KODW – Knowledge of Design Week
17. May 2017
Include 2017: Tackling big challenges through design
Include 2017 looks at how we deal with society’s toughest issues – such as ageing, health, mobility, new technology, policy, citizenship and community. Radical shifts in all these areas impact how we do business, whether we are an individual, start-up, medium-sized business, large corporation or a government department. Inclusive Design, the philosophy on which the conference is based, is design with both social value and with business value, looking to net you the widest number of customers, by understanding their needs and addressing their aspirations.
Since 2006, KODW is an annual thematic program that gathers the global design community to explore the big design debates of today, offers an opportunity for us all to engage in a dialogue on how design can solve complex challenges of our society.
By integrating ethnographic user researches, big data-driven insights, and emerging trends and technologies across a range of macro topics – think ageing, public service, city livability, health and well-being, and various areas of social concerns,- KODW seeks to foster cross-disciplinary learning and exchange through forums, roundtable, case studies and workshops.
Beyond translating knowledge into new practices to inspire human-centric innovations for tomorrow, KODW has also been proven to be an invaluable knowledge sharing platform,connecting global field experts, policy makers, industry leaders and curious minds across academia, creative and business communities.