Design Is Future Film

This film is the result of the last edition of ‘Design is Future congresstival’ held at Disseny Hub Barcelona from 6 to 8 June during the Barcelona Design Week.

It showcases the main highlights and strong ideas from the 15 speakers that took part in the Design is Future 2016, as well as from the presenter and curators of the event. They all share with the audience their main insights about the key role of design while explaining how it helps professionals, businesses and society to be more innovative and sustainable.

This film is an idea by Toormix​ and BCD Barcelona Centre de Disseny​ for the Barcelona Design Week 2016. Directed by Laura Sans with the support of Fabrica.

Replacing bureaucracy and competition with collaboration and creativity

Replacing bureaucracy and competition with collaboration and creativity

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© Photo credit: Amplify/

Through a partnership with the UK Department for International Development, is creating a new model for international development that replaces bureaucracy and competition with collaboration and creativity. Amplify is a series of innovation challenges that are allowing us to invest in early-stage solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems, providing each winning organization with funding and design support to bring its solution to life.


Improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities through design. By pairing the insights, talents, and experience of local partners with human-centered design approach to innovation, is helping bring new products and services to life across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa—from Kampala to Kathmandu.

How to Make Things People Want

How to Make Things People Want


Image via IDEO.

IDEO is one of the most innovative and award-winning design firms in the world.

They’re like the secret weapon of innovation for companies like Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Pepsi, and Samsung.

Over the last few decades, they’ve designed hundreds of products, like the first computer mouse for Apple in 1980, the Palm Pilot in 1998, a school system in Peru, and the 25-foot mechanical whale used in the movie Free Willy—to name a few.

But perhaps the most interesting thing about IDEO is that Founder David Kelley doesn’t consider them to be experts in any specific industry or vertical.

He says, “We’re kind of experts on the process of how you design stuff.” You could hire them to design a vending machine, an app, a mattress, or a space shuttle, and it would all be the same to them.

LinkIDEO’s 6 Step Human-Centered Design Process