Weekly Links | June 17th, 2016 | The Necessity of Offline Artist Space | Empathy Empowers Consumer Goods Design | Art and Women in Innovation

This week’s picks are linked by their focus on the germination of human-centered innovation.

Via Creativz, Caroline Woolard challenges the notion that online platforms are the answer to the arts/culture sector’s woes, and emphasizes the necessity of (affordable) physical space for artists and culture bearers to create their best work.

TechTarget’s Maribel Lopez argues that including empathy in the development process, via Design Thinking methodologies, improves customer experiences with products and services.

An InDaily interview with Kate Irving, Australia’s president of Women in Innovation, reveals that STEAM is an increasing global priority and highlights the arts as a critical force in future advancement.

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