@ Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, October 2013.

Changing perspectives
The theme for the event was ‘Changing Perspectives’ and the conference brought together design researchers from around the world to debate how design research can help to transform public and commercial services. As more and more businesses and governments involve design researchers to help transform their organisations from being internally focused to acting more collaboratively with their customers, the ten partners from the global Reach Network came to Eindhoven to discuss how to facilitate these changes: locally but also globally in multinational teams.

GOOD Morning and GOOD Afternoon
The day was divided into two separate sessions of GOOD Morning & GOOD Afternoon. The morning session had an expansive set of interactive presentations given by the partners on stories of inspiring change. The afternoon session was an intimate workshop setting, where the participants discussed and worked on the critical pathway to transformation within organizations they wished to make happen.



Co-developing a toolkit for Social Impact

How to facilitate a cross-culture collaboration, with participants from around the world? This was the question addressed by STBY’s Geke (UK/NL) and Quicksand’s Ayush (India), who currently are working together on project for International Development and Social Impact for the ‘Global South’. Commissioned by Nesta and the Rockefeller Foundation, STBY & Quicksand took a co-design … Continue reading “Co-developing a toolkit for Social Impact”


Innovation in bus travel across Europe

IDSL (France) is an innovation consultancy and a design company specialised in designing interaction. With the theme of “changing perspectives on empathy and participation”, Virginia Cruz, IDSL spoke about the collaboration of designers and ethnographers to help SNCF (French railway company) create an affordable highly qualitative bus travel service. The main question Virginia explored how … Continue reading “Innovation in bus travel across Europe”