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System Design Think Tank: The Impact in Social and Societal Context
December 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Our System Design Think Tank is back! We have invited some of the most influential leaders who will explore the topics of innovation, social impact, system design. They will be discussing their work and while answering your burning questions.
Many industry experts work with a vision to make an impact in our society, change human behaviours for good, shape technologies to improve lives. Design for social impact can go as deep as the practice of interrogating systems, policies, structures, processes, economic, social, political, interpersonal behaviours in order to define opportunities for change that give voices to those in need. The panel will discuss design impact in society, as well as the technology impact in our lives, and depth of the impact – giving examples from their own experiences.
– Professor Anna Meroni – Professor of Design at Politecnico de Milano
– Alis Cambol – Design Lead in Social Innovation at Okra Design
– George Krasadakis – Technology and Innovation Director at GSK
– Nur Karadeniz – Head of Experience and System Design at Brilliant Basics
– Lloyd Hulme – Chair/Host and Head of Design at Trust in SODA
Professor Anna Meroni
Anna is an architect and PhD in Design, a full Professor of Design in the Department of Design at the Politecnico di Milano. Her research focus is on service and strategic design for sustainability to foster social innovation, participation and local development. Since 2016 she’s been the head of the international Master of Science in Product Service System Design, at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano. Ask Anna about her societal projects. She is one of the mosnt influencing design leaders, pioneering the way how design can apply in large scale complex problems.
Alis works at the intersection of responsible business and society-centered design applying years of learnings from her 12+ years working in the Design industry for award-winning brands like HP, GE, and NBBJ. As a service designer, her work has introduced complex design challenges beyond single products; where she has designed for broader systems within organisations, cultures, and global value chains. Her most recent work in applying systems thinking to development and social innovation includes changing behaviors around vaccines, creating community tools for emergencies, and looking at food value chains to encourage better consumer behaviours and farming practices.
George has been advocating making innovation impactful for years, author of ‘The Innovation Mode’, and the influencer behind the Innovation Machine. George has been leading innovation capability, AI, and emerging technologies in highly prestigious innovation centres.
Nur currently works as the head of UX and System Design at Brilliant Basics, design & innovation studios by Infosys. Nur has a wealth of experience in UX and Service Design, worked across industries and innovation centres globally to apply digital transformation in practice. She has been managing multidisciplinary design teams and creative processes to tackle challenges that people and businesses face today.