17 Sep 2019

Why We Need Innovation To Create Sustainable Development In The APAC Region

The world is demanding a future ‘human-centred society’ that is based on innovation and sustainable development concepts. “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress”, says Li Keqiang, the current Chinese Premier. An economist by trade, he is the leader of China, the second most powerful country in the world. However, China isn’t the […]

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17 Sep 2019

Google News Initiative Design Accelerator Update

Echos & Splice have partnered with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. Echos Partner & Head of Learning Experiences, Reinaldo Campos and Echos Design Lead, Carli Leimbach have […]

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10 Sep 2019

Laura Dusi: Speculative Design, The Future & Female Freedom

Laura Dusi is a transdisciplinary designer and big believer in the impact of integrating consulting and capacity building. At Echos, Laura teaches Designing Desirable Futures and Design Thinking classes for non-designers and consults for innovation projects that aim for gender equality and diversity through design. She has collaborated in projects with organisations such as IDEO,Institute […]

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10 Sep 2019

The Complete Design Thinking Toolkit For Download

Echos’ Design Thinking Toolkit will give you a step-by-step guide by providing you with tips, background, case studies and tools for the Design Thinking method. Its objective is to facilitate the practice and the process of human-centred projects so that anyone can to adopt this method. It is important to note that Design Thinking itself […]

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03 Sep 2019

Join The Google News Initiative Design Accelerator 2019

The Google News Lab is a team within the Google News Initiative whose mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs to drive innovation in news. Offering partnerships and training in over 50 countries, the News Lab brings the best of Google technology to tackle important challenges in journalism today. “The Google News Initiative (GNI) […]

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03 Sep 2019

Google, Echos & Splice: A Partnership To Create Innovation In Asia’s News Industry

Echos & Splice are partnering with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. We are inviting applications from news organisations across the Asia Pacific to participate in this program […]

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27 Aug 2019

Echos Joins Global Design Thinking Alliance

“The Global Design Thinking Alliance is a network of institutions that teach, research and further develop the methods and mindsets of Design Thinking. This worldwide network of institutions promotes excellence in Design Thinking education and research. The aim is for the GDTA to become the global platform for the exchange, debate and exploration on best […]

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27 Aug 2019

Alumni Profile – Clayton Ilolahia

Echos’ Alum of the week, Clayton Ilolahia is a man of many talents. An experienced learning and development professional within the performing arts and luxury retail sector, his latest role was as Manager, Organisation Development & Learning at Sydney Opera House. Responsible for the design, development, delivery and management of organisational development and learning strategies, […]

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20 Aug 2019

Design Thinking And Zero-Gravity

Design Thinking is an approach used to create human-centred, innovative solutions; it carries in itself a space in which two forces – connection and disconnection – meet. I call this space, metaphorically, the zero-gravity space. I noticed that because people are aching to find new ways to think, when they start to apply Design Thinking […]

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20 Aug 2019

The Fastest Way To Kill A Company Is By Neglecting Its People

Have you ever wondered how your employees feel every morning before they go to work? Do they feel discouraged, happy, anxious, motivated, stressed? Why is organisational culture so important? Dr Pragya Agarwal, a social psychologist, creative entrepreneur, writer, TEDx speaker, an inclusivity and diversity consultant, and Forbes contributor, believes that a positive workplace culture increases […]

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