Alison P. O’Reilly
I chose to join GID to better understand the research and design process that so clearly underpins much of the programme. And, of course, for the unparalleled, international style of learning it offers.
And while those aspects were truly remarkable, what I benefited from the most was a fundamental shift in my thinking-
GID propelled me to; 1. understand the major problems of our time – environmental, societal and economical – as interconnected parts of wider systems; 2. use design thinking to identify the most effective point in which to intervene, regardless of design output and; 3. understand all of this within its particular context large or small.