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Roger Martin on leveraging design in business
At Design Indaba Conference 2007, Roger Martin discusses the difference between a design view of business and a business view of design.
Richard Hart on the stuff of creativity
At Design Indaba Conference 2011, Richard Hart speaks about how the uselessness of a design can be poetic and beautiful.
Nobumichi Tosa on making nonsense machines
Nobumichi Tosa’s interactive work is difficult to classify. Speaking at Design Indaba 2009 he says, “We make many many nonsense machines.”
Sputniko! on designing objects that trigger debate and discussion
"I'm kind of a pop personality", says Sputniko! Find out why...
In Studio With
Carlo Ratti & Assaf Biderman on how cities communicate through digital technologies
Published 20 February 2013
Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman explore the way objects can communicate and tell unexpected stories.
Albie Sachs on designing the Constitutional Court of South Africa
Published 13 February 2013
Albie Sachs talks about the design of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, a building that is “a place for everybody”.
Shunji Yamanaka on designing to make people happy
Published 08 February 2013
Shunji Yamanaka discusses the contact point between art and science.
Sissel Tolaas on discovering the world from the perspective of the nose
Published 06 February 2013
“I collected smells instead of writing a diary”, says Sissel Tolaas. Find out how this helped her discover her surroundings through smell.
Andrew Shoben on public artworks that increase Gross Domestic Happiness
Published 01 February 2013
Andrew Shoben creates public artworks that encourage involvement from the public and ensure a lot of enjoyment.
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck on the different stages of product design
Published 31 January 2013
Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck believe that products have a particular purpose and it is the designer’s responsibility to make it adaptable to varying environments.
Inga Sempé on articulated product design
Published 29 January 2013
Inga Sempé discusses various designs from tables and chairs to stickers and souvenirs, all emphasising what she deems articulate product design.
Tonic on form, texture and materials in furniture design
Published 22 January 2013
Tonic Design creates timeless products, which celebrate beauty through intricate detail.
Massoud Hassani on designing from Afghan influence
Published 17 January 2013
Massoud Hassani’s Afghan heritage has a significant influence on his designs, from a kitchenware range to a wind-powered device that clears landmines.
Brynjar Sigurðarson on the relationship between objects and stories
Published 16 January 2013
Brynjar Sigurðarson uses stories as the inspiration for creating functional objects.
David Butler on why design is critical to business
Published 11 January 2013
David Butler believes that design goes beyond making something pretty; it is about designing systems that start a movement.
René Redzepi on creating the world's best restaurant
Published 08 January 2013
René Redzepi designs dishes that enable people to experience a clear sense of time and place.
Dan Pearson on immersive spaces in landscape design
Published 04 January 2013
Dan Pearson’s work in landscape design aims to encourage people to engage with spaces in more interesting ways.
Andy Chen on an inside-out process to social design
Published 02 January 2013
For Andy Chen, design should be used to build empathy and to bring about social change.
Chris de Beer on designing jewellery with a cultural inspiration
Published 28 December 2012
Chris de Beer designs jewellery that reflects the traditional colours and patterns of Zulu culture.
Piet Hein Eek on respecting material, technique and craftsmanship
Published 26 December 2012
Piet Hein Eek is devoted to creating products with a special attention to detail and quality.
Porky Hefer on turning something negative into something positive
Published 24 December 2012
Designer and brand interventionist Porky Hefer’s mission is to encourage people to be inspired to get up and change things.
John Bielenberg on why thinking wrong is right
Published 21 December 2012
John Bielenberg believes in thinking wrong to do right. Here he discusses his projects that drive positive change.
Eddie Opara on creating three-dimensional designs
Published 12 December 2012
Eddie Opara believes that a sense of identity is the most important thing one can hold on to.
Mathieu Lehanneur on designing for today
Published 10 December 2012
Mathieu Lehanneur believes that each project needs to start with a question and not with a brief.