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Design Indaba 2019: Where business and design meet
From advertising legend David Droga to 3M's Eric Quint, the next Design Indaba Conference is set to tackle various topics across business and design.
Design Indaba 2019 presents: Architecture driven by social responsibility
From Mariam Kamara to Dong Ping-Wong, the 2019 Design Indaba Conference will host a list of renowned architects.
The way we build homes is wrong, says Joe Gebbia, and here's how he wants to fix it
"In order to meet the demands of the future, whether it be climate displacement or rural-urban migration, the home needs to evolve, to think forward.”
Understanding #MeToo with machine learning
“Not only is the #MeToo movement continuing to grow and expand...but our ability to understand digital social movements is growing every day.”
The Indian woman behind some of Hollywood's blockbuster set designs
Aashrita Kamath turned her love of narrative into a career.
Could the heat generated by blockchain be useful for other living beings?
With a project called Farm, MIT student Gary Zhang shows that heat generated in the blockchain has many uses.
How urban planning can help us cope with climate change
The results of this recent research could help city planners build our future cities better.
Designed to swarm, these robots create whole structures
The 16 robots, including the design system to control them, were developed by researchers who work at the intersection of biotechnology and design.
Iran's hidden history now told by postage stamps
Iran had a history before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and a design student is using stamps to highlight this.
Futurist Alexa Clay on why Silicon Valley should focus on goodness and humanity
She says there needs to be more to tech than just building another app to get rich.
Night Loo offers refugee women a safer toilet option
Going to the toilet becomes a serious problem for refugee women when they face attack on their way to the bathroom.
Award-winning costume designer and women's rights icon.
One photographer's surrealist impression of mental illness
Katie Joy Crawford was diagnosed young. This is how she sees her anxiety and depression.
Five things to know about Ane Crabtree, the latest Design Indaba 2019 speaker
She’s known as the designer of all of our favourite apocalyptic TV shows like Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Unpacking graphic design with Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast & more
These industry elites drop some priceless gems after illustrious careers in graphic design.
Five past Design Indaba speakers on how they perceive product design
Watch Design Indaba Alumni give their take on what it means to make quality functional products.
Eric Quint to bring 3M’s design-centered mission to Design Indaba 2019
“We are part of an ecosystem, uniting purpose with partnership, that creates meaningful innovations.”
The Human Utility: How a Twitter discussion started a movement
What started out as a Twitter discussion soon became a way to address the water affordability and access issue in the United States.
On the first national memorial to victims of lynching in the US
Designed by MASS Design Group, who have offices in Boston and in Kigali, the memorial relies on sculpture, art, and design to contextualise racial terror.
Damon Davis explores Ghana's slave past and its impact on black America
“...the world tells us that our identity doesn’t matter and our story doesn’t matter and our lives don’t matter.”
The Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback project is a blueprint for de-extinction
The speculative designer behind human leather, Tina Gorjanc explores the ethics and implications of de-extinction
How two researchers hacked software to create a functional AI for their diabetic son
"Not one of those companies allowed me to directly access the data that was literally coming out of my son’s body. So I hacked it."
Woebot: A smart, accessible mental healthcare solution
Created by a group of Stanford psychologists, WoeBot is used in over 120 countries and has generated over 2 million messages since its launch.
New audio & text system could detect depression in everyday conversations
A new model by researchers at MIT is able to detect depression in context-free interactions.
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