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Design operates at many levels, from thoughtful detail through organisational transformation to the changes in society and the world. As the famous Ray and Charles Eames Powers of Ten film showed, each power of ten zoom level on the world contains its own complexity, ecosystem and details, but they are all interrelated. In the Power of Ten podcast, Andy Polaine talks to guests from a broad range of disciplines about the intersection of design, technology, psychology, organisations, culture and society.

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Design operates at many levels, from thoughtful detail through organisational transformation to the changes in society and the world. As the famous Ray and Charles Eames Powers of Ten film showed, each power of ten zoom level on the world contains its own complexity, ecosystem and details, but they are all interrelated. In the Power of Ten podcast, Andy Polaine talks to guests from a broad range of disciplines about the intersection of design, technology, psychology, organisations, culture and society.

    Jeff Sussna 'Services as a chain of promises'

    Jeff Sussna 'Services as a chain of promises'

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    Power of Ten is a podcast about design operating at many levels - zooming out from thoughtful detail through to organisational transformation, and on to changes in society and the world, hosted by Andy Polaine.

    In this epsiode, Jeff Sussana, known for introducing the global DevOps community to the importance of empathy and author of Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy, talks about the importance of systems and design thinking and services as a "chain of promises."

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    Jeff's book, Designing Delivery
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    Jeff's writings on Medium
    Andy on Twitter
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    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Power of Ten with Andy Polaine
    NEW: The Big Remote with Gerry Scullion and Andy Polaine
    NEW: Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment
    Talking Shop with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion
    Decoding Culture with Dr. John Curran
    NEW: World Wide Waste with Gerry McGovern
    NEW: Global Jams Podcast with Adam Lawrence and Markus Hormess

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    • 44 min
    Senongo Akpem 'Cross-Cultural Design'

    Senongo Akpem 'Cross-Cultural Design'

    Power of Ten is a podcast about design operating at many levels, zooming out from thoughtful detail, through to organisational transformation, and onto changes in society and the world, hosted by Andy Polaine.

    This episode's guest is Senongo Akpem, a designer, illustrator and the founder of Pixel Fable, a collection of interactive Afrofuturist stories and currently Design Director at Constructive, a social impact design agency. Senongo talks about how living in constantly shifting cultural and physical spaces has given him unique insight into the influence of culture on communication and creativity and forms the basis of his book, Cross-Cultural Design, published by A Book Apart.

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    Senongo Akpem's website
    Senongo on Twitter
    Cross-Cultural Design book site
    Pixel Fable
    Andy on Twitter
    Andy's website and newsletter

    This is HCD Network
    Design Politics Conference site
    Power of Ten with Andy Polaine
    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Talking Shop with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion
    Decoding Culture with Dr. John Curran
    The Big Remote with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion

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    • 32 min
    Douglas Ferguson 'Beyond the Prototype'

    Douglas Ferguson 'Beyond the Prototype'

    Power of Ten is a podcast hosted by Andy Polaine about design operating at many levels, zooming out from thoughtful detail through to organisational transformation and onto changes in society and the world.

    In this episode, Douglas Ferguson talks about his book, Beyond the Prototype, which offers a six step plan for companies struggling with the shift from discovery to launch, especially in the post-sprint slump and his experience working directly with the Google Ventures Design Sprint coaches. Douglas also talks about the role of making and recording music in shaping his thought process. And math rock.

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    Douglas Ferguson - aka @TheDUG on Twitter
    The Beyond the Prototype book site
    Voltage Control
    Andy on Twitter
    Andy's website and newsletter

    Other podcasts on This is HCD Network
    Power of Ten with Andy Polaine
    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Talking Shop with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion
    Decoding Culture with Dr. John Curran

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    • 40 min
    Lou Downe 'Good Services'

    Lou Downe 'Good Services'

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    Power of Ten is a podcast hosted by Andy Polaine about design operating at many levels, zooming out from thoughtful detail through to organisational transformation and onto changes in society and the world.

    In this episode, Lou Downe, Director of Design and Transformation for the UK government, where they’re leading change in the UK’s housing sector, talks about their new book: Good Services, How to Design Services that work.

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    Good Services book site
    Lou Downe's website
    Lou on Twitter
    Andy Polaine on Twitter
    Andy Polaine's website and newsletter

    Other podcasts on This is HCD Network
    Power of Ten with Andy Polaine
    EthnoPod with Jay Hasbrouck
    Bringing Design Closer with Gerry Scullion
    ProdPod with Adrienne Tan
    Getting Started in Design with Gerry Scullion
    Talking Shop with Andy Polaine and Gerry Scullion
    Decoding Culture with Dr. John Curran

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    • 36 min
    Michael J. Metts & Andy Welfle – 'Writing Is Designing'

    Michael J. Metts & Andy Welfle – 'Writing Is Designing'

    Power of Ten is a podcast about design operating at many levels hosted by design consultant, educator, writer, Andy Polaine. In this episode Michael J. Metts and Andy Welfle discuss their new book, Writing Is Designing, and how important words are in making software human-centered and inclusive, requiring just as much thought as the visual design, branding and code.

    Power of Ten listeners can get 15% off Writing is Design by using the discount code HCDWRITING when ordering direct from Rosenfeld Media.

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    Writing is Designing on Rosenfeld Media
    Writing is Designing book site
    Michael's website
    Michael J Metts on Twitter and Instagram
    Andy Welfle's website with the best domain name ever
    Andy Welfle on Twitter
    Andy Polaine on Twitter
    Andy Polaine's website and newsletter
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    • 41 min
    Scott Smith 'How to Future'

    Scott Smith 'How to Future'

    Power of Ten is a podcast about design operating at many levels. Zooming out from the thoughtful detail through to organisational transformation and onto changes in society in the world hosted by designer, writer and educator, Andy Polaine.

    What better way to start the new year but with a look into the future? Our guest in this episode is Scott Smith, founder and managing partner of Changeist discusses his work as a futurist, guiding large organisations towards better futures by blending foresight, narrative design, and strategic thinking.

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    Scott Smith on Twitter
    Scott Smith on Medium
    Changeist
    Pre-order Scott's book, How to Future
    Paleo Future
    The Limits to Growth by Donnella Meadows, Jorgen Randers, and Dennis Meadows
    Andy Polaine on Twitter
    Polaine.com
    Andy's newsletter, Doctor's Note
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    • 40 min

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