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)
How do you buy something that doesn't exist? How do you offer something that there is no market for? This is the territory we've been mulling over at...
Worlds Collide: Regional transportation goes global
What is a Milan tram doing in San Francisco? Well the simple answer is that they bought & brought it over. But the more fundamental question is...
Backstory of this website
While booting up HDL we took some time to build out the infrastructure for our future work. A central part was this website, helsinkidesignlab.org....
This momentous week (100!) passed as a flurry of early-stage discussions on emerging areas of work in Sitra Strategic Design land. Three of the many...
Day Two Ramping Up