Cultural Design

Culture provides the catalyst for Designer to create services and products that are fit for their context but also innovative and culturally sensitive.

Our role as designers hinges on integrating the socio-cultural factors that leads to the final outcome. Now more than ever, we need to be aware of the impact of culture.

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Contemporary Chinese Design

Contemporary Chinese Design

The need for visual authenticity in a designed object can at times relegate it to a frozen […]

Contemporary Indian Design

Contemporary Indian Design

The philosophy or driving model behind the industrialised age was the promise of “equitable access” and “leveler […]

Contemporary Zimbabwean Design

Contemporary Zimbabwean Design

This week’s readings were both inspirational and quite depressing. Starvation taught me art, was a particularly gruesome […]

Transcultural Zimbabwean Aesthetic

Transcultural Zimbabwean Aesthetic

Culture is the continous reflective thread with which we weave our exprience…

Contemporary Designs of Australian Indigenous Artists

Contemporary Designs of Australian Indigenous Artists

One of the focuses of Janke and Frankel’s paper was, airing the indigenous communities’ concerns, regarding the […]

Thinking with Things

Thinking with Things

“… that man’s desire finds its meaning in the desire of the other, not so much because […]

Wicked Problems & Social Innovation

Wicked Problems & Social Innovation

This presentation is based on an essay on Mindlab and innovation in the public sector. Click here […]

Contemporary Design Anthropology Practice(s) in Europe

Contemporary Design Anthropology Practice(s) in Europe

What is culture? How do you define it? Can you define it? There seems to be two […]

Baptême du feu: Design Anthropology’s baptism by Fire during the Dot Com Bust

Baptême du feu: Design Anthropology’s baptism by Fire during the Dot Com Bust

During the Dotcom boom in the US, terms such as user-centred research entered the common vernacular of […]

Contemporary Design Anthropology practices in USA

Contemporary Design Anthropology practices in USA

The development of Design Anthropology as a field in the US has been in the context of […]