Nordic countries have set a precedent for design policy in the global design community. Promoting good design that creates solutions to social, ethical, and environmental problems has proven over time to be good business for the Nordic design market.
L2 Innovation Forum last week was extremely inspiring and thought-provoking. NYU Stern Business School in partnership with L2 Think Tank pulled together an incredible assortment of thinkers, strategists, innovators, philosophers, and technological leaders to discuss how technology is impacting luxury brands.
The New York Women Social Entrepreneurs (NYWSE) brought together a great group of people interested in social finance interested in effecting change. Mia Feldman of JP Morgan Social Finance Group hosted the event at Chase Manhattan Plaza, Conference Center.
I am continuously amazed at the power of human-centered design. Recently, I came across a CNN article about Ewans Wadongo, a Kenyan inventor of solar powered LED lanterns. His design solution is not just lifting people out of poverty, but also saving lives.