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31 Jul 2018

Art, Worldbuilding And Design Thinking: A Conversation With Laura Cechanowicz

It was under the heat of a 40-degree day in Kyoto that I first met Laura. It was mid-July and the Gion Matsuri parades were happening all across town, which made the streets of otherwise not so crazy Kyoto, very much alive. I was walking through an arcade, partially shopping and partially trying to find […]

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31 Jul 2018

What If Our Health System Kept Us Healthy?

For the past handful of years, there has been a buzz around the health sector with people questioning if the traditional model is working as it should or if it is as efficient and humanised as it could be. Earlier this month, our founder Juliana Proserpio, spoke in-depth about the new paradigms of health in […]

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24 Jul 2018

Alumni Profile – Steve Hicks

Malala Yousafzai once said: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. In this newsletter issue, we discuss education, innovation and how the world is changing rapidly around us. I also had the pleasure of interviewing our student and Practice Lead for Business Analysis in the NSW Department of Education, […]

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24 Jul 2018

How Design Thinking Is Changing Education

How do we educate in a world that is constantly changing? Innovation has always been a part of education, however, at the fast pace the world is changing, the complexity of getting students ready for the future becomes greater. The scholar Cathy Davidson, for instance, has pointed out that 65% of kids that attended primary […]

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17 Jul 2018

Design Thinking Ideation: The Four Golden Rules

In Design Thinking, ideation is a process in which ideas and concepts are created in order to solve one specific problem at hand. In corporate environments, these would be problems employees and clients are facing daily. For the ideation process to be successful, it is crucial that a variety of people – from different departments, […]

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17 Jul 2018

Is Creativity A Human Creation?

Last year I attended an Adobe Artificial Intelligence debate, that was part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival. The posed question that night was: does creativity require humanity? At the beginning of that night, approximately 60% of the attendees voted in favour of creativity being, indeed, a human trait. I was included in that group. Two hours, […]

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10 Jul 2018

The New Healthy: Innovating In Healthcare

Echos is a people-centred innovation laboratory. After working with many clients in the health sector, we have a few pearls of wisdom to share about the future of the health industry. This article aims to share the trends and learnings on innovation in the health sector based on data from Echos- Innovation Lab projects.  It […]

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10 Jul 2018

Echos' Innovation Project – Health Case Study

Echos worked with one of the world’s largest and oldest – founded in the 1800’s – multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturing company to help them foster innovation through a more comprehensive care-service during treatment of patients that suffer from Multiple Myeloma, a terminal type of cancer. The Challenge To design a […]

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03 Jul 2018

Say Hello To The Service Design Era

It is common contemporary knowledge that Design methodologies are being applied more and more to multiple business fronts in order to increase the quality of services and leave customers more satisfied. We live in a society where services are taking over places where before products used to reign absolute. Service Design is a discipline of […]

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03 Jul 2018

Can Design Thinking Enhance Digital Marketing?

Digital Marketing seems to be the perfect tool to reach modern target audiences that are demanding, specific, knowledgeable and critical of the products and services they purchase. It reaches people via new technologies and, through online data, allows consumers to be heard, satisfying their needs like never before. In this article, we will draw a […]

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