The 2016 AUB Human symposium brings together industry speakers and students from the Arts University Bournemouth.

The speakers will be showing work that demonstrates how design and design thinking can make a positive difference to the world.  The event aims to prompt designers to consider their obligation towards social, ethical and sustainable design, and consider how they might address these global issues within their practice.


Sevra Davis is a dedicated champion of design for social good and is currently Director of Design and Challenges at the RSA. Graham Brett is co-founder of therefore ltd, the UK’s leading product design consultants.

Jim Reeves is co-inventor of GravityLight and was named as one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers in 2013.

Marten Sims is a designer, consultant, facilitator and educator who helps change-makers achieve social impact, sustainability and environmental goals.

Anna Richell is an entrepreneurial strategist. Her particular interest is the application of strategic design to achieve social change. Anna’s clients include Noikia, NHS, UK Police Authority, Dyson, BusinessLink, Lemelson Foundation and MIT.

Chrissy Levett is Creative Director at Azimo and founder of Creative Conscience.

Kieran James and Sebastinella Dunne are Graphic Design students here at the Arts University Bournemouth. Last summer, Kieran undertook an internship at the Movember Foundation to realise his awareness campaign for men’s health. Sebastinella won gold at Creative Conscience for Virgin Blood Class, a project aimed at increasing blood donation in the UK.