7 episodes

On each episode of Barriers to Entry, we get into it with the leaders, the designers, the early adopters, and the influencers who are helping to shape what web3 will mean for the architecture and design industry. Along the way, we’ll cut through the hype cycle and attempt to demystify all things web3, while laying out the real-life implications and applications for our world. Hosted by SANDOW DESIGN GROUP’s Bobby Bonett, and Digby co-founders Andrew Lane and Tessa Bain.

Barriers to Entry is a member of the SURROUND podcast network. Check out other architecture and design shows at surroundpodcasts.com.

Barriers to Entry SANDOW Design Group, digby, and SURROUND

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

On each episode of Barriers to Entry, we get into it with the leaders, the designers, the early adopters, and the influencers who are helping to shape what web3 will mean for the architecture and design industry. Along the way, we’ll cut through the hype cycle and attempt to demystify all things web3, while laying out the real-life implications and applications for our world. Hosted by SANDOW DESIGN GROUP’s Bobby Bonett, and Digby co-founders Andrew Lane and Tessa Bain.

Barriers to Entry is a member of the SURROUND podcast network. Check out other architecture and design shows at surroundpodcasts.com.

    Michael Beneville, Founder and CEO, Beneville Studios

    Michael Beneville, Founder and CEO, Beneville Studios

    On this episode of Barriers to Entry we’re joined by a true pioneer of Web3 in the design industry: Michael Beneville, Founder and CEO of Beneville Studios, Chief Creative Officer at AREA15 and the Chief Creative Officer at Vatom. Michael’s, journey into exploring the metaverse began nearly a decade ago, and he shared his insights in a thoughtful and inspiring discussion focused on the evolution of design. Michael went through the opportunities for designers and builders in the Metaverse, how folks can best position themselves for this coming wave of innovation, and even shows Bobby a thing or two about how to plug a project.

    Moments to check out:
    
    - Exploring the Benefits of Digital Twins for Businesses (starts at 11:32)
    - The opportunity for design in the metaverse (starts at 15:02)
    - Challenges of Adapting to a New Reality (starts at 36:57)

    Connect with our hosts on LinkedIn;

    Bobby Bonett
    Tessa Bain
    Andrew Lane

    References and resources:


    VATOM Metaverse Platform


    Area 15 


    How to make a slingshot with common household items


    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com. This episode of Barriers to Entry was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group. Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, Kasey Campbell and Samantha Sager.
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    • 55 min
    Amanda Schneider, President of ThinkLab

    Amanda Schneider, President of ThinkLab

    Pod meets pod on this episode of BTE as we’re joined by the host of Design Nerds Anonymous on the SURROUND podcast network, and President of ThinkLab, Amanda Schneider. Amanda knows her stuff and has the data to back it up, so the gang does their best to keep up in a wide-ranging and fast-paced discussion where we cover everything from the future of the design industry’s workforce to the metaverse hype cycle and beyond to the merits of decaffeinated coffee.

    Connect with Amanda Schneider on LinkedIn!

    Moments to check out: 

    “How to survive on decaf” - (starts at 3:14)

    The benefits of being a first mover industry - (starts at 7:11)

    Next generations designers & Gen Z talents - (starts at 19:25)

    Hype cycle vs Utility - (starts at 24:51)

    Podcast Plug-a-palooza - (starts at 35:09)


    Connect with our hosts on LinkedIn;
    Bobby Bonett
    Tessa Bain
    Andrew Lane

    References and resources:


    What’s Phygital? 

    Reinventing Live the Always on Future of Events by Marco Giberti

    Check out 3 ThinkLab podcasts Amanda’s mentioned:

    Design Nerds Anonymous

    The Learning Objective

    Mpowered


    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com. This episode of Barriers to Entry was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group. Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, Kasey Campbell and Samantha Sager.
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    • 46 min
    Chris Coleman, Web3 Lead at MillerKnoll

    Chris Coleman, Web3 Lead at MillerKnoll

    Welcome to 2023! To kick off the new year, Digital Strategist and Web3 Lead at MillerKnoll, Chris Coleman joins the gang. Chris Coleman is a collector of things - physical and digital - and is bringing that passion to his role with one of the largest players in the A&D industry. Tune in as Chris shares some efforts MillerKnoll is focusing on, his independent Web3 work with Spritely, and why he believes “there are no Web3 experts”.  Then the BTE gang wraps things up with a few New Year’s resolutions… kind of.

    Connect with Chris Coleman on LinkedIn!

    Moments to check out: 

    Pop culture meets collectibles (starts at 23:38)
    Approach for smaller manufacturers (starts at 27:00)
    Why "there are no web3 experts" + Chris' personal projects (starts at 35:00)

    Connect with our hosts on LinkedIn;
    Bobby Bonett
    Tessa Bain
    Andrew Lane

    References and resources:



    What are PFP's: https://decrypt.co/resources/what-are-pfp-nft-collections-the-2d-avatars-taking-over-twitter



    Check out Wolf Game: https://wolf.game/



    The Mooi Petal Chair by Andres Reisinger and "the Mooi Button" - https://www.moooi.com/eu/product/hortensia-armchair/



    ABCs of NFTs by Reddit/Vayner: https://connect.redditinc.com/hubfs/ABCs-of-NFTs.pdf



    What’s a rug pull?: https://www.coindesk.com/learn/what-is-a-rug-pull-how-to-protect-yourself-from-getting-rugged/



    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com. This episode of Barriers to Entry was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group. Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, Kasey Campbell and Samantha Sager.
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    • 50 min
    Colleen Newell, Founder, THE INBTWN STUDIOS

    Colleen Newell, Founder, THE INBTWN STUDIOS

    On this special 'holiday' episode of Barriers to Entry, we welcome former EVP at ABC Carpet and Home and Founder of THE INBTWN STUDIOS Colleen Newell! The whole gang was actually in-person for the first time as Colleen shared her fascinating project that brings together physical spaces with virtual, mixed reality and beyond. Grab an eggnog and join this conversation that spans from an inspirational design story dating back to childhood, through to the process of finding investors and advisors for a new startup.

    Connect with Colleen Newell on LinkedIn!

    Moments to check out;

    Colleen introduces ‘THE INBTWN STUDIOS’ and talks about their journey to create immersive, natively digital experiences. (12:51)

    How do you choose the right partners and investors for your company? (20:16)

    What are some design challenges when creating for physical and digital spaces? (23:48)


    Connect with our hosts on LinkedIn;
    Bobby Bonett
    Tessa Bain
    Andrew Lane

    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com. This episode of Barriers to Entry was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group. Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, Kasey Campbell and Samantha Sager.
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    • 38 min
    John Edelman, CEO, Heller

    John Edelman, CEO, Heller

    On this episode of Barriers to Entry podcast, we're joined by President and CEO of Heller, Inc and admitted New York Knicks fan, John Edelman. In a wide-ranging conversation, John shares his views on everything from NFT and IP ownership, to the possibilities for the impact of authentic design in the Metaverse, to the future of work, the ethics of tanking in the modern NBA, and beyond.  
    A must-listen for anyone excited by the potential of what's to come.
    Connect with John Edelman on LinkedIn! Check out Heller's website for your holiday gift!
    Moments to check out;

    The appeal of the metaverse to designers and brands (7:27)

    How the next generation of talent, corporate culture and design will intersect (20:10)

    Re-defining how physical and digital design coming together (34:22)


    Connect with our hosts on LinkedIn;

    Bobby Bonett

    Tessa Bain

    Andrew Lane


    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com. This episode of Barriers to Entry was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group.
    Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, Kasey Campbell and Samantha Sager.
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    • 56 min
    Jaime Derringer, Founder, Design Milk

    Jaime Derringer, Founder, Design Milk

    For our season premiere of Barriers to Entry, we welcome our guest Jaime Derringer, Founder of Design Milk, NFT artist, and currently the Head of Community at Tonic, a new fine art NFT platform for creators. On this episode Jaime shares what it was like to be one of the Web2 pioneers, the similarities she’s experiencing in Web3, and the curiosity it takes to be leading the charge at the brink of new technologies.
    Connect with Jaime Derringer on LinkedIn! Keep up with Tonic on Twitter!
    Moments to check out;

    Can Web3 fix social media? (9:15)

    Do you see an application for Web3 in the A+D community? (11:46)

    What got you into NFT art? (27:19)

    Episode takeaways (29:37)


    Connect with our hosts on LinkedIn;

    Bobby Bonett

    Tessa Bain

    Andrew Lane


    Discover more shows from SURROUND at surroundpodcasts.com. This episode of Barriers to Entry was produced and edited by SANDOW Design Group.
    Special thanks to the podcast production team: Hannah Viti, Wize Grazette, Kasey Campbell and Samantha Sager.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 34 min

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