Africa Design Review Journal Editorial

  • Samuel M. Maina University of Nairobi
Keywords: design practises, design landscape


Welcome to Volume 5, Issue 1 of the Africa Design Review Journal, where we continue to explore and analyze critical facets of design, education, and innovation within the African context. In this edition, we delve into a diverse array of topics that encapsulate the evolving landscape of design and its intersection with education, technology, ethics, and societal needs.

Our journey begins with a visionary discourse on "The Future of Interior Design Education" by Dr. Henry Mukhwana Wanakuta from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas, USA. Dr. Wanakuta's insights promise to illuminate the pathways toward shaping the next generation of interior designers amidst the changing dynamics of the field.

Continuing our exploration, we traverse through the educational domain with "An Investigation into the Utilization of Technology by School Counsellors in Public Secondary Schools in Kakamega County, Kenya." Authored by Daniel M. Mmbwanga and esteemed colleagues from Moi University and the University of Nairobi, this study offers crucial insights into the integration of technology within educational counseling frameworks.

In the realm of urban development and regulation, "Ethical Considerations in Building Regulations in Kenya" presents a thought-provoking analysis by Kigara Kamweru and his co-authors, shedding light on the ethical imperatives that underpin building practices and governance in Kenya.

Shifting our focus to innovative solutions in housing, "Coconut Shell Flooring for Affordable Housing in Kenya" presents a compelling case for sustainable and cost-effective housing solutions, authored by Amreen Nazir and Samuel M. Maina from the University of Nairobi.

Furthermore, our exploration extends to the realm of graphic design with "A Comprehensive Analysis of Graphic Design Strategies in Small Furniture Enterprise Advertising in Nairobi County, Kenya" authored by Adams Namayi, PhD. This study provides valuable insights into the strategic nuances of graphic design within the context of small enterprise advertising.

Lastly, in a world increasingly shaped by remote work, "Telecommuting & Working from Home in Kenya: A Thematic Literature Review" authored by Akello Odundo and Dr. Francisca Odundo, along with Dr. Joyce Akach, offers a comprehensive examination of the thematic landscape surrounding remote work practices in Kenya.

As we embark on this intellectual journey, we invite our readers to engage deeply with the rich discourse of insights presented in this volume. May these scholarly contributions ignite conversations, inspire innovations, and pave the way for transformative advancements within the realms of design, education, and beyond.

Thank you for joining us in this exploration of African design excellence.


Samuel M Maina PhD, IDR, OGW

The University of Nairobi

February 2024