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SH:24 – design thinking for health

Chris Howroyd

Long Read

How can design thinking help improve public health services? Chris Howroyd tells the story of SH:24 and how design thinking led to this revolutionary new online sexual health service and a better experience for patients. SH:24 has been nominated for a Designs of the Year Award 2016 by the UK Design Museum.

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Design thinking for PR

Ezri Carlebach

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Why should anyone in the PR industry be interested in design thinking? Ezri Carlebach, Senior Associate at the PR Network, explains the connections between PR and design as crafts and why people that work in communications should use design thinking methods to future-proof their role as leading strategists within business.

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Pretotypes and prototypes

David Kester

Short Read

Why is prototyping so important and how does it fit in to the design thinkers tool kit? In this short read David Kester looks at some recent projects he has observed and been involved in and shows how invaluable it is to get prototyping early and then keep iterating to build your minimum viable product (MVP). From a floating school to a sexual health service the prototype proves key to de-risking projects.

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What Design Can Do against violence

Bas van Lier

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How can design help fight taboos around violence and abuse in society? In this short read, Bas van Lier documents a Design Thinkers Academy Workshop at the Dutch conference What Design Can Do. In this session the participants experienced how design thinking can be used to pose the right questions and find solutions to respond and tackle current issues in society.

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