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Team Vidr, L to R: Ayomide Okunowo, Roxy Kirsten, Sean Wilson-Smith, and Chaulele Alexander Jana.
#StartupStory: Talking video on video with Vidr

In this meta-interview, I chat to Sean Wilson-Smith, founder of Vidr, about the successes on their startup life so far, along with a 5-minute video of our interview if you'd prefer to listen to rather than read his words...

Leigh Andrews 31 Jan 2018

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Retail insights from Design Indaba 2017

Fortunate enough to attend the 2017 Design Indaba and sit in to hear some of the most creative people in the world speak, I walked out with some insights...

Gabrielle Mixon 16 Mar 2017

Why Design Indaba always ‘fills my cup'
Why Design Indaba always ‘fills my cup'

Design Indaba happened to me two weeks ago… An overload of seminars, art and design installations, music, and film; a celebration and an examination of creativity and beauty...

Brad Reilly 13 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Designing with empathy
#DesignIndaba2017: Designing with empathy

Designer and coder, Ekene Ijeoma, is one of the creative minds behind The Refugee Project, and advocates design with empathy…

Louise Marsland 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The grand finale
#DesignIndaba2017: The grand finale

A full house last session saw Craig Edward Dykers founding partner of Norwegian architecture and landscape design firm Snøhetta share some of their project, including the reconstruction of The Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the Times Square reconstruction and the expansion of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art...

Terry Levin 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Dances with data
#DesignIndaba2017: Dances with data

The discipline of design is increasingly the place where data and the drawing board collide, with almost all of the designers on stage at Design Indaba 2017 touching on, one way or another, how they apply their skills to help make sense of an info-saturated world...

Terry Levin 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: All the trends and key themes
#DesignIndaba2017: All the trends and key themes

A clear thread of emphasising tolerance towards all cultures emerged from speakers at this year's Design Indaba Festival. Here are the trends and key themes that emerged this year...

Louise Marsland 6 Mar 2017

Brian Collins and Ekene Ijeoma in the Design Indaba media lounge, photographed by Terry Levin.
#DesignIndaba2017: The brain of Brian, an interview with Brian Collins

Terry Levin of Bizcommunity chats to Brian Collins, CCO of award-winning design and experience company Collins – 'the brand consultancy for the Convergence Era', based in New York and San Francisco...

Terry Levin 6 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it
#DesignIndaba2017: How to know if you're swimming in it

On day three at Design Indaba 2017, Carina Bonse, an art director and design graduate from Red & Yellow, introduced attendees to Swimming In It (Sii)...

Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Fashion and tech empowering people with diversabilities

If we're going to be designing for the future, shouldn't we maybe challenge ourselves to design beyond human augmentation? How do we design inclusively?

Ilse van den Berg 4 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire
#DesignIndaba2017: The URGENT design strength of feminine fire

Global graduates Kamila Izykowicz and Thandiwe Msebenzi, from Poland and SA respectively, left Design Indaba 2017's final day attendees filled with the message that females are stronger than we think...

Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: The 'duct tape' design solution that is Airbnb
#DesignIndaba2017: The 'duct tape' design solution that is Airbnb

Joe Gebbia, entrepreneur and co-fouder of Airbnb, was a highlight of day two at Design Indaba 2017. The company is currently worth US$30bn dollars with 2 million listings in over 191 countries...

Ilse van den Berg 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Day two speakers
#DesignIndaba2017: Day two speakers

The second leg of #DesignIndaba2017 saw creatives delve deeper into the passion behind their artwork and design processes.

3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Day one speakers
#DesignIndaba2017: Day one speakers

On the first leg of #DesignIndaba2017, innovative designers by the likes of Dokter and Misses, Birsel+Seck and more took to the stage...

3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Day two highlights
#DesignIndaba2017: Day two highlights

Design Indaba speakers continue to share their creative insights...

3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Lessons in cool
#DesignIndaba2017: Lessons in cool

Having attended over a decade of Design Indaba conferences, I can attest to the fact that the standard of speakers and the relevance of topics hardly ever wavers from excellent, however, the second day of the 21st Design Indaba might be remembered for having showcased one of the coolest speaker lineups ever...

Terry Levin 3 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Cool creators forgive their copycats
#DesignIndaba2017: Cool creators forgive their copycats

Dubbed as "the creators of cool", Dutch artists and filmmakers, Lernert & Sander (Lernert Engelberts and Sander Plug) had the Design Indaba audience in stitches with their presentation, "Copycats"...

Ilse van den Berg 3 Mar 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: The innovative Liberty of sponsorship

Sydney Mbhele, chief marketing officer of Liberty, used his Design Indaba 2017 opening address to welcome the creative juggernauts, dreamers and doers, in his rich voice calling the 22nd rendition of Design Indaba the global zeitgeist from the frontlines of design, creativity and innovation across the globe...

Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018
#DesignIndaba2017: Li Edelkoort on fashion, textile, home and horticulture trends for 2018

Dutch trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort is back at Design Indaba to present her annual trend seminar on fashion, textiles, bio-engineering, home and interior and design empathy. The seminar will take place on Saturday at the Artscape from 10-3pm...

2 Mar 2017

Keum and Jones
#DesignIndaba2017: Students' social activism FTW!

Global design students Bo-Won Keum of the Rhode Island School of Design affectionately known as ‘Risdee' (RISD) and Rhys Jones of Canada's Carleton University of Industrial Design, enthralled attendees at the second day of Design Indaba 2017 with their use of design to make the world a better place...

Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Storytelling through visual language and art
#DesignIndaba2017: Storytelling through visual language and art

It is the bushmen and their paintings as well as the community's reliance on storytelling in the form of colourful murals that has become Robin Rhode's motivation and inspiration for his art...

Ilse van den Berg 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Unpacking IKEA of Sweden's African collaboration
#DesignIndaba2017: Unpacking IKEA of Sweden's African collaboration

Before the second morning of Design Indaba kicked off, the tiny yet functional, open-plan IKEA house built at the Artscape's entrance saw the typically tall, blonde, blue-eyed Scandinavian representatives you'd expect shake hands and sit down with a handful of media representatives for a non-typical press conference...

Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

(C) Yinka Ilori 2015
#DesignIndaba2017: Every chair tells a story

Designer Yinka Ilori has turned the chairs he designs into memorabilia from his life and the lives of the people he encounters…

Louise Marsland 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently
#DesignIndaba2017: Nedbank inspires clients to see money differently

I had the pleasure of attending Nedbank's official launch of its new brand repositioning during the first day of Design Indaba. The bank's new tagline challenges clients and society to ‘see money differently'. And this it does...

Ann Nurock 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Day one highlights
#DesignIndaba2017: Day one highlights

Creatives share their pearls of wisdom.

2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Think inside the box
#DesignIndaba2017: Think inside the box

‘Thinking outside the box' a business term from the 1970s, is still occasionally heard by those in the pursuit of elusive creative solutions deemed to exist somewhere outside the bounds of corporate dry walling...

Terry Levin 2 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Real global connectivity, three words at a time
#DesignIndaba2017: Real global connectivity, three words at a time

Technology designer Chris Sheldrick lit up the afternoon session on the first day of Design Indaba 2017 with his talk on tech startup What3words and used small words with big numbers to explain how it is quite literally changing the world for the better...

Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: How to design the life you love
#DesignIndaba2017: How to design the life you love

Birsel+Seck's Ayse Birsel gave a thought-provoking presentation at Design Indaba, which included a worksheet and homework activity for conference attendees to practice designing the life they love...

Pasqua Heard 1 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Design Indaba presents Nightscape
#DesignIndaba2017: Design Indaba presents Nightscape

Cape Town's nightlife is being transported to another level at Design Indaba this week, with Nightscape offering an eclectic mix of live music, exhibitions and design installations...

1 Mar 2017

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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)...

Ilse van den Berg 1 Mar 2017

Team Gt2P, image from their site
#DesignIndaba2017: Bringing great things to People (gt2P) by paracrafting

In the final session before tea on the first day of Design Indaba 2017, Chilean gt2P and SA's own Andile Dyalvane left attendees spellbound and a little shell-shocked at the implications of their work that unravels the DNA of design and respirals it to scale...

Leigh Andrews 1 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: What is South Africa's most beautiful object?
#DesignIndaba2017: What is South Africa's most beautiful object?

Beauty is subjective. Something beautiful is not merely visually pleasing to the eye, but when design attributes such as social significance, economic impact, usability, sustainability and even humour are taken into consideration, this meaning is often what makes that thing truly beautiful...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: A celebration of African premieres
#DesignIndaba2017: A celebration of African premieres

The Happy Film, Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, Ants on a Shrimp, Design that Heals, Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, and William Kentridge: The Collaborative Artist are to be premiered at Design Indaba's FilmFest from Wednesday, 1 March to Friday, 3 March at the Artscape's Arena...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Featuring future technologies and ideas
#DesignIndaba2017: Featuring future technologies and ideas

Speakers from Google, Airbnb, MIT and other tech startups will share their future visions with design graduates and others from 1-3 March 2017...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?
#DesignIndaba2017: What is a bank doing at a design conference?

The world needs more design-centric companies, run by design-minded people, to create products and processes with human wants, needs and behaviours in mind...

27 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging into a career in design
#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging into a career in design

The annual Emerging Creatives Programme is presented by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture to nurture new creative talent and help overcome barriers to entry for those starting out...

24 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker
#DesignIndaba2017: Marina Willer announced as speaker

London-based Pentagram partner and creative director Marina Willer is an iconic figure in graphic design and filmmaking, whose inspiration, she says, comes from her colleagues, her children and her RCA tutor and graphic design titan, Margaret Calvert...

23 Feb 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: ‘Lernert & Sander' announced as speakers
#DesignIndaba2017: ‘Lernert & Sander' announced as speakers

Amsterdam-based artists and filmmakers Lernert & Sander, who began collaborating in 2007, have since become known for their high-conceptual art films, eye-catching installations and keen fashion aesthetic. Another impressive addition to the Design Indaba 2017 speaker lineup.

15 Feb 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Luis von Ahn announced as speaker

The guy who co-invented CAPTCHAs, who co-founded the ingenious language-learning app, Duolingo, and who sold two projects to Google in his 20s, is going to be speaking at Design Indaba next month...

9 Feb 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Kate Moross announced as speaker

Kate Moross, an expert on how to make it in the hyper-competitive design world, is another international speaker set to liven the Design Indaba stage this year...

2 Feb 2017

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#DesignIndaba2017: Grid appointed as brand agency

Stop the press, Design Indaba has appointed a new brand agency! Heléne Lindsay, general manager of Grid Cape Town, shares how they're bringing Design Indaba to life ahead of the 2017 Festival in March...

Leigh Andrews 13 Dec 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...

Beverley Klein 14 Nov 2016

Design Indaba announces Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane as creative director
Design Indaba announces Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane as creative director

For the first time in the event's 21-year history, the 2017 Design Indaba Festival is welcoming an external creative director in the form of sensational Senegalese fashion designer Selly Raby Kane...

Issued by Design Indaba 8 Sep 2016

Entries open for Emerging Creatives at Design Indaba 2017
Entries open for Emerging Creatives at Design Indaba 2017

The Emerging Creatives programme, an initiative by Design Indaba and the Department of Arts and Culture to help young South African creatives break into the design world, is open for entries...

12 Aug 2016

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