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I was honoured to be invited to host a ‘cafe conversation’ at this year’s CSCLeaders event in Edinburgh last week with HRH Princess Anne and eighteen senior Commonwealth Leaders. The Commonwealth Study Conference is global leadership programme for exceptional senior leaders selected … Continue reading
I’m doing some definitions for a new Design Encyclopedia to be published later in the year – any comments, suggestions welcome. Archetype An archetype is a descriptor of a person or object which describes fundamentals of behaviours or form. Plato … Continue reading
Mike and I ran a RIP+MIX workshop at the Service Design Network Global Conference in Cardiff in November. We had a fantastic group of around 40 people who not only tried out the technique, but helped us think about how it can … Continue reading
I’ll be giving a keynote at the annual conference of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA) on Wednesday in Belfast. The conference theme is Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained. I’ll be talking about Creativity in Public Services: how using the designer’s … Continue reading
I Gave a presentation on the KIST project we have been working on with the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) entitled Fabric Fobs and Family Ties last week as part of the Praxis and Poetics event organised by Northumbria University at … Continue reading
Just discovered my notes for this from Jensen and Klein’s book Hacking Work: Breaking Stupid Rules for Smart Results. A few useful things to remember when you are trying to keep on top of things. Your employer is generally interested in … Continue reading
Are we in fact naturally creative and can we learn to be more creative? Hazel White, Course Director, Jordanstone College of Art and Design, believes that anyone can learn to be creative through the application of design methodology. I’m planning … Continue reading