28 May 2019

Alumni Profile – Ann Holden

For this week’s Alumni Profile, I had the pleasure of speaking with Ann Holden – Design Thinking Experience alum and the person responsible for Engagement at the Australian Department of Environment and Energy. A regulator of the law, Ann uses engagement to broker regulatory outcomes in an environmental context, and today we get to learn from […]

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26 Mar 2019

Alumni Profile – Rebecca Nguyen

We often worry about what world we will leave for the next generations; worry about how our actions today will impact the new generations to come. However, caring about the wellbeing of children today, in our current reality, is no small task, and one that all of us should partake on, I would add. My […]

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26 Feb 2019

Alumni Profile – Tamlyn van Zyst

“The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests.” – Charles Eames For this week’s Alumni Profile, I spoke to designer, business owner and Echos Design Thinking Experience alum Tamlyn van Zyst. Amongst many things, Tamlyn is an experienced brand strategist that helps her clients perfect their […]

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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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23 Oct 2018

Alumni Profile – Melissa Lyon

What would happen if the legal field became more humanised? What would be the benefits to society if lawyers and law professionals could enhance their work outcome by using techniques that promoted innovation and kept the people – their customers – always in the centre of every equation? For this issue of the Echos newsletter, […]

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25 Sep 2018

Alumni Profile – Mollie Tregillis

Legal is a very traditional and conservative field of work, so combining lawyers and Design Thinking may not be something people would instinctively do. On the other hand, law professionals deal directly with people, regardless of what field they are in. This is why Design Thinking is becoming popular amongst the legal industry, with lawyers […]

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28 Aug 2018

Alumni Profile – Neill Morgan

“Design thinkers may be in short supply, but they exist inside every organisation. The trick is spotting them, nurturing them, and freeing them to do what they do best”. This quote is from Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organisations and Inspires Innovation, by Tim Brown. For this issue of the Echos newsletter, I […]

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31 Jul 2018

Art, Worldbuilding And Design Thinking:
A Conversation With Laura Cechanowicz

It was under the heat of a 40-degree day in Kyoto that I first met Laura. It was mid-July and the Gion Matsuri parades were happening all across town, which made the streets of otherwise not so crazy Kyoto, very much alive. I was walking through an arcade, partially shopping and partially trying to find […]

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24 Jul 2018

Alumni Profile – Steve Hicks

Malala Yousafzai once said: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. In this newsletter issue, we discuss education, innovation and how the world is changing rapidly around us. I also had the pleasure of interviewing our student and Practice Lead for Business Analysis in the NSW Department of Education, […]

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26 Jun 2018

Alumni Profile – Julia Anderson

As innovation only happens through people, learning from others is something we swear by here at Ecos. For this issue, we had a chat with Julia Anderson, who is the Manager of Customer Experience and Improvement at Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, based in Adelaide, SA. We first met Julia during an in-house Design Thinking Experience training that we […]

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