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Jihee Junn

Design thinking to change the world

What was once an esoteric concept, ‘design thinking’ is now the ultimate mantra of businesses both here and worldwide. Preaching its wonders is IDEO’s Tom Kelley, who sat down with Idealog last week to talk about why the concept has boomed in popularity, how to tell someone they have a bad idea, and how the future will be one of social innovation.

Brick by brick

Innovative. Lucrative. Secretive. These are all words that describe Lego’s infamous Future Lab, otherwise known as the experimental and creative engine of the multimillion dollar Danish toy company. We talk to its former senior innovation director David Gram who visited Auckland for this year’s Better by Design Summit on how the Future Lab works, why design should be human-centric and developing tomorrow’s ‘diplomatic rebels’.