What to Watch: Think More Like a Fashion Designer

We live in times of unprecedented, disruptive change and uncertainty. Most people find it rather challenging to thrive in those circumstances but fashion thrives on and creates a desire for change. Suzi Vaughan’s TEDx Talk explores the idea of “design thinking” and translates it into series of practical tips…

  1. Use your imagination.
  2. Be curious.
  3. Be observant.
  4. Don’t overlook simple, familiar things.
  5. Have lots of ideas but don’t fall in love with them all.
  6. Share your ideas.
  7. Be an influencer.
  8. Don’t be afraid to try new things or to make mistakes.
  9. Be optimistic.

Speaker: Suzi Vaughan is a graduate of St. Martins School of art in London with a BA in Fashion. She started her professional career as a fashion designer, later moving into fashion education. With over thirty years of experience in design practice and teaching, Vaughan has become an advocate for the power and potential of design thinking.