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Paper Giant is a strategic design consultancy. We help you to understand and solve complex problems, together with your customers and communities.


Paper Giant is a strategic design consultancy that helps organisations understand and solve complex problems, with their customers and communities.


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PG #51: Cooperation, Not Competition, Is The Norm In Nature

Sometimes nature surprises you. For example: did you know that in the Americas, coyotes and badgers hunt together?  This is not a ‘real’ revelation – Indigenous cultures worldwide have known that competition is not the only state of being for living things, and that nature cooperates at least as often as it competes. This sort of […]

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PG #50: Our Power Structures Are Built On Fossil Fuels

It’s really not that complicated. Carbon dioxide traps heat. When fossil fuels burn, it puts carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, where it tends to stick around for a while. This traps the heat of the sun. The world gets warmer, which affects the climate, which affects the weather. Which in Australia, means hotter drier summers, […]

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PG #49: Navigate A Noisy World By Mapping Your Values

Humans are natural pattern finders. We can’t help but search for similarities and differences in behaviour, events, data, so that we feel we can understand the world a little better.  We are also notoriously bad at it. Patterns we find often are biased towards our own worldview, and even knowing which data to consider valid is […]

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PG #48: Disability & The Criminal Justice System

As we reach the end of 2019, I remember back to five years ago when all the organisations we worked with were developing their ‘2020 visions’. 2020 sounded sufficiently futuristic to open up creative thinking, and close enough to be just achievable.  I doubt many of us would have predicted the level of political, social […]

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Disability and the criminal justice system: Designing with people closest to the problem

An interview with Stan Winford, RMIT Centre for Innovative Justice People with mental ill health and cognitive impairments are significantly overrepresented in the Victorian criminal justice system. Corrections Victoria research in 2011 estimated that 42% of male and 33% of female prisoners had an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). Lack of appropriate supports for people with […]

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