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How design thinking can save lives

Technology, design thinking, powers life-saving innovation in cancer screening for developing countries...

13 hours ago

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

2 days ago

Documenting the African public transport story

‘Afrikanist in Motion': The African public transport story, through the lens of Yasser Booley…

20 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire

Global graduates Kamila Izykowicz and Thandiwe Msebenzi, from Poland and SA respectively, left Design Indaba 2017's final day attendees filled with the message that females are stronger than we think...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

Launch of Africa's first design thinking institute

The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at UCT, commonly referred to as the d-school, officially launches at the university's graduate school next week…

3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Kenya's Gearbox launches Fab Lab platform

Kenyan makerspace Gearbox has launched a Fab Lab platform for Fab Academy…

By Tom Jackson 27 Feb 2017

Five product design tips to create a 'wow' experience

Product design is one of the most important factors in the modern market that sets apart successful product launches from the non-successful ones...

By Robin Singh 9 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Disrupt your own business before someone else does!

Terry Behan, head of strategic design at Afro Celtic, was one of my favourite speakers at the Spring 2015 version of Business of Design. This #DesignMonth shares how to solve social and commercial challenges with design-thinking...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Feb 2017

Demystifying design thinking

The term “design thinking” has certainly become a buzzword with many people using it and promoting this methodology as an innovative new way of thinking. Whilst it is becoming widely accepted by many corporate companies it is certainly by no means new...

By Dave Nemeth 1 Feb 2017

Design thinking and empathy generation

Empathy generation is pivotal to the design thinking process, and an essential capacity to ensure successful execution across all phases of the design thinking framework.

By Robert Bloom and Katherine Train 13 Jan 2017

Marriott International expands presence in Algeria

New 201 room Marriott hotel boasts imposing design, prime Mediterranean sea location and commanding views of scenic coastal city…

9 Jan 2017

Are you making these five logo design blunders?

A logo can be a very useful element for projecting the personality and message of a brand or business. Some of the most recognisable business logos in our world today include McDonalds, Addidas, Mercedes-Benz...

By Charles Mburugu 20 Dec 2016

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International

#OneShow2017: Bruno Bertelli's judging pick of the day

“For the third year they've come up with incredible pieces, each better than the previous one...” That's how Bruno Bertelli, global CCO at Publicis Milan and One Show film juror, describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

5 hours ago

Diversity dialogue with FCB Global CEO Carter Murray

FCB's leaders from across the globe were recently in Cape Town for their Global Leadership Conference, held at the Belmond Mount Nelson at the end of February. Key among these was FCB Global CEO Carter Murray.

By Leigh Andrews 8 hours ago

#OneShow2017: John Mescall's judging pick of the day

“A lot of advertising tries to manufacture emotion, you watch it and think ‘oh I should be feeling sad or uplifted now', but in this one, you actually do.” That's how John Mescall, global ECD at McCann New York and One Show film juror describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch.

1 day ago

Through the looking glass: Consumers on Instagram

The first digital photograph dates back to 1957. Today, more pictures are taken every two minutes than throughout the whole of the 1800s. And the vast majority of those are by people recording their lives and experiences, not brands or organisations.

By Izzy Pugh 1 day ago

Bertelsmann bets on digital media, global expansion

German media and publishing group Bertelsmann on Tuesday presented ambitious objectives for 2020, as its bets on digital and international expansion paid off with a second one-billion-euro annual profit in 2016.

1 day ago

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