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This is HCD is the Number 1 human-centered design podcast on the internet!

We aim to educate and empower about human-centered design.

This podcast brings together thought-leaders from various disciplines such as service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management to discuss the craft, and to better understand what it means to work within a human-centric method.

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This is HCD is the Number 1 human-centered design podcast on the internet!

We aim to educate and empower about human-centered design.

This podcast brings together thought-leaders from various disciplines such as service design, user experience, interaction design, and product management to discuss the craft, and to better understand what it means to work within a human-centric method.

    Gauthier Roussilhe 'The hidden costs of data centers'

    Gauthier Roussilhe 'The hidden costs of data centers'

    Gauthier Roussilhe has specialized in the environmental footprint of the digital sector for 5 years, and is certainly among the most knowledable people I have been lucky to chat with about these issues. He is currently doing a PhD at the RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) to explore which digital infrastructures and services are compatible with a world stabilized at +2°C. I started our chat by asking Gauthier about the electricity impact of data centers.

    Global figures are not reliable. We need to look at a country-level basis. 

    “I don’t know what it’s like in Ireland but in France between now and 2050, we have to reduce our final energy consumption by 40%. That’s the framing we have to have in mind when we are analyzing such sectors. You can have all the data centers in Ireland absorbing all the renewable energy capacity that is being put on the grid. So, data centers might have very nice environmental reports, lowering the carbon intensity of the electricity mix but now allowing other actors to get this renewable energy, so it becomes a zero-sum game.”


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    • 50 min
    Michael Galinsky 'All the Rage'

    Michael Galinsky 'All the Rage'

     

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    Hello and welcome to Bringing Design Closer. Our goal is to have conversations that inspire and to help move the dial forward for organisations to become more human-centred in their approach to solving complex business and societal problems.

    This is HCD is almost 5-years old. We’ve been creating content regularly for that period of time, and if you want to help us out - please leave a review for us wherever you are listening. Those lovely algorithms love reviews, as it helps us grow our community - every little helps. Even if you don’t review, you can go one better by telling people you work with about the podcast. 

    In this episode I speak with Michael Galinsky, a movie director, documentary maker and musician based in North Carolina in the states. For anyone that follows me on Twitter, they might have seen a thread a number of weeks ago where I spoke about back pain. Late last year, I woke with pain in my left hand side of my back, and contributed it to being a Dad, lifting little people, being out of shape, sitting down for larger periods of time etc. I went to my physio and had several sessions before Christmas and to little or no state change. Christmas was sore. I was more grumpy than usual and entered January and had a private MRI scan. That in itself was an interesting experience, and one for another episode, but my GP called me and said “one of your discs is protruding” and possibly on a nerve. I was shocked. I’d heard about herniated discs but now I had one! I actually got stiffer after for a few weeks.

    Was this what my life was going to be like? Is this what middle age feels like? Sheesh - if it is, then this isn’t much fun.

    Then I Tweeted.

    What came back was a lot of support and advice. Emma Blomkamp, read something in a newsletter by Kai Brach several months prior and tagged Kai, and Kai mentioned a doctor called Dr John Sarno in the States. He encouraged me to Google and watch some stuff. Sarno’s work states that many people have herniated discs but what is the cause for lots of back pain is stress and hidden life traumas. I was instantly skeptical. But I spent 2 hours that night watching lectures of Sarno’s in NYU on YouTube. I was shocked. Last year was brutal. Running a business and balancing everything has been hard on me and hard on my own mental health. Maybe, just maybe there was something in this.

    Then Michael tweeted to me. He’s created an awesome documentary called All the Rage several years ago and I bought it on iTunes and watched it. It explores the relationship between the mind and the body. Sarno encourages people to try exercise and ‘watch’ for the stressors. I did exactly this. I cut the grass. I went for a short walk with the kids. I gave them a piggy back and to my surprise, nothing. 

    Was this in my head?

    In this episode, I speak with Michael about working directly with Dr Sarno in the creation of the documentary and explore deeper about the background to Michaels own journey - something that under pinned the narrative of the documentary.

    This is a brilliant episode and one for all - even if you don’t suffer back pain. You will find this fascinating.

    Let’s go...


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    • 49 min
    Emely Buyck 'The long and winding road that leads to the door of Service Design'

    Emely Buyck 'The long and winding road that leads to the door of Service Design'

    Hello and welcome to Bringing Design Closer. Our goal is to have conversations that inspire and to help move the dial forward for organisations to become more human-centred in their approach to solving complex business and societal problems.

    This is HCD is almost 5-years old. We’ve been creating content regularly for that period of time, and if you want to help us out - please leave a review for us wherever you are listening. Those lovely algorithms love reviews, as it helps us grow our community - every little helps. Even if you don’t review, you can go one better by telling people you work with about the podcast. 

    In this episode I speak with Emely Buyck, former Head of Service Design for Proximus in Belgium. We speak about the evolution of service design internally, the pitfalls and the pieces that worked for Emely. We chat about life after Proximus and where to next - and how they are applying a service design approach to their own life and career. 

    It’s a fun episode and think you’ll enjoy it!


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    • 39 min
    Michelle Walter 'The evolution of design maturity within ANZ Bank'

    Michelle Walter 'The evolution of design maturity within ANZ Bank'

    Hello and welcome to Bringing Design Closer. Our goal is to have conversations that inspire and to help move the dial forward for organisations to become more human-centred in their approach to solving complex business and societal problems.

    This is HCD is almost 5-years old and we just passed 200 episodes on Apple Podcasts. We’ve been creating content regularly for that period of time, and if you want to help us out - please leave a review for us wherever you are listening. Those lovely algorithms love reviews, as it helps us grow our community - every little helps. Even if you don’t review, you can go one better by telling people you work with about the podcast. 

    In this episode I speak with Michelle Walter, Head of Design Ops at ANZ bank in Australia. I’ve been connecting with Michelle for a number of months about all things strategic design. ANZ were my bank of choice in Australia, not out of a deep loyalty or anything - they weren’t the most innovative of banks for a very long time, but in September 2017 they made a big ballsy statement I felt. They hired Opher Yom Tov, a Chief Design Officer for the bank and also other key hires include the brilliant, Michelle Walter. 

    In this episode we speak about length around the growth of design internally, what worked, what didn’t and how to take the business on the journey. They currently sit at 200+ designers. How do they hire? Is it purely a skills acquisition or are they hiring for purpose? 

    This episode is a peek behind the curtain of an organisation who went from a Stage 2 in the design maturity ladder where design was used as styling all the way through to where now, according to Michelle, it’s used to inform strategy - stage 4.

    Michelle is truly awesome and I know you will love them - let’s get into it...


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    • 47 min
    Andy Farnell 'Perils of e-waste and benefits of being a digital vegan'

    Andy Farnell 'Perils of e-waste and benefits of being a digital vegan'

    Andy Farnell is a British computer scientist and author specialising in signals, systems and cybersecurity. His popular textbook "Designing Sound" (MIT) and pioneering research and development in audio DSP and synthesis defined the field of Procedural Audio. Consultant to leading technology companies, and visiting professor across Europe, Andy is a long-time advocate and prominent speaker on issues of digital rights, free open source software, good educational opportunities and access to enabling tools and knowledge for all. His latest books are "Digital Vegan" and "Ethics For Hackers" (Routledge).


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    • 58 min
    Natalia Alessi 'English as a second language & finding your way into a career in Design.'

    Natalia Alessi 'English as a second language & finding your way into a career in Design.'

    Welcome to a new episode of Getting Stareted in Design, I’m your host Ben Maclaren.

    In this episode, I talk to Natalia Alessi, a design lead at the University of Melbourne. Natalia reached out to us to help with some user research after this years Doing Design Festival.

    She shared her illustrations from the Festival and I was inspired by her journey to bring her on the show. We talk about some of her experiences and challenges moving to Australia to transition into her design career from another field and how her perspectives on language and culture have influences her journey.  She shares her insights into making design more accessible and common challenges she has seen design students face.

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    • 32 min

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This is HCD is on the money every time! Great content, delivered in an easy to consume format - no matter the topic, I gain something from every episode. Highly recommend!

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