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Jake Barton: Where space and storytelling meet
• Duration: 00:05:48
30 Jun 14
The interaction designer and founder of Local Projects tells us how technology is changing the ancient art of storytelling.
27 Jun 14
British illustrator Julia Pott tells a melancholic tale about a pair of sparring boys, a kindly monster and an undersea trip that goes awry.
Discovering an 89plus generation
• Duration: 00:03:45
26 Jun 14
89plus founders Hans Ulrich Obrist and Simon Castets along with Missla Libsekal explore what one half of the world's population is speaking about.
Jody Brand: A fierce independence
• Duration: 00:04:25
25 Jun 14
'Born-free' photographer Jody Brand uses her work to wrestle free from South Africa's past and create an informal history of contemporary everyday life.
Experimental Jetset: A provocative spirit
• Duration: 00:04:35
24 Jun 14
The Dutch trio that make up the graphic design studio Experimental Jetset talk about the influence of various movements on their work.
Ije Nwokorie on the messy business of branding (trailer)
23 Jun 14
Here's a short taster of brand guru Ije Nwokorie's talk at Design Indaba Conference 2014. Watch the full talk by downloading the Design Indaba App now.
Focus on: Mobility for the future
22 Jun 14
From breakthrough bicycle technology to transport in informal communities, these five designers reveal the power of transport design.
Tesla by They Might Be Giants
20 Jun 14
Graphic designer Paul Sahre stretches the music video genre with this interactive project for They Might Be Giants. Plus, don't miss our 'making of' feature.
Henrik Vibskov: Going the 'wrong' way
• Duration: 00:06:05
20 Jun 14
Idiosyncratic Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov talks about how making mistakes taught him to look at a project from a different perspective.
Vinay Venkatraman: Data-driven innovation
• Duration: 00:05:06
19 Jun 14
The Copenhagen-based designer tells us why data and technology are fundamentally changing the way designers work.
Juliana Rotich: What connectivity can do for Africa
• Duration: 00:05:02
18 Jun 14
Economic growth is just one effect greater connectivity can have in Africa, says the co-founder of Ushahidi in this interview.
Ian Murchison: Rethinking the perception of products
• Duration: 00:04:13
16 Jun 14
In this interview, industrial designer Ian Murchison talks about how he explores materials to challenge perceptions about what products should look like.
Focus On: Cities of the future
15 Jun 14
In this video roundup we focus on four different aspects of city making and design in the urban context.
13 Jun 14
Artist Allison Schulnik's animated short, our second installment from the SXSW 2014 Film Awards, is a hypnotic, surreal homage to life and death.
Mikal Hallstrup: Rethinking service design
• Duration: 00:04:02
11 Jun 14
The co-founder of Designit in Denmark illustrates the power of lateral thinking to improve the delivery of services.
El Ultimo Grito: Our design is inherently contradictory
• Duration: 00:07:11
10 Jun 14
This Spanish design duo believe design occupies a grey space where you can be "both Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker at the same time".
Kehinde Wiley – An Economy of Grace
6 Jun 14
This short documentary follows the acclaimed painter from street to studio as he takes on female portraiture for the first time.
Nille Juul-Sørensen: Designing systems to solve social problems
• Duration: 00:05:20
5 Jun 14
The Danish designer implores his peers to step outside their comfort zone and design solutions for social ills.
Dean Poole: Buttons for eyes
• Duration: 00:04:58
4 Jun 14
In this interview, the creative director of Alt Group talks about not having "buttons for eyes" and how to see the simple, obvious ideas.
Kyla Philander: I want to come at you with an alternative
• Duration: 00:04:36
3 Jun 14
Rapper and filmmaker Kyla Philander explains her creative processes, inspirations and major themes throughout her work.
Focus on: Fashion statement
1 Jun 14
From the history of fashion to making current trend statements, these four designers share their insights into the fashion design field.
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