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17 Jan 2021

Design Thinking: A Core Skill For A Post VUCA World

2021 has arrived and the world is a very different place. How do we navigate this new landscape? At Echos we believe in empowering people to design desirable futures. For many of us, making decisions about how to create new futures can feel difficult when the world seems unstable and unclear. To assist with moving […]

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08 Dec 2020

Digital Products Need A Value Proposition And A North Star Vision

Having a vision of what your product is and how it changes the lives of your customers is an often overlooked but critical part of the process of digital product development. It is a step that takes place when a team creates a value proposition. The value a product creates in the world must be […]

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24 Nov 2020

How Bias Move Businesses Away From Their Users

A user-centric approach is a fundamental component of practicing human centred design principles in business. And yet, for many organisations it is a concept that is not fully understood or applied. Unfortunately, most companies fail dramatically in the task of connecting empathically with their users. And the rapid disruptions that businesses are experiencing means having […]

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26 May 2020

Design New Revenue For The Low Touch Economy

Innovation and resilience. How to adapt and pivot when you lose revenue It’s been challenging for everyone. The Corona Virus outbreak made many of us redundant. As businesses, it made some of our most prominent line of revenue sometimes completely stop and even become obsolete. I’ve read somewhere that we’re all in the same sinking […]

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07 Jan 2020

How Times Have Changed: 2010's Six Most Talked About Innovations

2020 is not just any other year; it is the start of a new decade that will be profoundly shaped by technology and innovation. 2010 seems like it was yesterday and, yet, everything has fundamentally changed. To prove my point, these are some of the most talked-about disruptions of 2010: Twitter Was Huge In 2010, […]

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10 Dec 2019

What Can Nature Teach Us About Innovation?

When we think of inventions, we think of new discoveries, designs and technology, but did you know some of the most famous inventions and breakthroughs in tech have been inspired by nature?  This is called biomimicry: but really, what does that mean? Well, biomimicry – or biomimetics – is the examination of nature, its systems, […]

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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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17 Sep 2019

Why We Need Innovation To Create Sustainable Development In The APAC Region

The world is demanding a future ‘human-centred society’ that is based on innovation and sustainable development concepts. “Changes call for innovation, and innovation leads to progress”, says Li Keqiang, the current Chinese Premier. An economist by trade, he is the leader of China, the second most powerful country in the world. However, China isn’t the […]

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03 Sep 2019

Join The Google News Initiative Design Accelerator 2019

“The Google News Initiative (GNI) is our global effort to work with the news industry to help journalism thrive in the digital age. Through rounds of regional funding, the GNI Innovation Challenges will empower news innovators from around the world to demonstrate new thinking in online journalism and the development of new publishing business models. […]

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03 Sep 2019

Google, Echos & Splice: A Partnership To Create Innovation In Asia's News Industry

Echos & Splice are partnering with the Google News Initiative to launch the first Google News Initiative Design Accelerator for Asia. Our goal is to help create an innovation mindset, culture, and practices to support this region’s news industry. We are inviting applications from news organisations across the Asia Pacific to participate in this program […]

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