I've had an excellent conversation about design with Jennifer Severns, including some fun geeking out on Marvel superhero movies (tiny spoiler for Captain Marvel, FYI) and video games.
Jennifer is the Chief Experience Officer at the American Marketing Association, they recently went through a large rebranding exercise and a complete overhaul of their internal systems that we talk about in the episode as well.
"I have an infographic of the scientific method printed out in my office, hanging on the wall. If anybody comes in and starts talking about solutions or what's not working, I point back to it and say "OK, what is the question you are trying to solve?". Our primary problem [in marketing] is we go down a road of throwing a product out there without back to what are we testing, what are we trying to find out, and when will we know if it's working or not?"
Mentioned in this episode:
The American Marketing Association (AMA)
Jennifer Severns on Twitter
Trolls Hit Captain Marvel with Bad Reviews on Opening Day
Nightlife The Deep Dive (with IDEO)
The Quantified Self
Destiny 2 (video game)
Business Model Generation
Red Dead Redemption (video game)
Grand Theft Auto (video game)
Exploding Kittens (board game)
Think With Google Video games culture