What is HDL?
Helsinki Design Lab uses strategic design to uncover the "architecture" of large-scale challenges and develop more holistic, complete solutions for improvement. We strive to advance knowledge, capability, and achievement in this discipline, regardless of geography or nationality. HDL most recently operated 2009-2013 and is now closed.
Memory lane (5 random posts)
To summarize week 076 it would be easier to make a list of the things that we did not do rather than those that we did, so here are a few items: We...
The HDL Studio on Sustainability in About Five Minutes
The themes of each of our three summer studios were borrowed as panel themes for HDL Global 2010. Last week we talked about the Education panel, and...
The visual language of HDL
In the design world there's an obsession with "representation," or the act of representing ideas and concepts in media (be it a poster, a book, or a...
Where is HOPE?
Editors' note: In writing Legible Practises we told the stories of six teams working towards systemic change in their communities, organizations, and...
A Dinner Conversation
Alejandro Aravena, a designer from Chile, and Jan Vapaavuori, Finnish Minister of Housing, in conversation with Tyler Brûlé at the...