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30 Apr 2019

Bia Massaioli: What Design Thinking Specialisation Was Truly Like

Last year, I spent 176 hours specialising in Design Thinking. Proudly, I can now call myself a Design Thinker. However, receiving such a title was no easy task. Being a Design Thinker is not just a title to add to your LinkedIn profile; it is the result of blood, sweat and tears – as well […]

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30 Apr 2019

The Experts Behind Design Thinking Specialisation

Design Thinking Specialisation is an immersive course for future innovators and design leaders, enabling participants to develop their creative confidence and innovation skills through a hands-on learning approach. In other words, this is the next step for design-thinkers who want to stand out by becoming expert articulators in innovation. One of the features that sets […]

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23 Apr 2019

How To Use Creativity To Craft A Good Life

At the beginning of the year, our co-founder, Juliana Proserpio, wrote an article entitled “2019: Design Your Year To Make It The Best“, which was based on the book “Designing Your Life“ by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It isn’t the first time our team speaks about using concepts of design thinking to better your […]

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23 Apr 2019

Alumni Profile – Marina Moreno

On April 27, 2017, the United Nations named April 21st as World Creativity and Innovation Day; a day of observance to encourage people to use creativity in problem-solving for all issues related to sustainable development. On the week of 2019’s World Creativity and Innovation Day I spoke to designer and Echos’ Design Thinking Experience alum […]

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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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