African Design Thinkers

African design thinkers invites you to share in creative thinking and expression on the continent. How does DESIGN contribute to the quality of life on the African continent? How can we become involved in design issues that will fortify Africa?

Location: Windhoek, Namibia, Africa
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Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2016

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Comment by Arne van Oosterom on September 1, 2013 at 17:19
You're welcome! Let me know if you reach them.
Comment by Birga on September 1, 2013 at 17:08

Hi Arne, thanks a lot for your fast reply and suggested contacts :-) I will check with them if they can give me further informaiton.

Comment by Arne van Oosterom on September 1, 2013 at 17:00

Hi Birga, you should check with Retha de la Harpe She probably knows a few.

I personally have worked with Vlisco. Although not a 100% African company they have a long history in Africa and are working hard on applying design thinking in everything they do. Check with manager brand innovation Max van Lingen!/maxvanlingen

Comment by Birga on September 1, 2013 at 16:44

Hello everybody,

I am just doing a research on design thinking in companies in Africa. Can anyone help me finding companies which put design thinking into practice or even failed in doing that? Thanks in advance.



Comment by Satu Miettinen on May 14, 2013 at 17:56

I would also try CPUT in Cape Town

Comment by Emer Beamer on May 14, 2013 at 16:54

Hi Sascha, the best person - i know- to ask is Balmoi Abe, from Kenya based in Rwanda, he teaches design thinking in KIgali. he's on this network too,

or try him on twitter. Emer

Comment by Jacques Lange on May 30, 2011 at 11:18
Anyone interested in contributing content to DESIGN>MAGAZINE? We now have readers in more than 100 countries and we are always looking for great stories from Africa.
Comment by Adam StJohn Lawrence on January 18, 2011 at 16:13

Dave!  That would be great.  We have some Applied Improv people in Cape Town who are running the show there.  I think they'd love some design people...

Take a look at:


Comment by Emer Beamer on January 18, 2011 at 14:16
Arne you asked about the applab in Uganda, I know Eric Cantor, dm me on twitter of you would like his email, Emer
Comment by Dave Tait on January 18, 2011 at 14:11
Adam, I will ask people here in South Africa re: Global Service Jam.

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