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2018 Design Events

6 Innovations in Sportswear

Jo Maude

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This year’s London Marathon is on Sunday 23rd April 2017. Jo Maude, our producer and gym/sport fan, talks about some of the innovative new kit that makes running and keeping fit a joy. Learn about recycled trainers, cool clothing, smartwatches and more sports gear innovations.

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How fear of failure inhibits innovation

Ezri Carlebach

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“There is no such thing as a failed experiment, only experiments with unexpected outcomes”. Fear of failure inhibits change, yet understanding what produces it can lead to innovation. We look at the work of creators such as Buckminster Fuller, and how they experienced fear and uncertainty, but persist to innovate.

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SH:24 – design thinking for health

Chris Howroyd

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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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London Design Festival

Hayley Canning

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The London Design Festival is considered one of the most important annual design events in the world. It is made up of over 400 events, exhibitions and talks of interest to the worlds of design and business alike. Catarina Matos, our Design Researcher recommends some things to see and do.

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What a loo

Jo Maude

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Love festivals, but hate the toilets? Help is at hand. Jo Maude talks about her love of Loowatt, an innovative new product which has made a trip to the loo enjoyable. There’s nothing bog standard about these toilets.

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Design thinking for PR

Ezri Carlebach

Long Read

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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Leading by design

John Farrer

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Why do leaders need to be like designers? John Farrer, consultant at Professional and Organisational Development, argues that we should stop seeing thinking and doing as such separate activities and do what a designer does – prototype.

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