16 Apr 2019

The Era Of Open Innovation

The verb “to innovate” is defined by the Oxford dictionary as “To make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products. To introduce something new, especially a product”. At Echos, we like to describe innovation as something that adds value to people’s life. Anyone and anything can be innovative, depending on […]

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16 Apr 2019

SXSW 2019: The Design Trends

SXSW started as a music festival that aimed to bring life to Austin, Texas. As the years went by, the event continued to expand and, nowadays, it is known as the biggest innovation festival in the world. Currently, the event is divided into four categories: interaction (technology and innovation), film, music and comedy. In each […]

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09 Apr 2019

Business Innovation in Three Steps

Innovation serves society as the very thing that propels it forward. In other words, innovation happens when a solution is created to a problem in a way that people’s lives are changed for the better. In the business world, the combination of entrepreneurship and innovation is the stuff dreams are made of because, without entrepreneurship, […]

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09 Apr 2019

Design Thinking NOT For Dummies: A Workshop By Juliana Proserpio

This past week, Echos hosted an open workshop event in Sydney, where founder Juliana Proserpio talked about the theme “Design Thinking not for dummies: how to escape superficiality and foster innovation“. Below you’ll find a rundown of what went on during the event. Juliana opened the event by welcoming people to Echos’ new office located […]

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02 Apr 2019

5 Prototyping Tools To Test Your Ideas

Too many great ideas end up never leaving the paper. Today we share five prototyping tools that will empower you to give life to your creativity. 1 – Paper Prototyping The simplest way to prototype only requires two things: a piece of paper and a pen. With these two simple tools, you can draw your […]

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02 Apr 2019

Can We Design A Future That Is Safe For Women?

As part of Melbourne Design Week I collaborated with Juliana Proserpio from Echos Innovation Lab and Nicole Kalms from Monash University XYX Lab to run an experimental workshop using Human Centred Design to see if we can disrupt the status quo around violence against women. The prevalence of violence against women in Australia is overwhelming. […]

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26 Mar 2019

Why It’s Time To Capacitate Your Team In Design Thinking

The speed at which technology is improving and disrupting reality has never been greater. Because of it, companies across the world aren’t simply competing with one another anymore; they are also struggling to keep up with the tech changes to remain relevant. With social values constantly changing, organisations that aren’t willing to innovate and break […]

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26 Mar 2019

Alumni Profile – Rebecca Nguyen

We often worry about what world we will leave for the next generations; worry about how our actions today will impact the new generations to come. However, caring about the wellbeing of children today, in our current reality, is no small task, and one that all of us should partake on, I would add. My […]

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19 Mar 2019

From Air Mattress To Airbnb – A Case Study

When planning a trip away, chances are Airbnb is the first thing that pops into your mind when thinking about accommodation. The company, founded in 2008, is a phenomenon that changed the hospitality industry forever and is valued today at US$10 billion. Today we’d like to share with you their case study, which has become […]

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19 Mar 2019

Getting It Wrong May Be Exactly What You Need

Look at the images below: Images: Failed It!: How to turn mistakes into ideas and other advice for successfully screwing up What do they have in common? If you guessed that they were all picture failures, you guessed it right. These pictures can be found in the book Failed it: How to turn mistakes Into […]

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