Regenerative Design Thinking

 
 

The discipline of design thinking turns challenges into opportunity areas. Regenerative design thinking focuses on adding positive value for entire eco-systems. Regenerative development is centred around the idea that the earth can be healed and regenerated through human development.

Why do people do what they do? How do they live? What are their challenges in life? How might we best identify the uniqueness of a community and build on that? How might we initiate regenerative development? How might we create thriving systems? How do we bridge disparate stakeholder interests to envision a better future for the good of all living systems? 

I strategise based on problems and the needs they foster. I push for creating new visions. I help facilitate multi-stakeholder processes to arrive at value adding systemic solutions. I lead teams and processes from a mindset based on regenerative practises. 

We get to the root of the problem by staying in the question and deconstructing complex issues. I believe we need to have a holistic view of the systemic value added by any solution we offer. 

 

FROM PROBLEM TO IMPLEMENTATION

My work motivation is creating lasting change for people, societies and ecosystems, I work to create relationships and build trust. I therefore prefer to work inhouse and/or with agencies that do final implementation.

To understand the complexity of human context, we have to use our training, empathy, analytic mind, intuition, and combined experience. In design thinking, we also use our creative powers to synthesise. It’s not all about numbers and data, it’s about how we as experienced creatives know how to digest and process insights and challenge domains. Once we know our problem, we meet our opportunity. Then we start designing.

 
 
trashypeople recycling  Design research and development of a new recycling alternative for Copenhagen.

trashypeople recycling 

Design research and development of a new recycling alternative for Copenhagen.

FREE the bikes Service design concept

FREE the bikes

Service design concept

laulima farm keokeA A farmers initiative on Maui, Hawaii, working towards a regenerative initiative

laulima farm keokeA

A farmers initiative on Maui, Hawaii, working towards a regenerative initiative

EBST Facilitating design thinking for Danish industry leaders in the health  sector 

EBST

Facilitating design thinking for Danish industry leaders in the health  sector 

DSB workshop Teaching and facilitating design thinking methods for Innovation Heads at DSB

DSB workshop

Teaching and facilitating design thinking methods for Innovation Heads at DSB

laulima A farmers project on Maui, Hawaii, pointing towards a regenerative initiative

laulima

A farmers project on Maui, Hawaii, pointing towards a regenerative initiative

Project big belt Facilitating multi-stakeholder systems thinking development for Ontario food industry

Project big belt

Facilitating multi-stakeholder systems thinking development for Ontario food industry

MEthod My 4 most important rules of engagement during field and design research

MEthod

My 4 most important rules of engagement during field and design research

The time machine radio A memory activating and entertainment device for elderly with dementia

The time machine radio

A memory activating and entertainment device for elderly with dementia