How can design make the process of integration for a refugee faster? In this long read service Designer Kartik Sharma argues that rather than looking at a problem and trying to define it, we should ignore it and ‘un-learn’ it first in order to look at all angles.
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.
Jo Maude our producer pins down our founder David Kester. Jo has run courses and events for senior leaders in and around the creative industries for more than 20 years and asks David to explain himself: Why design thinking? and why create the Design Thinkers Academy in London?
Who started design thinking? And where is it heading? In our Long Read, Clive Grinyer charts design thinking’s growth from a niche activity to a mainstream practice. Pulling examples from the worlds of technology, public sector and finance, Clive argues that we need design thinking and designers more than ever.
What do facilitation and football have in common? More in this Short Read by Arnoud Koning. Drawing on years of experience, Arnoud shares some of the highlights – and challenges – of being a facilitator. He also reveals the importance of getting your team to an optimal state of “flow”.
Embracing the unknown can be daunting. But as Joe Ferry explains in this Short Read, it’s an essential part of innovation. Using examples from his time as head of design at Virgin Atlantic, Joe discusses his three key ingredients for innovating successfully – and competitively – in an ever-changing world.