19 Nov 2019

Preparing For The Future: 3 Books Everyone Should Read

There is no time like the present to start designing your desirable future. The books below will help you start today.  1- Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler “Imagine 6.8 billion people with clean water, nutritious food, affordable housing, personalized education, top-tier medical care, and non-polluting and ubiquitous […]

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19 Nov 2019

Using Creativity To Build Desirable Futures, The Complete Guide

If the future that we see ahead of us doesn’t feel like the kind of future we desire, we need to cultivate within us a creative capacity that is capable of addressing the complex problems of our era; and it t is important to do that for both our individual and collective creativity. Never before […]

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12 Nov 2019

Tim Brown: What Leaders Need To Thrive In Uncertainty

In this episode of IDEO’s Creative Confidence Series, Tim Brown, IDEO Chair and former CEO of IDEO for 19 years, shares his perspective on the qualities necessary for creative leaders in today’s unpredictable business and economic conditions. He discusses what we can do to find the opportunity in ambiguity and design and build better systems […]

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12 Nov 2019

Juliana Proserpio: The Evolution of Design

In the past few years, design has evolved and expanded its horizons. One of the reasons behind this evolution is the growing complexity of how people deal with design challenges. At first glance, the term “design” evokes aesthetics of tangible objects. It may also remind you of design’s subcategories such as graphic design, product design, […]

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05 Nov 2019

Google News Initiative Design Accelerator: Behind The Design Sprint

Echos & Splice have partnered with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator (GNIDA) for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. Today, Echos GNIDA Design Thinker, Daniel Ieraci, and GNIDA Graphic Designer, Paulo Armi, invite you […]

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05 Nov 2019

What’s Cooking In Asia-Pacific: Designing The Global Food & Agriculture Systems With Technology

Take a minute to imagine the future: where will the food we eat come from? How will it be grown? What will our kitchens look like? What will we be eating? 3D printed food, insects, vertical farms, lab-grown meat. All these seemingly fictional ideas could very soon be a reality. The quest to create a […]

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29 Oct 2019

Design Thinking & HealthCare: 3 Must-Listen Podcasts

Healthcare systems have been build based on disease and diagnosis, rather than on people. The following podcasts will explore how Design Thinking can play a role in redesigning these systems so that they become human-centred. 1- IDEO U: Design Thinking in Healthcare “In our Creative Confidence Series chat with IDEO Design Researcher Silvia Vergani and […]

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29 Oct 2019

Designing For Hope: When Patient Care Goes Beyond Health

Designing desirable futures is more than a recurring theme at Echos; it is our ethos. As technology advances and the challenges of inhabiting our planet become harsher than ever, the notion of having a tool such as human-centred design at hand makes me a little more peaceful. It gives me a glimmer of hope when […]

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22 Oct 2019

Alumni Profile – Alison Van Hees

The way we relate to others is what keeps us alive. Our humanity, when stripped to its most basic form, shows us that our sense of community, of belonging, is what allowed us to evolve into the society we are part of today. As a species, communication is the greatest resource we carry forward as […]

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22 Oct 2019

We Need To Create A Sustainable, Desirable Future. Are You Ready? – Part 2

This is part 2/2 of this article. To read part 1, click here. — Whilst in NY with the UN team during the General Assembly, I witnessed the energy rise and the forming partnerships for the next decade to redesign the planet. If we were to achieve UN’s 17 goals, that would mean that US$12 […]

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