Creative Sparx - PLAY

Creative Sparx by IDEO
Creative Sparx by IDEO
Public group


Herbal House 8 Back Hill · London

How to find us

Go to the reception on the ground floor and the Sparx team will direct you towards the event

Location image of event venue


In the public mind, play is often seen as something for kids. However, research indicates that play isn’t just for kids, adults need play, too. It’s an intrinsic human need that benefits our bodies and brains, play helps us build and maintain healthy relationships, and even enhances our creativity and productivity at work.

IDEO London opens its doors for an evening of Play, with Andrew Gordon and Portia Tung sharing their point of view on play and how we design for more purposeful play at work and in our individual careers.

Andrew Gordon:
Having spent 20 years at Pixar animation studio and having one of the most famous ‘creative offices’, Andrew will reflect on how and where ‘play’ showed up and ultimately what made it feel like ‘’lightning in a bottle’’...

Portia Tung:
Portia will share her thoughts on the topic of Playful Leadership: specifically around enabling transformational change whilst having fun doing it!

In this interactive talk on Playful Leadership, you will experience the catalysing power of play and gain a basic understanding of how play can convert seemingly relentless resistance into joyful anticipation of growth instead.

Intro & Moderation by:
Will Barker, Director at IDEO
Mike Kirk Andersen, Design Lead at IDEO

Doors open at 6.30 on Tuesday the 19th November, the event will start at 7.00.

Tickets are £5 with all proceeds going to , an organisation doing amazing work in training the design thinkers of the future.