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Designing Tools for Low-income Community Organizing

Ethics in Design and Communication : Critical Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020


...Grassroot is a nonprofit technology start-up in South Africa. It creates and deploys simple, purpose-built tools for activists and movement builders in low-technology, marginalized communities. As of writing, those tools have reached over...

Designing to Win

Nigel Cross

Nigel Cross is Emeritus Professor of Design Studies, Open University, UK. He has vast experience as a design teacher and an international reputation as a design researcher through books such as Designerly Ways of Knowing and Analysing Design Activity, and editorship of the leading research journal, Design Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Thinking : Understanding How Designers Think and Work

Berg, 2011


...Our first case study is of an outstanding designer who has had a long and distinguished record as a highly successful and highly innovative designer in a highly competitive environment, that of Formula One racing car design. As a young...

Southern African Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...This article outlines selected aspects of the design of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe between 1850 and 2014. Although these countries are now self-governing republics, they share similar colonial histories and postcolonial...

Conservative Flagship: Interior Design for RMS Windsor Castle, 1960

British Design: Tradition and Modernity after 1948

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015


...Writing in The South African Shipping News and Fishing Industry Review in August 1960, in an article entitled ‘Cape Town Appreciates Benefits Conferred by Mailships’, Joyce Newton Thompson, Mayor of Cape Town and Afrikaner...

Wind-Up Radio, UK/South Africa

Iconic Designs : 50 Stories about 50 Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2014


...A schoolteacher using a Prime radio, launched by Lifeline Energy in 2010, in rural eastern Zambia. Photo courtesy Kristine Pearson, 2010. The wind-up radio originally conceived by British inventor...