Hello.
We’re discussing design and innovation, and we want to know what you think.

We are hosting four roundtable discussions throughout 2013 on the role of design in the following areas:

This website is a platform to gather public opinion on these topics. Please take a few minutes to share your perspective. We’ll aggregate the findings and publish them here.

Realtime results: Biggest Challenges for Cities
573 total submissions tallied from 69 countries
Tokyo
44 responses tallied for this city

Top 3 results for each city

Beijing

  • pollution
  • water
  • climate

Copenhagen

  • climate
  • community
  • ageing

Dakar

  • employment
  • housing
  • energy

Istanbul

  • community
  • pollution
  • mobility

Kyoto

  • energy
  • ageing
  • climate

London

  • housing
  • employment
  • pollution

Los Angeles

  • mobility
  • community
  • pollution

Mumbai

  • mobility
  • pollution
  • housing

New York

  • housing
  • climate
  • healthcare

Osaka

  • ageing
  • energy
  • education

Paris

  • pollution
  • employment
  • community

Rio de Janeiro

  • education
  • pollution
  • healthcare

Sydney

  • climate
  • ageing
  • healthcare

Tokyo

  • energy
  • ageing
  • pollution

Zurich

  • community
  • ageing
  • housing

People from around the world shared their perspectives on the biggest challenges facing different global cities. The results were tallied during a period of three weeks over September and October 2013, and shared at the Innovative City Forum in Tokyo on October 17, 2013, organized by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design & Innovation.

ONLINE SCHEDULE

  • Crowdsourcing for the COMPLEXITY topic: 25 Jun – 18 Jul 2013
    Findings published online: 23 Jul 2013
  • Crowdsourcing for the POLICY topic: 1 Aug – 31 Aug 2013
    Findings published online: 31 Aug 2013
  • Crowdsourcing for the URBANIZATION topic: 27 Sep – 17 Oct 2013
    Finding published online: Realtime when you click the submit your opinion button

About this Project

Our goal is to create a lightweight crowdsourcing website to accompany the 2012-2013 roundtable discussions led by the GAC in Design & Innovation. The function of YourDesignThinking.com is to animate thinking prior to our roundtables and also to extend the conversation to people that may not have access to the actual events, but who would like to share their ideas, perspectives, questions.

For 3-4 weeks prior to each roundtable, we will gather the collective intelligence of our extended communities with a time-limited provocation, question, or ask . Based on the theme of each event, the website question will change. The responses will be gathered, synthesized, and visualized on the site, as well as at the roundtable meetings.

 

See how these roundtable discussions and the other Global Agenda Councils are connected
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View the COMPLEXITY crowdsourcing form and results

View the POLICY crowdsourcing form and results

World Economic Forum blog by David Kester on POLICY: How designers can help policy-makers put people first

POLICY article: How Design Policy Can Help the World

POLICY article: We are all ethical hackers!

POLICY article: Why we need design in policy making

URBANIZATION article: Design for Cities and Lifestyle

URBANIZATION article: A Balanced Approach to City Planning

GRASP article: The Democratization of Design

About the Global Agenda Councils

The Network of Global Agenda Councils is a unique, global community of over 1,500 premier thought leaders who are the foremost experts in their fields of academia, business, government, international organizations, and society. Grouped in over 80 Councils, Global Agenda Council Members commit their extensive knowledge, expertise, and passion to jointly shape the global, regional, and industry agenda. The Global Agenda Councils are committed to addressing the most pressing issues and opportunities of our time and aim to provide new thinking and solutions.

The Global Agenda Councils are a community within the World Economic Forum. The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

 

Further reading

About the World Economic Forum
http://www.weforum.org

Overview of the Global Agenda Councils
http://www.weforum.org/community/global-agenda-councils

About Design & Innovation

The world needs creative solutions to overcome the current set of crises, from climate change to fragile states and youth unrest. Today’s complex environment requires that we constantly readjust our mindsets to tackle its dynamic forces. In this context, design and innovation are drivers for humanity’s creative and sustainable future.

The Global Agenda Council (GAC) on Design & Innovation strives to apply design and innovation to identify and analyse systemic problems, and to invent and deliver creative solutions. During the five years of its existence, the Council has developed principles for design to become a capacity-building tool as well as a provider of concrete solutions to global issues.

 

FURTHER READING

About the GAC in Design & Innovation
http://www.weforum.org/content/global-agenda-council-design-innovation-2012-2013

Realtime results
Key levers in design for policy change
629 responses tallied
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