Learning Community #2 with Spaghetti

The Role of Experts with Chris & Daniel of Spaghetti.

For the last year Spaghetti have been exploring the role of the designer and design in solving big challenging problems. We have been prototyping new ways of working and collaborative problem solving, learning though live testing and involving more people in the process of shaping the things that affect them.

We joined the #RadicalChildcare conversation because we are keen to explore how these ideas, and all that we have learnt, can be applied to this context. We want all stakeholders to feel empowered in helping make childcare work better for everyone. With this in mind we offer 2 TED talks for discussing in this Learning Community session and look forward to hearing your thoughts and opinions on them:

Noreena Hertz: How to Use Experts – and When Not to… TED Talk

We make important decisions every day — and we often rely on experts to help us decide. But, economist Noreena Hertz says, relying too much on experts can be limiting and even dangerous. She calls for us to start democratizing expertise — to listen not only to “surgeons and CEOs, but also to shop staff.” Together we can use this as a tool to examine the role of experts in childcare. Watch the video here.

Tim Brown: Designers – Think Big! TED Talk

Tim Brown says the design profession has a bigger role to play than just creating nifty, fashionable little objects. He calls for a shift to local, collaborative, participatory “design thinking” — starting with the example of 19th-century design thinker Isambard Kingdom Brunel. What role might designers play in helping users identify new #RadicalChildcare solutions? Watch the video here.

Book for this session via eventbrite for free.

We ask that you study the research material where possible, and bring an item of food to share with the group if you can. For more information about the #RadicalChildcare Learning Community please click here.

If you cannot attend this Learning Community meet-up you can also share your thoughts with us at

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Event Organizers

Impact Hub Birmingham

Date & Time

January 25, 2016 | 18:30 to 20:30


Impact Hub Birmingham


Entry Fee

Cost for Non Members: Free

Updated on 16 February 2016