20 Aug 2019

Design Thinking And Zero-Gravity

Design Thinking is an approach used to create human-centred, innovative solutions; it carries in itself a space in which two forces – connection and disconnection – meet. I call this space, metaphorically, the zero-gravity space. I noticed that because people are aching to find new ways to think, when they start to apply Design Thinking […]

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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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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

Entrepreneurialship 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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25 Jun 2019

Alumni Profile – Asif Saber

Many of us will argue that, at the end of the day, the only thing that truly matters to all of us is our health. How can we take care of our health as we, as a population, are increasingly living longer? According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, “The Australian population is […]

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25 Jun 2019

Echos’ Case Study: Design Thinking & Multiple Myeloma

Quoting Dr Asif Saber, Specialist in Geriatrics at the Westmead Hospital, “I think the Design Thinking approach complements our philosophy of patient centred care. In many areas of medicine, the main aim of care is to administer the ‘right’ medicine or carry out the ‘right’ operation regardless of what the implications may be for the […]

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11 Jun 2019

Design Thinking Is A Future Ability

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 […]

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04 Jun 2019

Strategic Innovation: 3 Must-Read Books

Strategic innovation is the process of redesigning an organisation’s strategy to grow the business, generating value for the company and its customers, and creating competitive advantage. As technology continues to drive change, strategic innovation is crucial for companies to adapt and remain relevant amidst competitive market places. Today we share with you, three books that […]

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14 May 2019

The Power of Design In Quotes

In the week of Juliana Proserpio‘s The Power of Design launch, we share the most quotable parts of this e-book that is, first and foremost, a love letter to design and the power it has to transform the future: 10- “You probably never thought about it, but we are only here because we are all […]

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14 May 2019

How To Influence The Future Through Design

“The Power of Design” is our new book on the evolution and the role of design on innovation and future creation. Design has evolved in the past years and became essential when dealing with complex challenges, when accelerating innovation and when fostering creativity. “The Power of Design” speaks about this evolution and the power design […]

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