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Design Thinking 101: Learning, Leading, and Applying Design Thinking

Design Thinking 101 helps listeners learn about design-driven innovation, connect design thinking to strategy and action, and explore learning from challenges overcome while applying design thinking and related innovation approaches.

You'll hear design practitioners' stories, lessons, ideas, resources, and tips. Our guests share insights on how to deliver results with design thinking in business, social innovation, education, design, government, healthcare and other fields.

Design Thinking 101 Dawan Stanford

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Design Thinking 101: Learning, Leading, and Applying Design Thinking

Design Thinking 101 helps listeners learn about design-driven innovation, connect design thinking to strategy and action, and explore learning from challenges overcome while applying design thinking and related innovation approaches.

You'll hear design practitioners' stories, lessons, ideas, resources, and tips. Our guests share insights on how to deliver results with design thinking in business, social innovation, education, design, government, healthcare and other fields.

    Weaving Design Thinking into Teams, Leaders and Organizations with Holly O'Driscoll — DT101 E51

    Weaving Design Thinking into Teams, Leaders and Organizations with Holly O'Driscoll — DT101 E51

    Today’s guest is Holly O'Driscoll, the founder and CEO of Ampersand Innovation, a boutique consultancy focusing on bringing more human-centered design, innovation, strategy, and leadership development to the world. During the conversation, you'll learn about intersections between innovation and leadership, designing and facilitating innovation teams, and insights into shaping organizational innovation. Host: Dawan Stanford.
    Show Summary
    Holly believes her journey into design began when she wa

    • 48 min
    Design for Good + Gut Checks + Seeing Power with George Aye — DT101 E50

    Design for Good + Gut Checks + Seeing Power with George Aye — DT101 E50

    Today’s guest is George Aye, the co-founder of Greater Good Studio and an Adjunct Full Professor at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We talk about creating a design studio driven by social impact, how to make facing the hard, ethical questions part of how a team functions, and what it means to design and lead with a deep awareness of power and its absence. Dawan Stanford, is your podcast host.
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    George’s path to design began in England, where he studied mechanical engineering at

    • 54 min
    Designing Your Team + Teams in Design Education + Coaching Design Teams with Mary Sherwin and David Sherwin — DT101 E49

    Designing Your Team + Teams in Design Education + Coaching Design Teams with Mary Sherwin and David Sherwin — DT101 E49

    David and Mary Sherwin work with design teams in for-profit and nonprofit organizations via their consulting business, Ask The Sherwins, LLC. They’re also professors at the Pacific College of Art in the Design and Collaboration Program. In this episode, we go deep into designing teams, consider more effective ways to teach design and teams, and ways to make teams work when working remotely with Dawan Stanford, your podcast host.
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    David's background is in engineering and liberal arts. He grad

    • 58 min
    Understanding Customers: Research, Insights, and Storytelling with Steve Portigal — DT101 E48

    Understanding Customers: Research, Insights, and Storytelling with Steve Portigal — DT101 E48

    Steve Portigal is the Principal of Portigal Consulting and an experienced user researcher who helps companies harness the strategic power of insights. He is the author of Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Compelling Insights. He also wrote Doorbells, Danger, and Dead Batteries: User Research War Stories. We talk about interviewing people, customer research, and storytelling with Dawan Stanford, your podcast host.
    Show Summary
    Steve started out in Human Computer Interaction (HCI), in the days before the W

    • 57 min
    Learning Service Design on the Job + Leading a Design Team + Service Design Standards with Tracey Williams — DT101 E47

    Learning Service Design on the Job + Leading a Design Team + Service Design Standards with Tracey Williams — DT101 E47

    Tracey Williams, a Service Design Director for Absa Bank in South Africa, discusses learning service design on the job, growing design skills on her team, and building organizational service design standards with Dawan Stanford, your podcast host.
    Show Summary
    Tracey’s career didn’t begin in design; she started in financial services, and went through a graduate program focused on business targets and goals. She’d always had an interest in problem-solving, and while working at Absa, she got involved

    • 46 min
    Prototpying Insights + The Protopying Canvas with Carlye Lauff — DT101 E46

    Prototpying Insights + The Protopying Canvas with Carlye Lauff — DT101 E46

    Carlye Lauff is an independent contractor specializing in innovation strategy and design research. We’ll talk about her path into design and how she obtained her Ph.D. in Design Theory and Methodology, and then hear about her global work with organization innovation using human-centered design. Carlye talks about prototyping barriers, how to overcome these barriers, and her tool, Prototyping Canvas, with Dawan Stanford, your podcast host.
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    Carlye was exposed to the power of human-centered de

    • 47 min

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