25 episodes

The Human Centered Design is the premier podcast for human-centered design enthusiasts on the internet with over 1 million downloads and is led by Gerry Scullion.
As the leading destination for insights, skills, and expertise, our mission is to empower individuals keen on designing a more inclusive and positive future for everyone. Join us as we convene thought leaders from diverse fields—service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management—to delve into the nuances of the craft. Our engaging discussions aim to illuminate what it truly means to adopt and excel in a human-centric design approach. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, "This is HCD" offers valuable perspectives to enhance your understanding and application of human-centered design principles. Tune in to explore how we can collectively make a meaningful impact on the world around us through intentional and thoughtful design.
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    • 4.5 • 15 Ratings

The Human Centered Design is the premier podcast for human-centered design enthusiasts on the internet with over 1 million downloads and is led by Gerry Scullion.
As the leading destination for insights, skills, and expertise, our mission is to empower individuals keen on designing a more inclusive and positive future for everyone. Join us as we convene thought leaders from diverse fields—service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management—to delve into the nuances of the craft. Our engaging discussions aim to illuminate what it truly means to adopt and excel in a human-centric design approach. Whether you're a seasoned professional or new to the field, "This is HCD" offers valuable perspectives to enhance your understanding and application of human-centered design principles. Tune in to explore how we can collectively make a meaningful impact on the world around us through intentional and thoughtful design.
Become a Premium podcast subscriber and help support our mission.
Join. Connect. Learn. Get involved and join the #1 Design Community for ethically conscious Designers. Our goal is to create a private LinkedIn for Human Centered Designers.

    A Conversation with Jenni Parker

    A Conversation with Jenni Parker

    NEWS: We have just launched our new community ‘CIRCLE’ - A Private Community for Ethically Conscious Designers and Changemakers / https://www.thisishcd.com/landing/circle-a-community-for-ethically-conscious-designers-changemakers
    Fast-track your career with our 12-week training programme: https://www.thisishcd.com/coaching-mentoring-for-innovators-change-makers
    Today on the show, we're joined by Jenni Parker, a passionate designer from Humaly in the UK, specialising in social impact. Jenni comes highly recommended by my very good friend Rachel Dekas.
    In this episode, we delve into the realm of impactful work, exploring Jenni's perspective on what it entails and what it doesn't. We discuss the criteria Jenni uses to select projects, offering valuable insights for anyone eager to make a difference.
    Jenni's insights are truly inspiring, and I'm incredibly grateful for her time and wisdom. I'm certain you'll find our conversation enlightening, so let's jump straight in!

    linkedin.com/in/jenniparker

    designhumanly.com


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    • 40 min
    Michael Rios's Journey Towards Social Entrepreneurship

    Michael Rios's Journey Towards Social Entrepreneurship

    NEWS: We have just launched our new community ‘CIRCLE’ - A Private Community for Ethically Conscious Designers and Changemakers / https://www.thisishcd.com/landing/circle-a-community-for-ethically-conscious-designers-changemakers
    Fast-track your career with our 12-week training programme: https://www.thisishcd.com/coaching-mentoring-for-innovators-change-makers
    Today on the show we have Michael Rios from the UN and more specifically the UNDP. Now Mike is Head of DigitalX and based in Cambodia and in this episode we explore Mike's own journey that has led him from all over the world pretty much but we drill down into the projects that he's most proud of, which includes projects within the social impact space.
    From working in creative advertising for companies like Nike and Coca-Cola to ultimately finding fulfilment in social entrepreneurship in Cambodia. Mike shares pivotal moments, including a radical intervention from a mentor that led him to Thailand, teaching at a rural school, and experiencing the stark realities of poverty and the power of social enterprises. His journey prompts reflection on the true meaning of success and fulfillment beyond consumerism and materialism.
    I know you're going to love this episode so let's jump straight in.
    linkedin.com/in/mikerios

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    • 58 min
    Inside the Service Design Network's Young Talent Board

    Inside the Service Design Network's Young Talent Board

    NEWS: We have just launched our new community ‘CIRCLE’ - A Private Community for Ethically Conscious Designers and Changemakers / https://www.thisishcd.com/landing/circle-a-community-for-ethically-conscious-designers-changemakers
    Fast-track your career with our 12-week training programme: https://www.thisishcd.com/coaching-mentoring-for-innovators-change-makers
    Hey Everyone and welcome to another episode of This is HCD. Today in the show, we have two of the board members from the Next Gen SDN Conference, Lea Sevšek and Jihee Hwang.
    We discuss the Young Talent Board’s role in bridging education and professional practice in service design, promoting diversity, and organising inclusive conferences. We speak about the upcoming event in April 2024.
    We explore why this event coming up in April is so powerful for supporting the next wave of emerging service design talent globally. We highlight volunteer opportunities, global reach and efforts to engage young talent. It’s a great one. Let’s jump straight in.

    https://sdn-youngtalentboard.org/conference

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jiheehwang/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lea-s-b3157011a/


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    • 35 min
    Mythical Ireland with Anthony Murphy

    Mythical Ireland with Anthony Murphy

    NEWS: We have just launched our new community ‘CIRCLE’ - A Private Community for Ethically Conscious Designers and Changemakers / https://www.thisishcd.com/landing/circle-a-community-for-ethically-conscious-designers-changemakers
    Fast-track your career with our 12-week training programme: https://www.thisishcd.com/coaching-mentoring-for-innovators-change-makers
    We have an absolutely incredible treat for you on the show. Let me tell you a bit of a background. So when I’m travelling, or when I lived in Australia, and I get asked where I’m from, I say I’m from Ireland. But when I’m in Ireland, I say I live in Dublin, I’m from a place called Drogheda. And when I’m in Drogheda, I tell them where I grew up.
    Well the location is not only the place of my birth, but it’s really, really historic. It’s on the banks of the River Boyne, a hugely historic location in Irish history for various reasons but this river is known internationally as the Brú na Bóinne, which refers to the mansion or the palace of the Boyne. And from the age of about 8 or 9, I remember going on a school tour and I became somewhat obsessed with this area of the river because on the bend of that river is a Neolithic tomb that predates the pyramids and is approximately 3,200 years old, Before Christ.
    It’s a World Heritage Site and it’s quite simply a remarkable and a spiritual location, for me particularly, that I believe offers us a really rich connection to the past.
    In this episode, I speak with Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland. Now Anthony is also from where I’m from in Drogheda and over the last 30 or so years, he has really explored the surrounding areas of Newgrange and has become a well of knowledge about that area.
    Together with local artist Richard Moore, who coincidentally was instrumental in encouraging me as a teenager to pursue my love of design, well they’ve explored and uncovered knowledge that offers us new perspectives into what it might have been like at the time of Newgrange. Now of course, a lot of this is speculation, but we discuss nevertheless, what we believe we do know.
    There’s an unbelievable revelation for me in this conversation, about things like, how they transported these huge boulders that are engraved from over 120km away to the site at Newgrange, how do they do that? Back and forth from the UK and further afield using boats?
    I’m keen to learn more about the potential of the social structures at that time to try and get a peek of what it was like. Anthony was happy for me to get a clearer picture on what that might have looked like at the time.
    So from a Human Centered Design perspective, I’m really curious what we can learn and derive from the Neolithic period and where we are today.

    linkedin.com/in/anthony-murphy-42018622

    https://mythicalireland.com/


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    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Journey of Lilli Graf

    The Journey of Lilli Graf

    NEWS: We have just launched our new community ‘CIRCLE’ - A Private Community for Ethically Conscious Designers and Changemakers / https://www.thisishcd.com/landing/circle-a-community-for-ethically-conscious-designers-changemakers
    Fast-track your career with our 12-week training programme: https://www.thisishcd.com/coaching-mentoring-for-innovators-change-makers
    We have the pleasure of hosting Elisabeth Graf, affectionally known as Lilli. We connected a number of months ago on LinkedIn and I was so impressed by Lilli’s awesome background and devotion to applying design to enable a greater sense of resilience for both businesses and the planet.
    Hailing from the beautiful area of Verona in Italy, somewhere I’ve never been but want to go, Lilli is truly on a mission to scale her knowledge, to maximize her impact, not only in her locale of Verona, but also globally through her dedicated community IMMA Collective, which we talk about in greater detail.
    Lilli, as you will probably get to see, is a wonderful human being and a really truly genuine example of what I refer to as a change maker. She’s taken personal and professional risks to really help enable change and I believe it is 100% worth connecting with her through her website or LinkedIn.
    Without further ado, let's dive into Lilli's incredible journey and learn more about her inspiring work.

    linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-lilli-graf

    https://www.immacollective.com/


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    • 48 min
    Conversations with Kasper Bjørkskov: From Architect to Activist

    Conversations with Kasper Bjørkskov: From Architect to Activist

    NEWS: We have just launched our new community ‘CIRCLE’ - A Private Community for Ethically Conscious Designers and Changemakers CIRCLE - A Community for Ethically Conscious Designers & Changemakers
    Fast-track your career with our 12-week training programme: Coaching & Mentoring for Innovators & Change-Makers with Gerry Scullion
    In this episode, I speak with Kasper Bjørkskov. A former architect and activist based in Copenhagen. We speak openly about his role within the existing systems in society, and why he switched from architecture to activist. What triggered this? And also, what is he striving to achieve?
    He’s extremely passionate about raising awareness of what we do as a collective and what we need to do more of within the complex systems of impact around climate change, sustainability, and initiating more and more communities to change for the better.
    He’s a truly wonderful guest, you’re going to love this one.
    linkedin.com/in/kasper-benjamin-reimer-bjørkskov-660a4899

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Just one episode in

Great content, but I’d ask the interviewer to jot down his questions instead of interrupting the guest. Also the guest’s audio quality is good, but the interviewer’s is not.

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