a better world through creativity
About Design Indaba
Design Indaba News
News & Features
Video Archive (2006 – present)
Our database of African and international creatives and companies making waves in the design world.
October 2018 Archive
- Any -
- Any -
-Track of the Week
-Design Indaba Campaigns
Point of View
Design Indaba News
-Do Tank News
International Coffee Day: Imagine cities powered by coffee waste
1 Oct 18
Bio-bean is an award-winning clean technology company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels that could replace fossil fuels in cities.
Play Mat connects parents to autistic kids
2 Oct 18
The Electronic Play Mat is designed to promote interactive play between autistic children and their parents or caregivers to build communication.
Senegal’s taxi industry set to gain an eco-conscious option with the Ping! app
2 Oct 18
Could the natural evolution of public transport include a fleet of hybrid cars for every city?
Unpacking graphic design with Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast & more
• Duration: 00:03:22
4 Oct 18
These industry elites drop some priceless gems after illustrious careers in graphic design.
Empathy: a quality that binds design across disciplines
5 Oct 18
Here are five more antenna 2018 speakers and a little bit about why we chose them.
Art collective tells painful stories of the displaced
8 Oct 18
Foundland Collective uses research, art and design to track the traumatic stories of people affected by forced migration.
Five things to know about Ane Crabtree, the latest Design Indaba 2019 speaker
10 Oct 18
She’s known as the designer of all of our favourite apocalyptic TV shows like Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale.
Tech innovations that make dealing with mental illness a little bit easier
11 Oct 18
We take a look at the interesting ways design can assist with some of the symptoms associated with mental illness.
Three ways designers are preparing for disaster
12 Oct 18
These innovations are not only responsive but empathetic, taking a human-centred approach to solutions-based design.
A menstrual toolkit developed for refugee women
13 Oct 18
This toolkit caters to every aspect of the menstrual cycle and it's reusable.
Indian artist of artefacts Sneha Suresh uses visual communication to transcend text
13 Oct 18
The visual artist and printmaker will be exhibiting at the first ever antenna exhibition. Here's what she had to say about her work.
Low-cost artificial leg for amputees in developing countries
16 Oct 18
A prosthetic leg made from recycled plastic is about to change the lives of amputees in developing countries.
Entries for the 2019 PPC Imaginarium Awards are open!
17 Oct 18
The awards are open to artists, designers and architecture students living in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Award-winning Brazilian designer to speak on his 30-year journey
22 Oct 18
The award-winning designer, Kiko Farkas will speak at the Design Indaba Conference 2019 on his remarkable career.
Tik-Tik helps make freedom of movement easier for the visually impaired
23 Oct 18
The blind designer Simon Dogger who spoke at this year's Design Indaba tells us about his latest project.
Night Loo offers refugee women a safer toilet option
24 Oct 18
Going to the toilet becomes a serious problem for refugee women when they face attack on their way to the bathroom.
Futurist Alexa Clay on why Silicon Valley should focus on goodness and humanity
25 Oct 18
She says there needs to be more to tech than just building another app to get rich.
Iran's hidden history now told by postage stamps
29 Oct 18
Iran had a history before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and a design student is using stamps to highlight this.
Where would the South African comedy scene be without Kagiso Lediga?
31 Oct 18
The filmmaker, actor and comedian behind some of the country's most loved comedy shows and films will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2019.
Sign up to our newsletter
Sign up to Design Indaba Weekly for the latest design news and inspiration. Sign up to Design Indaba News for updates on Design Indaba events and projects.
Design Indaba (select one or both)
Weekly editorial newsletter
Festival and event updates
Six creative crowdfunding projects worth supporting this April
12 Apr 18
Five examples of great design from Singapore
17 Sep 18
Designer Thebe Magugu explores escapism in his latest collection
1 Feb 18
This short film is a meditation on the joys girlhood
12 Feb 16
Tweets by @designindaba