Design Thinking Bootcamps and Coaching

I worked with Stanford D-School alumni, Anne Gibbon, to plan and deliver two, four-day design thinking bootcamp for young leaders from Waikato-Tainui, Taranaki and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei iwi. The programme took participants through foundational elements of the design thinking process, and built confidence and skills through a mixture of theory and practice-based exercises. In the second iteration of the bootcamp, we increased our … Read More

Massey MBA – 2017

I was invited back to teach Design Thinking and Service Design tools and techniques to students on the MBA at Massey University. Once again, the weekend focussed on regional development in the Horowhenua, a region rich in horticulture and fresh produce, just over a one-hour drive from Wellington. The weekend-long, jam-style event fused design thinking, service design and business innovation tools and … Read More

#Brainstrust @ Biz Dojo

As part of the “Collider” programme, I am currently working as “Design Thinker in Residence” with The Biz Dojo in Wellington on a project entitled #Brainstrust. The #Brainstrust is a selection of local businesses who will be helping each other tackle their business challenges, using design tools and techniques. Stay tuned for more information.

Massey MBA – Design Thinking

In December 2015 I worked with Professor Hamish Gow to teach Design Thinking and Service Design to students on the MBA at Massey University. The weekend-long, jam-style event fused design thinking, service design and business innovation tools and techniques to introduce MBA students to new approaches for innovation. The weekend focussed on regional development in the Horowhenua, a region rich in horticulture … Read More

PushmiPullyu

PushmiPullyu is a small table named after the Doctor Doolittle character with two heads that couldn’t decide which way to go. This charming character has two different moods either end, and is perfect to use in an adult or child’s environment, depending how playful your character. PushmiPullyu is available in the store.

IoT WGTN MeetUp

After a few years of following various Internet of Things (IoT) and connected device initiatives and been involved on the periphery through the Fab Lab Network, I decided to start a Wellington Meetup. The aim is to bring together a number of diverse voices to help build network, knowledge and projects  with knock-on benefits for the Design and Tech communities … Read More

Welly Gov Jams

After attending the Global Service Jam in Auckland in 2013, I returned to Wellington and started the Welly Gov Jams with Sherry McDonald and Sam Ng. The concept was for vendors to give back to the service design community by providing design experts to facilitate the jams. These events were provided free of charge to government agencies and acted as … Read More

TEN

In 2005 I brought together a collective of established and upcoming designers to design responses to the theme of sustainability. The critically acclaimed exhibition TEN won a number of awards and was repeated for another 4 years at 100% Design, dealing with other themes such as “WOOD” and “Digital Fabrication”, winning more accolades in the process and partnering with 2021 … Read More

Time:Frame

In 2003 Chris Jackson, Ed Carpenter and Sam Johnson founded the design collective SHIFT. A critically acclaimed exhibition, Time:Frame, followed. Time:Frame displayed the results of the SHIFT collective collaborating with reproduction furniture manufacturers in the east end of London to develop a range of contemporary product. Subsequently, designs from the exhibition were manufactured by companies including Authentics, Thorsten van Elten and Modus. … Read More