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Lauren Currie

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NationalityUnited Kingdom

Current LocationManchester, United Kingdom

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I'm a Scottish designer and entrepreneur. I make, think, write and speak about design, social change, education and entrepreneurship. I co-founded Snook, a Glasgow based service design and social innovation agency which uses design to make public services better. Snook is best known for MyPolice, the UK's first digital service designed to build trust between citizens and the police and projects. I'm new to Manchester and I like to wear tartan tights.

I have taught at Hyper Island in Stockholm for the past three years and those experiences have given me more than I could ever have imagined: employees, best friends, collaborators and role models. Hyper Island is an example of how our world's future education system will function - the best bit is it's happening right now!

This new MA arrives at a time of unprecedented interest in design. Big companies, such as 3M and IBM, now have design divisions, as do venture capital firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Bye