Des is a registered nurse with 40 years of experience in a variety of roles across mental health, acute hospitals and HSE corporate. He currently works in HSE innovation mostly in the digital space but not always! Des is passionate about Design Thinking and what he believes it can bring to healthcare. Focusing on the two key values of Design Thinking: that it is human centered – starting with the needs and desires of people and that it adopts a creative mind-set. Des has facilitated design thinking workshops in a variety of settings including chronic disease management, patient and service user experience and child and adolescent mental health services.