For a client, I am researching the area of Social Technologies â€“ that is, the humane use of innovative technologies in social care, including care of the elderly and infirm â€“ to understand how this domain can be intelligently and effectively supported.
Risk, reward and the new design commissioners Wednesday, 21 May 2014 at 17:00 3rd floor, Farmiloe Building, St John Street, London Renato Preti, founder of Discipline discusses the current stage of European design commissioning and originality, the route to economic recovery and how risk is an essential component to developing markets and stimulating an industry […]
For the Design Business Association I conducted an ‘in conversation’ with Marco Steinberg, Director of Strategic Design at Sitra (the Finnish Innovation Fund), on 13 November at Interbrand in London. We discussed Steinberg’s work at Sitra, what it means to innovate in the public sector, addressing ‘grand challenges’, and whether the design community is ready to help government redesign public services. More on […]
As part of the Mayor’s London 2012 Debates – hosted to complement the London 2012 Olympics – which took place in the City Hall council chamber, I conducted an ‘in conversation’ with Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales on ‘Technology: Disruption and Convergence’; chaired contributions by selected respondents; and facilitated an audience Q&A. I was also involved […]