33 episodes

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. 

DESIGN THINKER PODCAST Dr. Dani Chesson and Designer Peter Allan

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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#33: Are You Ready for the BANI World?

    Ep#33: Are You Ready for the BANI World?

    Have you heard of BANI? Are you ready for it? The term VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity) was coined in the 1980s to describe the context of the world. Four decades later, is this term still relevant? The term BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Non-linear, Incomprehensible) was coined in 2020 to describe the current environment. In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter explore BANI. In this episode, you will• learn about the concept of BANI • understand the relevance of D...

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep#32: Informed Consent: The Ethical Backbone of Design Research

    Ep#32: Informed Consent: The Ethical Backbone of Design Research

    What are the ethical obligations of design research? In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter explore the importance of informed consent when doing design research. From historical examples like the Tukaseegee experiments to contemporary design research, this episode explains why it is important for participants to fully understand their involvement in any research activity. In this episode, you will • understand the ethical obligations when carrying out design research • le...

    • 51 min
    Ep#31: Reducing the Risk of Innovation with Discovery

    Ep#31: Reducing the Risk of Innovation with Discovery

    What is discovery work? How does it help reduce risk and deliver better outcomes? In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter dive into the "how-to" of discovery work to explain what it is, why it is important, and tips on how to get started. In this episode, you will • discover the importance of discovery work • learn how to get started with discovery• hear stories of how discovery work has influenced the outcome of projects

    • 45 min
    Ep#30: A Human Centered View of Privacy Law

    Ep#30: A Human Centered View of Privacy Law

    How might we use privacy law to build trust with customers? Often regulations are viewed as an obligation, something organizations need to comply with to stay out of legal trouble. However, what if regulations can be more than that? What if regulations can provide us a way to build trust and create better experiences for customers? In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter are joined by Rali Andreeva, a thought leader who helps organizations demystify privacy to improve customer experience....

    • 40 min
    Ep#29: Design Thinking is Dead...Or Is It?

    Ep#29: Design Thinking is Dead...Or Is It?

    Over the past several years, the relevance of design thinking has come under scrutiny. Is it a fad that has run its course? Is design thinking still useful? In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter dive into these questions.In this episode, you will• explore how design thinking has evolved over the years• learn about what is working and what is not• discover what needs to happen next

    • 38 min
    Ep#28: Navigating Organizational Tensions with Design Thinker Capabilities

    Ep#28: Navigating Organizational Tensions with Design Thinker Capabilities

    Organizational tensions are inevitable and become increasingly complex as organizations scale. In this episode, Dr Dani and Designer Peter discuss the three most common organizational tensions and strategies for navigating them. In this episode, you will• discover the three most common organizational tensions that keep teams stuck • learn how to leverage Design Thinker Capabilities to navigate organizational tensions • understand the benefits and pitfalls of tensions

    • 1 hr 2 min

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