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Sir John Hegarty on challenging the status quo
• Duration: 00:38:48
25 Dec 13
“It’s our job to get out there and fight for great ideas; it’s creative people that will make the change," Sir John Hegarty said at Design Indaba Conference.
Porky Hefer on turning something negative into something positive
• Duration: 00:21:53
24 Dec 13
Designer and brand interventionist Porky Hefer’s mission is to encourage people to be inspired to get up and change things.
Ben Terrett on changing a culture through digital design
• Duration: 00:35:17
21 Dec 13
Digital designer Ben Terrett explains his inspiration and design process in creating Gov.uk, an all-inclusive website for government services and information.
Leanie van der Vyver on testing the line between sexy and grotesque
• Duration: 00:08:37
5 Dec 13
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.
Seymour Chwast on God, sex and war
• Duration: 00:31:49
4 Dec 13
At Design Indaba Conference, renowned graphic designer and illustrator Seymour Chwast speaks about his compulsion to draw.
Louise Fili on typography and gastronomy
• Duration: 00:33:14
30 Nov 13
Louise Fili believes designers need to have their own creative projects to find their design voice. She draws much of her inspiration from Italy and eating.
Marian Bantjes & Jessica Hische on becoming (and staying) successful
• Duration: 00:09:24
27 Nov 13
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
• Duration: 00:22:20
20 Nov 13
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
• Duration: 00:26:06
14 Nov 13
At Design Indaba Conference 2013, Daniel Charny inspires future “makers”, explores unconventional ways of presenting content and talks about “fixing”.
Christoph Niemann on the tension between his inner artist and his inner editor
• Duration: 00:34:45
14 Nov 13
Renowned illustrator and creator of the popular Petting Zoo app, Christoph Niemann talks about his work and process at Design Indaba Conference 2013.
Asif Khan on creating experiences determined by those who experience them
• Duration: 00:26:10
6 Nov 13
At Design Indaba Conference 2013 Asif Khan questions the future of architecture and whether it can be "lightweight, simple and intuitive”.
Martí Guixé on food karaoke, edible objects and techno-tapas
• Duration: 00:26:34
24 Oct 13
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
• Duration: 00:33:47
16 Oct 13
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
• Duration: 00:25:19
10 Oct 13
"Small breakthroughs and how they came to be" was the theme for Paula Scher’s presentation at Design Indaba Conference 2013.
Wael Morcos on using typography to preserve language
• Duration: 00:08:20
25 Sep 13
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.
• Duration: 00:06:27
20 Sep 13
Bland Hoke and Howard Chambers explore how design can transform cities, making them more dynamic and turning them into real community assets.
Nelly Ben Hayoun: Design is all about passion and ambition
• Duration: 00:10:04
19 Sep 13
At Design Indaba Conference 2013, Nelly Ben Hayoun chats to Michael Bierut about her project The International Space Orchestra.
Marguerite Humeau on reviving prehistoric creatures
• Duration: 00:07:34
12 Sep 13
Marguerite Humeau explores, through design, the possibility of reconnecting and communicating with unreachable life forms.
Michael Grigoriev on using collective intelligence to solve problems
• Duration: 00:07:06
11 Sep 13
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
• Duration: 00:18:25
5 Sep 13
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
• Duration: 00:30:24
4 Sep 13
For Oscar Diaz design happens at the intersection where culture and commerce meet.
Daan Roosegaarde on creating techno poetry
• Duration: 00:30:44
30 Aug 13
“I’m a hippie with a business plan”, says artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde on his approach to design, making what he calls “techno poetry”.
Alex Chen on the possibilities of a line
• Duration: 00:33:32
12 Aug 13
Combining his love of music, drawing and coding, Alex Chen creates interactive works that turn chaotic things into something beautiful and charming.
Masashi Kawamura on doing different things with technology
• Duration: 00:34:29
1 Aug 13
“By making things differently you’ll get something different (no duh)”. Masashi Kawamura explains how this approach informs his creative work.
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