Rama Gheerawo is an international and inspirational figure within design. He is a serial innovator in the fields of Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership having personally led over 100 projects working internationally with governments, business, academia and the third sector. He won a ‘Hall of Fame’ award for his work at the Design Week Awards in 2019 and was named a 2018 Creative Leaders by Creative Review alongside Paul Smith and Björk, Empathy is at the heart of his practice. As Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, he uses design to address society’s toughest issues from ageing and healthcare, to ability and diversity. He looks at how to instigate positive change in individuals and organisations through personal research in Creative Leadership, with workshops delivered globally to thousands of people including 700 civil servants. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker, and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives. Rama sits on a number of advisory boards and committees for awards, universities and organisations such as the UK Design Council, The International Association for Universal Design, UX India, the Design Management Institute and the Design Intelligence Awards. He has worked as a Visiting Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Katowice Academy of Fine Art.
Rama Gheerawo is an international and inspirational figure within design. He is a serial innovator in the fields of Inclusive Design, Design Thinking and Creative Leadership having personally led over 100 projects working internationally with governments, business, academia and the third sector. He won a ‘Hall of Fame’ award for his work at the Design Week Awards in 2019 and was named a 2018 Creative Leaders by Creative Review alongside Paul Smith and Björk, Empathy is at the heart of his practice. As Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, he uses design to address society’s toughest issues from ageing and healthcare, to ability and diversity. He looks at how to instigate positive change in individuals and organisations through personal research in Creative Leadership, with workshops delivered globally to thousands of people including 700 civil servants. He is in high demand as a keynote speaker, and writes, curates exhibitions and runs workshops for audiences that range from students to business executives. Rama sits on a number of advisory boards and committees for awards, universities and organisations such as the UK Design Council, The International Association for Universal Design, UX India, the Design Management Institute and the Design Intelligence Awards. He has worked as a Visiting Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Katowice Academy of Fine Art.
Rama Gheerawo is the director of the Helen Hamlyn Center for Design at the Royal College of Art. Rama is a global leader in people-centered and socially inclusive design. He's a serial innovator in the fields of technology, products, services, and transport with over a hundred projects to his name. In this episode we discuss the role of design in creating products, services, and systems that benefit people of all abilities, especially in terms of aging populations in healthcare, and why creative leadership is needed now, more than ever. Links for Reference:Helen Hamlyn Center for Design, Include Conference, Oxford Aging and Technology Project, Slow-Mo
In this episode we are talking about Creative Leadership - a new form of personal and organisational transformation developed through combining aspects of Design Thinking with Business Leadership Theory. We talk to Rama Gheerawo - Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre, Professor Jeremy Myerson, Dr Ninela Ivanova, and neuroscientist Dr Melanie Flory on what Creative Leadership is and how it can be used for personal and organisational change. Intro & Outro Music by Scott Holmes - Corporate Business - https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music/
What does sustainability really mean? From architecture and automobiles to product design and fashion, we tackle the issue of sustainability in design. Architect Tom Kundig and Rama Gheerawo of London’s Royal College of Art tell us what sustainability means to them and Benjamin Hubert, head of design agency Layer, explains how he balances sustainable values with commercial interests. Plus: Monocle’s Jamie Waters brings us his picks of the sustainable items found in the fashion cupboard of Midori House.
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4
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4
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1 hour, 56 minutes
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