2013 – Thinking Design Exhibition

exhibitions / design process / industrial design

Thinking Design: UJ Industrial Design Alumni Exhibition, 2013

Exhibitors: The exhibition was curated by Angus Donald Campbell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Industrial Design and the exhibitors included Peter Harrison from Harrison Designs, Trevor Hollard & Rowan Mardghum from Maeker & Amoq, and Jonathan Fundudis & David Holgreaves from snapp Design.

Concept: Thinking Design is an inversion of the term Design Thinking and highlights the hidden thoughtfulness that goes into a design or the solving of a problem. This is an overt consciously systematic and iterative process. Thinking Design focuses on the physical artefacts generated by this process from five professional industrial designers and alumni from the UJ Department of Industrial Design. In industrial design practice these artefacts include: research, sketches, renderings, development models, user-testing, engineering, development prototypes and final manufactured prototypes. This exhibition was enlightening for design students and the broader public by tangibly making visible the complex process of getting to a final design ‘solution’.

Place & Dates: The exhibition opened on the 7 August 2013 and ran until the 28 August 2013 at the FADA Gallery, University of Johannesburg, Bunting Road Campus.


Campbell, A.D. 2014. Thinking Design: UJ Industrial Design Alumni Exhibition. Research as Practice, 1:16-18.

Campbell, A.D. 2013. Thinking Design: UJ Industrial Design Alumni Exhibition, 2013 Exhibition Catalogue.

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