11 Jun 2019

Inside The Course: Designing (My) Desirable Futures

Ethics and diversity; these are the pillars that sustain the co-creation of the future which will make us stay far from frightful futures such as “Black Mirror”, and allow us to understand that the future is always a possibility and can be desirable. During the three-day Designing Desirable Futures course, I did not take away […]

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11 Jun 2019

Design Thinking Is A Future Ability

Let’s start with a cliche: society is changing. Although technology – and what it has done to the way customers consume their products and services – is the force that drives us to the future, people are the brains behind that force, and that is why Design Thinking is, simply put, the future. More Than […]

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04 Jun 2019

5 Ways To Lead In An Era Of Constant Change

It is no secret, and we do talk about it a lot here at the Echos’ blog: technology constantly drives change. With the advancements of AI and machine learning our always-evolving world seems to be spinning faster and faster. What do these accelerated changes in environment, culture and customer demand mean for companies across the […]

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04 Jun 2019

Strategic Innovation: 3 Must-Read Books

Strategic innovation is the process of redesigning an organisation’s strategy to grow the business, generating value for the company and its customers, and creating competitive advantage. As technology continues to drive change, strategic innovation is crucial for companies to adapt and remain relevant amidst competitive market places. Today we share with you, three books that […]

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28 May 2019

Alumni Profile – Ann Holden

For this week’s Alumni Profile, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ann Holden – Design Thinking Experience alum and the person responsible for Engagement at the Australian Department of Environment and Energy. A regulator of the law, Ann uses engagement to broker regulatory outcomes in an environmental context, and today we get to learn from […]

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28 May 2019

Designing For Invisible Ecosystems

How can we use design to create a sustainable world, a world with a real future? The engineer and biodiversity scientist, Jessica Green, talks about how, if we think about the invisible ecosystems around us, we can design for a better tomorrow. “Our bodies and homes are covered in microbes — some good for us, […]

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21 May 2019

Inside of Echos’ Service Design Experience

The service sector is a playground for entrepreneur’s around the world, with services increasingly taking priority over products in companies worldwide. Creating a service that is innovative and stands out in the wide “services crowd” is not easy, but Service Design – the Design Thinking discipline directed at services – can help. Echos’ Service Design […]

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21 May 2019

Say Hello To The Service Design Era

It is common contemporary knowledge that Design methodologies are being applied more and more to multiple business fronts in order to increase the quality of services and leave customers more satisfied. We live in a society where, fastly and surely, services are taking over places where before products used to reign solemn. Service Design is […]

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14 May 2019

The Power of Design In Quotes

In the week of Juliana Proserpio‘s The Power of Design launch, we share the most quotable parts of this e-book that is, first and foremost, a love letter to design and the power it has to transform the future: 10- “You probably never thought about it, but we are only here because we are all […]

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14 May 2019

How To Influence The Future Through Design

“The Power of Design” is our new book on the evolution and the role of design on innovation and future creation. Design has evolved in the past years and became essential when dealing with complex challenges, when accelerating innovation and when fostering creativity. “The Power of Design” speaks about this evolution and the power design […]

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