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Overview of #daythree of DIXIV: a better life for all
[Terry Levin] Thanks to the irrefutable evidence of the 45 speakers who presented at this year’s Cape Town International Design Indaba Conference (23-25 February 2011), the question of whether design improves lives, is no longer debatable. It therefore follows that in South Africa, where the objective of "A better life for all” has been at the centre of our agenda for a decade or more, design thinking should be employed in any and all economic revival strategies. [view twitterfall]

[28 Feb 2011 13:22]

Overview of #daytwo of DIXIV: a ‘chair’ kind of day
[Terry Levin] If you’ve ever attended Design Indaba before, you’ll know what I mean when I say that yesterday, Thursday, 24 February 2011, was a ‘chair’ kind of day. You can learn the history of the world from its chairs, but there was also a whole lot more going down, at this, the second leg of the XIVth annual Design Indaba. [view twitterfall]

Comments [1] [25 Feb 2011 10:52]

Overview of #dayone of DIXIV (Design Indaba XIV)
[Terry Levin] The last week of February has become synonymous on the global calendar as being the time when the world’s design evangelists foregather at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), for the conference known internationally as Design Indaba. Lessons, many, various and thematic were presented yesterday, Wednesday, 23 February 2011, by both the established legends of the design world and those in the making. [view twitterfall]

Comments [1] [24 Feb 2011 13:45]

Design Indaba XIV: It’s all about location, location, location
[Sindy Peters] Design Indaba XIV is a fountain of knowledge, not just for designers but for all creatives. The lineup consists of the highest calibre of speakers and for us to be able to share in the knowledge they provide is certainly a privilege. I’m no designer, but I left inspired at the end of day one with an urge to draw upon my inner child and create something that could change society for the better - I left on a high. [view twitterfall]

[24 Feb 2011 12:45]

Design Indaba XIV: It’s all about location, location, location
[Sindy Peters] Design Indaba XIV is a fountain of knowledge, not just for designers but for all creatives. The lineup consists of the highest calibre of speakers and for us to be able to share in the knowledge they provide is certainly a privilege. I’m no designer, but I left inspired at the end of day one with an urge to draw upon my inner child and create something that could change society for the better - I left on a high. [view twitterfall]

[24 Feb 2011 12:45]

Design Indaba XIV: It’s all about location, location, location
[Sindy Peters] Design Indaba XIV is a fountain of knowledge, not just for designers but for all creatives. The lineup consists of the highest calibre of speakers and for us to be able to share in the knowledge they provide is certainly a privilege. I’m no designer, but I left inspired at the end of day one with an urge to draw upon my inner child and create something that could change society for the better - I left on a high. [view twitterfall]

[24 Feb 2011 12:45]

[Design Indaba conf] Overview of day three
[Terry Levin] The last day of the 2010 Design Indaba conference, Friday, 26 February 2010, turned out to be one of highs and lows, which saw standing ovations for three acts, a mass walk out for one and a medical emergency which briefly halted proceedings. The day also saw the tipping the gender scales, with an eclectic lineup of women – well-known Dutch trend forecaster Li Edelkoort, product designer Christien Meindertsma, Chinese fashion designer Han Feng and American entrepreneur Martha Stewart... [view twitterfall]

Comments [1] [01 Mar 2010 12:54]

[Design Indaba conf] Martha Stewart: what went wrong?
[Terry Levin] Sitting in my customary Design Indaba position a few rows from the front, I was not aware of the fact that people were walking out of Martha Stewart’s Design Indaba 2010 presentation on Friday, 26 February 2010. I became aware of people beginning to laugh at inappropriate [ie not meant to be funny] moments, especially the lady sitting next to me, but hoped the minor embarrassment for all concerned would soon be over. [view twitterfall]

Comments [10] [01 Mar 2010 11:39]

[Design Indaba conf] Martha Stewart flamed
[Louise Marsland] The always spectacular Design Indaba will this year be remembered, not only for the fabulous speakers such as Harry Pearce, Bruce Nussbaum, Priyush Pandey, Stefan Bucher, Mokena Makeke, etc, but for the worst presentation it’s ever hosted – by famous ‘homemaker’ Martha Stewart. Who will also now be credited with launching the first local “twitcom”. [view twitterfall]

Comments [25] [26 Feb 2010 15:05]

[Design Indaba conf] Overview of day two
[Terry Levin] “From owning to sharing, from stuff to experience,” was the phrase coined by Bruce Nussbaum, opening speaker of the second day of the 2010 Allstars Design Indaba currently on the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The quest for the new lifestyle models that design thinking can bring continues... [view twitterfall]

[26 Feb 2010 11:38]