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Introducing Member: Aram Armstrong

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Company: IDEO
Position: Senior Designer and Project Lead
Country: China
State:
City: Shanghai
Cultural Ambassador: yes
Interests: Cross-Cultural Business, Design (Visual, Interactive, UXD, Environmental), Organizational Design, Technology, Writing

Questions and Answers

What will you say about the work you’ve done at the end of your career?

Let it speak for itself.
If it’s done, great. If it lives on, better.

Where do you go for inspiration?

To bed.
Sleep on it, it will come to you.

How do you build resilience into your work & company?

Good habits, good food and mutual respect.

What keeps you up at night?

People who sleep very well.

What gets you up in the morning?

A healthy circadian rhythm.

How is your work cross-cultural?

Working with multicultural teams (mainly Chinese-English bilingual)
Working with MNCs entering China, trying to understand the domestic market here.
Helping domestic Chinese companies (and even SOEs) pursuing innovation efforts, growing design (thinking) teams.
In every way, every day.

Bio:

I have a generativity complex.

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