Business as usual is over, as a structural overhaul of manysystems, institutions and business processes takes place. New realities, new economies New business start ups People at the heart of all systems and processes (or should be)
European House of Design Management Design Management in the public sector 3-year collaborative project European Design Innovation Initiative Despite commissioning billions of Euros in design services eachyear, the benefits of management and decision making behind and before the tactical design process is still not understood. Output: toolkit and a training programme
It is a time of financial austerity in the UK and across the rest of Europe. This unique event will provide arts and cultural organisationswith a range of ideas to help them decrease their reliance onpublic subsidy by offering examples of strategies, examples, collaborative opportunities and alliances. Manchester May 2013
Chinas toy exporters face grim reality www.chinadaily.com.cn Rising costs Yuan appreciation Tougher (safety) regulations from western importersExtra costs cannot simply be passed onto customers as clientsfrom the United States and Europe expect cheap prices when buying from China. Manufacturers said they have to keep accepting orders even when there is barely any profit because they cannot afford to lose customers and workers.
Shanghai subsidiary established by Porsche Consulting Demand for product and service quality increasing dramatically In Shanghai, the Porsche consultants are concentrating ontheir core competencies in the fields of production strategies, production systems, supply chain management, distribution, and, in particular, supplier management.
Porsche Consulting supports profitable growth of domestic and foreign companies in China "In China, it is comparatively more difficult for manufacturers to find efficient suppliers than it is inthe West. They must often go through a development process before they are able to reliably meet the required quality levels, timeliness of delivery and technological standards."
Design and Social Entrepreneurship Annual Design for Impact Bootcamp (SWSX) Social innovation through designLearn how to: Conduct contextual research with people; Synthesise into meaningful insights; Derive design solutions appropriate for large scale social problems AC4D Design LibraryPractical free resources to support the process of design: teaching, learning, doing Lectures and worksheets related to ethnography, facilitation, ideation, process and synthesis Copyright and LicensingCreative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Progress = technology? It’s about people (not technology) human ingenuity queuing in Thailand
What if the agricultural revolution has already happened and we didn’t realize it? System of Rice (Root) Intensification (SRI) SRI is a technique developed in the 1980s by a French Jesuit and then identified and promulgated by Cornell political scientist and international development specialist Norman Uphoff. grist.org
Miracle grow: Indian farmers smash crop yield records without GMOs SRI may not be technology-based, but it’s science- based and sophisticated. It’s also continually field tested and improved through farmers’ own feedback. It’s exactly the kind of flexible, responsive system you’d demand from any truly sustainable agriculture — as opposed to the regimented, top-down application of chemical- and biotech-based approaches. grist.org
India While the EU economy slowly shrinks, India on track to become the worlds largest economy by 2050. As the middle class continues to emerge from the slums that are still rife all over India, theres a growing desire for the technologies and services that we have in the west - and more. www.smarta.com
"There are two Indias - those who wereborn before 1980 and those after.Those born before expected to have thingscreated for them.Those born after want to create things for themselves." This new attitude is whats driving growth across the nation. Subhabrata Gosh, CEO of Celcius 100
Who is competing for design ‘attention’? How do you create the desire for design management?(as design has done with social innovation) How do you profit fromdesign management tools, methods and processes?