Singapore Design Week 2016: Humanitarian & Social Design

Design Says Hello’ (DSH), is an initiative that provides an educational and inspirational platform for fellow creative in Singapore founded in 2010. Over the years it has evolved into a community of people who believes and strongly advocates Humanitarian and Social Design with the aim to bring a new perspective on Design in Singapore.

As the Founder of Design Says Hello, I shared my experiences and examples of case studies as means of discerning the techniques and tactics in the field of humanitarian design and social innovation in the developing world. Questioning what one must take into account in order to cater to the needs of its target community. As successes can easily become a model for more of the same, whereas failure offers a platform for discussion and debate about what went wrong and what could have been avoided. I used the lessons from past failures in hope to propose actions for the future.

Here is the full talk at National Design Centre during Singapore Design Week 2016.