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Ekene Ijeoma combines data and design to tackle pressing global issues
• Duration: 00:17:57
15 Dec 17
From diversity in design to the refugee crisis, this data designer's projects are breaking the news cycle.
Founder of Duolingo at the Design Indaba Conference 2017
• Duration: 00:21:13
13 Nov 17
Luis von Ahn launched the first African language course on Duolingo as part of his Design Talk.
Olafur Eliasson talks design that has real-world significance
• Duration: 00:34:17
28 Oct 17
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson gives us his take on what functional design means and the newest member of the Little Sun family.
Osborne Macharia breathes life into his fantastical, fictional imagery
• Duration: 00:12:16
27 Oct 17
The self-taught Kenyan photographer takes the Design Indaba audience on a mesmerising journey of fiction, fantasy and narrative.
Can we use our own data to become better human beings?
• Duration: 00:32:56
26 Oct 17
Data designer Giorgia Lupi talks us through her experience of painstakingly collected personal data.
How Stuart Forrest built the award-winning Triggerfish
• Duration: 00:25:35
25 Oct 17
Triggerfish CEO talks Revolting Rhymes, endurance in the animation industry and inspiring empathy in young people.
Andile Dyalvane, gt2p in never-before-seen installation at Design Indaba 2017
• Duration: 00:26:32
23 Oct 17
An unexpected link emerges between the Chilean design group and the South African ceramicist.
Multidisciplinary artist Robin Rhode brings his drawing process to life
• Duration: 00:22:24
19 Oct 17
The South African born artist and his “doppelgänger” light up the Design Indaba stage.
Learn to approach design with empathy, says co-founder of Snøhetta
• Duration: 00:51:55
22 Sep 17
"Just look at people...," says Craig Dykers. "Getting to know their faces helps you understand who you're making things for."
#RightsNotGames makes protesting accessible for disabled people
• Duration: 00:09:23
12 Sep 17
Arjun Harrison-Mann talks ethical design at the Design Indaba Festival 2017.
How Isis Schiffer made the foldable bike helmet
• Duration: 00:07:19
1 Sep 17
The EcoHelmet made international headlines and won numerous awards.
Exposing the fecal danger in our picturesque beaches with Carina Bonse
• Duration: 00:06:37
30 Aug 17
“People are concerned about what they put in their bodies, yet don’t know the effect that wastewater can have on their health.”
Blinky Bill brings African musical expression to the Design Indaba stage
• Duration: 00:18:42
23 Aug 17
The Kenyan musician, producer and DJ doesn’t care what African music is ‘supposed’ to sound like.
Furniture designer Stefan Diez on the value of designing process
• Duration: 00:19:53
22 Aug 17
The renowned German designer does not shy away from age-old materials and techniques.
Isabel Mager on identifying the human body behind the making of high-tech gadgets
• Duration: 00:12:04
18 Aug 17
What human narrative exists beneath our shiny 21st-century products?
Tea Uglow on the creative unknown and dispelling misplaced confidence in reality
• Duration: 00:31:26
16 Aug 17
Tea Uglow, the director of Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney on her work at the intersection of tech and creativity.
Jesper Brodin & Marcus Engman on the start of IKEA’s new African collaboration
• Duration: 00:08:14
14 Aug 17
“We like to work in an open way, because we believe in that way of co-creating things.”
Bo-Won Keum on using design to help elevate the voices of prison inmates
• Duration: 00:11:22
11 Aug 17
The graphic designer worked on a monochromatic book that had handwritten book requests and thank you notes from US prison inmates.
Marina Willer on why designers should be creating frameworks for accepting political change
• Duration: 00:29:56
10 Aug 17
The partner at Pentagram on Brexit, family, history and the power of design during these changing political times.
Shoko Tamura on designing garments that amplify personal expression
• Duration: 00:11:01
7 Aug 17
The Keio University student says wearable technology could redefine the way people play in urban landscapes.
Pauline Saglio makes digital design tangible
• Duration: 00:09:47
4 Aug 17
The media and interaction designer’s work challenges perceptions of interactive and digital projects.
Kaja Dahl on exploring the natural essence of Cape Town in scent form
• Duration: 00:08:31
2 Aug 17
She collected samples of soil, dried fynbos, wood, stone and seaweed to distil an accurate fragrance of the city’s landscape.
Design duo Dokter and Misses about the importance of the aesthetic function of products they create
• Duration: 00:26:21
31 Jul 17
“Aesthetic fuction is more important. How we designed what you don’t see,” on their wildly popular LALA Surma drinks cabinet.
Designing for an inclusive & considered future with Grace Jun
• Duration: 00:10:17
28 Jul 17
“Less about perfection, but rather a desire to have more options.”
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