Mat Hunter

Chief Design Officer, UK Design Council

But is it any good?

As with the notion of ‘design thinking’, design for health has the potential to be misunderstood as it is further adopted. How can we better communicate the ways in which design works, and ensure that we gain both widespread adoption of methods as well as excellence of outcome? [Wednesday 15th July, 2pm]

Mat Hunter

Mat Hunter, Design Council

 

 

Mat Hunter is Chief Design Officer at the UK Design Council which, for 70 years, has championed great design to improve lives. Mat heads up the organisation’s Design Challenges programme that demonstrates how the societal challenges that we face can represent creative and commercial opportunities. From supporting health and wellbeing to combatting violence and aggression, the programme has seed funded and supported numerous ventures whose innovative products and services are now in active use. Mat’s current focus is ‘Design for Care’ a wide-ranging programme focused on improving later life.

Before joining the Design Council Mat was a partner at IDEO, a global design and innovation consultancy, where he specialised in digital products and services. He is a graduate of Central St Martins School of Art & Design and the Royal College of Art, is Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School and Honorary Fellow of Arts University Bournemouth.

Mat Hunter, Design Council
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