24 episodes

Three designers from different disciplines and with unique perspectives talk and wonder about things that make humans happy, make design good, and business sustainable. Shots of Purpose is a podcast for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think as a conscious activity. With Shots of Purpose, the hosts Brian, Joost and Tom aim to inspire listeners to do that which makes them happy while learning about design and business.

Shots of Purpose Joost Liebregts, Brian Pagán, Tom Reinhoudt

    • Design
    • 4.5 • 8 Ratings

Three designers from different disciplines and with unique perspectives talk and wonder about things that make humans happy, make design good, and business sustainable. Shots of Purpose is a podcast for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think as a conscious activity. With Shots of Purpose, the hosts Brian, Joost and Tom aim to inspire listeners to do that which makes them happy while learning about design and business.

    #23 Serendipity

    #23 Serendipity

    This one got delightfully out of hand! From being your authentic self to using rumble language to create a safe space, Joost and Brian take our first video-recorded episode to a personal level.

    We get into Presence, frogs, intelligent lockdowns, and vegan balcony barbecues. We share our fears, irritations, frustrations, and inspirations. And we get to know each other a little better along the way.

    Join us on this sojourn into the messy world of (our) human psychology and remember: we see you, and we value you! ✌️❤️

    Also, this is the very first episode that you can watch! Check us out on YouTube!

    Key Topics
    Inspiration, change, personal lives, frogs, time travel, mindfuckery, authentic self, connection, COVID-19, smoothies, veganism, buy local, carbs fast & slow.

    References

    Dora the Explorer

    Dark, on Netflix

    Homeland, on Showtime

    Presence, by Amy Cuddy

    Amy Cuddy's TED talk

    Our episode with Reinout Bosman

    "Stand your authentic ground" quote from Brené Brown

    UXify panel, with Joost & Brian as panelists

    News article on the 'intelligent lockdown'

    Brené Brown's rumble language

    Beyond Sausage

    The Seat of the Soul, by Gary Zukav


    Get in Touch
    Download or subscribe to this show on our website, email us at sop@purposedesign.nl, or tweet us @shotsofpurpose 😊

    • 52 min
    #22 Notes on (Remote) Team Leadership

    #22 Notes on (Remote) Team Leadership

    Leading a team, especially for the first time, presents us with interesting challenges. Great! That gives us opportunities to grow, help others in meaningful ways, and discover superpowers we didn’t know we had.

    Joost, Tom, and Brian take the opportunity of Tom’s new job to discuss how these opportunities take shape, how they challenge us, and which tools can help us succeed. We cover topics like leadership by example, dealing with organizational politics, and managing team (members’) performance. Enjoy! 🙏🏼

    Key Topics
    Setting expectations, intention, design principles, task relevant maturity, empathy, vulnerability, one on one’s, toxicity, multidirectional management

    References

    OKR’s (objectives and key results)

    Tuckman’s model of team development

    Five dysfunctions of a team

    Influence vs. authority

    Psychological safety, why and how to

    Successful one on one’s

    Philips Debuts Facial Analysis Algorithms for Better CPAP Mask Choices


    Get in Touch
    Download or subscribe to this show on our website, email us at sop@purposedesign.nl, or tweet us @shotsofpurpose 😊

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #21 Remote Together. How to Stay Social while Distancing.

    #21 Remote Together. How to Stay Social while Distancing.

    In some ways, this is an exciting time to be alive. Joost and Brian speak with Reinout Bosman, trainer, speaker, and opera tenor currently living in Florence, Italy. Together, we explore the idea that crisis brings change - we can either shut down or step up and follow new opportunities.
    We discuss best practices for conducting classes or workshops online, social rituals like 'Whatsapperitivo' to stay in touch with friends, and how we can enrich our lives by confronting our confining convictions. Our journey passes along purpose, ventures into vulnerability, and careens around courage, creativity, connection, and love. 🙏🏼❤️
    Key Topics
    Remote workshops, Intention, design sprints, digital collaboration tools, love vs. fear, empathy, vulnerability, humanity, being present, facilitating
    References

    Zoom video conferencing

    Blackboard e-learning

    Find Your Why - Simon Sinek

    Maya Angelou

    Oprah Winfrey

    The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav

    Dare to Lead - Brené Brown


    Get in Touch
    Download or subscribe to this show on our website and email us at sop@purposedesign.nl 😊

    • 40 min
    #20 What is A "Better" World? /w Nathan Kinch & Mat Mytka from Greater Than X

    #20 What is A "Better" World? /w Nathan Kinch & Mat Mytka from Greater Than X

    People often talk about "building a better world," but what does that actually mean? We at Shots of Purpose do it too, but to steer this ship called Earth in a new direction, we need to understand where we want to go.
    Joost & Brian welcome Nathan Kinch & Mat Mytka, from Greater Than X, to the show. As experts in data ethics and responsible business, they've created practical frameworks to guide planet positive change. From childhood dreams to the bushfires in Australia, we discuss moral principles and how to turn them into action.
    Key Topics
    Privacy, data ethics, ethical business, outcome focus, VME framework, types of freedom, meaningful moments, stakeholder vs. shareholder primacy, JTBD, capitalism, career escalator, peace innovation, BHAG
    References

    “Peace is the purpose of business. Profit is a non-toxic byproduct.” - Mark Nelson

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck - Mark Manson

    Rebuilding Trust in Financial Services (First Edition) - Greater Than X

    Inclusive Design Guide - Microsoft Design

    Circular Design Guide - Nike

    Nathan on Twitter

    Mat on Twitter


    Get in Touch
    Download or subscribe to this show on our website and email us at sop@purposedesign.nl 😊

    • 1 hr 32 min
    #19 Health Insurance, Gamified

    #19 Health Insurance, Gamified

    Health Insurance, Gamified
    Health insurers, like a.s.r. Vitality, are using data from wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch to give healthier people discounts. This makes a lot of sense: if you’re healthier, you’re less likely to need medical care, which means an insurance company is less likely to have to pay medical bills.
    But what could go wrong? In this episode, Joost talks about his life with a.s.r. Vitality and discusses with Brian the benefits and potential pitfalls with gamified health. We discuss privacy, ethical design, and behavior change, pondering the influence of economics on service design & how we can help systems like these work the way we intend them to.
    Key Topics
    Health, insurance, digital personhood, data ethics, consent, behavior change, behavioral design, Agile development, wearables, mobile apps, privacy, security, information design
    References

    Eerlijke geld wijzer (Dutch)

    Fair Finance Guide (international)

    Ethical design manifesto, Ind.ie

    Ethical design checklist

    Indistractable, Nir Eyal

    Never split the difference, Chris Voss


    Get in Touch
    Download or subscribe to this show on our website or email us at sop@purposedesign.nl 😊

    • 1 hr 50 min
    #18 Are the Polar Icecaps Really Melting? /w Xenia Tombrou

    #18 Are the Polar Icecaps Really Melting? /w Xenia Tombrou

    Design thinking gives people tools to address issues all over the world. Xenia Tombrou uses them in her struggle to clean up her home island of Corfu, Greece.
    Tom, Joost, and Brian got to speak with Xenia, communication specialist, project manager, and climate activist. We discuss her work on reusing & reducing waste on the island, the most difficult challenges she faces, and how a little empathy can convert our most vocal critics into our most motivated allies.
    Key Topics
    Sustainability, waste management, community building, recycling, climate change, ego, leadership, plastic, composting, environment, conservation, design thinking, empathy
    Get in touch with Xenia

    Let's Do This Corfu

    Garbage Art Corfu on Instagram


    References

    Corfu, Greece

    Save Erimitis

    Corfu Recycling Centers

    Precious Plastic

    Lansink's Ladder

    Corfu Cup

    Soapbottle


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