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17 May 2023

Designing a Desirable Future for Healthcare

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at a historic UN Summit and officially came into force on 1 January 2016. One of the pillars of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 is promoting good health and well-being. After the […]

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22 Nov 2022

The Value of Design Maturity

The Value of Design Maturity in the marketplace is influenced by emerging and evolving needs. Two years ago, the conversation around the design was not whether it was valuable but where else the practice could be applied within an organisation.  Now we are entering a new phase in the conversation around the value of design. […]

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20 Sep 2022

The Design Leaders Shaping Our Futures

Design leaders must hone skills that allow them to guide, shape and influence. Now more than ever, the world requires people who can imagine new solutions to problems of all scales. And to be the most effective, designers must have the right skills and attitude to inspire and lead their teams, clients and stakeholders through […]

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05 Nov 2019

What’s Cooking In Asia-Pacific: Designing The Global Food & Agriculture Systems With Technology

Take a minute to imagine the future: where will the food we eat come from? How will it be grown? What will our kitchens look like? What will we be eating? 3D printed food, insects, vertical farms, lab-grown meat. All these seemingly fictional ideas could very soon be a reality. The quest to create a […]

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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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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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10 Sep 2019

Laura Dusi: Speculative Design, The Future & Female Freedom

Laura Dusi is a transdisciplinary designer and big believer in the impact of integrating consulting and capacity building. At Echos, Laura teaches Designing Desirable Futures and Design Thinking classes for non-designers and consults for innovation projects that aim for gender equality and diversity through design. She has collaborated in projects with organisations such as IDEO,Institute […]

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24 Jun 2019

Desired, A Podcast For Desired Futures

The launch of our new podcast Desired is pretty special; it marks an intention that we set for ourselves about four years ago. Our first episode explores the role and the practice of creativity and design in the government and the education space. Creativity has become more valuable in the past years, especially because of […]

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07 May 2019

Alessandra Araújo: Biomimetics & Business

When was the last time you effectively stopped and observed nature around you? Maybe it was on your last holiday or whilst watching a nature show on National Geographic. What would you think if someone asked you to observe nature as a way to solve a complex challenge you’re facing at work? If this hypothesis […]

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23 Apr 2019

How To Use Creativity To Craft A Good Life

At the beginning of the year, our co-founder, Juliana Proserpio, wrote an article entitled “2019: Design Your Year To Make It The Best“, which was based on the book “Designing Your Life“ by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It isn’t the first time our team speaks about using concepts of design thinking to better your […]

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