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This is HCD aims to educate and empower about human-centered design.

This podcast brings together thought-leaders from various disciplines such as service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management to discuss the craft, and to better understand what it means to work within a human-centric method.

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This is HCD aims to educate and empower about human-centered design.

This podcast brings together thought-leaders from various disciplines such as service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management to discuss the craft, and to better understand what it means to work within a human-centric method.

    Bas Raijmakers 'How do we take a global perspective on HCD while respecting local differences'

    Bas Raijmakers 'How do we take a global perspective on HCD while respecting local differences'

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    Hello and welcome to another episode of Bringing Design Closer!

    Today on the show, is Bas Raijmakers, co-founder and creative director of Standby, a specialist design research organisation for service innovation, based in London and Amsterdam. Bas is also a co-founder of the Reach Network (I’ll throw a link to this in the show notes). For those of you who don’t know what Reach Network is, it’s a global network of agencies specialising in human-centred design research - a wonderful organisation and definitely worth checking out.

    Bas is also a partner of This is Doing, and works alongside myself and a host of other amazing people. Some of the courses that Bas has live centre around life centred design, and we discuss in this episode the local differences of HCD and how people are currently researching, and what are the common problems in this. How can we as practitioners become more culturally inclusive? Bas is a wonderfully deep thinker and has fantastic insights into what we need to do, to not only improve Design (with a capital D) but also how we can make more of a global impact with our work.
    https://twitter.com/hellobas?lang=en
    https://www.stby.eu/
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    • 43 min
    Chris Coyier 'Easy to design, hard to use'

    Chris Coyier 'Easy to design, hard to use'

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    Chris Coyier talks to Gerry McGovern about how many of the tools and resources out there make it easy for developers and designers to create bloated, heavy, energy-sapping digital designs. Chris says we need new thinking and new tools that clearly indicate when we are making design decisions that are bad for the user and bad for the planet.
    https://twitter.com/chriscoyier
    https://gerrymcgovern.com/books/world-wide-waste/

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    Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment
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    • 47 min
    Dr Joanna Choukeir 'Leading place-based design for health and wellbeing'

    Dr Joanna Choukeir 'Leading place-based design for health and wellbeing'

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    In this episode of Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment, Melanie speaks with the new Director of Design and Innovation at theRSA.org (Royal Society of Arts) about her experience in leading Design to enable positive outcomes for people.
    https://www.thersa.org/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannachoukeir/?originalSubdomain=uk
    https://twitter.com/JoannaChoukeir
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/melanierayment/?originalSubdomain=uk

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    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment
    World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern
    Global Jams Podcast with Adam Lawrence and Markus Edgar Hormess

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    • 34 min
    Rafa Sardina '15-Grammy Award Winner Producer; How technology has affected the songwriting process and creation of music, and what Design can learn from it'

    Rafa Sardina '15-Grammy Award Winner Producer; How technology has affected the songwriting process and creation of music, and what Design can learn from it'

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    In this episode, I connect with a former producer of mine, that I was lucky enough to work with way back in 2006-2008, Rafa Sardina. 60-time Grammy-nominated, 15-time winner. With a client list that looks like the most celebrated artists of the last 100 years, that include Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Dr Dre, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, and everyone’s favourite singer, Susan Boyle. 

    We chat about how the craft of songwriting has evolved from the early 90’s on what working with Michael Jackson looked like, to how the industry validates songs. We chat about how technology disrupted and ultimately killed the large recording budgets that typically ran for months or years in some instances, and to where Rafa is currently now, mid-pandemic, producing globally via live recording sessions in the top studios in the world.
    https://www.rafasardina.com/?thisishcd
    https://www.twitter.com/rafasardina
    https://www.facebook.com/rafasardina
    https://www.instagram.com/rafasardina

    This is HCD Podcast Network
    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment
    World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern
    Global Jams Podcast with Adam Lawrence and Markus Edgar Hormess

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    • 44 min
    Geke Van Dijk 'Design Research for meaningful change'

    Geke Van Dijk 'Design Research for meaningful change'

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    Hello and welcome to another episode of BDC. My name is Gerry Scullion, and I’m a service designer, and founder of This is HCD and CEO of This is Doing - we provide live online design and innovation classes, providing training for service designers, design researchers, product managers, user experience designers and much more.

    Today on the show, is Geke Van Dijk, co-founder and strategy director of https://www.stby.eu/ in Amerstasm and London and is Chair of the Dutch Chapter of the Service Design Network and also Co-Founder of The Reach Network a network of human-centred design agencies centred on service innovation. 

    Geke is one of the most experienced design researchers that I know and has worked in this space since in the early '90s.

    In this episode, we chat about design research for meaningful change. We discuss organisational purpose and intent and how to do you, as a practitioner determine is a project or business is say “good” - what is “good” who defines “good”. 
    https://twitter.com/hellogeke?lang=en
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gekevandijk/?originalSubdomain=uk
    stby.eu

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    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment
    Talking Shop
    World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern
    Global Jams Podcast with Adam Lawrence and Markus Hormess

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    • 35 min
    Bulelani Mfaco 'Surviving on the margins of society'

    Bulelani Mfaco 'Surviving on the margins of society'

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    In this episode, I speak with Buelani Mfaco, a South African asylum seeker and activist based in Ireland - he’s a spokesperson for MASI, the movement of asylum seekers in Ireland and is an active voice in shedding light from within one of Irelands Direct Provision centres, Knocklisheen in Co. Limerick.

    To give some background to this system, in 1991, only 9-people sought asylum in Ireland, compared to 3883 in 1997. This caused alarm to the Irish and the Irish Government at the time, But rather tackle and provide a safe refuge for these people who are vulnerable, they created this scheme to detract or reframe that the Irish “social welfare system was in some way attracting asylum seekers to this state”.

    Some people listening may ask how this topic is related to Design - it is absolutely interrelated. The awful experiences that Bulelani and the thousands of people in the Direct Provision scheme are facing, as a direct result of a system that was created by the Irish Government in 1997. 

    This episode is an example of a system that was NOT created from a human-centred perspective - not in the slightest. As an Irish person, I am extremely embarrassed that this scheme is still in existence. An updated new Irish Government has committed to dissolving Direct Provision, but we discuss in this episode what that might look like.
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    MASI Website

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    Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment
    Talking Shop with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion
    World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern
    Global Jams Podcast with Adam Lawrence and Markus Hormess

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    • 54 min

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