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Jeanne van Heeswijk on community development by co-production
• Duration: 00:39:29
19 Jul 13
Jeanne van Heeswijk believes that "radicalising the local" is one of the most important things in the effort to develop communities.
Roger Martin on leveraging design in business
• Duration: 00:34:00
14 May 13
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
• Duration: 00:31:08
10 May 13
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
• Duration: 00:49:52
2 May 13
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
• Duration: 00:08:25
4 Mar 13
"I'm kind of a pop personality", says Sputniko! Find out why...
Carlo Ratti & Assaf Biderman on how cities communicate through digital technologies
• Duration: 00:35:18
20 Feb 13
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
• Duration: 00:22:49
13 Feb 13
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
• Duration: 00:21:39
8 Feb 13
Shunji Yamanaka discusses the contact point between art and science.
Sissel Tolaas on discovering the world from the perspective of the nose
• Duration: 00:30:27
6 Feb 13
“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
• Duration: 00:34:49
1 Feb 13
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
• Duration: 00:27:59
31 Jan 13
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
• Duration: 00:29:08
29 Jan 13
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
• Duration: 00:22:51
22 Jan 13
Tonic Design creates timeless products, which celebrate beauty through intricate detail.
Massoud Hassani on designing from Afghan influence
• Duration: 00:13:09
17 Jan 13
Massoud Hassani’s Afghan heritage has a significant influence on his designs, from a kitchenware range to a wind-powered device that clears landmines.
David Butler on why design is critical to business
• Duration: 00:17:14
11 Jan 13
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
• Duration: 00:29:57
8 Jan 13
René Redzepi designs dishes that enable people to experience a clear sense of time and place.
Dan Pearson on immersive spaces in landscape design
• Duration: 00:38:47
4 Jan 13
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
• Duration: 00:10:33
2 Jan 13
For Andy Chen, design should be used to build empathy and to bring about social change.
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