Image by Couleur from Pixabay Design thinking offers hope, and holds promise, for designing significant change. In a world fraught with misunderstanding and habitual polarization innovation leading in the direction of a more humane world is tempting. Empathy is one of seven key mindsets described by Ideo to guide human-centred design. By putting yourself in the shoes of the person you are designing for and understanding their lives you will be better equipped to design innova
Storytelling For a More Empathic World - part 2 In the first part of this article I explored storytelling with a broad lens. In this second part, I touch on how storytelling is being used as a human centred method in Design Thinking. Storytelling is a Creative Practise Storytelling is the oldest form of human communication. Throughout time, humans have passed on information, conveyed meaning and made sense of the world through storytelling in various forms. It is somewhat iro
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Storytelling For A More Empathic World (part 1) Storytelling In a Digital World Storytelling holds the potential to scale empathy in our age of automation and digital distraction. Why is this important or even desirable? While technology is enabling humans to innovate in ways that we could only imagine a few decades ago, new technologies are slowly fragmenting the way humans connect and engage with each other. Today, our natural propensity for telling stories is slowly being
Employee Experience and Design Thinking – building the workforce of the future Is the current skill sets inappropriate for the adaptive, agile changing nature of work and technology? Is your organisation misfiring? Or worse, backfiring? Is there evidence of silo mentality and non-collaborative behaviour? Are staff misaligned with the organisation mission and purpose? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, most likely, something should be done about it. Read on, t