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30 Jul 2019

Francisca Limberger Talks Female Freedom At Primer19

Primer Conference is an annual event hosted by the Design Futures Initiative, a nonprofit organisation based in San Francisco, CA. The event was created to gather people from around the world to speculate futures; they also have an annual gathering for the Speculative Futures community to get together, with meeting points all around the globe […]

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30 Jul 2019

A Futurist, A Writer & The Pope Give Their Two Cents About The Future

What does the future hold? In the three TED Talks below, futurist Anab Jain, polymorphic playwright Sarah Jones, and His Holiness Pope Francis speak about their versions of a desirable future. Anan Jain: Why We Need To Imagine Different Futures “Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and […]

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23 Jul 2019

Alumni Profile – Khawar Saleem

For this week’s Alumni Profile, I had the pleasure of talking to Khawar Saleem, who is a Director, Enterprise Architect (EA) in the NSW Department of Education. Education is one of the main pillars of any successful society, and so, designing for education is of utmost importance. In this interview, showing his sense of humour, […]

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23 Jul 2019

Innovation & Social Change at UN’s Festival of Action – Part 2

Welcome to part 2! If you haven’t read the first part of this report, please start there.  Today, we will report on the initiatives we started after attending the Global Festival of Action – the third edition of the largest United Nations global event for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UN’s SDGs event in Bonn, Germany. […]

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16 Jul 2019

Around The Globe: Four Projects That Are Building Desirable Futures

At Echos, we believe that we have the power to design desirable futures. This idea isn’t based on a feeling; it is based on what we observe it’s happening in the design world. Our Designing Desirable Futures course comes from this notion: using a methodology that utilised design to create an inclusive, strategic and desirable […]

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16 Jul 2019

Innovation & Social Change at UN’s Festival of Action – Part 1

Some of the most complex problems in the world are represented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the SDGs. These 17 goals and 169 targets aim to transform the planet until 2030. They are global, interconnected and multidimensional: we define them as multi-complexes. As Design Thinking is an important approach to solve complex problems, […]

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09 Jul 2019

The Ultimate Design Thinking Toolkit Is Here

As you know, at Echos we adopt the philosophy of “learning by doing”; we believe that the best way to adhering a new skill, is by rolling up your sleeves and getting to work. As IDEO’s David Kelley once said “Fail faster. Succeed sooner.” Starting this week, we are pleased to announce that for the […]

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09 Jul 2019

The Design Thinker Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is an art that requires discipline, hard work and good ideas. When starting a business, there are many things can go wrong during the venturing process, and that is why entrepreneurs need tools and ways to solve different challenges in order to become successful in their business ventures. Many organisations that are leaders in […]

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02 Jul 2019

Creative Confidence: 3 Books That Will Help You Achieve Yours

Tomorrow, Echos is hosting a highly anticipated event on the theme of Creative Confidence. The event will happen at Echos HQ in Sydney and is completely free of charge. To sign up, click here. To get you excited about what’s to come tomorrow, we gathered a list of books that will inspire your brain and […]

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02 Jul 2019

Press Play: 3 TED Talks On How To Be Creative

Is creativity a gift or a skill? Are certain people naturally more creative than others? Can a person work on becoming creative? In the TED Talks below, three of the world’s most important creative leaders give their version – and their verdict – of what creativity means and things one should do to get there. […]

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