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Iran's hidden history now told by postage stamps
Iran had a history before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and a design student is using stamps to highlight this.
Futurist Alexa Clay on why Silicon Valley should focus on goodness and humanity
She says there needs to be more to tech than just building another app to get rich.
Night Loo offers refugee women a safer toilet option
Going to the toilet becomes a serious problem for refugee women when they face attack on their way to the bathroom.
Low-cost artificial leg for amputees in developing countries
A prosthetic leg made from recycled plastic is about to change the lives of amputees in developing countries.
A menstrual toolkit developed for refugee women
This toolkit caters to every aspect of the menstrual cycle and it's reusable.
Three ways designers are preparing for disaster
These innovations are not only responsive but empathetic, taking a human-centred approach to solutions-based design.
Unpacking graphic design with Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Seymour Chwast & more
These industry elites drop some priceless gems after illustrious careers in graphic design.
Play Mat connects parents to autistic kids
The Electronic Play Mat is designed to promote interactive play between autistic children and their parents or caregivers to build communication.
Five past Design Indaba speakers on how they perceive product design
Watch Design Indaba Alumni give their take on what it means to make quality functional products.
The Human Utility: How a Twitter discussion started a movement
What started out as a Twitter discussion soon became a way to address the water affordability and access issue in the United States.
Acknowledging Ghana's slave trade history with sculptor Kwame Akoto-Bamfo
“As a Ghanaian who is interested and inspired by Ghanaian and African culture, I'm a living witness to the knowledge that is being lost to time.”
How two researchers hacked software to create a functional AI for their diabetic son
"Not one of those companies allowed me to directly access the data that was literally coming out of my son’s body. So I hacked it."
Woebot: A smart, accessible mental healthcare solution
Created by a group of Stanford psychologists, WoeBot is used in over 120 countries and has generated over 2 million messages since its launch.
Afrolitt founder Pamela Ohene-Nyako on the importance of having black literature voiced and heard
“I feel like some works can really open up one’s imagination and help us envision inclusive and liberated futures.”
Four literacy projects changing the world as we know it
See how these projects use literacy as a tool for positive change.
Two urban initiatives tackle housing & energy in Ghana
Urban development specialist Farouk Braimah's design projects hope to make life easier for the poor.
A New Zealand company is making raincoats out of recycled fibres
The Humble Raincoat is made of recycled plastic bottles.
What does it take to make it as a creative?
We looked to a new book by Creative Nestlings to find some clues from women featured in the book.
Gale Maimane on her new short film, starring Zoe Modiga, called Me
“We wanted to make a piece that encapsulates fashion and music in a skilful way. A tender way. A femme way.”
Martha Cotton on the growth and influence that design has on business
“My clients have started to really look towards the way me and my design colleagues look at the world and solve problems."
Ensamble Studio on building flexible, stackable spaces and working with nature
"When we look at nature we want to learn from it, we want to build with it."
Streetwear designer Wandile Leeu on bridging the gap between tradition and cool
“The whole essence behind us establishing the brand was to celebrate the city and the people and the mentality of what Joburg is about.”
These striking images offer an alternative view of Nigerian diversity
“One of the biggest statements I try to make with my work is that there is no single Nigerian culture.”
Leading local fashion designer Thabo Makhetha takes her blanket approach to the next level
Design Indaba Emerging Creatives alumna Thabo Makhetha is now crowdfunding to produce her own textile designs.
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