About Lara Hanlon

Lara Hanlon
Dublin | Ireland

SDGC18 Workshop Facilitator

Lara's workshop at SDGC18: Breaking Down Silos!

Lara Hanlon is a designer, design thinker, explorer, and maker. As Designer in Residence at IBM, Lara collaborates daily with global teams to envision and contribute to design practices, culture, and education at scale. Lara also lectures in Design Thinking at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology (IADT); and is the sustainable food enthusiast and researcher behind éntomo – an online platform that promotes the consumption of edible insects! You will find Lara frequently dabbling in generative design, storytelling and public speaking – exploring topics that range from the business of design to food to computational typography.

Lara Hanlon
Designer in Residence at IBM

Lara’s interest in Service Design

Across IBM, we are seeing global teams and clients succeed with our Enterprise Design Thinking framework – not only in the market but notably in gaining alignment and increasing productivity within their own organisation. This workshop will offer practical strategies for improving collaboration in order to reach great outcomes. The activities will provide participants with actionable insights and a high-level understand about design thinking and how it can help teams deliver better outcomes, together.


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