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
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
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…
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.