To sustain human aspirations for meaningful experiences and growth, we need new assumptions and new ways of thinking to design our lives, companies, and organizations. The new (Socratic) design should incorporate disruptive technologies to serve the human purpose, something the classical “industrial” narratives could not.
The liberating effect of the disciplined method transforms any group of rational individuals into a collective intelligent body. They overcome ego focus, addictive thoughts, stubborn assumptions, chronic disagreement and jumps to a new level of collective attention.
Individual transformation is the result of analysis of the hidden philosophical assumptions in your life story, resulting in the making of a new narrative. For collectives, the switch to empathic “Socratic” behavior has a high impact on the culture of – for instance – the company. The design of the narrative is a strategy towards a value-driven purpose, generated by the hearts and minds of the participants.
A team of Socratic Designers with a strong societal purpose
A group of Socratic Designers skilled by Humberto Schwab in the Socratic Design & Socratic Dialogue method, coming from different fields of expertise. Our team shares the goal to free people and organizations from the burden of obsolete thoughts, habits, and assumptions. We help individuals and organizations to transform themselves towards a value-driven, purpose-oriented, agile agents, capable of facing an unknown future.
We are Socratic because we start from philosophical questions, analyzing your actual narrative; and designers because we help you to create new futures and new narratives.
Founder Socratic Design
Co-founder Socratic Design Academy
Ambassador of Socratic Design
Board Member at Tempo Iletisim A.S.
Innovation Lead & NextGen Innovation Hub SAP University Alliances
Chief Technology Officer at City of Amsterdam
Hadassah de Boer
Independent Broadcast Media Professional
Writer, journalist, foreign editor at Argus, Fronterra Foundation
Artist, teacher, taï ji chuan
Irene Droogleever Fortuyn
artist, researcher, lecturer
Keynote Speaker – Conscious Business Designer – Cultural Innovation Strategist for a “Children First World”
Teacher Leadership Fellow at Education International
Strategic thinker, analyst, and innovator in education
Chair – Change management advisor