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Back on the Design Indaba stage after seven years, David Adjaye shared his story ... born in Dar es Salaam to a diplomat father, he was brought up to be a professional in the world.
By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2013 10:09
Stuck away at the far end of Africa, Design Indaba provides some much-needed perspective on our craft. Nothing replenishes a jaded inspiration better than an annual shot of pure cultural energy from New York's design elite.
By Terry Levin 4 Mar 2013 08:37
Context could be said to have emerged as an underlying theme of day two of Design Indaba 2013, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).
By Terry Levin 1 Mar 2013 09:44
The human UI (or the interface where the human body meets machine) made quite a few appearances on the first day of the 2013 Design Indaba Conference which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). [video]
By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2013 09:36
With information and media channels currently at critical mass, clarifying the state of design today has become more important than ever. Many of Design Indaba day-one speakers demonstrated how design thinking is showing the ways for business and even governments to balance traditional best practices with new uncharted technological territories.
By Terry Levin 28 Feb 2013 08:30
Law firm Adams & Adams is passionate about all things creative and more importantly the protection of that creativity. The firm is well-versed in championing the cause of the ingenious mind having worked with creatives across a broad spectrum of industry since 1904.
By Theresa Wright 4 Feb 2013 05:52
This year, the big winners at the Design Indaba Expo were jeweller Kirsten Goss, whose Lily Pad Ring is the Most Beautiful Object in South Africa 2012; graphic designer and Creative Stand winner Mike van Heerden; and Andy Cartwright of Andy Cartwright Homeware, who walked off with the inaugural Innovation Award. Bizcommunity.com finds out what these wins mean and how the expo was for them, as well as their plans for the future.
By Simone Puterman 8 Mar 2012 12:47
Presenting at the closing session of the first day of Design Indaba 2012, Chris Milk, an accomplished music video producer, and Aaron Koblin, who has the enviable job description as head of the data arts team at Google Creative Lab, spoke about their collaboration in reinventing the music video using new digital thinking. [video]
By Terry Levin 6 Mar 2012 16:37
Studying at the AAA School of Advertising has given me the opportunity to go to the Design Indaba Expo for the last three years. Each year I am blown away by the creativity and innovation that moves through the veins of Cape Town, its surrounding areas and the rest of South Africa. What was most interesting about this year's event was that it had a much more "personal" feel to it.
By Jordan Scott 6 Mar 2012 11:04
Coincidentally, while thousands at Design Indaba last week were being inspired by bold urban design that challenges our thinking, the former mayor of Bogota, Columbia, was challenging urban development policies at a conference in Stellenbosch. Screened during the Design Indaba week, the documentary Urbanized expounded on Enrique Peñasola's initiatives. As bold and controversial as these are, the benefits to the citizens are profound. As he states, "We invested in people."
By Anton Crone 5 Mar 2012 16:31
Presenting at the 2012 Design Indaba conference, which took place last week at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Carlo Ratti and Assaf Biderman highlighted the role technology and information can play in optimising city planning. Bizcommunity.com speaks to the two about their philosophy behind their approach and the tools used in their research.
By Herman Manson 5 Mar 2012 15:10
One of the dominant themes to have emerged from Design Indaba 2012, held as usual during the last week of February, at Cape Town's CTICC, might be said to be one of a new kind of assisted or enhanced intelligence - with almost every presenter demonstrating the new narrative and emotive potentials of digital interfaces to connect.
By Terry Levin 5 Mar 2012 14:04
Andrew Shoben makes art in public spaces. His artists' collective Greyworld has become known for creating artwork in mostly urban spaces that resonates with many rather than an 'arty' few. Bizcommunity.com posed a few questions to this Design Indaba 2012 speaker.
By Herman Manson 2 Mar 2012 13:57
Clive van Heerden is the senior director of Design-Led Innovation at Philips Design. In its simplest terms, Van Heerden and his team researches how sociocultural and technology shifts only just emerging today might shape society and the way we live 10 or 20 years from now. Bizcommunity.com caught up with Van Heerden to ask him a few questions.
By Herman Manson 2 Mar 2012 12:33
The failures in our urban design were recognised by the two South African architects speaking on the day two of Design Indaba 2012, the annual design conference currently taking place in Cape Town.
By Herman Manson 2 Mar 2012 10:06
On Wednesday, 29 February 2012, the opening day of the 2012 Design Indaba conference being held in Cape Town until Friday 2 March, the new pioneers of positivity presented their visions of a new world order.
By Terry Levin 1 Mar 2012 14:04
Hellicar & Lewis is the interaction design partnership between Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis. The two were guest speakers at the recent Design Indaba 2012 in Cape Town.
By Herman Manson 1 Mar 2012 12:16
Design Indaba 2012, the annual design conference held in Cape Town, 29 February-2 March 2012, got underway last week Wednesday with a call from speakers to approach design from unconventional viewpoints as a route to true creative solutions.
By Herman Manson 1 Mar 2012 11:47
It seems like graphic designer John Bielenberg will not be defined solely by his creative credentials. And there are plenty of those, including armfuls of awards, exhibitions, honorary degrees and fellowships. Bizcommunity.com had a chat with this Design Indaba 2012 speaker.
By Herman Manson 29 Feb 2012 12:19
Let's take a look at the state of the film industry in South Africa, and why it's necessary to register your creative work.
By Nishan Singh 28 Feb 2012 13:40
Cape Town is gearing up to host one of the world's premier design conferences - the 2012 Design Indaba. Design Indaba regular and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut will MC this years' event alongside Michelle Constant and Khaya Dlanga. The conference takes place 29 February-March 2012 at the CTICC and the expo (which is open to the general public) takes place 2-4 March 2012.
By Herman Manson 24 Feb 2012 11:35
Since its inception a decade ago, Bizcommunity.com's subscriber base to its popular newsletters has grown to 241 000 subscriptions across Marketing & Media South Africa and Africa, Retail and Medical. Subscriptions to the new portals before the launch last week were already in the tens of thousands without any active marketing - the power of content.
By Robin Parker, Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Sep 2011 14:10
At an event organised by the Cape Town Design Network last week, the bid towards Cape Town's selection as potential World Design Capital got real, with guest speaker Ravi Naidoo pitching his vision for the Design Indaba YOURSTREET design challenge to the locals in the company of visiting international judges, here to evaluate the eligibility of our city for the coveted WDC2014 title. The get together was held at The Assembly, the well-loved venue on the city's East fringe.
By Terry Levin 27 Jul 2011 10:39
Talk about visual overload and you are probably talking Design Indaba by day three of its annual conference. Following two days of talks by some of the foremost designers in the world across a wide spectrum of design interests, and the opening of the Design Indaba Expo where the fashionable are encouraged to part with their cash (feel like a Droog door stop? You can. At Design Indaba.), delegates, while enthusiastic as ever, do find black spaces in their memory of the final day.[view twitterfall]
By Herman Manson 28 Feb 2011 10:54
The group of graduate design students assembled by the 2011 Design Indaba conference, currently being held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre, for its Pecha Kucha presentations yesterday, Thursday, 24 February 2011, make up a remarkable collection of young design talent that represents a broad range of design interests. [view twitterfall]
By Herman Manson 25 Feb 2011 10:15
At a sumptuous "locavore" event held at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront last night, Wednesday, 23 February 2011, Charmaine Huet, Woolworths divisional marketing director, had the honour of paying tribute to design legend and revered Design Indaba alumnus Massimo Vignelli on the occasion of his 80th birthday. [view twitterfall]
By Terry Levin 24 Feb 2011 12:05
Here are seven key design takeaways from yesterday, Wednesday, 23 February 2011, the first day of this year's Design Indaba conference currently being held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre in Cape Town. [view twitterfall]
By Herman Manson 24 Feb 2011 11:15
As riots and revolution rocks the Arab world, the rulers of Abu Dhabi are building yet another offshore island villa complex for the super-rich. Designer Dror Benshetrit, speaking on day one of the annual Design Indaba conference, currently underway at CTICC in Cape Town, admits he spent several minutes laughing loudly over the phone during the call in which he was told he'd won the design contract that he'd designed in only five weeks. [view twitterfall]
By Herman Manson 24 Feb 2011 10:47
Improvisation can land you in trouble, as participants in the recent "No Pants Gautrain Ride", organised via social media to coincide with the global "No Pants Subway Ride", found out the hard way. News reports suggest that the management of the Gautrain prescribes a dress code these days (participants were fined R700 each for wearing the "wrong clothing") and doesn't take kindly to people who believe a bit of public theatre every now and again can contribute to our social space. [view twitterfall]
By Herman Manson 23 Feb 2011 16:06
The UK-based Design Council is a UK government agency with a Royal Charter, funded by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, and aims to promote design as an essential component to a competitive economy. The Design Council facilitates access and engagement between designers and interested parties from the public and private sector. [view twitterfall]
By Herman Manson 23 Feb 2011 10:40
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