The City as the New Political Centre

The City as the New Political Centre

The City as the New Political Centre A radical change is taking place. Cities around Europe – through platforms, movements and international networks – are creating paths for citizens to participate in and influence politics directly. Joan Subirats, one of the founders of Barcelona’s municipalist platform Barcelona en Comú, discusses how cities can deal with

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The Future of Business is Design - by Patrick Newbery

The Future of Business is Design – by Patrick Newbery

November 2015 Written by Patrick Newbery Chief Strategy Officer Designers have always deserved a seat at the planning table. We have an important message: Don’t treat design as the last, final stage in the process; it limits what design can do. But now that we are at the table, we have to deal with the

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When and how to use design

When and how to use design

By Soren Petersen. Co-written by Christian Bason   Organizations have a range of core competencies and a handful of competitive advantages in their quiver to aid them in their quest for sustainable progress. So, when does it make good business sense to invest in design capabilities and at what level on the design ladder?

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The value of design to business

The value of design to business

By Anna Whicher Head of Policy, PDR – Cardiff Metropolitan University Design provides a proven competitive edge for businesses – whether you’re an entrepreneur setting up a new company, an established manufacturer developing a new product line, a legal firm looking to digitise your services or a multinational developing a new corporate strategy. Based on

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Why designers should be shaping business strategy

Why designers should be shaping business strategy

By John Moore Williams Business strategy and design thinking haven’t always been on the same page. In fact, until fairly recently, they weren’t even in the same room. Men in 3-piece suits gathered around tables polished to a high gloss to talk strategy. And once they’d decided on a plan, they called the designers in

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PROUD Movement - Video

PROUD Movement – Video

http://www.proudeurope.eu/ PROUD helps and supports designers to have the right facilities, knowledge and expertise to play a key role in innovating, improving and consolidating people’s lives, businesses and public services across Europe. PROUD is about transnational development of methods for co-designing services, products and processes that address unmet needs. PROUD ran from September 2011 –

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