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Design Summit – Flourishing Organisations

Flourishing Organisations - 20th May 2021

Date Published: 18 May 2021

We are delighted to bring to you the final event in the Design Summit, Flourishing Organisations, exploring;

Why do some organisations flourish while others do not? The ways we do business and why have evolved. The pursuit of economic reward is only one value by which success might be measured. It is clear we need new goals for organisations of all kinds to thrive. How might organisations reconfigure their approaches and provide ecologies for their work to blossom?

This invitation only event will be hosted by Professor Bruce Brown   Visiting Professor the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London.

Featuring Guest Speakers

Dr Andrea Cooper, Director of Design for the Connected Places Catapult asks  – What organisations will flourish in the future and why will we need a new design culture is fit for the 22nd Century?

Andrea is Director of Design for the Connected Places Catapult, established by the UK Government as an innovation partner for business and the public sector working in mobility, cities and places. She is also currently a trustee at CIPD, a member of the 1851 Royal Commission Committee, an advisor to the ‘Grand Challenge’ Design Age Accelerator and a contributor to the Design Museum’s Design Observatory.

Before this Andrea founded the Cabinet Office’s award-winning Policy Innovation Unit including Policy Lab, the Open Innovation Team and SKYrooms innovation spaces. Here she delivered over 100 policy innovation projects for government departments under three Prime Ministers.

As an international design and policy expert Andrea is regularly invited to speak and write about human-centred innovation, advising governments, the European Commission, OECD and the United Nations. A TEDx speaker, she has given over 100 keynotes across five continents including talks at Google and Stanford’s D School.

In 2015 Andrea became the 10th female in its history to receive the RSA’s Bicentenary Medal. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate in Civil Law from Northumbria University and in 2019 was listed by apolitical as ‘one of the world’s most influential public sector innovators’.

Andrea’s provocation asks: What organisations will flourish in the future and why will we need a new design culture that is fit for the 22ndcentury?

Professor Kun-Pyo Lee, Dean of School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  His provocation focuses on Evolutionary changes of organizations and its flourishment over the design paradigms

Kun-Pyo LEE is the Dean of School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, he was the Professor at the Department of Industrial Design, KAIST, South Korea and the Director of the Human-Centered Interaction Design Lab for more than 30 years. He is Co-founder and President Emeritus of IASDR (International Association of Societies of Design Research).

Kun-Py0 LEE also served as Chief Design Officer (Executive Vice President) of Corporate Design Center, LG Electronics. He is well known in Asia as an early pioneer in the field of design research, UX design and user-centered design, for which he was recognized as Honorary Fellow of the Design Research Society, and Local Hero at CHI 2015. After returning to KAIST from LG with unique experiences in industry and academia he has been focusing on establishing a new design education paradigm under the name of Design 3.0. 

Dr Joe Lindley 

Joe is a Lecturer in Design Research at ImaginationLancaster. In 2020 Joe was awarded the UKRI Future Leaders FellowshipDesign Research Works

Joe’s provocation explores  – From Design Thinking to Design Knowing  (but ssshhh let’s not call it that) 

Louise Mullagh

Senior Research Associate in the Population and Policy cluster, ImaginationLancaster asks – Can we design a new public governance system?

Dr Ana Rute Costa

Senior Lecturer in Architecturecourse Leader for the BA (Hons) Architecture and a member of the Population & Policy cluster in ImaginationLancaster asks – Do we still need schools?

Dr David Perez

Lecturer in Radical Co-Design within the Community and Public Sector cluster, ImaginationLancaster proposes What Radical Co-Design might mean for organisations  

Proceedings of all three Design Summits will be curated into a ImaginationLancaster Design Summit publication with unique contributions from speakers, hosts and esteemed guests.



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