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Telling the story of design


This week I held a webinar on the Story of Design.

The webinar was not on the story of design, as in "a history of design or design thinking." What I wanted to share with the attendees and now with you, our readers, is more about how you can...

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What's in a name?

courses Jun 25, 2019

 

Our three day live course has undergone a name change, and it’s not just for show. With 5 years under it’s belt, Designing for People has evolved and adapted to the ever-changing environment of the community, design and business...

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How to facilitate extroverts

facilitation workshops Mar 07, 2019

We recently published an article on facilitating introverts. It wouldn't be fair to exclude our more outward colleagues, so here is a post about extroverts. 

Key points

  • Agree on a signal or mechanism to bring activity to a close and focus...
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How to facilitate introverts

Key points

  • Introverts want to learn and add value as much as extroverts, they just have a different way of showing it
  • Build a container of psychological safety prior to and during your workshops
  • Include solo exercises and mindful reflection
  • Make...
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Why human-centred design is like a 4 foot 7 Japanese woman

It was Sunday night and time for some Netflix. There was a new show in our feed called ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’. Ooh this looks interesting. We selected it. 

There on the screen was a living doll, dressed in white -...

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How to be more productive by doing less

design mindfulness Jan 18, 2019

Productivity. It’s everywhere. Just ask someone how they are. “Busy” is usually the first word to leave their lips. 

Or check your favourite App store. Thousands and thousands of productivity tools and systems and re-skinned...

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The Importance of Being Centred when Facilitating

Hi I’m Ben and am one of the people delivering our new course, Human-Centred Facilitation this November. Today I want to focus on the ‘centred’ part of human-centred facilitation. More specifically, why...

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Presence in the Process: The Hidden Key of Design

Perhaps it's not terribly sexy, but one of the things that makes a really great designer is decision-making. A series of good decisions throughout the design process make the difference between something half-baked, and something game-changing.

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The Dance of Design

 

In the last year, I’ve learnt to dance. I have never danced before, so everything is new to me. I wasn’t expecting it, but there are many parallels between dance and design. I’ve learnt a lot about mindset, transformation,...

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For project success, who needs to be human centred design savvy?

capability transformation Mar 13, 2018
 
We live in an era where our largest companies are struggling for relevance.  

There are plenty of services that are simply not satisfying the consumer, nor supporting the business to stay relevant in the long term. Things like capped...

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