A ride on the big wheel at the Giant Health Event – Part #2

After one day at the Giant Health Event, I knew it was definitely a smart decision to come here. I already got a pretty good impression of what is going on in healthcare and technology. The process of innovating in healthcare felt similar to the design thinking approach: Empathise, define, ideate, prototype, test…and repeat. This time, I decided to attend the presentation series of Health Apps since this is the field I’m coming from – designing websites and apps are part of my world. 

A ride on the big wheel at the Giant Health Event – Part #1

I joined the three day Giant Health Event on day two and three. I had no clue what to expect. I just graduated from Kingston University in MA Communication Design after working as a user experience designer for a few years. The problems that we are facing nowadays are changing as well as the technologies we can use to create solutions. I believe that as a designer it is relevant to be close and help to create a bridge between technology and society.

Hello Love – A space where health, creativity and innovation come together

I had the pleasure to interview Jane Hutchison in April 2017. She is the Co-Founder and Creative Director at Hello Love Studio and Founder of The Hello Beautiful Foundation – an impressive personality. We talked about collaboration, innovation, creativity and of course about the Hello Love Space – a journey of unforeseen restrictions, improvisation, and unexpected opportunities.

Mind the gap (Stephanie’s Reflective Essay)

I traded my life in a small city for the big adventure, which made me being happy and uncomfortable. Leaving my beloved city Zurich and my job was not easy – but then nothing that is worth it is easy, right? I left behind my family, friends and known environment to start a new chapter in London. In this new chapter, the focus was on learning how to build and run a start-up based on design thinking methods.

Why sales skills are a valuable asset for everyone

After I wrote “Why financial skills are a valuable asset for everyone” I decided to write an additional part about sales skills. In every job, I worked before I came to London I never had to sell any products or services. There was always a sales department who was responsible for that. These companies had a good reputation, a solid customer base and a lot of employees. It is different if you start your own business.

It is time to make my hands dirty again

I am wondering is the environment that we are in responsible for our creativity? I am a maker, a creator, a doer. I am an impatient one. I always was. If I want to change something, I go for it. As far as I can think back, as I child I made everything I could dream of myself. DIY was the way to go. I used my room to experiment.