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29 Oct 2019

Design Thinking & HealthCare: 3 Must-Listen Podcasts

Healthcare systems have been build based on disease and diagnosis, rather than on people. The following podcasts will explore how Design Thinking can play a role in redesigning these systems so that they become human-centred. 1- IDEO U: Design Thinking in Healthcare “In our Creative Confidence Series chat with IDEO Design Researcher Silvia Vergani and […]

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29 Oct 2019

Designing For Hope: When Patient Care Goes Beyond Health

Designing desirable futures is more than a recurring theme at Echos; it is our ethos. As technology advances and the challenges of inhabiting our planet become harsher than ever, the notion of having a tool such as human-centred design at hand makes me a little more peaceful. It gives me a glimmer of hope when […]

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22 Oct 2019

Alumni Profile – Alison Van Hees

The way we relate to others is what keeps us alive. Our humanity, when stripped to its most basic form, shows us that our sense of community, of belonging, is what allowed us to evolve into the society we are part of today. As a species, communication is the greatest resource we carry forward as […]

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22 Oct 2019

We Need To Create A Sustainable, Desirable Future. Are You Ready? – Part 2

This is part 2/2 of this article. To read part 1, click here. — Whilst in NY with the UN team during the General Assembly, I witnessed the energy rise and the forming partnerships for the next decade to redesign the planet. If we were to achieve UN’s 17 goals, that would mean that US$12 […]

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15 Oct 2019

Google News Initiative Design Accelerator: New Partners Announced

Echos & Splice have partnered with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator for the APAC region. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices that support this region’s news industry. Today we are excited to announce our new partners in this incredible venture. Click […]

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15 Oct 2019

We Need To Create A Sustainable, Desirable Future. Are You Ready? – Part 1

We are alive at a perfect moment in time to raise our voices, support young people, and find tools for creatively starting movements that will change reality. — New York City police had prepared a structure to host around 5,000 people, but over 250,000 showed up to the largest public demonstration in the city has […]

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08 Oct 2019

Innovation Cards: Shake Up Your Meetings With Echos' Facilitation Deck

At Echos, we use “warm-up” activities to break the ice in the first moments of a workshop, course or project. If you have participated in any of our learning experiences, you know that the “warm-up” portion of our workshops happens religiously. We believe that getting people to relax is a great way to kick off […]

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08 Oct 2019

3 Books That Will Raise Your Innovation Game

Although Echos’ mantra is “learn by doing”, getting immersed in quality literature is never a bad idea – especially when the subject at hand is innovation. Today we share three books that will give you a strong foundation for a successful innovation journey. 1- Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassin Nicholas Taleb “Antifragile […]

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01 Oct 2019

How To Run A Company Like A Visionary

Can companies impact the future positively? What separates a leader from a visionary? If you ever wondered how you could better use your position to make a difference not only to your company’s bottom line but also to your employees, their legacy and their future, the below talks may be a great way to start. […]

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01 Oct 2019

Five Ways To Bring Innovation To Your Organisation

Although every organisation is projected to succeed, that is not always the case. Business success is a result of a combination of strategy, business models, structure, processes, technology and, most of all, culture. The greatest visionary leaders of outstanding organisations have one thing in common: they know that culture matters and they all foster a […]

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