During this current period of accelerated change, it has become increasingly clear that design offers a lot to the business world. To designers, it is easy to see why. Design clarifies vague, ambiguous situations. Design builds tangible, meaningful solutions that address latent, unarticulated needs of real people. Design even creates productive collaboration among unlikely players within organisations. And yet, many organizations are still often either too slow or too mired in old ways of operating to make use of what design can offer. This talk will tell some success stories and offer a few insights about how design and designers can help catalyse organisations and make them more dynamic, open to growth, change, and potentially even to happiness.
Cordy Swope is a design researcher, service designer, writer and educator. He is a partner at studiomem, an innovation consultancy in Munich. He also serves on the advisory board at the Front End of Innovation Europe.
Cordy leads teams of designers, engineers and researchers in creating new offerings for various clients in different categories. Some clients include: BASF, BMW, Eli Lilly, GE Capital, Gaggenau, Herman Miller, Nokia, Orange, P&G, Mercedes, Novartis, Renault, Siemens, Telefonica and Vaillant. His work has won design awards and has also appeared in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
He also teaches design masters classes at various places such as HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID) and the Kolding School of Design in Denmark, the Politecnico and Bocconi in Milan. Cordy has taught and developed curricula for the School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute in New York.
If asked nicely, he can roll a €2 coin on his right hand.
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