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Christoph Niemann on the tension between his inner artist and his inner editor
Renowned illustrator and creator of the popular Petting Zoo app, Christoph Niemann talks about his work and process at Design Indaba Conference 2013.
Nelly Ben Hayoun: Design is all about passion and ambition
At Design Indaba Conference 2013, Nelly Ben Hayoun chats to Michael Bierut about her project The International Space Orchestra.
John Maeda on design thinking and creative leadership
Artist, graphic designer and educator John Maeda talks about the exchange between design thinking and creative leadership at 2013 Design Indaba Conference.
Meet four typographers who’s work goes beyond just the art and technique of arranging type to make language visible, to conveying cultural messages of its own.
Shaping our spaces and cities
Published 01 January 2014
Architects design the habitats we dwell in. We feature four thought-provoking talks on approaches to the challenges our times present to the built environment.
Where virtual and real worlds meet
Published 28 December 2013
In an ever-increasing digital world, many designers explore the coalface where virtual and physical realities converge. We feature four future-forward talks.
Seymour Chwast on God, sex and war
Published 04 December 2013
At Design Indaba Conference, renowned graphic designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast speaks about his compulsion to draw.
Marian Bantjes & Jessica Hische on becoming (and staying) successful
Published 27 November 2013
At Design Indaba Conference 2013, Marian Bantjes and Jessica Hische speak about being accused of “ripping each other off”.
Steven Heller on how an addiction developed into a calling
Published 20 November 2013
Graphic designer Steven Heller chronicles how his addictive collection of objects leads to the subject matter for his books.
Daniel Charny on the action of designing
Published 14 November 2013
At Design Indaba Conference 2013, Daniel Charny inspires future “makers”, explores unconventional ways of presenting content and talks about “fixing”.
Asif Khan on creating experiences determined by those who experience them
Published 06 November 2013
At Design Indaba Conference 2013 Asif Khan questions the future of architecture and whether it can be "lightweight, simple and intuitive”.
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg on shaping the future through design
Published 30 October 2013
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg uses Synthetic Biology to look at a conflict between a bacterial world of the future and the antibacterial world of today.
Martí Guixé on food karaoke, edible objects and techno-tapas
Published 24 October 2013
At Design Indaba Conference 2013 Martí Guixé shows us how to eat pasta with your fingers and lollipops without your hands.
Matthew Carter on untypical typefaces
Published 16 October 2013
In his talk at Design Indaba 2013, type designer Matthew Carter gives insight into the creation of unusual typefaces.
Paula Scher on creativity as a small defiant act of misbehaving
Published 09 October 2013
"Small breakthroughs and how they came to be" was the theme for Paula Scher’s presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2013.
David Adjaye on evolving typologies in architecture
Published 02 October 2013
At Design Indaba Conference 2013, David Adjaye highlighted the importance of architecture responding to various environments.
Leanie van der Vyver on testing the line between sexy and grotesque
Published 27 September 2013
What lies beyond the projection of perfection? How far can we push notions of beauty, before it becomes grotesque? Leanie van der Vyver asks these questions.
Wael Morcos on using typography to preserve language
Published 25 September 2013
Wael Morcos explains how typography can be used to give a new meaning to something that might otherwise be generic.
Bland Hoke and Howard Chambers on cities working for people.
Published 20 September 2013
Bland Hoke and Howard Chambers explore how design can transform cities, making them more dynamic and turning them into real community assets.
Pieter-Jan Pieters on using human movement to compose music
Published 19 September 2013
Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Pieter-Jan Pieters makes digital music using his body parts as the instruments.
Marguerite Humeau on reviving prehistoric creatures
Published 12 September 2013
Marguerite Humeau explores, through design, the possibility of reconnecting and communicating with unreachable life forms.
Michael Grigoriev on using collective intelligence to solve problems
Published 11 September 2013
Design strategist Michael Grigoriev believes that collectively we’re more intelligent than any expert and need to draw on this intelligence to tackle problems.
Nicholas Hlobo on understanding his own culture
Published 05 September 2013
Nicholas Hlobo explores, through sound and images, the construction of his own sense of understanding about the self, one’s country, family, culture and more.
Oscar Diaz on form and meaning
Published 04 September 2013
For Oscar Diaz design happens at the intersection where culture and commerce meet.