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A new live experience with This is HCD in Dublin

Today, we are really excited to announce we will partner with Rosenfeld Media for a series of live events in Dublin, Ireland.

/ July 20, 2018

25. Joey Zeledon ‘Touchy Feely: everyday things that inspire deeper empathy’

Welcome to another episode of 'This is HCD' coming direct to you from the city where dreams are made, New York City. I'm your host, Chirryl-Lee Ryan and in this episode I'm speaking to Joey Zeledon, an award winning designer...

/ July 17, 2018

24. Adam Fivenson ‘Using a human-centered design approach to design foreign aid programs’

Hi and welcome to another episode of 'This is HCD' coming to you from Brooklyn, New York.

/ July 3, 2018

23. Ivy Hornibrook ‘Moving From UX into Product Management’

Ivy Hornibrook will talk us through her career transition from UX into product management.

/ June 19, 2018
Faruk Avdi

22. Faruk Avdi ‘What role can technology play in support of people suffering with mental health’

Up to 2 per cent of people or 460,000 adults in Australia experience, the symptoms of bipolar disorder and one of those symptoms is mania which can be experienced as euphoric by some but also highly distressing for others, leading...

/ June 5, 2018

21. Victor Rodrigues ‘Building a Design capability inside Cochlear’

In this episode, I caught up with Victor Rodrigues, the chief software architect and user experience advocate for Cochlear, one of Australia's most loved and most successful innovation success stories. For anyone who is unaware, Cochlear produce implantable solutions for...

/ May 22, 2018

20. Marc Stickdorn ‘Embedding Service Design into Organisations’

In this episode, we go through the hypothetical scenario of embedding service design into an organisation and what Marc looks for in this process. We discussed the challenges of the early stage engagement of what to look for regarding the...

/ May 8, 2018

Frank Long

Frank Long is a Director of Frontend.com an international UX design studio based in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 1998, Frank and his team have spent 20 years shaping how everyday people engage with a broad spectrum of new technologies and services.

/ May 7, 2018

19. Jay Hasbrouck ‘The power of ethnographic thinking in Design’

In this episode, we chat with the author of Ethnographic Thinking, Jay Hasbrouck. We go through what ethnographic thinking is and how it should be applied to inform richer contextual insights for design teams and how designers have abused or...

/ April 24, 2018

Sarah Richards

Sarah spent 10 years working in the UK government, ending as head of content design for the Government Digital Service (GDS).

/ April 23, 2018

Patrick Quattlebaum

Throughout his career, Patrick has consulted with organizations desiring to transform their products and services to better meet the needs of people. Before forming studioPQ, he was Managing Director at Adaptive Path and Head of Service Design at Capital One.

/ April 22, 2018
Jon Hicks at work

18. Jon Hicks ‘Understanding the differences between brand design and icon design’

Having worked with Jon many times over the years I can honestly say he's one of the best in the world at what he does so was incredibly happy to have him on the show.

/ April 10, 2018
Greg Bernarda

17. Greg Bernarda ‘Designing businesses for the new world’

Greg Bernada is the co-author of Value Proposition Design by Strategyzer. We were delighted to have him on the show to discuss the difference in twentieth and twenty-first-century organisational mindsets, what role education has to play in better enabling organisations...

/ March 26, 2018

16. Andy Polaine & Simon McIntyre ‘Service Designing Education’ (Part 2)

In the first part, we spoke about the problems faced in education and spoke about some of the origins of these problems. This episode builds on that but goes deeper into the work that UNSW is undertaking about redesigning the...

/ March 13, 2018

15. Chirryl-Lee Ryan ‘Does Design make things better?’

Chirryl-Lee Ryan and I were recently on a design-panel together, Designing for Social Impact for Academy XI in Sydney, and had a whale of a time. We caught up in Melbourne a few days later to extend that conversation, and...

/ February 27, 2018
Gerry McGovern presenting

Gerry McGovern

Gerry helps large organizations deliver a better digital customer experience.

/ February 26, 2018

Marc Stickdorn

Marc is Co-founder and CEO of "More than Metrics", a company creating software for service design, such as Smaply and ExperienceFellow.

/ January 19, 2018

Jay Hasbrouck

Jay Hasbrouck is an anthropologist and strategist whose insights drive innovation and strategic direction for companies, non-profits, and government agencies. He helps clients build on the cultural meanings and contexts of their offerings to refocus their strategies and optimize for...

/ January 16, 2018

Chirryl-Lee Ryan

Chirryl-Lee is a transdisciplinary design practitioner, mentor and leader.

/ January 12, 2018
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7. Kirsten Mann – ‘Organisations are not designed to value Design’

In this episode, we caught up with Kirsten Mann, the VP of Product and Experience at Aconex. We discuss how organizations are not designed to value to design, a pretty large topic.

/ November 6, 2017

6. Jennifer Philippe – ‘Building HCD at Scale’

In this episode, we ask the big questions about human-centred design and large organizations. Why design teams alone, are not enough to become customer lead, and why we need to look at a sustainable way to scale human-centred design in...

/ October 19, 2017
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5. Tarra Van Amerongen – ‘Why your idea never gets built. The story of business designers as the unsung hero of service design.’

In this episode, we get down into the nooks and crannies about what a business designer does, how it complements service design and activities and much, much more. This is a really insightful conversation. I hope you enjoyed as much as...

/ October 10, 2017
Barbara Spanton

4: Barbara Spanton – ‘Disposable design and our obsession with the redesign’

We caught up with the wonderful Barbara Spanton from Ottawa in Canada. Barbara is a UX Lead in Shopify and in this episode, we discuss the industry’s obsession with the redesign.

/ September 2, 2017

3. Megan Dell – ‘What does effective human centered design leadership look like?’

We get Megan’s perspective on what makes a good and bad leader and drill deeper into the organizational and cultural considerations that let the Human centered design methodology bloom.

/ August 17, 2017