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On designing resilient African cities
Award-winning Cameroonianian architect, Hermann Kamte, was recently named as one of Quartz' African Innovators for 2019.
April Greiman: "If you have a good idea there aren't any boundaries."
The transmedia artist talks about designing for visual communication in multiple mediums.
Typeface as a tool for empowerment, with Bruno Maag
“We, as graphic designers, should strive to make sure that information processing can be done easily for everyone.”
How 3D printing is helping to make music more accessible
By printing 3D instruments, designers are able to custom-fit the instrument to each musician, foregoing the usual barriers.
Biology is the new technology with Silvio Tinello’s grown objects
“Designers are beginning to realise that they can grow a better future."
Photographer Cole Ndelu explores the dissonance of masculine femininity
“Seeing masculinity and femininity outside of the norm must become the norm.”
Blockchain in Africa, the leapfrog continent
Africa’s embrace of the technology could put it in a position to take a developmental detour.
On blockchain and art
The framework technology could make digital art less vulnerable to fraud and theft.
Would you put every life decision in the hands of an algorithm?
Max Hawkins has an interesting way of escaping the Internet's social bubbles.
The design flaw in data science
Artificial intelligence will mimic human prejudices unless we change the way we assess machine learning models
Designing for urban mobility means learning from the past and predicting for the future
Trans Utopias is an exhibition which explores the way we design our transport systems in the past, present and for the future.
How the repeal of net neutrality will affect innovation
Innovation and digital design may suffer due to the increased control over the websites we browse
When a natural disaster occurred in Chile, Alejandro Aravena and his team set out to rebuild the city
The architect tackles the reconstruction of a city through public participation.
To teach graphic design is to learn to adapt with the field says Lucille Tenazas
“For us, as educators, we are constantly aware that our profession is sort of a moving target.”
Glou, a game designed for children on the autism spectrum
“Currently, the psychologist and president of the Isaac Psycho-educational Centre, Maria Lorena Espinoza, [...] is interested in the game going to the market.”
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