The Importance of History

The Importance of History

With the visit of ico-D to the Design Institute, I have pondered the issue of history. The Design Institute has a long relationship with ico-D, in its former guise as Icograda – a relationship that spans many decades. The other reason I have been offering mind space...
Beware of getting married to your product idea

Beware of getting married to your product idea

In an article that appeared in the Entrepreneurship magazine late last year, I made the statement that designers, entrepreneurs and innovators should beware of getting married to their product ideas. What do I mean by that? Over its history of more than 40 years, the...
Design – Manufacturing – Industrialisation

Design – Manufacturing – Industrialisation

A Government perspective   Industrialisation: The key to growing the South African economy The central task of Government is to bring about radical economic transformation. This objective has a number of dimensions but requires, among other things, that our industrial...