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A fresh podcast about using design thinking to build great products and lasting companies.
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Design Driven J Cornelius: Brand Strategist, Experience Designer & Business Consultant

    • Business

A fresh podcast about using design thinking to build great products and lasting companies.
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    Chidi Afulezi - The Innovation Mindset

    Chidi Afulezi - The Innovation Mindset

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    • 44 min
    Differentiation Strategy with Udaiyan Jatar

    Differentiation Strategy with Udaiyan Jatar

    In this podcast episode, Udaiyan Jatar explains what it takes for a company to be truly different, and sustain a differentiation strategy over time.
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    • 38 min
    Mike Dick - SurveyMonkey

    Mike Dick - SurveyMonkey

    How do you go about creating a single design system to support multiple brands and products at the same time? What’s the impact of design systems for startups vs large companies? We’ll find out in today’s conversation with SurveyMonkey’s Mike Dick.
    A design-engineer solving large-scale design system problems. Mike leads the design systems team at SurveyMonkey, where they’re building next-generation design tools that merge the gap between design and engineering. Previously, he led design systems at Quora and Twitch. He co-founded two startups, nvite (acquired by Eventbrite) and Cage (acquired).
     

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    • 25 min
    Martin Ringlein – Eventbrite

    Martin Ringlein – Eventbrite

    With all the buzz around the word innovation these days it’s easy to overlook the fact innovation is just good ole R&D. Today we talk about how real innovation starts with real customers and a little bit of good ole intuition.
    Martin Ringlein is the Global Head of R&D at Eventbrite, one of the largest ticketing platforms in the world. Martin joined Eventbrite pre-IPO through the acquisition of his previous start-up, nvite, in late 2016 where he served as CEO and Chairman of the Board. Prior, Martin was a Presidential Innovation Fellow at The White House working directly within the Executive Office of the President for the Obama administration. Martin’s first company, nclud, a research and design consultancy, was acquired by Twitter pre-IPO where he went on to become their first Design Manager, helping build and lead the R&D team. Martin is also a Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners where he invests in early and late stage startups, such as Hyperloop One and Chime.

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    • 40 min
    Dane Howard - Samsung NEXT

    Dane Howard - Samsung NEXT

    Most of you know Samsung because of their phones and TVs, but they do a lot more. In fact, they’re helping dozens of startups through Samsung NEXT. Today we talk with Dane Howard, Global Head of Design and Product for Samsung NEXT about how they do it.
    Dane Howard is a design leader & entrepreneur. As a creative generator, he designs momentum for world class products, services and brands.
    He has had the pleasure to build, grow & lead teams for both start-ups and big companies. He co-founded a start-up which was acquired by eBay. He loves to mine the experience potential in companies.
    He has worked on an international scale with CEO's and Product leadership. He has played principle design and leadership roles for Microsoft, BMW, Major League Baseball, Scient, Quokka Sports, NBCOlympics, Alias/Wavefront, eBay and Trov. He has built and launched global experiences in several countries, and has garnered several prestigious awards in design & marketing.
    He believes that stories build in strength with re-telling. It is the product & brand stories that become the reason we all move forward together.
    He has been an author, speaker, photographer, designer, and father. He is the author of 'The Future of Memories' and advisor to 'standbeautiful.me', an anti-bullying movement promoting the acceptance of self and others.
    Dane recently joined the Samsung NEXT product team as their new Global Head of Design & Product Experience.
    He often speaks on design & culture transformation.

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    • 39 min
    Greg Storey - InVision

    Greg Storey - InVision

    It’s no secret that big companies are struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation. Many are turning to design as a magic bullet. Not so fast. Today I talk to Greg Storey about how creating healthy design culture is the true key to innovation.
    Greg Storey is an internationally recognized designer, writer, and speaker who joined InVision in 2019. He has more than 22 years of experience in digital design, leading teams through full-scale projects in a wide array of industries, including retail, education, law, and gaming. As an entrepreneur, Greg has founded three successful businesses, one of which was ranked in the Inc. 5000, a list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Greg’s work has been recognized by the The Webbys, W3 Awards, and featured in Communication Arts and the Wall Street Journal.

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    • 47 min

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