19 Feb 2019

Redesign Your Career Using Design Thinking

Can you count how many times a friend made a passing comment about how dissatisfied they were with their jobs? Better yet, can you recount how many times you thought about the same thing yourself? Echos co-founder, Juliana Proserpio, in an interview to the Business & Career vertical of international news publication Exame, talked about […]

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12 Feb 2019

It Wasn’t Fate, It Was Design

*Original article published on June 5th, 2018. I spent the best part of the last two decades writing about relationships: romantic ones, platonic ones, what I wanted in them, what I got from them, what things they left me only hoping for. Human nature is, by design, one that requires mateship; we weren’t born to […]

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22 Jan 2019

Alumni Profile – Basil Vlachou

The energy sector, particularly the Oil & Gas industry, requires innovation in order to remain sustainable, competitive and, of course, as environmentally friendly as possible. For this week’s Alumni Profile, I had the pleasure of speaking with Basil Vlachou, our Design Thinking Experience alum and the IT Solutions Lead at Santos, one of the leading […]

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15 Jan 2019

2019: Design Your Year To Make It The Best

By analysing the year that just ended, you’re able to project the next five years ahead. On January 1st, I hit pause on my holiday mode to do an exercise that would allow me to project my life for the next five years and, doing that, was the best decision I could have made. Designers […]

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15 Jan 2019

The Bonus And The Onus Of Design Becoming Mainstream

Yes, we hear you. We hear everyday people saying: “Oh, design thinking! I’ve already been using its techniques for a while!” Then we hear the crumble. The good side of anything that is a game-changer is that it spreads everywhere and suddenly something that no-one knew existed, becomes mainstream. The bad side of spreading knowledge […]

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08 Jan 2019

How To Become A Design Thinking Specialist

2019 is here and with it, new year’s resolutions are all waiting to be turned into reality. If one of your resolutions is to give a little more time to your career, work on your innovation skills and take your Design Thinking knowledge to the next level,  Echos co-founder, Juliana Proserpio, has a message for you: […]

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08 Jan 2019

Echos’ Innovation Day: Everything That Went Down

On December 14th, Echos hosted the 1st Christmas Innovation Day, a day of insight, co-creation, guest speakers and, of course, innovation. To start the year off with a little inspiration, here are the highlights of the event, if you weren’t there in the flesh. Morning Sessions Echos Introduction, with Echos Content Strategist Rani Ghazzaoui Luke […]

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18 Dec 2018

Design Thinking Conference – Day Two

DT-CON’s second day was marked by an ethical discussion on how to build desirable futures. Guest speakers talked about the role diversity and ethics play in designing our “new world”. Here are the day two highlights: Ricardo Ruffo – Echos, Brazil Why do we need utopias? Ricardo Ruffo, Echos co-founder and CEO, believes that we […]

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18 Dec 2018

I Like, I Wish

December is a great month, situated at the time of the year where people feel inspired to get rid of old grudges, invest in themselves and spread love and empathy around to others. As far as we are concerned, for that alone, December is more than great, it is a magical month. 2018 is coming […]

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11 Dec 2018

Echos Hosts Second Design Thinking Conference – Day One

Last week, Echos hosted the second edition of our very own Design Thinking Conference (DT-CON) – a two-day event that has become a point of reference in the field of innovation and brings every year to Sao Paulo big names of design and innovation. DT-CON 2018’s theme was “Building promising futures that will reflect in […]

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