Welcome to The Design Thinker Podcast, where we explore the theory and practice of design thinking. Join co-hosts Dr Dani Chesson and Designer Peter Allan as they delve into the principles, strategies, and real-world application of design thinking.
Each episode takes a deep dive into a topic within design thinking, discussing the foundational theory and bringing theory to life by showcasing the application of theory into practice to solve real-world challenges.
🔍 Theoretical Insights: Build your understanding of design thinking's theoretical underpinnings, exploring its origins, key principles, and evolution over time.
🛠️ Practical Applications: Witness the theory in action as we share practical examples and case studies that demonstrate the impact of design thinking on real-world problems.
🎙️ Industry Expertise: Engage with thought leaders, industry experts, and practitioners who share their experiences, insights, and innovative applications of design thinking.
Whether you're a seasoned designer, a business professional, or simply curious about design thinking, The Design Thinker Podcast is your passport to exploring the theory and practice of design thinking.
Ep#18: The Feasibility Lens: Is it something we can conceivably do?
The first of a three-part series on the three lenses of design thinking, this episode explores the feasibility lens. Join Dr Dani and Designer Peter as they take an in-depth look at feasibility.
In this episode, you will be able to
• learn about the five components of feasibility
• understand how ignoring feasibility can lead to impractical solutions
• hear real-world examples of the feasibility lens in action
From theory to practice, let's dive into how to bring bold ideas into existence through the feasibility lens.
Ep#17: Empathetic Exploration: A game-changer for creating what people really want
Empathetic Exploration, are you using this capability to deliver what customers really want? In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter take a deep dive into understanding the specific way that design thinkers use empathy.
In this episode, you will be able to
learn about the research that informs how design thinkers use empathyunderstand the importance of Empathetic Exploration when developing solutionsknow how to apply Empathetic Exploration in your work hear real-world examples of Empathetic Exploration in action From improving patient care in hospitals to organizing your kitchen, Empathetic Exploration has practical and impactful implications for solving problems. Tune-in to discover how Empathetic Exploration can be a game-changer for you.
Ep#16: How will AI transform human-centered design?
Ever wondered how AI will transform human-centered design? In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter explore this question, raising their own concerns and curiosities about how AI will change the landscape for human-centered design.
Key questions explored in this episode
could AI create solutions that serve them and not us?will AI make us dumber not smarter?would AI free us up to do more meaningful work?Beyond just the technical implications of AI, this discussion explores the need to rethink our practices, question our biases, and how AI and human creativity can work hand in hand.
Ep#15: Why do organizations fail to scale design thinking?
Discover the reasons behind organizations' struggles to scale design thinking in this episode of the Design Thinker Podcast. Join Dr Dani and Dsigner Peter as they explore both research findings and their own experiences in the field, providing valuable insights on how organizations can avoid common challenges and successfully scale design thinking.
Understand the common challenges organizations face when trying to scale design thinking Learn what you need to do so your investment in design thinking training doesn't go to waste
Ep#14: Perspectives of Design with Podcast Guest Jason Osburn
In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter chat with Strategy & Experience Designer, Jason Osburn. Learn how a love of comedy and fear of public speaking lead to a career in design.
About Our Guest
Jason Osburn is a human-centered designer with over 20 years of experience whose passion sits at the intersection of design, storytelling, technology, and entrepreneurship. He has a proven track record of elevating ideas and architecting experiences that create connections, inspires action, and deliver value. Throughout his career, he has designed and delivered innovative, award-winning experiences for startups to Fortune 100 companies. He genuinely believes design is the key to a better future for all and has a deep admiration for people coming together to create something bigger than themselves in service of others.
Connect with Jason on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonosburn/
Learn More About Jason at: https://www.jasonosburn.com/
Ep#13: Situation Optimizing, Seeing Beyond the Rose-Colored Glasses
Optimism is essential to problem-solving, but it's not just about seeing the good, we have to understand the constraints. In this episode, Dr. Dani and Designer Peter take a deep dive into Situation Optimizing to explore what it is and why it is important, and how it shows up in problem-solving.