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Jake Barton on how to create meaningful interactions through technology (trailer)
5 Jan 15
The interaction designer behind the 9/11 Memorial & Museum shares his insights into creating technological interfaces that engage in unexpected ways.
Teshia Treuhaft on how a dancer helped her be a better designer (trailer)
6 Jan 15
Observing a dancer's movements helped this Rhode Island School of Design graduate rethink the basic structure of a chair.
Issa Diabaté on designing the future of urban Africa (trailer)
7 Jan 15
This Ivorian architect believes that independence, innovation, volunteer work and personal investment must characterise African architecture of tomorrow.
Margot Janse and David Higgs on their culinary trajectories (trailer)
11 Jan 15
These multi-award winning, critically revered South African gourmets talk about the chef’s role in creating an experience, not just a dish.
Clive Wilkinson on playing at work (trailer)
18 Jan 15
South African-born architect Clive Wilkinson on how all work and no play makes for a dull office.
Kyla Philander on using empathy as a design tool (trailer)
20 Jan 15
Cape Town-based musician, storyteller and videographer Kyla Philander outlines her journey into creativity.
Stefan van Biljon: Unearthing the urban unknown (trailer)
25 Jan 15
Architect Stefan van Biljon presents two projects in which he attempts to uncover the invisible forces that influence our relationships to our cities.
Naoto Fukusawa on why objects shouldn’t stand out too much (trailer)
30 Jan 15
Objects are merely interfaces, says the Japanese industrial designer. It's humans that are at the centre of the design process.
Trailer: Scholten & Baijings on thinking in colour
1 Feb 15
Husband-and-wife team Scholten & Baijings tell us how they transform sterile mass-produced items into designs with a personal touch.
Danes on design that matters (trailer)
11 Feb 15
At Design Indaba Conference 2014, a Danish delegation talks about design that has nothing to do with chairs, coffee cups or couches.
Trailer: Hella Jongerius: I am a design pastor
• Duration: 00:02:04
17 Apr 15
The Dutch designer outlines six guiding principles for designers to embrace in order to regain a holistic approach to their work.
Trailer: William Kentridge on peripheral thinking
3 Jun 15
South Africa’s foremost artist demonstrates how productive procrastination is at the heart of his creative process.
Trailer: Shubhankar Ray on how brands can survive in the 21st century
• Duration: 00:02:09
11 Jun 15
Content is king but no one explains why quite like Shubhankar Ray, who re-engineered the brands of Camper, Levis and G-Star.
Trailer: Roy Choi on food that tastes like LA
• Duration: 00:01:06
18 Jun 15
What do Twitter and tacos have to do with each other? Meet the chef who took gourmet food onto LA’s streets.
Trailer: Dan Wieden on why Wieden+Kennedy will never sell out
• Duration: 00:01:15
24 Jun 15
The co-founder of Wieden+Kennedy says the secret of its success lies in its creative culture of chaos.
Trailer: Carla Kreuser on why designing by hand still matters
• Duration: 00:00:46
1 Jul 15
Carla Kreuser pulled herself away from her computer screen and went back to basics, illustrating and binding an entire book by hand.
Trailer: Stefano Giovannoni on how design is an expression of historical events
• Duration: 00:01:22
9 Jul 15
The maestro of industrial design draws a parallel between product design and major cultural and economic movements.
Trailer: Robbie Brozin on art, creativity and chicken
• Duration: 00:01:44
14 Jul 15
Nando’s co-founder Robbie Brozin emphasizes the global fast-food chain’s relationship with local South African art and design.
Trailer: The Workers on the power of digital interactions
• Duration: 00:01:40
21 Jul 15
The Workers is a London-based digital design studio that challenges expectations of what is possible in the digital realm.
Trailer: Selly Raby Kane on otherworldly fashion in Dakar
• Duration: 00:01:49
28 Jul 15
Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane is going beyond regular aesthetics and redefining the creative energy in Dakar.
Trailer: Sindiso Khumalo on the love affair with her ancestry through her textiles
• Duration: 00:01:30
4 Aug 15
The fashion designer draws from her Zulu inheritance in the design of her contemporary fashion collections.
Trailer: Tyler Pratt on designing simple things to solve everyday needs
• Duration: 00:01:06
11 Aug 15
Carleton University industrial design graduate Tyler Pratt makes simple, elegant products that solve everyday needs.
Studio Propolis on beautiful designs produced under tough constraints
• Duration: 00:20:36
18 Aug 15
Naeem Biviji of Studio Propolis talks us through designing in the difficult Kenyan context to yield products that are not just good enough for Africa.
Trailer: Studio Propolis on beautiful designs produced under tough contraints
• Duration: 00:01:27
18 Aug 15
Naeem Biviji of Studio Propolis talks us through designing in the difficult Kenyan context to yield products that are not just "good enough for Africa".
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