24 episodes

Design Feeling is a new podcast and community platform for design thinkers, people gatherers, dot connectors, technologists and creative problem solvers who want to increase their self-awareness, creative confidence and meaning. Join Nirish Shakya, Design Thinking Consultant, Educator and Coach, and his expert guests as they explore the human behind the human-centred designer. Their mission is to help you become a more empowered problem solver with a clearer mission for others and more compassion for yourself. It’s a mix of interviews, mentorship calls and solo shows from Nirish you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe and get ready to deconstruct the designer in you.

Design Feeling Nirish Shakya

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Design Feeling is a new podcast and community platform for design thinkers, people gatherers, dot connectors, technologists and creative problem solvers who want to increase their self-awareness, creative confidence and meaning. Join Nirish Shakya, Design Thinking Consultant, Educator and Coach, and his expert guests as they explore the human behind the human-centred designer. Their mission is to help you become a more empowered problem solver with a clearer mission for others and more compassion for yourself. It’s a mix of interviews, mentorship calls and solo shows from Nirish you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe and get ready to deconstruct the designer in you.

    Laid off? Look inside before you look outside - Kate Pincott

    Laid off? Look inside before you look outside - Kate Pincott

    #024 - We’ve seen a lot of layoffs in the tech industry. Whatever the reasons might be, it can be one of the lowest points in your career and your life. Whilst our natural reaction is to find another role as quickly as possible especially if finances are a concern for you, using this transition to stop, reflect and recalibrate your career trajectory can help you grow and find the next step that aligns with your values and gives you the joy and meaning you seek. In this episode, Design Leader and Coach, Kate Pincott, shares her step-by-step guide to do just that.


    In this episode:
    Accepting the circumstance and negative emotions that come with itReframing the situationIdentifying your deeper needsDealing with rejectionsReaching out and connecting with othersUsing crisis as an opportunityBringing joy backAnd much more!
    Shownotes
    Book a free coaching session with Kate to get clear on your goals and plans
    https://calendly.com/kate-pincott/coaching-taster-designfeelings
    Mention DESIGNFEELINGS in the form to get 10% off the program

    Kate on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/pincott/

    Flexi working
    https://www.gov.uk/flexible-working

    How to Find a Flexible Job
    https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/how-to-find-a-flexible-job/

    10 iconic businesses created during a recession
    https://www.businessleader.co.uk/10-businesses-created-during-a-recession/

    Kate’s Reality Prototype Program
    https://www.realityprototyping.com/

    Show credits
    Illustrations by Isa Vicente
    https://www.instagram.com/isadezgz/
    Music by Brad Porter
    https://prtr.co/
    Episode edited by Niall Mackay
    https://sevenmillionbikes.com/

    • 58 min
    Creative confidence with the 12-minute method with Robbie Swale

    Creative confidence with the 12-minute method with Robbie Swale

    #023 - You’re a talented and hard-working doer but have you been putting off putting yourself out there and creating content to help others? In this episode, I chat with Robbie Swale, leadership coach, author and podcaster, who, in 2016, started writing blog-posts on his 12 min train journey to work and after 6 years, he’s now the author of the 12-Minute Method series of books, including How to Start When You’re Stuck, How to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up and How to Create the Conditions For Great Work. Robbie talks about importance of starting small and focusing on what really matters.
    In this episode:
    What is the 12-minute method and how to it into a habitGetting started with content creation with minimum viable timeJuggling consistency and intensityThe pain of shedding your old identitiesGrowing your creative confidence using experimentsReleasing your creation out into the world without expectationsand much more!Participant in Robbie’s book giveaway by Thursday 24th Nov at
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/designfeelingco
    https://twitter.com/designfeelingco
    https://www.instagram.com/designfeelingco/

    Shownotes
    The 12-Minute Method Podcast
    https://anchor.fm/12-minute-method
    The Coach’s Journey Podcast
    https://www.thecoachsjourney.com/podcast
    Eisenhower Matrix
    https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newHTE_91.htm
    Gay Hendricks
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Hendricks
    Big Magic by Liz Gilbert
    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24453082-big-magic
    The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
    https://stevenpressfield.com/books/the-war-of-art/
    Contacting Robbie
    www.robbieswale.com
    LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/robbieswale/
    YouTube
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5aalWAQqFp6yTk2jghSpeQ
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/RobbieSwale
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/robbieswalecoachandauthor
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/robbieswale/

    Show credits
    Illustrations by Isa Vicente
    https://www.instagram.com/isadezgz/
    Music by Brad Porter
    https://prtr.co/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Getting cozy, juicy and real with your colleagues - Sophia and Jed Lazar

    Getting cozy, juicy and real with your colleagues - Sophia and Jed Lazar

    #022 - Would you like to get cozy, juicy and real with your colleagues, friends and family? Most of the time, we stay on the surface while interacting with people . We do a lot of small talk on topics like the weather, TV shows or just work. But those conversations don’t allow us to connect with people at a deeper level and get to know the real person behind the social mask.
    In this episode, I spoke with with Sophia Lazar and Jed Lazar. Sophia and Jed are board game designers and group facilitators who are on a mission to help people have deeper and more meaningful interactions. I had wonderful chat with Sophia and Jed as they shared their story of co-creating the game with their users and their biggest learnings and tips on building meaningful connections with people through deliberate and carefully designed prompts. If you’re someone who wants to build deeper connections with your team, friends or family, then this episode is for you.
    In this episode:
    Creating and co-creating a board game with usersBiggest challenges for teams in building connections onlineDifference between connecting deeply and oversharingCreating a space for trustTrue empathy vs manufactured empathyand much more!
    Shownotes
    Cozy Juicy Real website
    https://cozyjuicyreal.com/
    Online Team building
    https://go.cozyjuicyreal.com/dsf-teams
    Physical Board Game for Friends
    https://go.cozyjuicyreal.com/dsf-notifyme
    Upcoming Cozy Juicy Real events
    https://go.cozyjuicyreal.com/ig-links
    Dilts Pyramid - The Neurological Levels
    https://www.landsiedel.com/en/nlp-library/neurological-levels.html
    Rose, Thorn and Bud
    https://easyretro.io/templates/rose-bud-thorn/
    Appreciative Inquiry
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appreciative_inquiry
    The Gottman Institute
    https://www.gottman.com/
    ManKind Project
    https://mankindproject.org/

    Show credits
    Illustrations by Kim Habib
    http://iamk.im/
    Music by Brad Porter
    https://prtr.co/
    Episode edited by Niall Mackay
    https://sevenmillionbikes.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    From Human-Centred Design to Life-Centred Design with Dr. Martin Tomitsch

    From Human-Centred Design to Life-Centred Design with Dr. Martin Tomitsch

    #021 - Too much human-centricity is killing the planet and we’re part of the problem. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Martin Tomitsch on life-centred design, a new way of building products and services that considers the needs of non-human stakeholders and the planet.
    Martin is a Professor in Interaction Design at the University of Sydney’s School of Architecture, Design and Planning. He teaches interface design, design thinking, creativity and innovation. He also is the lead author of “Design Think Make Break Repeat”, a handbook of design methods. In this episode, we shift the focus away from human-centred design and into life-centred design. Martin shares real life examples of how human-centricity is not always good for humans or for the planet and how designers can give start to make their work more life-centric. Martin will also be giving away 2 copies of his popular book “Design Think Make Break Repeat”.


    In this episode:
    What is life-centred design and how it is different to human-centred designNegative impact of human-centred designAdding Responsibility to Desirability, Feasibility and ViabilityCreating non-human personasand much more!
    Shownotes
    Follow Martin on
    Twitter
    https://twitter.com/martintom
    LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/martintomitsch/
    Instagram
    https://instagram.com/martintomitsch
    Linktree
    https://linktr.ee/martintomitsch

    “Design, Think, Make, Break, Repeat” Book
    http://designthinkmakebreakrepeat.com/
    Ripple Impact canvas
    http://designthinkmakebreakrepeat.com/methods/impact-ripple-canvas/
    Systems mapping
    http://designthinkmakebreakrepeat.com/methods/systems-mapping/
    Middle Out Design Framework
    https://doi.org/10.55612/s-5002-050-006 (Free open access paper)
    Template for non-human personas
    http://designthinkmakebreakrepeat.com/methods/non-human-personas/
    Life-centred design
    https://sbi.sydney.edu.au/for-the-sake-of-the-planet-we-need-to-rethink-human-centred-design/
    Center for Humane Technology
    https://www.humanetech.com/
    “Ruined By Design” book
    https://www.ruinedby.design/
    Cathedral thinking
    https://cathedralthinking.com/
    “The Good Ancestor” book by Roman Krznaric
    https://www.romankrznaric.com/good-ancestor
    The Design Squiggle
    https://thedesignsquiggle.com/
    “Design Your Life” book and course
    https://designingyour.life/
    “The Contemporary Practice of Design” by Steve Baty at UX Australia
    https://vimeo.com/607099038


    Show credits
    Illustrations by Kim Habib
    Music by Brad Porter
    Episode edited by Niall Mackay

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Designing is Not Your Superpower - Joe Leech

    Designing is Not Your Superpower - Joe Leech

    #020 - Advisor and coach to CEOs and recovering neuroscientist and UXer, Joe Leech, gives a pep talk for designers who’re feeling bored or trapped and encourages them to question what they’re doing and why.
    Most designers pride themselves on their craft. After all, that’s what clients are paying for, right? But is that what they need? In this episode, Joe Leech challenges the notion that delivering designs is a designer’s superpower and how you can find your real superpower instead. We also talk about work-life balance and doing less for more.
    Most designers pride themselves on their craft. After all, that’s what clients are paying for, right? But is that what they need? In this episode, Joe Leech challenges the notion that delivering designs is a designer’s superpower and how you can find your real superpower instead. Joe is an advisor and coach to CEOs and recovering neuroscientist and UXer. We also talk about work-life balance and what to do if you’re bored as a designer.
    In this episode:
    Why inexperienced designers look for answersThe role of craftWhat can you do if you're bored as a designerWhat if you realise design is not for youQuiet quittingA designer's superpowerA better way to do thingsDetermining your value as an employed designerThings that scares CEOs the mostShownotes
    Find Joe Leech at
    https://mrjoe.uk
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/joeleech/
    @mrjoe on Twitter
    Professional Principles to work and live by
    https://mrjoe.uk/principles-work/
    The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna
    https://medium.com/@elleluna/the-crossroads-of-should-and-must-90c75eb7c5b0
    https://www.goodreads.com/uk/book/show/22859551-the-crossroads-of-should-and-must
    Are you an ‘insecure overachiever’?
    https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20180924-are-you-an-insecure-overachiever
    Show credits
    Illustrations by Kim Habib
    http://iamk.im/
    Music by Brad Porter
    https://prtr.co/
    Episode edited by Niall Mackay
    https://sevenmillionbikes.com/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Neurodiversity is great for design and for business with Matthew Bellringer

    Neurodiversity is great for design and for business with Matthew Bellringer

    #019 - We are all neurodiverse but we’re encouraged to leave our neurodiversities at the door just so we can “fit in”. However, neurodivergent designers can bring in a lot of lived experiences helpful for innovation, especially when designing for neurodivergent users. In this episode, I chat with Matthew Bellringer, creative innovation consultant, neurodiversity advocate and social entrepreneur. Matthew was diagnosed with ADHD when we was 39 and autism at 42. For Matthew, increasing neurodiversity in organisations is not just a morally right thing to do but also a competitive advantage. 


    In this episode:
    Neurodivergence in designRecognising neurodivergence within yourselfFilling in the neurodiversity gap and why that's important for innovationFitting in or fitting out: what can you do as a neurodivergent designer?Who's responsible for nurturing neurodiversity in organisations?Don't create safe spaces, create safe-enough spacesand much more!
    Shownotes
    Join Nirish Shakya and Matthew Bellringer LIVE on Delightful Dissent on Thursday 20th October 1pm UK time
    https://www.designfeeling.co/delightfuldissent

    Book a no-cost, no-strings 30 minute advice call with Matthew if you’re exploring your own neurodivergence
    https://calendarhero.to/mbQuickWebMeeting

    Matthew Bellringer on LinkedIn
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-bellringer/

    Matthew’s website
    https://www.matthewbellringer.com/

    Delightful Dissent Podcast
    https://www.matthewbellringer.com/delightful-dissent

    If you’re in tech, consider joining or partnering with NeurodiverseIT, a group for neurodivergent IT professionals, part of BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT
    https://www.bcs.org/membership-and-registrations/member-communities/neurodiverseit-specialist-group/


    Show credits
    Illustrations by Isa Vicente
    https://www.instagram.com/isadezgz/
    Music by Brad Porter
    https://prtr.co/
    Episode edited by Niall Mackay
    https://sevenmillionbikes.com/

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Jen Glantz ,

So awesome

Nirish is an amazing podcast host and this show is unique and engaging to listen to. Highly recommend!

MDB Natole ,

Very unique

Already loving it . Can’t wait to listen each of your podcast . All the best , Nirish !

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