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[WDC 2014] The pretty and gritty of design
[WDC 2014] The pretty and gritty of design

Design is all about satisfaction and solutions, and for Cape Town in 2014 it was all about catering for the man on the street. Design has the ability to make everyday life better. It's about the pretty and gritty...

By Jessica Taylor 18 Dec 2014 07:20

[TrendTalk] Creativity's 'curse'
[TrendTalk] Creativity's 'curse'

There's a social media meme that likens the brain of a creative person to having 100 tabs open all at once...

By Louise Marsland 28 Nov 2014 08:59

A wearable future
A wearable future

Wearable technology is an industry still in its infancy, but the recent 2014 fashion weeks around the globe will be remembered for the increasing use of technology - in the shows and in the clothes...

By Louise Marsland 13 Oct 2014 12:00

Alun Davies
Five tips on how designers can deal with criticism

How do you avoid the anguish that comes with a client not liking the design you worked on all weekend, through the night, blew off your mates for, and made your partner mad at you after another cancelled date...?

By Alun Davies 26 Sep 2014 08:11

Loeries 2014: Taking design to the next level - Stephen Doyle
Loeries 2014: Taking design to the next level - Stephen Doyle

On Friday, 19 September, speaker Stephen Doyle took the stage to showcase some of his work, and how design doesn't have to be digital to be effective...

By Beverley Klein 22 Sep 2014 11:24

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] The Loerie Awards 2014

The Loerie Awards is our NewsMaker this week. As judging for the Loerie Awards 2014 takes place this week, we asked some of the judges what they expect from the work this year and what they hope to see...

By Louise Marsland 17 Sep 2014 08:14

Johan Walters
Augment your marketing mix

We all know that traditional marketing has evolved significantly. Having worked in the digital marketing industry for over a decade, I've seen new media continue to develop considerably and introduce AR marketing...

By Johan Walters, Issued by Digital Narrative 3 Sep 2014 10:11

Amanda James
Why responsive websites are a must have

Websites are marketing tools and about enhancing user experience when users interact with your content - regardless of where or how they are viewing it.

By Amanda James 29 Aug 2014 06:03

Chemory Gunko
There's no such thing as a 10-page website

Come to think of it, there's no such thing as a 1-page website... or for that matter a R1000 website either. I do marketing for a living and the...

By Chemory Gunko 21 Aug 2014 08:25

[Habari #Tuongee2014] The creative adult is the child who survived
[Habari #Tuongee2014] The creative adult is the child who survived

Habari Media's Insights and Innovations Director, Byron John, covered the topic of creativity at this year's Habari Media Tuongee which...

By Ilse van den Berg 25 Jul 2014 08:15

Chemory Gunko
Six things your website should do for you

If there's one thing that B2B marketing has taught me, it's that your marketing collateral is actually one of your most important business tools...

By Chemory Gunko 16 Jul 2014 12:21

Louise Marsland
[NewsMaker] Alun Davies

Alun Davies is the executive creative director and a partner in Saints Branding after folding his design agency, The Design Collective, into Saints Branding.

By Louise Marsland 15 Jul 2014 10:19

Sulet Jansen
Cannes entries reveal a move towards design for change

As the South African representative on the Design judging panel at Cannes, this year's entries revealed a move towards design for change...(videos)

By Sulet Jansen 11 Jul 2014 13:35

[Cannes Lions 2014] Creativity at the speed of culture
[Cannes Lions 2014] Creativity at the speed of culture

As usual, the overriding feeling among delegates at Cannes Lions was that we are on the verge of a new era, on the frontier of a new age...

By Jason Xenopoulos 8 Jul 2014 11:26

Stephen Sandmann
The internet: Website & SEO synergy from a South African perspective

Website design and development go hand-in-hand with SEO but the writer believes many South African brands do not seem to get the mix right when it comes to their websites.

By Stephen Sandmann 4 Jul 2014 08:03

PowerPoint needs more power
PowerPoint needs more power

Yup, that's right. You heard us*. PowerPoint - mostly - stinks. And it's time to take back your PowerPoint power, because Microsoft is trying to take it away from you.

By Tiffany Markman 20 Jun 2014 15:22

Graeme Wilson
Is web design in Cape Town better than web design in Johannesburg?

Most stereotypes are absolute hogwash. Some, however, are born from some small seed of truth.

By Graeme Wilson 18 Jun 2014 07:13

Dave Nemeth
Fablabs and designers - the future of great retail

With the most exciting and innovative product developments coming from crowd-funding sites, the current model of retail product development needs to drastically change, and very quickly at that.

By Dave Nemeth 4 Jun 2014 13:54

[Net Prophet] How the SA games industry ticks
[Net Prophet] How the SA games industry ticks

This year's Net Prophet attendees were introduced to two of South Africa's game industry pioneers; Danny Day and Marc Luck. The game designers gave vivid insight into the workings of a community Day had started by accident.

By Sindy Peters 26 May 2014 07:01

[Net Prophet] Lessons from entrepreneurs
[Net Prophet] Lessons from entrepreneurs

Apart from Net Prophet 2014 being a huge success; it was probably my most inspiring day this year so far. Top lessons I took home were from Quirk's Rob Stokes and Over's Aaron Marshall.

By Ilse van den Berg 22 May 2014 15:19

Danette Breitenbach
Creating the stars of the future

Despite the chill of the Johannesburg night the Vega School Johannesburg campus was abuzz with excitement on Wednesday.

By Danette Breitenbach 22 May 2014 13:50

Stephen Sandmann
The new-look Google

Over the last few months Google search has gone through some intriguing changes. Some are aesthetic, while others incorporate new social media elements into their search results.

By Stephen Sandmann 22 May 2014 07:57

Danette Breitenbach
Creating shopping centres for consumers

A shopping centre is more than just bricks and mortar; it is a reflection of the evolution of consumers. Therefore, how a shopping centre's design reflects the values of its consumers plays an important role in its success.

By Danette Breitenbach 17 Apr 2014 07:58

Collaborative brand building: Striving towards higher goals
Collaborative brand building: Striving towards higher goals

It may not be a stunning revelation that for humanity, the need to compete is regarded as natural - but only as natural as the need to cooperate. These two driving forces and the interaction between them are central to human nature and as certainly of brand nature.

By Dr Carla Enslin 21 Mar 2014 08:00

Dina Saffer-Myers
Winning advertising creative - you get what you brief

A brand manager's dream: Produce a TV advert showcasing the benefits of a product whilst bringing a tear to the consumer's eye and galvanising them to rush out to purchase it.

By Dina Saffer-Myers 18 Mar 2014 15:51

Glenn Gillis
Using animation to make sense of big data

There are a number of specialists who all contribute to analysing and interpreting big data. We'd like to add a less obvious specialisation into the mix, namely animation and gaming.

By Glenn Gillis 7 Mar 2014 06:54

[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate
[Design Indaba 2014] "Let's design the future of urban Africa" - Issa Diabate

Those who did arrive early on Friday at the Design Indaba were rewarded by listening to Issa Diabate, who apparently even trended on Twitter during his presentation.

By Terry Levin 3 Mar 2014 11:10

Ilse van den Berg
[Design Indaba 2014] From design to advertising

At a creative conference you always expect to hear from pros in the industry, but boy, was Marcello Serpa a treat on day two of Design Indaba. (video)

By Ilse van den Berg 28 Feb 2014 12:24

[Design Indaba 2014] A sense of place

Almost every Design Indaba presenter refers to their country or city of origin as being formative to the success of their design approach and ethos. The evidence stacks up annually as one case study after the next demonstrates that the best design solutions grow out of a sense of place, context and location and are fundamental to inspiration.

By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2014 09:15

[Design Indaba 2014] UK Starchitect for landmark V&A CT development
[Design Indaba 2014] UK Starchitect for landmark V&A CT development

Easily the most mythical of all designers - part alchemist, part shaman, with the sensibilities and integrity of the Dalai Lama, Thomas Heatherwick was back on the Indaba stage after an absence of nine years.

By Terry Levin 27 Feb 2014 14:45

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