I’m on my way back from the annual Lumesse Kick-Off, an event for internal staff that runs on the day after our awesome public event, the Learning Lounge. Highlights of the public event are available on our website, but I wanted to share some insights from a talk on applied design thinking that wasn’t in the public programme, simply because it’s one of the most inspiring talks I have seen for a long time.
Chris Hildrey is an architect and designer-in-residence at the London Design Museum, where we held both events. He shared several examples of his work, including one that struck a chord with all of us. It was an inspiring and emotive story that gave us all hope that good design might just save the world.
If you have a chance to visit the Design Museum or see Chris talk, I thoroughly recommend you do. In the meantime, here’s an abbreviated version of his story and some takeaways that will improve the outcomes of your next project.