Tim Brown

Tim Brown is the CEO and president of IDEO, and a thought leader on the subject of design thinking. He’s also an industrial designer himself, and has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Design Museum in London. He’s particularly interested in the convergence of technology and the arts, and how design can have a social impact, particularly in emerging economies.

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05.01.09 | 1:20 am

Creating a Post-Crisis Economy: How to Design a Participatory System

Those who have stuck with me all week, know that I believe that participation is key to the next big wave of innovation in business and society. Whether it is in the fundamentals of how we think about wealth or the economy, how we parse the minutiae of individual transactions, or how we evolve our most important social systems such as health care, I believe that the interconnectedness of our information society makes this shift inevitable and highly desirable. The question that I inevitably ask as a designer is how we design these kinds of participatory systems?

Creating a Post-Crisis Economy: How to Design a Participatory System
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