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Social justice, experiential design, social innovation, systems change, experience design, service design
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Design thinking - making the leap

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

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Of recent months I have had a number of people in their early career reach out to me and ask the question ‘How do I get a job in design thinking?’ Whilst I understood what they were asking, it is still slightly an odd question considering ‘design thinking’ is an approach not a…


Don't call me wicked: reconsidering the term 'wicked problems'

Posted on May 21, 2015 at 3:00 0 Comments

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As human-centred design enters all facets of industry vernacular and we buoy up the sales of post-it notes globally I kindly ask you to stop to pause for one moment and reflect.

Imagine a 16-year-old…


Creating a 'We Culture' through Participation

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

Is the term ‘participation economy’ just a way in which brand strategists and marketers engage with a generation consumed by their world of abundance or a frame from which to design a new future? Whilst I tiptoe around my near non-existent knowledge of economics, I consider the many contexts we see this play out in. With the millennial generation before us and a generation at their heels that will consist of multiple sub-generations not constricted by a label, we see a product of a rapidly…


Removing Jargon from your 'Toolbox'

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

I’m on the exciting journey of connecting with new and interesting people having recently relocated to Tokyo for my Husband’s job. Moving to a new country where of course most people’s first language is not English, presents interesting challenges across the ‘settling in’ requirements.

One challenge it has uncovered is my need to adjust my reliance on jargon when speaking in a professional setting. Whilst this is something I consciously practice when speaking to different audiences it…


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Customer discovery - would love your thoughts

Started by Nikki. Last reply by Arne van Oosterom Nov 30, 2017. 1 Reply

Human-centered design and service work?

Started by Christopher Federer Oct 12, 2017. 0 Replies

Promoting my book

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