8 episodes

A collection of inspiring stories and big ideas on how to solve complex problems and create a better and more sustainable future, with design. For people, businesses, organizations, and society.

Hear designers in conversation with some of the most interesting, optimistic, daring people working in design or design-related fields right now. Talking about what matters to them (and all of us), and how they see the value of design. All of it fuelled by curiosity and driven by our obsession with positive impact by design.

You’ll regularly dive into topics we are actively working on right now: sustainability by design, the future of work, how we can trust what is invisible to us, how we can unlearn practices in a playful way, organizational transformation, and creativity & craftsmanship…among other things.

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YELL‪O‬ Designit

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    • 4.5 • 2 Ratings

A collection of inspiring stories and big ideas on how to solve complex problems and create a better and more sustainable future, with design. For people, businesses, organizations, and society.

Hear designers in conversation with some of the most interesting, optimistic, daring people working in design or design-related fields right now. Talking about what matters to them (and all of us), and how they see the value of design. All of it fuelled by curiosity and driven by our obsession with positive impact by design.

You’ll regularly dive into topics we are actively working on right now: sustainability by design, the future of work, how we can trust what is invisible to us, how we can unlearn practices in a playful way, organizational transformation, and creativity & craftsmanship…among other things.

You have a role to play in this podcast too.
Write to us at yello@designit.com with your feedback or suggestions.
Who would you like us to talk with next? What design topics should we cover?

Of course, if you like what you hear, subscribe, and share with everyone you know.

Get to know us better...
Visit our website: www.designit.com or follow Designit on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Enjoy!
The YELLO team.

    Episode 07: Data as a force for good

    Episode 07: Data as a force for good

    On the face of it, the use of data, and the meaning it can bring to businesses, is a complex topic to dig into. So, join us as we hear from Richard George, Refinitiv’s Global head of digital and account-based marketing ( www.refinitiv.com ). He’s worked in the digital and data-led field with retailer Marks and Spencer, telecommunications with O2 and Eircom, and financial services with Thomsen Reuters. In this episode, we’ll explore the importance of financial and business data in running a company and how that can have a positive effect on consumers, businesses, and the planet. We’ll take a closer look at:


    - How critical data is for decision making and how it can be applied to that process
    - Digital marketing and how it’s changed over the past few years
    - Best practices for successful data-driven companies


    It’s fair to say, applying data in ways that are meaningful to society is at the center of Richard’s work, and he’s constantly on the look-out for opportunities to create a positive impact.

    Leading the conversation is Strategic Design Director Guro Røberg, based out of our Oslo studio.

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    • 37 min
    Episode 06: Rethinking citizen health provision

    Episode 06: Rethinking citizen health provision

    This episode is all about how better, ethical use of patient data can improve public health services. We hear from Professor Carsten Obel, Professor of Public Health at Århus University, in Denmark. He’s someone with a vision for rethinking health services and health provision and currently spearheading research into how health data can fuel our future health system, how it is a foundation for improving the patient experience, and how mindfulness around mental health is an important factor in shaping that experience.

    Carsten is also part of a group investigating the development of the COVID-19 infection and its impact on the everyday lives of Danes. Supporting the dialogue between families and doctors and, for example, and helping to identify early signs of infection, spread risks in the home, and possible late effects of the disease. Read more at https://www.coronaviden.dk/

    Driving the conversation with Carsten, which took place in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, is Design Director and long-time collaborator, Jakob Voldum based in our Copenhagen studio.

    We hope you enjoy it!

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    • 34 min
    Episode 05: Leading with diversity and inclusion

    Episode 05: Leading with diversity and inclusion

    Female leadership is a subject that has been highly-discussed for some time. And the facts out there clearly state we are losing pace. There’s a lot of work still to be done. Just as there’s work to be done to address a lack of diversity, inclusivity, and equity in organisations and businesses.

    One organization bringing the public and private sector together, and giving female leaders a voice, is the Nobel Peace Center. Oslo PAX, the beginnings of a movement from the Peace Center - featuring Nobel Laureates, changemakers, and activists as guests - highlights the need for action when it comes to diversity and gender inclusion in peace and war.
    So, this episode is all about Diversity, plus Leadership and Sustainability, seen through the lens of the Nobel Peace Prize and Nobel Prize-winners.

    Joining us to share her take on them is Kjersti Fløgstad, CEO of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway. Kjersti has led a fascinating career spanning corporate and social sectors. She’s been in leadership positions since she was 30, a Director for one of Norway’s banks at 33, and the Secretary-General of UNICEF Norway for ten years.

    In this episode, you’ll hear how you as a business can gain from, and speed up, the process of diversity and sustainability. You’ll hear reflections on the qualities that make a good leader – based on experience, recognizing your own bias, and the barriers that still exist. And you can expect honest discussion around the experience of being a woman in a leadership role today and why it’s important that businesses and organisations come together.

    If you would like to learn more about the Nobel Peace Center and Oslo PAX visit their website: www.nobelpeacecenter.org/en/news/diversity-matters-gender-and-inclusion-in-peace-and-war

    And if you'd like to know more about Designit, you can find us on Instagram, LinkedIn and at www.designit.com

    Leave us a rating or review if you liked this episode – we’d love to know what’s on your mind so we can keep making this podcast better every time.
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    See you next time!

    // Photo credit for this episode's cover:
    With thanks to Ingvill Bryn Rambøl/Nobel Peace Center

    • 38 min
    Episode 04: The not-so-simple act of future prediction

    Episode 04: The not-so-simple act of future prediction

    YELLO meets Los Angeles-based future-thinker, Tatiana Toutikian, to dive into the world of Speculative Design - sometimes called Critical Design.

    Tatiana is working right at the intersection of design, business, social science, and technology - helping businesses, the public sector, and nonprofits get a bird’s eye view on the whole system surrounding their service. In this episode, Tatiana will talk about the need for following societal and technological trends, and weak signals, and how her career so far has shaped her own experiences in the field. You can expect to hear about:

    - How you anticipate and plan for future products, services, and experiences
    - How this area of design help businesses not only grow but constantly rethink where they’re at
    - And what the purpose of doing speculative and critical design is, in the first place.

    Leading the conversation with Tatiana is Katja Forbes, Managing Director of our Australia and New Zealand studios, and board member at IxDA (that’s the Interaction Design Association if you don’t know). In fact, IxDA is where Tatiana and Katja first met.

    We hope you enjoy it!

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    • 33 min
    Episode 03: The business of sustainability

    Episode 03: The business of sustainability

    YELLO meets Johann Olav Koss. An Olympic gold medallist in speed skating and founder of the global non-profit organization, Right to Play. We took the opportunity to talk with him to better understand his passion for sustainability and leadership. Since founding Right To Play in 2000, the non-profit is now working with schools and community-based organizations globally, offering training and education through its innovative play-based learning methodology.

    What needs to happen to successfully build and grow sustainable organizations, like Right To Play? And what is expected of business leaders as they shape the organizations of the future? As Johann points out, working within the right time horizon helps.

    Leading the conversation with Johann is Guro Røberg, based out of our Oslo studio with sustainability at the forefront of her interests in design. We hope you enjoy!


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    • 31 min
    Episode 02: The mess we're in

    Episode 02: The mess we're in

    Mike Monteiro, author, designer, and co-founder of Mule Design, based in San Francisco, joins Guro Røberg from our Oslo studio to talk about how we can begin to think through the problems we're facing in the world right now.

    His message is clear: there’s work to be done.
    Lessons from our recent history serve up some useful teachings on how to design ethically (and unethically). We’ll examine some of those more closely, and critically. As a champion for design, education, leadership, working practices, and diversity – Mike believes we can build better societies for all if we just bother to learn from our mistakes and understand what it really means to design responsibly. These are topics covered in both his latest book ‘Ruined by Design’ …AND in this episode.

    // If you arrived at this episode and wonder what podcast is about, what it stands for, take a listen to Episode 00 - everything you need to know is in there.

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    Enjoy!

    // PS: the artwork for this episode was provided to us by Mike himself. Credit goes to an artist called The Dollar Demon, he says.

    • 34 min

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Arisudan ,

A great start

Good to see Designit coming up with its own podcast, much awaited and you haven't disappointed at all. Insightful and engaging. Keep it up.

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