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To design is to have a situated practice that attempts to find solutions to problems for an end user. The design process draws on the input and observation from multiple users and stakeholders existing in specific contexts. It is an interactive and iterative process that leads to creation of potential solutions.

I have found that experience and input from multiple disciplines, the practice of being attentive to different disciplines, is an important aspect of problem-solving through design. Real-world problems are complex and require insights from different sources of experience and information. Not only do different disciplines provide varied perspectives, subjectivities, and insights, but also their own structures and tools. Employing multiple disciplinary processes and insights assists in creating the right research questions, creating strong hypotheses, driving innovation, creating solutions that are both viable and desirable, and creating a discourse and community of practice that is rich in post-hoc reviews and discussions.

My evolving practice in design has spanned user experience and web design, communication design, publication design, curation of exhibitions for migration and advocacy projects, and public art commissions.

Interdisciplinary design: Incorporating social, somatic and environmental thinking

User experience design (2019 – 2024)

I have worked on projects that required user experience (UX) research and design. UX is a multidisciplinary approach to help…

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Publication design for participatory arts-based projects (2016 – 2024)

I am working with researchers to create a booklet for an arts-based research project involving children . The booklet will…

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Arts-based social research project planning, workshop facilitation, and production (2015 – 2019)

I have contributed to the conceptual development and operational dimensions of a range of arts-based projects through specialised service delivery…

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Curatorial and visual-spatial design services for social researchers (2015 – 2019)

Social research is intended, in some way or another, for public consumption. Social research projects (like Bua Modiri, Nelspruit Poster…

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Public infrastructure artwork and situated design process (2009)

With more than 200 public art projects rolled out in the Johannesburg CBD alone, at a collective price tag of…

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