March / Mentally Friendly / Designing for a Well Being Economy

Around the world, there’s growing focus on how to improve a country’s wellbeing through the sustainable growth and distribution of financial, social, human, and environmental capital. How might we create an economy that has wellbeing outcomes and is sustainable, but still generates the resources we need to address the challenges we face?

As part of the Sydney Design Festival 2019, Mentally Friendly are presenting an entertaining, and perhaps surprising, evening of mind-nourishing talks as we interrogate the potential for business, government, and communities to drive wellbeing for our society. This event is for anyone who’s interested in applying human-centred designs and systems with a view to improving Australia’s wellbeing. In keeping with this year’s theme of “accessing design”, we aim to tackle the following question: How might we design an economy that creates wellbeing outcomes?

The term “wellbeing outcomes” is understandably a little unclear and also hard to define / measure. Is a country’s GDP an accurate indication of the wellbeing of its citizens? Probably not. So what are “wellbeing outcomes”, how do we measure them, and most importantly, how could we use design to co-create a system that prioritises our collective wellbeing as the key indicator of success?

Come and find out.

Mentally Friendly, a 50-person digital product & service studio in Sydney and Canberra with a mission to deliver well-being through financial services, government, healthcare, education and energy – the services that most affect our lives.

Drinks and food will be provided.

Thursday 7 March 2019
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT

Giant Dwarf
199 Cleveland Street
Redfern, NSW 2016

RSVP here

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