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#DesignIndaba2017: Dokter and Misses creating clean, modern beauty

Kicking off Design Indaba 2017 was husband-and-wife team Adriaan Hugo and Katy Taplin of the multidisciplinary product design company Dokter and Misses (DAM)...

By Ilse van den Berg 1 Mar 2017

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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
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

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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

#TRENDING: Will going 'green' bring hope to 2017?
#TRENDING: Will going 'green' bring hope to 2017?

Louise Marsland unpacks whether Pantone's colour of the year can really make the world a better place in 2017...

By Louise Marsland 13 Dec 2016

Becoming more human-focused in your problem-solving
Becoming more human-focused in your problem-solving

I am more convinced than ever that the best problem-solvers are those who are passionate about people and keep people at the core of solutions. They have the passion for finding the best solution to enhance people's lives or the environment...

By Helna Brown 2 Dec 2016

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How to work together and survive

Back in the early nineties when the domain name registration race kicked off and corporates battled to create relatively simple brochure sites, relationships between creative agencies and developers grew and certain routines and working practices evolved...

By Greg Wolejko 24 Nov 2016

Getting to know Design Indaba's creative director - Selly Raby Kane
Getting to know Design Indaba's creative director - Selly Raby Kane

Design Indaba has been blowing the minds of creatives for the past 21 years. Next year (2017) they'll be taking the awe-inspiring initiatives to the next level with the help of Selly Raby Kane, Design Indaba's very first external creative director...

By Beverley Klein 15 Nov 2016

Letters form relationships
Letters form relationships

Nine years ago, I broke up with the love of my life. It felt like someone had taken out my heart and beaten it to a pulp. My core ached from the feeling of the words "I don't want to be with you anymore..."

By Jesse Sharkie 14 Nov 2016

CiTi to host R1m serious games challenge in CPT
CiTi to host R1m serious games challenge in CPT

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is to host a serious games competition that will reward the best game for reimagining communities...

By Tom Jackson 14 Nov 2016

Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience
Harnessing behavioural psychology to enhance user experience

Over the past several years, behavioural psychology has attracted a great deal of interest outside of academic circles...

By Jason Ried 4 Nov 2016

Are you making these product packaging blunders?
Are you making these product packaging blunders?

The packaging of your product is as important as what you are selling. Having attractive and functional packaging can enhance your brand image and even result in higher sales...

By Charles Mburugu 2 Nov 2016

Changing the face of business
Changing the face of business

The face of business is changing and in keeping with that change Times Media has redesigned its main print products and recently launched BusinessLIVE, a website that consolidates content, business and financial audiences...

By Danette Breitenbach 20 Oct 2016

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#InnovationMonth: Flourishing in the new age of connection

Futurist, innovator and Autodesk's explorer in residence Jonathan Knowles recently addressed attendees at this year's Autodesk University Extension South Africa (AUx) event...

By Sindy Peters 12 Sep 2016

Five tips for creating a great business logo
Five tips for creating a great business logo

A logo is basically the visual representation of a brand. Nike, McDonalds, Apple and Google logos are some of the most recognisable in our world today...

By Charles Mburugu 12 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx
#InnovationMonth: Stories of Impact shared at AUx

Kostas Samaras, Autodesk territory director for Africa, expanded on some of the projects undertaken by the Autodesk Foundation at the recently held AUx event in Cape Town...

By Sindy Peters 5 Sep 2016

#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner
#BODJHB: Finding the 'perfect' business partner

"There is absolutely no such thing as a perfect fit, but there is something called a right fit," said Andrea Kleinloog, co-founder of Anatomy Design, introducing her talk on 'Partnerships: Finding the perfect fit' at the Johannesburg version of Business of Design earlier this month.

By Jessica Tennant 30 Aug 2016

Ian Fuhr
Sorbet's Ian Fuhr hits the nail on the head when it comes to brand loyalty

With over 265,000 loyalty members to date, Sorbet Group's CEO Ian Fuhr recently shared insights on the subject of developing brand loyalty at Business of Design in Johannesburg...

By Jessica Tennant 23 Aug 2016

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#Loeries2016: Creating thumb-stopping creative in the mobile revolution

If you had any doubt about the mobile revolution, you should know this: research shows that the next billion people are going to come online through mobile...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 Aug 2016

Anke Kuipers
#CoCreate2Accelerate: the gamification of education

Sea Monster, a company that creates beautiful and unique 2D-animations as well as develop engaging games for work or play is participating in #CoCreate2Accelerate...

By Cari Coetzee 18 Aug 2016

#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace
#CoCreate2Accelerate: writing a new playbook for the modern workspace

&Innovation provides specialist innovation and commercialisation services - they help organisations build new digital products and services in the Fintech, media and telecoms sectors...

By Cari Coetzee 12 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop
#WomensMonth: Kate Schrire and The Creamery of the crop

Strawberry basil, white nectarine, jasmine blossom, hot cross bun, pistachio, and Catawba grape are not your average ice cream flavours and when 'garden mint' in a sugar cone tastes like exactly that, it must be true that The Creamery is the cream of the crop in the ice cream business...

By Jessica Tennant 2 Aug 2016

The art of digital design
The art of digital design

We hear a lot about storytelling with regards to digital, but we've found that it's great design that first engages people on our digital platforms...

By Sheila McGillivray 27 Jul 2016

Photographer: Adam Letch
Tracy Lynn Chemaly on Business of Design and other things

Business of Design is really for everyone from retailers and trend analysts to marketing and brand executives, and other industry entrepreneurs; even people from law and financial backgrounds...

By Jessica Tennant 18 Jul 2016

The retro revival
The retro revival

While advertisers are debating whether augmented reality will pip virtual reality at the post, some marketers are heeding the consumers' desire to go back to basics with a retro revival...

By Sheila McGillivray 14 Jun 2016

Images all courtesy of Design Partnership & ABSA.
ABSA, by Design Partnership

If you have ventured to the brand new Mall of Africa you may have seen the new ABSA bank branch. Creating a stir with the images and video that are doing the rounds on social media, it's an ongoing project by Design Partnership...

By Dave Nemeth 7 Jun 2016

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#TRENDING: Best new products this year

I think I've discovered my Best New Product of the Year for 2016 already: a cat collar that makes your cat 'talk' back...

By Louise Marsland 23 May 2016

Instagram "modernises" their logo
Instagram "modernises" their logo

I'll make a confession, one of the first things I do in the morning is check Instagram. But this morning I couldn't find it. Why? Because they've "modernised" their logo...

By Beverley Klein 12 May 2016

My design methodology
My design methodology

Over the years I have come to develop my own methodology when it comes to design. Of course, every piece of work is different, but I have found that there are some general principles that I keep in mind each time...

By Tahier Variawa 9 Mar 2016

#DesignMonth: Trevyn McGowan on the new Work Shop New Town
#DesignMonth: Trevyn McGowan on the new Work Shop New Town

Johannesburg's Work Shop New Town, an innovative new retail concept, houses over 100 fashion, design and lifestyle brands in the 1911 potato sheds at Newtown Junction.

By Jessica Tennant 25 Feb 2016

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