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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.

    Rachael Dietkus, Morgan Cataldo and Tad Hirsch - 'Practicing without a license'

    Rachael Dietkus, Morgan Cataldo and Tad Hirsch - 'Practicing without a license'

    Doing Design Festival V3 - February 11 2022. See https://www.doingdesignfestival.com 

    I’m your host Kelly Ann McKercher, author of Beyond Sticky Notes: Doing Co-design for Real. Today we’re joined by community-design leader Morgan Lee Cataldo, professor of design Tad Hirsch and social worker turned designer, Rachael Dietkus. We explore the similarities between design research and psychotherapy, the dark side of rapport, the differences in transactional research versus community-led as well as the increasingly popular topic of what being trauma-informed might mean. 

    Shownotes

    Beyond Sticky Notes
    https://www.beyondstickynotes.com

    Practicing Without a License: Design Research as Psychotherapy (2020) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339844239_Practicing_Without_a_License_Design_Research_as_Psychotherapy 

    Learn about Morgan and her work here:
    https://au.linkedin.com/in/morganleecataldo

    Rachael’s website:
    https://www.socialworkerswho.design/ 

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    Moodi Mahmoudi 'The rise of the service economy and rethinking how we approach service discovery"

    Moodi Mahmoudi 'The rise of the service economy and rethinking how we approach service discovery"

    Welcome to Bringing Design Closer, the podcast focussed on discussing Designs role in tackling complex societal issues. 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.

    In this episode I speak with Moodi Mahmoudi of Next, a business centred around helping organisations create frameworks for design and innovation within their businesses - we speak about the automation of the role of Designer and what this looks like - and I challenge Moodi about the risks associated with this. Is this something we strive for? 

    Moodi explains this isn’t the intention, but it’s removing the mundane elements, and creating experiences that enable designers and innovators to focus more on the craft of DOING their work. We speak about the hyper addiction of orgs striving for more growth - and if this is the driver behind the business -

    We also cover off the frameworks inside their system that allows others to tap into it - frameworks of Circular Economys by Ellen MacArthur Foundation and also This is Service Design Doing by my colleagues at ThisisDoing.com 

    I thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too!

    It’s a biggy - let’s jump into it - 
    https://app.nextapp.co/signup?utm_campaign=next-hcd
    https://www.nextapp.co/
    Free event with Marc Stickdorn and Moodi Mahmoudi worth attending: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4216342274295/WN_o1jqr4EgRa6sAjSDzlHLhg

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    Why we are leaving Meetup.com and upcoming This is HCD Ireland event with Gerry McGovern & Ulla Devitt

    Why we are leaving Meetup.com and upcoming This is HCD Ireland event with Gerry McGovern & Ulla Devitt

    Key links
    Sign up to our newsletter: https://www.thisishcd.com/community/stay-up-to-date-with-this-is-hcd
    This is HCD / Ireland event with Gerry McGovern and Ulla Devitt on November 11 - https://www.meetup.com/thisishcd-ireland-chapter/
    This is HCD / Sydney event with Luke Craven on November 17 - https://www.meetup.com/this-is-HCD-sydney/events/280736773/
    Join the Slack HCD Group: https://www.thisishcd.com/community/slack-community

    Transcript

    Hey folks and welcome to another episode of Global Voices the podcast dedicated to the wonderful chapters of This is HCD around the world.

    Today on the show we have a few things to chat about.

    So, there's been some updates from chapters, and we have an event happening this coming week in Ireland, and will be hearing from Sarah, our brilliant chapter Lead shortly.

    We will also include the event in Australia on November 17 again with Ines and Luke Craven which is a brilliant event - and replay the message from the last episode

    First up.

    Slack Channel

    We had a few teething issues around self-on boarding  to the Slack channel over the last week and that has been resolved now (hopefully)!

    As we move away from Meetup on Jan 1, we want to create more community level conversation within our Slack. A few people asked why we are leaving Meetup. Well there are a few reasons - I will cover off.

     
    In my option, Meetup is a bad system for Community leaders to host with. The system itself is really clunky, poorly designed, and they never want you to leave. In fact once my credit card didn’t go through, around the time I was leaving Australia. Without knowing this, they offered one of the communities to the first person on the list. Who could have taken the community that I had been paying for and I would have lost it. Meetup didn’t care about this as this was their process. So you can’t really LEAVE or close the community
    They do nothing to encourage community interaction. All it is is a database with people. We want to do more in this space, and Meetup is not the right place for us to do this.
    We have a Pro Level Mailchimp account, and Slack channel and figure we can do this better - with a little more work. So hope people will move over and follow us off Meetup. It might not be perfect, but it gets us closer than working with Meetup

    Back in the day, when I was a musician and working for Myspace - I saw businesses pour millions and millions of dollars into their Myspace communities. I saw bands and musicians delete their websites and replay the narrative that you don’t need a website anymore, myspace does it all and better. This was probably true at the time for some. But what happened when a big corporate like News bought the website, and ran it into the ground? All that effort of building communities just floated away. I don’t want that for the This is HCD Community system. We would rather own and have better control how we work, and use platforms that are agnostic.

    So going back to Slack - in the show notes now, you can join up. Join one of the channels in your timezone, like UK, Ireland, Sydney, Berlin, Melbourne, Cameroon etc. If you know of other people in your area who might be interested, invite them along too. We want to create a two level community - at a Global Level and at a Community level. 

    Melbourne event happening soon too - and will have more in the next episode

     

    UK event

    In other news, we are edging closer to our first event in This is HCD UK. Be first in line by signing up to our newsletter (link in the show notes)

    Ireland

    Let’s listen to the event in Ireland happening this week

    It’s with the one and only, Gerry McGovern, host of World Wide Waste Podcast and creator of the wonderful Top Tasks method - Gerry works with us at This is Doing too and recently spoke at the last Doing Design Festival in June with Ulla Devitt from Ireland Health Department (HSE) - it was one of the highlights of the day and we are excited for them to give a talk at Th

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    Sloan Leo - what community?

    Sloan Leo - what community?

    I’m your host Kelly Ann McKercher, author of Beyond Sticky Notes: Doing Co-design for Real. On today's podcast I’m joined by the exceptional Sloan Leo. Sloan is many things - a designer, community organiser, educator, friend and owner of Flox Studios. We talk about equity-centred design, about the inspiration that Sloan has taken from bell hook’s work, how Sloan came to design from frustration and what they are thinking about now.
    https://floxstudio.com/
    bell hooks 'theory as liberatory practice' https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1044&context=yjlf

     

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    New chapters in Canberra & Dubai plus Luke Craven event overview

    New chapters in Canberra & Dubai plus Luke Craven event overview

    Join our Slack Community: https://://thisishcd.slack.com 

    Newsletter: https://www.thisishcd.com/community/stay-up-to-date-with-this-is-hcd
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    Thought-leadership material

    November 17 2021 https://www.meetup.com/this-is-HCD-sydney/events/280736773/

    About this episode

    For long time listeners of the show, you will be aware that This is HCD started as a podcast and after a year started to connect with as many change makers as possible who wanted to utilise the platform to connect, share and build local communities of HCD practitioners.

    To give you an overview of chapters that we now have in place we have Cameroon with Yannick, Sydney with Inez Garcia, Berlin with Myrto Papagiannakou , Ireland with Sarah Heffernan, UK with Laura Folorni and Melbourne with Megan McDonald. 

    If you’re interested in leading a chapter in your area, drop us a line to gerry@thisishcd.com and we will connect you to our wonderful and incredible Global Chapter Lead - Rebekah Murphy who is based in Sydney, Australia.

    Now - let’s kick off there’s been lots going on this week in the This is HCD and This is Doing worlds.

    First up, we have some amazing news, and that is KA McKercher - one of our newest podcast hosts will be training with This is Doing and is working away with Ann, our incredible learning designer based in Denver to create a Co-Design course in early 2022. That isn’t that long away…

    For members inside the Slack community - we have released new Chapter specific areas for you to join and connect with communities and practitioners in your area. Our goal is to connect, and we realise there are many ways to do this - and we want to test out how this works. We’d love to cultivate more connections to help a live ecosystem of sharing and knowledge exchange. Up until this point, we had applications for the Slack channel, and we are going to trial an open door policy to the Slack community - where anyone can join who is interested in learning about HCD and joining our incredible community. There are about 1600 people in there at the moment, and given it’s not as active as we’d like - we are really starting to focus on this a lot more, given that we are moving away from Meetup globally on Jan 1 2022. 

    Which brings us to the next bit of news - Sydney’s Chapter Lead, Inez Garcia has been in touch to tell us about an event they are hosting with Luke Cravens, a really smart person that I follow actually - and looks to have been doing some incredible work with the ATO in Australia (that’s the Australian Tax Office for non-Aussie listeners) let’s listen to Inez’s overview.

     

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    Introducing Global Voices Podcast

    Introducing Global Voices Podcast

    Welcome to the new podcast on This is HCD called Global Voices.

    For long time listeners of the show, you will be aware that This is HCD started as a podcast and after a year started to connect with as many change makers as possible who wanted to utilise the platform to connect, share and build local communities of HCD practitioners.

    It makes so happy to announce this podcast as the central place for all things This is HCD Community based where we will talk about upcoming events, connect with our local chapter leads in places like Cameroon with Yannick, Sydney with Inez Garcia, Berlin with Myrto Papagiannakou , Ireland with Sarah Heffernan, UK with Laura Folorni and Melbourne with Megan McDonald. The good news is we are close to launching chapters in Canberra in Australia, Brazil, UAE and also California possibly too. If you’re interested in leading a chapter in your area, drop us a line to gerry@thisishcd.com and we will connect you to our wonderful and incredible Global Chapter Lead - Rebekah Murphy who is based in Sydney, Australia.

    To stay up to date on all the events, you’re going to want to subscribe to our newsletter on this is hcd. This is the main way to get the invitation to events, not just in your area, but globally.

    This is super important for us to be able to think globally and connect with people across the globe.
    Stay up to date with all our community events https://www.thisishcd.com/community/stay-up-to-date-with-this-is-hcd
    Watch event videos of online community events
    https://www.thisishcd.com/community/meetup-community

     

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A human-centered listening experience!

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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