07 Apr 2020

A Participant-Centred Learning Journey – creating a hybrid learning experience

Now more than ever, it is important to adopt a learner’s mindset. Humanity is undergoing a global shift, inviting us to discover new ways of working, collaborating and educating ourselves in a virtual environment. In times of uncertainty and self-isolation, we decided to experiment. We’re transforming all of our learning experiences into hybrid experiences. Part […]

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07 Apr 2020

Time To Say Goodbye: The previous world no longer exists

In 2020, we are living through significant trauma on a societal level and the greatest crisis of our generation — a global and widespread pandemic, with no end date in sight. Many still think that life will return to normal in the coming months, or in the years to come. Fortunately, or unfortunately, for some, […]

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31 Mar 2020

6 Tips For A Killer Design Sprint

Created by Google, a Design Sprint is a five-day process that uses Design Thinking to create a new product, service or feature. Design sprints are the perfect solution to get ideas out of the paper and test them in a timely fashion always, focusing on the final user. Tip 1: The basis of your Design […]

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31 Mar 2020

It’s Not A Marathon; It’s A Sprint

Design Sprints have the power to create innovation in the space of a week. Sounds bold? Well, it is. Sprints were originally created by Google and, nowadays, companies all over the world use them to create change within their organisations. The below talks will give you insight on the world of Design Sprints, and hopefully […]

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18 Mar 2020

Special: It’s time for leaders to rise, COVID-19.

Black Swans Exist. Until the end of last year, nobody imagined what could happen, we were all living life as it is, and doing business as usual. Coronavirus can be seen as a black swan, which is a surprise event with an important effect that changes everything as we know it. Businesses, universities and schools […]

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10 Mar 2020

An Ode To Women Inventors & Their Resilience

Creative intelligence, disruption and courage are fundamental elements of innovation – without a dose of daring, nothing truly innovative would happen. And what has been bolder than women inventors throughout history? Despite patriarchal barriers and society constantly signalling – sometimes forcefully – that they should choose a different life path, these women have changed the […]

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10 Mar 2020

Female Leaders Driving Society To A Better Future

As of 2019, 49.6% os the world’s population are female. Empowering women is, therefore, empowering society. Here are three TED Talks from empowered women who are in the business of empowering others. Katharine Wilkinson: How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming   “If we really want to address climate change, we need […]

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25 Feb 2020

Alumni Profile – Kristy Novak

A passionate creative thinker, this month’s Echos’ alum, Kristy Novak, is a dreamer with a curious mind that always asks ‘why?’ or ‘why not’. Novak’s says that she remembers, as a kid, “staring at the sky and asking my sister a million different questions all beginning with ‘imagine i’”. As an adult, this inquisity=ive soul […]

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25 Feb 2020

How To Generate Better Ideas

It is a well-known fact that, at Echos, we believe that everyone is creative. Despite popular belief, creativity isn’t something that only people that work in the creative field have access to; human beings are inherently creative; it is part of our “survival kit”. Like anything else, creativity is something that you get better at […]

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18 Feb 2020

The Art Of Asking Why

If you approach an entrepreneur with big dreams for their new business venture and ask them “Why are you doing this?”, their answers will most likely be a variation of the following: “I’ve noticed that there is a gap in the market for the service I will provide”, “I have a very innovative product that […]

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