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FIRST WORKSHOP OFFERED IN TIRANA BY CRLDS AND THREE-POINT- ZERO

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18TH 2017

“FROM DESIGN THINKING TO TANGIBLE CHANGE -AVOID DEAD-END INNOVATION BY INVESTING IN THE FUZZY FRONT END”

Venue: Hotel Doro City

Time: 9:30- 13:30

This workshop, based on active participation by attendants, will introduce you to the correlation between the activities undertaken in the early phases of a development project and the likelihood of delivering change or solutions, which will be embraced by the users or the market. During the workshop, you will have time to discuss and work with:

  • Asking the right questions, understanding, framing and re-framing the challenge at hand
  • Using success indicators to define and continuously audit progress
  • Mapping and developing strategies for stakeholder engagement, conflicts of interest and risk reduction
  • Complexity versus complication
  • Internal and external resources, anchoring and communication
  • Early prototyping and reading the weak signals
  • Scenarios and contextual analysis to ensure coherence and relevance

Steinar Valade-Amland has held leading export, product and marketing management positions in the private sector – primarily in design based manufacturing companies, followed by positions as account director and CEO of a leading brand design agency – until 2000, where he took on the position of Managing Director of the Association of Danish Designers, held until 2012. Since then, he has acted as an independent consultant through his own set-up THREE POINT ZERO, where he has worked for companies in as diverse industries as pharmaceuticals, lifestyle products and tourism, as well as NGO’s and public sector organisations. His services focus on how to improve organisational performance and innovation capacity through stakeholder analysis and engagement strategies, through design thinking and methodologies and through the building and communication of a strong organisational culture. He is frequently appointed by the EU as an expert evaluator of research & innovation initiatives, supported by DG Research & Innovation and DG Connect. Moreover, he is an acknowledged expert in matters related to design and innovation processes and methodology, as a conference speaker and moderator, workshop facilitator and columnist. He has contributed to the recently published Bloomsbury Encyclopaedia of Design, and his first book, entitled “INNOLITERACY – from design thinking to tangible change” was published in Denmark in December 2015 – bringing design thinking down onto an operational and day-to-day level as an accessible tool for improvement and change.

Please, confirm your participation at address: sekretaria@crlds.org