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Explore what it takes to make design thinking work in the real world. We talk to design thinkers about the challenges of implementing Human Centred Design in Business, Government and Not-For-Profit organisations and how they work to overcome them.

Design Thinking Masterclass Mike Stevenson

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Explore what it takes to make design thinking work in the real world. We talk to design thinkers about the challenges of implementing Human Centred Design in Business, Government and Not-For-Profit organisations and how they work to overcome them.

    Episode 4 - From Prototype to Solution with Douglas Ferguson of Voltage Control

    Episode 4 - From Prototype to Solution with Douglas Ferguson of Voltage Control

    In episode four of Design Thinking Masterclass, we talk with Douglas Ferguson, President of Voltage Control. Douglas talks about his journey to design thinking from a technology background and how design thinking extends beyond ideas and prototypes into changing cultures and delivering solutions. Outside of his work as a CTO, investor and Facilitator, Douglas is also co-author of the books 'How to Remix Anything' and 'Start Within'. His most recent book 'Beyond the Prototype' provides advice for how to move past the post-design sprint slump and realise your solution.



    Episode: 4

    Topics: Delivery and implementation of solutions generated through design thinking.

    Guests: Douglas Ferguson, President of Voltage Control 

    Host: Mike Stevenson https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcs888/

    Produced by: The Healthy Organisation www.healthyorg.com.au

    Find out more about Deakin University MBA Masterclasses:

    https://www.deakin.edu.au/business/study-opportunities/your-new-career-journey/mba-masterclasses

    Recommendations:

    'Power of Moments' (Book) by Chip & Dan Heath

    'The Art of the Gathering: How we meet and why it matters' (Book) by Priya Parker

    'Superhuman: Life at the extremes of mental and physical ability' (Book) by Rowan Hooper

    'Beyond the Prototype: A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes' (Book) by Douglas Ferguson

    'Start Within: How to Sell Your Idea, Overcome Roadblocks, and Love Your Job' (Book) by Karen Holst and Douglas Ferguson 

    'slide:ology: The Art and Science of Presentation Design' (Book) by Nancy Duarte

    'Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change' (Book) by Greg Satell




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    Episode 3 - Facilitating Workshops and Prototyping with Dan Levy of More Space for Light

    Episode 3 - Facilitating Workshops and Prototyping with Dan Levy of More Space for Light

    In episode three of Design Thinking Masterclass we talk with Dan Levy, a design sprint facilitator and founder of More Space for Light, a consultancy based in Adelaide, Australia. Our discussion covers Dan's background in digital design, his approach to facilitating groups to get their best ideas forward and how to tackle prototyping productively.

    Episode: 3

    Topics: Facilitating Workshops and Prototyping

    Guests: Dan Levy, More Space for Light 

    Host: Mike Stevenson 

    Produced by: The Healthy Organisation (https://www.healthyorg.com.au)

    Find out more about Deakin University MBA Masterclasses:

    https://www.deakin.edu.au/business/study-opportunities/your-new-career-journey/mba-masterclasses

    Recommendations:

    'Sprint: How To Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days' (Book) by Knapp, Zeratsky & Kowitz

    'Squiggle Birds - Gamestorming' (website) Squiggle Birds Activity written by Dave Gray

    'The Future of Now' (Events and Webinars) by Dan Levy/More Space For Light

    'Draft no.4' (Book) by John McPhee

    'A Pocket Guide: Effective Workshops' (eBook) by Alison Coward

    'The Art of the Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters' (Book) by Priya Parker

    'Planning to Win' (Book) by A.G. Lafley and Roger Martin






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    • 33 min
    Episode 2 - Journey Maps and Recommendations with Josh Lee and Sue Lim (part 2)

    Episode 2 - Journey Maps and Recommendations with Josh Lee and Sue Lim (part 2)

    This is episode two of Design Thinking Masterclass. In this episode we return for part to of our discussion with  our guests Sue Lim and Josh Lee. For the second half of our conversation we discuss journey maps and practical steps you can take to make your first journey. We also get recommendations from Sue and Josh on how to develop your design thinking capability.

    Our conversation with Josh and Sue began with episode one of Design Thinking Masterclass. In part one we discussed qualitative user interviews and the discovery phase of design thinking. If you enjoy part 2 of our discussion, please be sure to head back and catch part 1 as well!

    Episode: 2

    Topics: Journey Maps and recommendations

    Guests: Sue Lim, Josh Lee

    Host: Mike Stevenson 

    Produced by: The Healthy Organisation www.healthyorg.com.au

    Find out more about Deakin University MBA Masterclasses:

    https://www.deakin.edu.au/business/study-opportunities/your-new-career-journey/mba-masterclasses

    Recommendations:

    'This is Service Design Doing' (Book) by Stickdorn et. Al

    'This is Service Design Thinking' (Book) by Schneider et. Al

    'Good Services' (Book) by Lou Downes

    'This is Product Management' (Podcast) hosted by Anuraag Verma and produced by Alpha.


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    • 14 min
    Episode 1 - User Interviews and Discovery with Sue Lim and Josh Lee (part 1)

    Episode 1 - User Interviews and Discovery with Sue Lim and Josh Lee (part 1)

    This is the first episode of Design Thinking Masterclass. In this episode we discuss qualitative user interviews and discovery with our guests Sue Lim and Josh Lee. Two experienced design thinkers who share their practices for managing the challenges of realising user research inside large organisations and government.

    Our conversation with Josh and Sue is in two parts. Join us for part two of the conversation in our next episode where we discuss journey maps and get recommendations from Sue and Josh on how to develop your design thinking capability.



    Episode: 1

    Topics: Discovery and User Interviews

    Guests: Sue Lim, Josh Lee

    Host: Mike Stevenson https://www.linkedin.com/in/mcs888/

    Produced by: The Healthy Organisation www.healthyorg.com.au

    Find out more about Deakin University MBA Masterclasses: 

    https://www.deakin.edu.au/business/study-opportunities/your-new-career-journey/mba-masterclasses

    Guest Recommendations:

    Askable, a user research participant recruitment service. https://www.askable.com 






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    • 24 min

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