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Design, Digital and Innovation: Driving Profitability and Productivity

Sarah Leslie design design thinking digital innovation productivity

Last week at the annual 'Design as Strategy Forum' in Sydney, a succession of excellent speakers shed light on the transformative power of design in their particular fields, and the value that it can deliver to customers, business, government and society. Even the RAAF. One of the speakers was the eminent economist Professor Ian Harper who, whilst making the case for designing cities and workplaces that are conducive to creativity in order to attract and drive productivity, neatly highlighted the interdependencies of Design, Digital and Innovation. Digital technologies are rapidly and fundamentally undermining the economies of scale that have been central to driving productivity in the industrial age: Distributed Manufacturing....

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