Creativity is innate in all of us, but learning how to use our abilities to enhance and improve our lives and the lives of others is a different matter. By exploring our creative skills and looking at them in a new light, we open up much needed new opportunities for everyone.
Design and innovation should be about making peoples lives better - but for many of us, both here and abroad, many problems remain unaddressed or unsolved. One of the biggest sticking points is that we've been led to believe that coming up with new ideas or products not our job - that we are best leaving it to the design industry 'experts'.
New technologies, and a growing movement to involve everyone in the design of products and services, are helping to turn this around, but it's still very new territory. Being new, however, it's also very open to new ideas, and contributions, and we hope that you'll join us in exploring this widening threshold, and the opportunities that lie there
It is is intended that this group primarily meets on a non-commercial basis. Our regular meetups will be funded by suggested donation - a low fee to cover meeting costs. We also hope to offer fee paying events with special guests later this year.