Posts Tagged ‘thinkpublic’

Another great video by thinkpublic…

May 5, 2009

Earlier in the year i posted a lovely video that thinkpublic had made to explain what “co-design” was they have now just made another film showing what they do as a company. Its informative, fun and beautifully filmed and edited. Great inspiration!

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AMAZING animation explaining co-design

February 24, 2009

This is an animation that award winning thinkpublic (social innovation and public service design agency) have been produced to explain what co-design is. Not only is it super informative and easy to understand, but it is simply beautiful!Both visually and the experience you receive from watching it I love it!

Emotional Intelligence

December 4, 2008

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Their is currently a great post in the thinkpublic blog. Deborah Szebeko (founder/director of thinkpublic) talks about “Emotional Intellegence”………….

“As part of my PhD research I have been reading Daniel Goleman’s book “Emotional Intelligence”, where he explains emotional intelligence as a series of competencies and skills that drive performance” Szebeko

The four main elements he writes about include:

1.    Self-awareness — the ability to read one’s emotions and recognize their impact while using gut feelings to guide decisions.

2.    Social awareness — the ability to sense, understand, and react to others’ emotions while comprehending social networks.

3.    Relationship management — the ability to inspire, influence, and develop others while managing conflict.

4.    Self-management — involves controlling one’s emotions and impulses and adapting to changing circumstances.

Goleman comments that these are capabilities we learn, and that abilities such as being able to control emotions, and get along with other people are key factors in the success we achieve in life

I think these are all amzing points that are such key factors to consider when designing with and for people!

Using design in Healthcare

October 20, 2008

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I have just read a fantastic article via the thinkpublic website. Deborah Szebeko founder and director of thinkpublic (public service design consultancy) has published an article in this week’s HSJ (health service journal) outlining the benifits of using design processes and thinking to enhance user experiences within health care. It is well worth a read! click here for the full article