Lucy Kimbell

Lucy Kimbell (@Lixindex) is a Young Foundation fellow.

Lucy’s background is a mixture of consulting in design innovation, especially in digital/services, and teaching and research. Since 2005 Lucy has developed and taught an MBA elective on design and design management at Said Business School, University of Oxford, one of few such courses in any management school. In her practice and research she is involved in exploring ways to bring design approaches to organisational problems and community challenges. Lucy has 15+ years' experience of leading design teams working for the public sector and media as well as for organisations such as Vodafone, Deutsche Bank and Rich Mix.

In addition Lucy is an associate at The Policy Lab (Boston) and has worked for Taylor Haig and Engine in London. Recent conference keynotes include the International Association of Societies of Design Research (2011), Service Design Network (2010), Design Management Institute (2010), and Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (2008). Lucy publishes in peer-reviewed journals on design thinking and service design, as well as trying to find ways to make academic work more digestible to wider publics. She is also involved in helping develop curricula in design/innovation and as an external for academic reviews and validations such as at Parsons The New School for Design and the Royal College of Art. Recently Lucy has been helping UC Falmouth set up its MBA Creative Leadership.
Lucy’s  work has been shown internationally including at TEDGlobal 2011 and in the interdisciplinary exhibition Making Things Public (2005) curated by Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel. 
 

Visit the Social Design blogs at Socialdesignpractice.wordpress.com and Socialdesigntalks.org

Lucy is on twitter at @lixindex

Contact

lucy.kimbell@youngfoundation.org or call 020 8980 6263