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Human-centred design is key to engaged, productive employees
Human-centred design is key to engaged, productive employeesArticle

Organisations are finding it more difficult to consistently attract and grow top-performing talent. Often we find organisations focus all of their attention and budget on the customer or end-user experience - which is not wrong - but the balance is off...

Viresh Hargovan 10 Sep 2020

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Covid-19 boosts demand for human-centred designArticle

Are you putting your customer first? If not, you will be losing out during a time where global economies are under enormous pressure. If there is one thing that Covid-19 has highlighted; it is the importance of people in the economic value chain...

Viresh Hargovan 4 Jun 2020

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New phase in business sees accelerated key digital experience trendsArticle

As we prepare for a new phase in business globally; we're seeing accelerated key digital experience trends including online payments, telehealth and e-learning...

Viresh Hargovan 29 May 2020

How to approach digital transformation in 2020
How to approach digital transformation in 2020Article

In digital transformation, there are things that, if you aren't already doing, you should be doing...

17 Feb 2020

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Using design thinking to improve the travel customer experienceArticle

Customers have changed over time. Today, customers are looking for a meaningful and exceptional experience, not just lip service from their various platforms or providers...

Babajide Olowookere 12 Feb 2020

SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 full schedule announced
SingularityU South Africa Summit 2019 full schedule announcedArticle

SingularityU South Africa to host over 25 international and local thought leaders bringing together innovators and disruptors from around the world to #futureproofAfrica...

Issued by Mann Made 12 Sep 2019

#WomensMonth: How women's hard-hitting soft skills can protect them from automation
#WomensMonth: How women's hard-hitting soft skills can protect them from automationArticle

Skills that women bring to the table, once called soft skills, are now recognised as both profitable and essential. It is critical, then, to consider the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on women in the workplace...

Tricia Jones 27 Aug 2019

Grid's Yatish Narsi and Jan-Hendrick on their way to judge the Loeries
Grid's Yatish Narsi and Jan-Hendrick on their way to judge the LoeriesArticle

Grid Worldwide has two members of its team on this year's Loeries judging panel. Yatish Narsi, partner and chief experience officer, and Jan-Hendrik Labuschagne, creative director...

Issued by Grid Worldwide 19 Aug 2019

Legal Tech Meetups launched
Legal Tech Meetups launchedArticle

An exciting new series of meetups has been launched on how to practically explore the sheer number of opportunities which legal technology enablement and new design thinking can bring to the industry...

Issued by LexisNexis 28 May 2019

Ford releases 7th Annual Trends Report
Ford releases 7th Annual Trends ReportArticle

Self-driving cars are a hot topic today, but if you had to choose, would you rather your children ride in an autonomous vehicle or drive with a stranger?

15 May 2019

ILO report calls for human-centred future of work
ILO report calls for human-centred future of workArticle

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Commission has called for a human-centred agenda for a decent future of work...

23 Jan 2019

Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announced
Mobility Unlimited Challenge finalists announcedArticle

The Toyota Mobility Foundation launched the $4m global challenge in 2017 in partnership with Nesta, with the aim of improving the lives of people with lower-limb paralysis. The five finalists have been revealed...

8 Jan 2019

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#YouthMonth: Do's and don'ts to consider for lifelong learningArticle

"The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it." - Brian Tracy. Lifelong learning is just that - constantly investing in your mind and therefore, your life. This #YouthMonth, I share my take on the importance of lifelong learning and why it's critical to future success...

Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2018

Entries open for D&AD Impact Awards and inaugural D&AD Impact Council announced
Entries open for D&AD Impact Awards and inaugural D&AD Impact Council announcedArticle

D&AD Impact has announced the implementation of the first D&AD Impact Council, made up of over 70 leaders from across the creative, social entrepreneur and NGO space...

11 May 2018

Tips and trends from social and behaviour change initiatives around the world
Tips and trends from social and behaviour change initiatives around the worldArticle

From 16 to 20 April, I joined over 1,000 people from more than 59 countries (majority Global South) in Nusa Dua, Bali for the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit...

Nicole Biondi 4 May 2018

Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future
Why people should be at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the futureArticle

Designers often get so caught up in the technology involved in buildings of the future, that they forget who a building is ultimately designed for: people...

4 May 2018

Design Indaba's global graduates. Image credit:  Design Indaba website.
Ten global graduates at Design IndabaArticle

Kicking off on Wednesday, 21 February - Friday, 23 February, the 23rd edition of the Design Indaba will see ten global graduates presenting projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more...

Juanita Pienaar 19 Feb 2018

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CGIAR wants to build a big data platform and innovate with startups to help smallholder farmersArticle

CGIAR met with a wide range of partners to look at how they could use their data using AI and big data to drive farming improvements in continents like Africa...

11 Oct 2017

What you need to start doing about user experience
What you need to start doing about user experienceArticle

At the recent Gartner Symposium, I attended a session by Gartner Research Director, Magnus Revang on why user experience (UX) is hard for IT to deliver and what to do about it...

Ilse van den Berg 22 Sep 2017

The Paul Klee Centre in Bern, Switzerland, looks great, but where are the people? ,
Google architecture and what do you see? And what's a building without people?Article

Think about where you spend most of your day - home, your office, or university. How does this space make you feel? What do you love (or hate) about it?

Samantha Hall 13 Sep 2017

Gender intelligent design: What brands, product designers and customer services need to know
Gender intelligent design: What brands, product designers and customer services need to knowArticle

Women are from Venus and men are from Mars, or so say the tired tropes. Yet, at a time where gender roles are in flux, brands should be designing to gender differences...

Issued by Kantar 8 Aug 2017

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

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...

Helna Brown 30 Nov 2016

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Devoted to urban planningArticle

Born in Kigali, Rwanda, this MIT student works to improve and provide affordable housing designs in Africa...

Mbali Kgame 28 Sep 2016

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Startup MoBFIT uses SMS to connect farmers with buyersArticle

Ugandan startup MOBFIT has developed GSM-supported agricultural supply chain software, able to directly connect smallholder rural farmers to buyers via SMS...

Tom Jackson 6 Sep 2016

Open Design 2016 features Suzelle DIY
Open Design 2016 features Suzelle DIYArticle

Open Design, taking place 10-21 August at Cape Town City Hall and across the city, has announced that do-it-yourself expert Suzelle DIY, a.k.a. Julia Anastasopoulos, will be speaking at the Creative Sessions morning...

2 Aug 2016

What am I doing about sustainability in my business?
What am I doing about sustainability in my business?Article

The call for responsible, sustainable and equitable business practices is getting louder and any responsible business leader should be acting on it...

Nokwazi Mzobe 15 Jun 2016

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MASS Architects: Africa's architects must understand their continentArticle

Jean Paul Sebuhayi and Amelie Ntigulirwa from MASS explain how their architecture is a response to the needs of communities...

2 Mar 2016

#DesignMonth: International design award for Google SA HQ
#DesignMonth: International design award for Google SA HQArticle

"Google's culture is manifested in the design of its offices worldwide..."

Nicci Botha 22 Feb 2016

Design Indaba 2016 to hit Port Elizabeth
Design Indaba 2016 to hit Port ElizabethArticle

The world-renowned Design Indaba Conference, famous for its showcase of innovative and talented out-of-the-box thinkers and designers, will be streamed live from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth between 17 and 19 February...

Issued by BOOMTOWN 4 Feb 2016

Design your tomorrow at Open Design 2015
Design your tomorrow at Open Design 2015Article

The third annual Open Design Cape Town Festival is a 12-day citywide event of talks, workshops, tours and interactive experiences that explore how design and innovation can be used to add great value to our daily lives...

Issued by Open Design Cape Town 17 Jul 2015

Reghard Goussard
Beauty with a purposeArticle

We need to shift our thinking because we want to create and maintain long-term relationships with people... beauty needs to be more than 'skin deep'.

Reghard Goussard 9 Jul 2013

Putting PR behind World Design Capital 2014
Putting PR behind World Design Capital 2014Article

At the forthcoming regional AGM of PRISA, the CEO of Cape Town Design, Alayne Reesburg, will address the public relations opportunities around World Design Capital 2014 and the interaction between design and PR.

27 May 2013

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