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10 Feb 2021

Data-Thinking and Design-Thinking: Creating Strategic Outcomes

Designers are now solving problems at the intersection of two disciplines : data and design. 20 years ago, I began my working life as a graphic designer performing in global advertising and design agencies. And then my understanding of what design was changed. As the influence of good design grew so did my view of […]

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25 Feb 2020

How To Generate Better Ideas

It is a well-known fact that, at Echos, we believe that everyone is creative. Despite popular belief, creativity isn’t something that only people that work in the creative field have access to; human beings are inherently creative; it is part of our “survival kit”. Like anything else, creativity is something that you get better at […]

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18 Feb 2020

The Art Of Asking Why

If you approach an entrepreneur with big dreams for their new business venture and ask them “Why are you doing this?”, their answers will most likely be a variation of the following: “I’ve noticed that there is a gap in the market for the service I will provide”, “I have a very innovative product that […]

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18 Feb 2020

Asking Better Questions

Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solution”. Asking questions is a survival tool that allows humans to tap into their creativity and innovate in order to survive. The three books below will help you work […]

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07 Jan 2020

Letter From The Editor: Thinking About The Past Decade To Design The Future

When I was a small child, the year 2020 seemed like the actual future to me. I remember thinking I would be so grown up by the year 2000 – I was fourteen – that 2020 wasn’t even really on my radar growing up; it was a date so far removed in the future that […]

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03 Dec 2019

Your Life & The Seven Phases Of Design Thinking, A Tale Of Evolution

One of the things I’ve learned in life is insights can emerge from unconventional moments. On the ideation phase, we are so focused on the brainstorming exercise, but a genius idea may not happen there and then. Nevertheless, once you’ve done the groundwork, all of your potential ideas are installed in your brain and the […]

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12 Nov 2019

Tim Brown: What Leaders Need To Thrive In Uncertainty

In this episode of IDEO’s Creative Confidence Series, Tim Brown, IDEO Chair and former CEO of IDEO for 19 years, shares his perspective on the qualities necessary for creative leaders in today’s unpredictable business and economic conditions. He discusses what we can do to find the opportunity in ambiguity and design and build better systems […]

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05 Nov 2019

Google News Initiative Design Accelerator: Behind The Design Sprint

Echos & Splice have partnered with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator (GNIDA) for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. Today, Echos GNIDA Design Thinker, Daniel Ieraci, and GNIDA Graphic Designer, Paulo Armi, invite you […]

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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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10 Sep 2019

The Complete Design Thinking Toolkit For Download

Echos’ Design Thinking Toolkit will give you a step-by-step guide by providing you with tips, background, case studies and tools for the Design Thinking method. Its objective is to facilitate the practice and the process of human-centred projects so that anyone can to adopt this method. It is important to note that Design Thinking itself […]

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