Having planted the initial seeds of design thinking at DEWA’s Innovation Week in 2015, Johannes Comeau Milke, cofounder and managing partner of better today, returned to Dubai.
This time for a workshop on ‘Human Centered Design’ at Astrolabs, with Philipp Burckhardt, media and project manager at better today. The duo led a group of over 40 participants in an interactive session on employing design thinking in workspaces.
Popularized as a practice by the likes of David Kelley and Tim Brown, founder and CEO of IDEO respectively, design thinking has been adopted by international corporations scuh as IBM, GE and NEST.
Milke’s own roots in design thinking come from his background in imagineering and a degree from the HPI School of Design Thinking, Potsdam, a partner of Stanford University’s d.school. Here, Milke unpacks design thinking as a concept and approach to innovation.