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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.
Is it possible for childbearing to happen outside the human body?
Billie Rehwald talks about her project Ectogenesis, which is looking at using design as a tool to consider this possible reality.
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?
Students explore death through a video game and our fascination with fake goods
We spotlight the work of two graduates from the University of the Underground which was started by Dr Nelly Ben-Hayoun.
Connextyle is providing multi-sensory healing for stroke patients
Inspired by the ancient Japanese technique of Kintsugi, the Connextyle shirt is a rehabilitation garment that helps stroke patients regain their muscle use.
Sand: Overmined and underecognised
Sand, a resource usually taken for granted, is being drastically overmined, resulting in the destruction of major ecosystems worldwide.
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.”
Marjan van Aubel uses intelligent design to solve energy and food production problems
In her work she looks at our current relationship with solar technology and how it can be used to enhance and future-proof city living.
Mirjam de Bruijn's work explores the border between function and aesthetics
She speaks about Twenty, a range of waterless dissolvable capsules that take away the need to use 80 - 95% water to make these products.
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.
The potential future of food is growing all around us
Lichen, a cryptogram or type of plant, can be made in several tasty ways. So why aren’t we eating it?
Designing a way to build bonds between strangers
Social designer Manon van Hoeckel creates spaces, art pieces and experiences that confront divides between people.
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.
Jalila Essaïdi’s project turns cow dung into textiles
Designer and entrepreneur Jalila Essaïdi says we have an untapped natural resource in manure.
Freyja Sewell talks tech, meditation and design for the mind
We spoke to the Global Graduate before Design Indaba 2019 about making mindfulness visible.
Ukubutha: A township hub powered by smart architecture and green tech
A sneak speak at the work of Global Graduate Nicole Nomsa Moyo who presented at Day 1 of Design Indaba Conference 2019,
Harvesting water from unexpected places
The way we build our cities can help us harvest water sustainably, says Design Indaba alumna Shaakira Jassat.
Established in 1997, Frame is the world’s leading media brand for interior-design professionals.
“Food is fascinating because it is an ever evolving substance where development will never stop.”
Mirjam de Bruijn
Mirjam de Bruijn's work questions the way we use our everyday products.
Pascale Theron was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, but recently graduated from the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
Student designer Felix Ros on making autonomous driving more human
The cognitive designer on humble interactions and how we use the products of the future.
A smart device that instantly detects Malaria
Technical University Delft students have devised a way to diagnose malaria in quick time, using a combination of mobile tech, 3D printing and algorithms.
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.
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