Sam German

As yet no words

Unlearning the Learning One interesting way to judge an innovation’s impact is to examine its linguistic influence. It’s a bit like the ripples made by a pebble dropped into a pond, the force and scale of the ripples say something about the pebble. The Hoover brand not only became synonymous with vacuum cleaners in general …

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Listening Spaces

Creating Value There’s an old saying that goes something like, “a problem shared is a problem halved”. The implication being that two people, in this case, can share the emotional burden of a difficult situation through conversation. This may be the glass-half-full version of what it means to connect. It might be more meaningful to …

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When Lives Touch

Language Creates Reality Have you ever paused to consider what is language? It’s clearly more than just the articulation of spoken and written words. Language elucidates the unimaginable; triggers and soothes feelings; connects minds. It can open doors and burn bridges. In fact, the way we use language shapes our world in so many ways …

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Trust in Silence

Peace Without During the lockdown, we also explored how visualisation helps tackle intergenerational trauma and build bridges for understanding its inherited (and often buried) sources. Data visualisation helps us construct mental models to make sense of fragmented narratives and trust the veracity of our lived experiences. Since none of us is born with self-doubt and …

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Speed of Trust

Peace Within

What Happens to Us Stays Inside What causes conflict in life? This deceptively simple question could be the ultimate design challenge in terms of threats to our happiness and wellbeing. Think about the situations where conflict surfaces most often: families, neighbourhoods, communities, organisations and, indeed, all over the world. There is an obvious common denominator. …

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