Knut Bang and Jannicke Holen
Senior Advisors Inclusive Design, Innovation for All Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)
Knut Bang and Jannicke Holen are senior advisors at DOGA, a government funded national body for sustainable value creation through design and architecture in Norway.
Together they run DOGAs Innovation for All-program which has been part of the Norwegian government’s action plan for universal design since 2005 being the only program on inclusive design for innovation and business development. They have promoted strategic inclusive and sustainable design and leadership for over twenty years.
Knut Bang is a product and graphic designer with more than 30 years of experience working with strategic design both in Norway and abroad. He has a strong wish for a sustainable future and has championed design as a positive force for change in the world for many years. At DOGA he works to promote inclusive design and sustainability as a business tool for Norwegian companies.
Jannicke Holen is leading the Innovation for All-program at DOGA. She is passionate about inclusive and sustainable design driven innovation. With a business background and education, she has extensive experience from senior project and category management, strategy, and leadership within private and public organisations. At DOGA she works on competence building and knowledge sharing on design leadership, inclusive design, and innovation.
Inclusive Design Thinking
We need design in creating a better tomorrow so let sustainability be the ultimate design brief, and diversity and inclusion be the ultimate inspiration!
In simple terms, design thinking is about recognizing the designer's methods for connecting the user's needs with what is technologically possible, and which provides a real market value.
Inclusive design thinking is about recognizing the value of an empathic design approach connecting the perspectives and needs of human diversity into more user-friendly solutions for all, providing value to both people, companies, brands, and societies.
Knut and Jannicke call this Design done right!
They will bring insight and inspiration on this topic to the stage at Zlin Design Week 2022.