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The anatomy of a creative concept
The anatomy of a creative concept

The human body does not live in isolation. It is a well-oiled machine, consisting of intense streams of information relayed between muscles, veins, and nerves. Here Peter Crafford takes us through the anatomy of a creative concept...

By Peter Barnard 15 Sep 2017

#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design
#CEMAfrica2017: Empowered customer experiences lie in multi-focused design

Sven Schoof, head of customer experience at Spree, discusses how to empower customers to interact with your brand...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Aug 2017

Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform
Egypt's Mosawer launches online photography platform

Egyptian startup Mosawer has launched what it claims to be the MENA region's first comprehensive platform allowing photographers and videographers to manage their workflow and gain exposure...

By Tom Jackson 11 Aug 2017

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Why decisions on emoji design should be made more inclusive

You can't deny the popularity of emoji, especially as 17 July is World Emoji Day...

By Selina Sutton 17 Jul 2017

Prints by Moletsane, Nyoni and Kisua Africa.
Turning retail space into art space: Elevating the SA narrative at store level

Retroviral's Mike Sharman explains the new Russell Hobbs ‘Art of Living' campaign as a long-term win for Boardmans and a first in SA's luxury appliance category...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jun 2017

The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life
The #REDexperiment: Bringing art to life

Winners of the #REDExperiment - a collaboration between Radisson Red and the Youngblood Africa Foundation - were announced at the Youngblood Art Gallery in Bree Street, Cape Town...

By Robin Fredericks 6 Jun 2017

New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire
New Design Market for Côte d'Ivoire

The first edition of the Design Market, an event to celebrate and promote contemporary design in Africa, will open its doors on June 3rd and 4th 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire...

2 Jun 2017

Why you need design systems for social media
Why you need design systems for social media

With the majority of modern brand content now residing on social media channels, how do you create social media advertising that stands out? More importantly, how do you do this on a consistent basis within a quick turnaround timeframe?

By Ernst Lass 26 May 2017

#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba
#Indaba2017: Indaba rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba

The annual Travel Indaba has rebranded to Africa's Travel Indaba, reflecting its evolution from a locally-orientated event to one that is representative of the African continent...

By Danette Breitenbach 18 May 2017

WGSN press event in Cape Town
Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018...

25 Apr 2017

Hitchcock Michalski wins pitch to develop new Nigerian bank identity
Hitchcock Michalski wins pitch to develop new Nigerian bank identity

Hitchcock Michalski won the opportunity, in a three-way pitch, to develop a brand-new identity, visual language, collateral and full environmental experience for a new Nigerian bank...

Issued by Hitchcock Michalski 3 Apr 2017

(L-R): Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz, Medical Director, Department of Applied Tumor Biology, Institute of Pathology,Heidelberg University Hospital; Elkanah Omenge Orang'o of Moi University, Nairobi; and Hermann Bussmann, Research Associate, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
How design thinking can save lives

Technology, design thinking, powers life-saving innovation in cancer screening for developing countries...

30 Mar 2017

Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece
Five ways to ensure a high-tech marketing masterpiece

Werner Uys, head of Lucan Visuals, a Cape Town-based studio focusing on animation, design and live action for traditional and experiential channels, runs through five tips on how to ensure high-tech campaigns deliver...

28 Mar 2017

Documenting the African public transport story
Documenting the African public transport story

‘Afrikanist in Motion': The African public transport story, through the lens of Yasser Booley…

20 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...

By Leigh Andrews 3 Mar 2017

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Launch of Africa's first design thinking institute

The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at UCT, commonly referred to as the d-school, officially launches at the university's graduate school next week…

3 Mar 2017

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#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...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Mar 2017

Stassen with 'Blades' - part of the Hero Exhibition that takes place at Open Design.
#DesignMonth: The importance of design education with Suné Stassen

Suné Stassen, festival director for the Open Design Festival, is heavily involved in the country's design education movement. Here, she shares how your business can pick up the baton to take the movement forward...

By Leigh Andrews 28 Feb 2017

Kenya's Gearbox launches Fab Lab platform
Kenya's Gearbox launches Fab Lab platform

Kenyan makerspace Gearbox has launched a Fab Lab platform for Fab Academy…

By Tom Jackson 27 Feb 2017

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Five product design tips to create a 'wow' experience

Product design is one of the most important factors in the modern market that sets apart successful product launches from the non-successful ones...

By Robin Singh 9 Feb 2017

Behan in action at the design sprint challenge for the city of New York.
#DesignMonth: Disrupt your own business before someone else does!

Terry Behan, head of strategic design at Afro Celtic, was one of my favourite speakers at the Spring 2015 version of Business of Design. This #DesignMonth shares how to solve social and commercial challenges with design-thinking...

By Leigh Andrews 2 Feb 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

Marriott International expands presence in Algeria
Marriott International expands presence in Algeria

New 201 room Marriott hotel boasts imposing design, prime Mediterranean sea location and commanding views of scenic coastal city…

9 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

Design thinking for youngsters is essential for innovation
Design thinking for youngsters is essential for innovation

Breaking away from a traditional learn-memorise-test approach to education, design thinking is paving the way for inspiring 'out-of-the-box' thinking amongst youngsters...

2 Dec 2016

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Design-led or design-mediated?

Design is a powerful management 'thinking and doing' discipline that, according to Eric Herbert, helps people move from a current situation to a preferred situation. This was his definition of design and it still applies today...

By Robert Bloom 22 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

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