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Interviews with fascinating people from a range of industries—from music and retail to journalism and technology—who are exploring their creative practices, inventing new ways of working, and helping shape a more inclusive world.

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    • Business
    • 4.6 • 100 Ratings

Interviews with fascinating people from a range of industries—from music and retail to journalism and technology—who are exploring their creative practices, inventing new ways of working, and helping shape a more inclusive world.

    Introducing The Futures Archive

    Introducing The Futures Archive

    The Design of Business | The Business of Design will be back with season 10 and new hosts soon! In the mean time, we think you might like the newest podcast from Design Observer: The Futures Archive. Our new podcast looks at the history of human-centered design with a critical eye to its future. We'd love for you to subscribe, and you can do so at Apple podcasts, or your favorite podcast app.
    Do you remember when you learned to brush your teeth? On this episode of The Futures Archive Lee Moreau and Harry West discuss the toothbrush, toothbrushing, and over-learned behaviors. With insights from National Museum of Dentistry Curator Dr. Scott Swank, Kirsten Ostherr + Jadalia Britto.

    • 34 min
    S9E12: Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt

    S9E12: Jessica Helfand + Ellen McGirt

    Jessica and Ellen listen back to highlights from Season 9, and hand off hosting duties to Dana Arnett and Kevin Bethune, who will be taking over in Season 10.

    • 29 min
    S9E11: Avery Willis Hoffman

    S9E11: Avery Willis Hoffman

    Avery Willis Hoffman is a writer, director, producer and curator. Hoffman recently joined Brown University as the inaugural artistic director of the Brown Arts Institute.

    • 38 min
    S9E10: Quemuel Arroyo

    S9E10: Quemuel Arroyo

    Quemuel Arroyo is the first ever chief accessibility officer at the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority.

    • 36 min
    S9E9: Deborah Willis

    S9E9: Deborah Willis

    Deborah Willis is an artist, curator, and a professor at New York University. Her most recent book is The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship.

    • 38 min
    S9E8: Jan Diehm

    S9E8: Jan Diehm

    Jan Diehm is a journalist at Polygraph and The Pudding.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

Arlie K ,

Excellence by design!

This podcast makes you feel like you've just had a smoothie for your spirit - great content, delivered in an easy to consume format. No matter the subject, you’re guaranteed to gain something from every episode - can’t recommend DB|BD enough 🙌

JoshCrist ,

Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🔥

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or are just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Ellen and Jessica do an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving career and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

WarrenBenton ,

Design time

Each podcast is a different designer with a different approach to different problems. The thing I love about this podcast it’s not just “wow that is a great design” the host try to peel away the layers of the design process so we can all learn.

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