Sprinters is your bi-weekly go-to-podcast on Innovation: dorris Founder Chris and her Swedish partner Pär equip you with the right tools and processes to become an innovation forerunner in your industry. Our two hosts open their own toolbox, explore innovation methods and invite you to try out their secret tips and advice at your own workplace. After each episode you will have gained new expert know-how and new methodology skills making you a Change Agent in your own company.
#12 - Chris & Pär: How Design can help us solve complex business challenges
In this week’s podcast Pär is back and we dive right into a very spontaneous talk about how we can use design to solve complex business challenges. Inspired by an article in Harvard Business Review (https://hbr.org/2019/03/the-right-way-to-lead-design-thinking) we elaborate on the role of Leadership when introducing new thought models as Design Thinking or new processes as Design Sprints. We discuss how a designer’s approach can help solve problems in order to build more successful and more meaningful products and services for our customers and what you as a Leader need to know to guide your teams along a new path. 1:48 Checkin about existential issues 😅 5:21 The role of design in our business world - what does that even mean? 12:05 How teams can handle a change of perspective to solve their challenges 16:30 How to take away the fear of change when being faced with a different kind of work process - The role of Leadership 22:00 Co-Creation in a multi-disciplinary team - How to make people feel comfortable 26:24 Facilitating the new process and guiding your team to open up for innovation 32:21 Admitting that we don’t know (everything) - The art of allowing failure 38:39 Checkout: Wrapping up with Pär More info: 👉Our Innovation Playground Copenhagen 👉"The Innovator's Program": A comprehensive experience that will teach you Design Thinking principles, the toolsets and methods.
#11 - Mikael Colville-Andersen: Why Design is the Answer to Urban Challenges
This is a very special podcast episode. First, we are recording from our office in Copenhagen and then we have a guest again. But he is not just A guest, he is THE Mikael Colville-Andersen. Mikael is “The Pope of Urban Cycling”, once born in Canada, now a native citizen of Copenhagen. He works as an Urban designer with his own company and mobility expert all over the world and also hosts an urbanism documentary television series called “The Life-Sized City”. Mikael has held multiple talks around the world about the importance of cycling in the city, including two TED talks and he has published several books, among them “Copenhagenize - the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism”. Chris chats with Mikael about how our cities have been changed in the past century, how Copenhagen and Amsterdam have become the role-models for urban planning worldwide and how we as citizens can re-conquer urban space. We talk in detail about how design is the answer to urban challenges why the strategy of cross-pollinating ideas in multi-diverse urban planning teams is the ultimate key. This autumn, Mikael’s book „Copenhagenize - the definitive guide to global bicycle urbanism“ is being published in German language. Until then you can buy the English version here. More info: Listen to Mikael’s TED talks: Bicycle-Culture by Design and The Life-Sized City For German viewers, ServusTV is broadcasting his Life-Sized City series regularly, just follow the Life-Sized City-Facebook Group to stay in the loop: https://www.facebook.com/lifesizedcity Watch more of Mikael’s clips about bicycling and urban planning on his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/16nine Check out his websites https://www.colville-andersen.com/ and https://lifesizedcity.com/ What we touched upon in the podcast: 4:40 Copenhagen is the most bike-friendly city in the world - What have they done differently than Hamburg & Stockholm? 9.50 Bike usage rose from 0.2% to 7% in Seville: How to re-think a city and how to make use of best practices 17:34 Cycling Culture in Copenhagen - Why Design is the answer to solving Urban Challenges 22:33 Should Designers plan our cities? The importance of cross-pollination of ideas between engineers and urban designers and multi-diverse teams to solve urban challenges 28:20 Copenhageners are the most well behaved cyclists in the world and how nice little tweaks make bicycling even better 30:15 How to figure out what works - Prototyping by Copy & Paste // How a small city in Russia became the Russian Copenhagen 2.0 34:09 The importance of Desire Lines - The Origin of Urban Planning and why the citizens are the actual urban experts // Respecting urban movements // User Resarch in Urban Planning 44:00 Is the answer to the traffic of the future the bicycle? Which role does new tech play? 50:22 Integration of bicycles with public transportation and Copenhagen’s amazing system to take bikes on the train // How we interact with our cities. 57:23 The Live-Sized City 01:01:43 Mikael’s next dream project
#10 - Our Top 5 Tools for Awesome Online Workshops & Meetings
Today Chris & Pär are talking about our favorite tools to make online meetings and workshops an awesome experience. They are introducing their top 5 and revealing more valuable insights about when to use tech and how to choose tools. How can you make a remote workshop more interactive and joyful? How can you engage people in front of their screens, how can you prepare best and reflect afterwards. And coming back to innovating, how can we break things and invent a new experience. What we touched upon: 4:44 This week's discovery: A great tool to increase your production 12:05 Chris about when tech is useful and when it isn’t (for a workshop, meeting & team collaboration) 17:02 Online meeting etiquette 18:15 Top 1: Our Favorite Video Conferencing Tool 25:20 Top 2: Our Favorite Online Whiteboard 32:02 Top 3: Our Favorite Tool for Interaction with your participants 38:30 Top 4: Our Favorite Tool for Workshop Preparation and Evaluation 40:53: Top 5: Our Favorite Non-Digital Tools The ToDon’t List, download here: https://apps.apple.com/nl/app/todontlist/id1108348991?l=en (Apple) or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.todontlist (Android) Zoom: https://www.zoom.us/ Miro: https://miro.com/ Menti: https://www.mentimeter.com/ Google Forms / Typeform: https://docs.google.com/forms and https://www.typeform.com/ Experiment with Playdoh or Lego: https://playdoh.hasbro.com/ and https://www.lego.com/ -------------------------------------- More 🔥stuff for you: Our Miro Template for the Perfect Meeting: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_kpx6_QE=/ Join our Innovation Design Workshop: https://www.hidorris.com/innovation-design -------------------------------------- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rate our podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/sprinters Follow us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hidorris/ and on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/hidorris/ and never miss an update!
#9: Deep Dive: The perfect (remote) meeting, Part 2 - With free Miro template
This is part 2 of our Deep Dive „The perfect (remote) meeting“. We are introducing a process and all the tools you need to lead your next meeting to a successful outcome. Starting with good preparation using a tool called „IDOARRT“, then jumping right into your meeting topic with the Sailboat (or in Pär’s case, the Plane) exercise followed by an ideation session and developing an action plan at the end. This meeting outline can be used for a mass of different goals and issues. Take all or just some of our discussed methods and try it yourself. As a guideline, we have published a free Miro Board for you. Just grab it, listen to our latest episode and follow us along. Find our Miro Board here: https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_kpx6_QE=/ What we talked about: 2.10: Checkin in with another weird checkin question, it’s Pär’s turn 5:15: Recap of Part 1 8:25: The Sailboat Exercise & The importance of converging with voting 16:20: Chris about good How might we questions and why they matter 19:08: Ideating in just 5 minutes 27:10: The Double Diamond Model: Converging and Diverging 29:11: Pär explains the Import-Effort Matrix 31:50: How to move from Ideas to Actions 40:10: Checking out and why you should always do a checkout
#8 The Perfect (Remote) Meeting - A Deep Dive by dorris Founder Chris & her Swedish Partner Pär
This is the first time Pär and I are doing a Deep Dive Podcast looking into the details of some great tools to prepare and run the perfect meeting. We do not only talk about techniques, tools and the process but also share our most favorite tools with you. Our intention is to feed you with the best insights and advice and enable you to build your own expertise and toolbox. To follow our chat and use what we are talking about, you are invited to check out our Miro Board we prepared and make us of everything in there. https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_kpx6_QE=/ Next week we are going to follow up on what we have learnt, build on that and go on in the process of a perfect meeting with the second part of the Sail Boat Exercise and an enjoyable ideation session.
#7: About Remote Team Leadership, our Urban Mobility Challenge, the Future of Health and Urban Gardening
This time Pär and Chris exchange exciting Copenhagen tips and start with the question whom each of them would choose as an imaginary friend. Pär comes up with a really elaborate approach to answer this and also talks about a must-read book tip. Our two hosts then get deeper into the topic of Leading Remote Teams, useful tools and processes and discuss how to prototype a workshop. Before turning to some hot trends influenced by COVID-19, Chris and Pär also mention their free Urban Mobility Challenge coming up next week, an online workshop for curious minds in the Mobility Sector. You can still register for that by using this link: https://www.hidorris.com/dorris-bloxhub-urban-mobility-challenge 2:06 Chris is sharing some tips for Copenhagen 2:59 Checkin: Pär’s favorite imaginary friend & a book tip 6:26 Checkin: Chris about her imaginary advisor 8:36 A Black Mirror episode you have to watch 9:13 The power of cross-functional teams and how to make them work 15:38 The Aristotle Project by Google: Why high-performing teams need only one thing 19:54 The Team Canvas and why it is such a mighty tool for team alignment 23:53 Our Urban Mobility Challenge is coming up on 16th June, register now! 27:09 Pär about his Urban Gardening project 28:10 Current trends influenced by COVID-19 31:53 At-home-workouts with Peloton 34:29 How Pär is going to prototype and test his new leadership program 37:58 Checkout: How to stay productive in your home office Helpful links: Our Urban Mobility Challenge in cooperation with BLOXHUB: https://www.hidorris.com/dorris-bloxhub-urban-mobility-challenge Daniel Kahnemann, Thinking Fast & Slow, https://www.amazon.de/Daniel-Kahneman/dp/0141033576/ref=sr_1_3?__mk_de_DE=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&crid=3T767IY88U4N2&dchild=1&keywords=thinking+fast+and+slow&qid=1591720881&sprefix=thinking+fast%2Caps%2C-1&sr=8-3 Black Mirror Episode „Be Right Back“, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Be_Right_Back Project Aristotle by Google, https://rework.withgoogle.com/blog/five-keys-to-a-successful-google-team/ Team Canvas Templates: http://theteamcanvas.com/, https://www.mural.co/templates/team-canvas, https://miro.com/miroverse/category/team-building/the-team-canvas, https://www.mural.co/templates/team-canvas