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Guest Lecture, Friday 29th April: Wellbeing by Design

27 April 2016

2 mins

Our students are invited to attend the guest lecture ‘Wellbeing by Design’ by Kathryn Best on Friday 29th April.

Talk Description

Design Thinking is an invaluable tool for introducing design processes and methods into organisational strategy, operational planning and service innovation.

But for what end? This lecture presents current thinking on how to design the wellbeing of all into the core of our businesses, our communities and our lives. What is the best way to catalyse wellbeing for all? How can we instill a culture of positive change by design?

About Kathryn Best

KB_BW_square copyKathryn Best is an author, speaker and educator engaged by universities, conferences, government organisations and cultural institutions worldwide. Her books include Design Management: Managing Design Strategy, Process and Implementation (Bloomsbury 2006 and 2015, available in 10 languages), What Can Design Bring to Strategy? and Designing Thinking as a Tool for Innovation and Change (Inholland 2010).

Kathryn is a frequent speaker at design weeks and festivals (Shanghai, Gdynia, Clerkenwell, Barcelona, Tallinn, UNEP, UK-Mexico 2015) and a regular contributor to publications and journals related to design, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Kathryn’s background is in architecture, design and brand consultancy (Wolff Olins, HOK, RTKL, WATG, Kajima, Starbucks, Orange). Her previous academic roles include Professor in Design, Brand and Media Management (Inholland University of Applied Sciences), Course Leader in Design Management (University for the Creative Arts), Senior Tutor with the Royal College of Art and Guest Lecturer (University College London, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Alto University, Universidade Positivo Curitiba, University of California).


Date: Friday 29th April

Time: 9am-12pm

Venue: Loughborough University London, LDN102

*To register your interest, email Erik Bohemia, E.Bohemia@lboro.ac.uk.

 

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