Mobility Indaba

Cape Town, Johannesburg and other big cities in South Africa are struggling with growing congestion issues. Besides the congestion problems, a large part of the population don’t have access to jobs, economic opportunities and basic public facilities because of the lack of transportation or the means to pay for the current means of transport. According to recent studies 47% of households in Cape Town have a monthly income at or […]

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Play to Learn Playing for a better future

Join us for a presentation by Karin Benjamin and Luuk Kemperman of Play to Learn. Play to Learn is a project initiated by Industrial Design Engineering students from the HAN University in The Netherlands, emphasising user-centred innovative design in the Theewaterskloof municipality. The educational toys of Play to Learn are designed based on the needs of the children in Theewaterskloof school. Interdisciplinary research showed that toys could help to improve the fine motor […]

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Playful Design for Special Needs

In the Netherlands, we designed a game for older persons suffering from dementia in collaboration with two universities, a game design company and several elderly care providers. The game is called the ‘Active Cues’ and stimulates physical activity and social interaction for moderate-to severe dementia patients. The Active Cues consist of six games which all stimulate dementia patients to physically interact with light projections on the dining table. For example, […]

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