21 Jan 2020

Alumni Profile – Gabriela Gallo

For this week’s Alumni profile, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gabriela Gallo whose current job title is Learning & Development Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills – a job that entails not only advising but also knowledge, learning and research. Aside from the prolific career that took her across the globe multiple times, Gallo is […]

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21 Jan 2020

Designing The Future: Who Should Be In The Design Room?

Every code is a block inside the digital world; every single line of an algorithm is a part of this world in which we all spend time whether working, shopping, chilling, playing or even dating. Unlike assembly lines, pasta recipes or setting up a small tent, code is hard to understand, especially because most of […]

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14 Jan 2020

A Tool To Design Your Future Projections By Looking At The Past

Thinking about designing your desirable future can be overwhelming; after all, what does a “desirable future” actually mean? How does it look like? How can someone be truly in control od the design of their future? With the start of the new year – and the brand new decade – we invite you to take […]

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14 Jan 2020

Monika Bielskyte: “The Future Is Not The End Destination But A Place For Opportunity”

Monika Bielskyte is a futurist and the founding partner of All Future Everything who likes to describe herself as a futurist with “an artistic eye and a creative mind”. Born in Lituania, she has lived in 80 different countries researching future-related themes and, because of that, refers to herself as a “digital nomad”. An old […]

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07 Jan 2020

Letter From The Editor: Thinking About The Past Decade To Design The Future

When I was a small child, the year 2020 seemed like the actual future to me. I remember thinking I would be so grown up by the year 2000 – I was fourteen – that 2020 wasn’t even really on my radar growing up; it was a date so far removed in the future that […]

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07 Jan 2020

How Times Have Changed: 2010’s Six Most Talked About Innovations

2020 is not just any other year; it is the start of a new decade that will be profoundly shaped by technology and innovation. 2010 seems like it was yesterday and, yet, everything has fundamentally changed. To prove my point, these are some of the most talked-about disruptions of 2010: Twitter Was Huge In 2010, […]

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17 Dec 2019

Holiday & Innovate

The end of the year is here, and the Christmas break is just around the corner. If you’re looking for some interesting readings to keep you company at the beach, look no more because we’ve got you covered. Change By Design by Tim Brown “The subject of “design thinking” is the rage at business schools, […]

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17 Dec 2019

I Like, I Wish

December is a month that invites self-reflection, after all, a new year is about to start. 2019 has been a great year for creativity and brought us many groundbreaking innovations, from a talking hearing aid to aerofarms. For Echos, 2019 has been a phenomenal year, with many challenges and even more accomplishments.  Our international operations […]

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10 Dec 2019

Designing Through Nature

We compiled a list of five TEd Talks that explore the relationship between nature and design. 1- Biomimicry In Action   “Janine Benyus has a message for inventors: When solving a design problem, look to nature first. There you’ll find inspired designs for making things waterproof, aerodynamic, solar-powered and more. Here she reveals dozens of […]

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10 Dec 2019

What Can Nature Teach Us About Innovation?

When we think of inventions, we think of new discoveries, designs and technology, but did you know some of the most famous inventions and breakthroughs in tech have been inspired by nature?  This is called biomimicry: but really, what does that mean? Well, biomimicry – or biomimetics – is the examination of nature, its systems, […]

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