Indaba Conference talks.
The Socio-Technical City combats the key challenges of our future cities
UNStudio designs a speculative cityscape for The Hague, aimed to address rapid urban growth and sustainability.
Oliber is a low-cost solution for people suffering from a debilitating condition
Chilean design graduate Bárbara López designed a low-cost tool to give new hands to those in need.
It isn’t really a plant, it isn’t moss, it isn’t an insect but it could be the future of food
Lichen, a cryptogram or type of plant, can be made in several tasty ways. So why aren’t we eating it?
Turning refugee bunkers into privacy pods using minimalist design
“I tried to create a kind of privacy pod around the only space the individual has: their beds.”
Meet the design graduate who created her own coffin
Confronted with the mortality of not only her body but the world, Shaina Garfield found healing in the subject of death.
Inclusive, human-centred furniture for the disabled
Inspired by her sister who has Down's Syndrome, the designer behind this furniture range uses a human-centred approach to design.
Frame Lab aims to catalyse the future of interior design
The event will takes place over two days and explore innovation in retail, hospitality, shows, institutions, work and residences.
Dave Hakkens on his mission to help people fight plastic waste worldwide
The designer behind the award-winning project, Precious Plastic will be back at Design Indaba to talk about his latest work.
0.9 grams of brass: A brass paper clip that symbolises a cow’s life
See how graduate student Adelaide Lala Tam uses this project as a metaphor for the life cycle of a cow.
Lucas De Man uses art to help bring more social cohesion to our cities
His latest project called EYE humanises the anonymous city by giving it eyes and offering visitors new perspectives.
Ukubutha: A township hub powered by smart architecture and green tech
A central hub might be able to provide a safe environment, clean water, solar energy and on-site recycling in underdeveloped townships.
Scribble is a touch-activated joystick for semi-autonomous driving
Currently there is no middle ground between the car taking the wheel or its driver, this is where Scribble comes in.
A simple brass paper clip wins at the Future Food Design Awards
0.9 Grams of Brass, a project by designer Adelaide Lala Tam, tells a complicated story through a seemingly banal object.
The Frame Awards 2019 will honour the world’s best interiors
The international jury includes former Design Indaba speaker, Yinka Ilori.
Tik-Tik helps make freedom of movement easier for the visually impaired
The blind designer Simon Dogger who spoke at this year's Design Indaba tells us about his latest project.
Friends forever – until the connection drops
Just how will artificial intelligence affect the world of design and the job of the designer? It could become a win-win situation.
The Final Five: antenna 2018 is right on our doorstep
These creatives make up the list of 20-plus graduates who will present projects that change the world of tomorrow.
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