Human Centred Design with NIDA

January 21st 2018, under

A one-off introductory workshop on Human Centred Design with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). Human-Centered Design sits at the intersection of creativity and empathy. Improvisation is the most effective tool in the actor’s toolkit to break down the barriers for their audience. The first phase of the interactive workshop, led by NIDA Corporate tutors, will guide you through play-based learning methods to create awareness, evoke a new frame of mind and boost control and confidence. The second phase of the interactive workshop, led by the Disruptive Business Network, will introduce you to a tool called The Business Model Canvas. The Business Model Canvas is the perfect tool to quickly describe your design and test your ideas.

What is the role of empathy in Business? You decide in this Oxford-Style Debate

Does having empathy make you successful? Or is it a hindrance, smothering logic with emotions? This debate will expose how empathy affects our workplaces, our policy-makers, and which charities we choose to support.

In this Oxford-style debate, the audience will decide whether the statement ‘empathy is an impediment to success’ is true or false. Bring your pre-conceived ideas and cast your vote before we begin, but don’t be surprised if your opinion has changed by the time our four speakers have shared their insights.

This event is presented in partnership with Humanities 21


James Tutton: on Entrepreneurship

September 25th 2017, under

Founder of Moonlight Cinema James Tutton tells all about his entrepreneurial experiences and latest ventures. he has bought a part interest in the design-driven property company Neometro – where he is currently a director. Apart from being a successful entrepreneur James has a deep social conscience having championed Neometro’s social ventures- 3000acres, Slopes and Open Journal. His latest venture is Smiling Mind, a meditation app and online resource for young people.

Leyla Acaroglu: on Disruptive Design

September 25th 2017, under

Traditionally products have been designed to fit the aesthetic, the functional and the marketable – but there is a fourth pillar that is rarely addressed. Responsibility. Responsibility to society and to the environment. As designers and manufacturers what impact on the planet are our choices in materials and processes having? As consumers what are the misconceptions about sustainability that we fall prey too? What are the unintended consequences of our good intentions? Leyla will be addressing how to ‘disrupt design for a better world’.