Design Indaba

Why Britain’s welfare system needs a redesign

Since 2007, Hilary Cottam’s Participle project has focused on developing alternative models for public services, from a social network for older people to a new membership service for jobseekers. Here, Cottam explains how design thinking is key to devising a welfare system fit for the 21st century

Amsterdam’s Lava Lab on using technology to talk to millennials

Lava Lab, an innovation arm of design agency Lava, has been creating interactive apps and open-sourced tools to help Amsterdam’s museums and galleries engage with younger visitors. We spoke to co-founder Cecilia Martin and senior interaction designer and researcher Klasien van de Zandschulp about their work

Design Indaba

As this year’s line-up demonstrated, Cape Town conference Design Indaba is about much more than just design

Design Indaba 2015: Day three

The final day of Cape Town creative conference Design Indaba featured talks from maverick filmmaker Casey Neistat; Interlude founder, and creator of Bob Dylan’s Like a Rolling Stone interactive video, Yoni Bloch; plus Dan Wieden and Emily Oberman.

Design Indaba 2015: Day Two

Day two of Cape Town creative conference Design Indaba featured talks from Nando’s founder Robbie Brozin, G-Star brand director Shubhankar Ray and Roy Choi, founder of Los Angeles-based Korean food truck, Kogi.

Design Indaba 2015: Day one

Day one of creative conference Design Indaba featured a look at some bizarre and thought-provoking projects by emerging designers, Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey’s reflections on collaborative art and creating great visitor experiences, a How To of graphic design from Michael Bierut and a talk from The Workers, the London design studio behind Tate After Dark. Here are some of the highlights…

Design Indaba Day 3

The final day of Design Indaba featured some moving, funny and uplifting presentations rom Stefan Sagmeister, Alt Group’s Dean Poole and South Africa’s most treasured photographer, David Goldblatt. Here’s a look at some of the best bits…

Design Indaba: Day 2

Day 2 of Design Indaba featured talks from Pentagram designer DJ Stout, South African photographers Zanele Muholi and Nandipha Mntambo and AlmapBBDO creative director Marcello Serpa…

Design Indaba Day 1

This year’s Design Indaba in Cape Town kicked off with some inspiring talks on advertising, digital innovation and interactive story telling. Here are a few of the highlights from the first day

Design Indaba 2014

Global creative conference Design Indaba returns to Cape Town on February 26. The line-up so far is impressive, with talks from Thomas Heatherwick, Stefan Sagmeister, Experimental Jetset and photographer David Goldblatt…

Design Indaba names starry line-up

David Adjaye, Matthew Carter, Jessica Hische, Sir John Hegarty and musician Spoek Mathambo are amongst an impressive line-up of speakers for this year’s Design Indaba conference in Cape Town

Chwast and Scher show leads Indaba line-up

As February approaches at speed, it’s time for many of the great and good of the creative world to check ‘passport-ticket-money-Moleskine’ and head to Cape Town for this year’s Design Indaba. The conference, alongside the associated Expo and Filmfest, is currently finalising its line-up.