The first in a series of Inspire + Connect evening events organised by the Design Council Challenges team.
Making life simpler, easier and less stressful. Aren’t these are a big part of what good design can do to help us live well? Two leading design thinkers debated just his issue.
Sam Hecht, co-founder of Industrial Facility, named by the Financial Times as ‘one of contemporary design’s most quietly effective and thoughtful practices’ will share how striving for simplicity has led to more friendly products.
Dan Thompson, founder of the Empty Shops Network, and the instigator of the recent #riotcleanup efforts in London will be explaining how easy it can be to make social change happen.
What was said
Read a transcript of Sam Hecht's talk
Read a transcript of Dan Thompson's film
Next in the series: 20 September: Fun and Games
These events give you the chance to:
- Find – information about our current challenges
- Hear – from luminaries in the world of design thinking and doing
- Meet – collaborators to partner with on our latest challenge; Living well with dementia
A million people in the UK will be living with dementia by 2021. But there’s a difference between simply living and living well. To make this difference, we’ve partnered with the Department of Health to find and fund the next generation of products and services that completely re-think what living with dementia means.