Design Thinking for Libraries – Imke de Korte, Eindhoven Library

Design Thinking for Libraries – Imke de Korte, Eindhoven Library

How to innovate in a library? What steps do you take to design meaningful solutions for your library?

With Inspiration, Ideation and Iteration we create these solutions. Next we get them to scale, so we design a library that’s ready for the future!

What drives you?
My inner drive, to contribute to making the World more beautiful!

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
An endless book, good music and my toothbrush

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
The power of purpose, more than ever we want to live life to the fullest and have a sens of purpose in everything that we do. Money is no longer a goal, but a way to live life to the fullest. That’s the power of purpose.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
It will change the way that we live and the choises we make. Do we want to live in a big house with a big car or do we want to live in a tiny house and work less so we can live more?

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
People from older generations who are still money driven.

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
That with the right tools everyone can be innovative and creative.

About Imke de Korte
Creative, innovative, driven and full of wanderlust. I try to make the World more beautiful and inspire people to do this too.

About Eindhoven Library/ Expeditie Anton
Eindhoven Library – the city’s living room! Everyone is welcome here. It’s the place for enrichment, for gaining and sharing knowledge. It’s the place for inspiration, for meeting and relaxation. It won’t cease to amaze you!

About Creative Ring Sum-It!
In October 2018, during Dutch Design Week, Creative Ring organizes its first international Sum-It!

A one of a kind event, where creative communities find the tools to shape tomorrow’s urban narratives.

Sum-It! takes you beyond inspiration-by-example and provides you with actionable tools, ready to be implemented in your daily practice.

A must-attend for smart-city stakeholders & policy makers, digital innovators, community- and ecosystem builders, public libraries, grassroots initiatives.

The main event takes place on Tuesday 23 October, with a prelude on Monday 22 October and a business tour on Wednesday 24 October.

Sum-It! is a collaboration between Creative Ring, Stichting Cultuur Eindhoven and other relevant partners.



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