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Education Spotlight: A spark of student innovation

Each year in Chattanooga, the Bright Spark student design competition floods the greater region with creativity and inspiration. Bright Spark is a social initiative that aims to ignite creative confidence in the education system by equipping students and educators with design thinking skills.

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Try something new. We dare you

What’s the link between creativity and novel experiences? How can you open yourself up to new experiences? Find out »

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Going guerrilla with your ideas: Feel the fear and do it anyway

Have you or your team had amazing ideas that you believe in, only to be met with “not now”, “I don’t have the time” or “we have other priorities” from your leadership team?

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It pays to play

Traditionally, work and play have been seen as disparate mindsets. But should work and play be viewed as mutually exclusive?

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Education Spotlight: Spare the Rod

At first glance, I wasn’t convinced that students pursuing their own projects could be effective. How can young students know what they should be prepared for? What if their interests are too abstract? What if they don’t know what skills are most important for them to learn?

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How to become a true design thinker

Design thinking is far more than a methodology. It is a way of thinking that can fundamentally shift your view of the world. Critics of design thinking may blame the process for their failures.

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Education Spotlight: Design thinking at Riverside School

One of the most exciting aspects of working in design is its vast applicability. I’ve been fortunate enough to use design thinking to enhance learning and teaching experiences and am excited by the rise of human centered design in academic institutions around the world.

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Design thinking: Making it pay off | The time barrier

Design thinking isn’t about adding to your workload, but changing the way you tackle it. In this article, we’ve collected some quick and dirty strategies that will help you meet your objectives faster.

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Press clippings

Why remote innovation is a key part of your leadership toolkit

Innovation has become an integral part of the leadership toolkit; due to current global challenges this has rapidly accelerated to a new skillset which focuses on enabling remote innovation…

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SRoundtable: GCs draw their nightmares

Over the past six months, an incessant stream of worries has troubled the minds of in-house counsels across the world…

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Slaughter and May – The Lens: Design thinking – listen to your user… but not too much!

In a legal context, design thinking can be applied to challenges being faced within a law firm, or by clients within their organisations.

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How global law firm DLA Piper is using design thinking to transform the business (Page 18)

“If our clients don’t want something, it doesn’t matter how excellent or radical it appears. It’s just not going to work.” Jana Blount, change maker, DLA Piper

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