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Let’s start with a cliche: society is changing. Although technology – and what it has done to the way customers consume their products and services – is the force that drives us to the future, people are the brains behind that force, and that is why Design Thinking is, simply put, the future.

More Than A Profession, A Qualification

Because it is based on collaboration, empathy and experimentation, Design Thinking is a useful tool for any profession or sector. Not to mention, Design Thinking can also be used to help in the creation of the professions of the future.

A human-centred methodology, Design Thinking pays attention to the individual and gives everyone a voice. When people are truly open to it, Design Thinking is powerful in creating connections and allowing different ideas, points of view and backgrounds to mix, creating innovative, multidisciplinary solutions to complex problems.

The Design Thinking Market Value

Australia is a multicultural society that champions diversity. With technology pushing changes and increasing competition between companies, Design Thining market value is the fact that its approach uses the power of people’s abilities, experiences and differences – a.k.a. multiculturalism – to resolve complex problems.

If future market scenarios and professions will require efficiency and innovation, Design Thinking could not be a better tool to use when navigating this imminent reality.

Practice Your Future Abilities

At Echos, we are sceptical of approaches to futurism that solely focus on tendencies, previsions and emerging technologies. We believe that the future cannot be built on predictions only and so intentionally and collaboratively, designers of the future should create the places where we will be in 5, 10, 25 or 50 years.

Instead of practising for probable and plausible futures, we believe in projecting possible and preferred futures, which means designing for desirable futures for your life, country, organisation, community, government, democracy, city.

To learn more about Echos’ Design Thinking Experience course, click here.

To learn more about Echos’ Design Thinking Specialisation course, click here.

If you’re interested in learning more about Designing Desirable Futures, click here.

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Rani Ghazzaoui Luke

Rani is a writer and actor based in Sydney, Australia. She is Echos Head of Content & Communications, and the Editor in Chief of The Echos Newsletter.

Before joining Echos, she worked in full-service advertising agencies as a copywriter, moved onto writing for Broadcast Media, and landed on Digital Media, working first as a Digital Producer and later as a Digital Account Manager. Most recently, she was Lead Client Solutions Manager for GumGum Inc, an ad tech company specialised in Artificial Intelligence.

Rani is a highly curious individual that believes creativity and innovation are the most important tools to propel any person or business forward.

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