The SABS Design Institute is deeply saddened by the passing away of Madiba, the country's great Change-Maker.
In celebration of his life, the Institute wants to challenge all readers to get involved in designing a better South Africa. Have a look at the inspiring presentation delivered at TEDxSoweto by Gavin Mageni, Group Manager of the Design Institute and consider ways to join in making change happen for the country!
A message from the SABS CEO
WDC2014: What does it mean for design promotion in SA?
In her regular message, Dr Boni Mehlomakulu deliberates on the value of World Design Capital® Cape Town 2014 (WDC 2014) for design promotion in South Africa. Read More
A message from the Design Institute
Aligning the DI with global design bodies: A step in the right direction
Gavin has experienced first-hand the role played by international design bodies and the impact they have on the world of design. Read More
Tought leadership perspective
Design a better South Africa
General Design News
Design and entrepreneurship: A fortunate match
The Design Institute has participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Week, urging fit-for-purpose and user-centric products and services. Read more here
Design at the Knowledge Economic Network (KEN) Forum Conference
The session on “Design – an Innovation Driver”, moderated by Gavin Mageni, Group Manager of the Design Institute, focused on the value of design thinking, design-led education, building on diversity, and encouraging the potential of the individual.
Read more here.
100 Percent Design South Africa Launches
Johannesburg becomes the fourth city in the world to host the commercial cornerstone event of the London Design Festival. Read more here
World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014
Icsid announced seven shortlisted projects at its 28th General Assembly. Read more here
Helsinki's WDC legacy project
Following on its WDC tenure during 2012, Helsinki launched a pilot project to promote the use of design in cities. Read more here
The secret of innovation: Think like a kid
Tim Brown from IDEO looks at the possible roots of the creative confidence crisis - the fear of failure, of being judged by others.
Read more here
The one thing that truly motivates creative talent and how to foster it
Read about the mojo that breathes life into curiosity and lifelong learning, into building new and better skills, into making individually defined talent level bloom into something of value to the whole, pushing people to go beyond obligation in their work. Read more here