All posts by Gerry Scullion

Founder of This is HCD and host of Bringing Design Closer. Director of Humana Design a human-centered service design practice in Dublin, Ireland. Fellow of RSA.

Raven Kaliana ‘Examining trauma and using puppetry as a transformative tool’

Hello, and welcome to Bringing Design Closer. My name is Gerry Scullion and I’m a service designer and trainer based in Dublin City, Ireland. Bringing Design Closer is a podcast dedicated on shining the light on the complexities of unbedding...

/ February 13, 2020

Talking Shop #005 – Our Conference is LIVE!

We finally did it! Our conference went live today, Monday 10th February 2020 and we sold out our first lot of super-early bird tickets. In this episode, Gerry Scullion and Andy Polaine chat about what the plans are for the...

/ February 10, 2020

Jon Colman ‘What Design Managers look for within graduate portfolios at Intercom’

In this episode, we caught up with Jonathon Colman Senior Design Manager at Intercom, one of Irelands most successful and celebrated tech stories. We chat about the things Intercom look for in designers, how to get around the tricky aspects...

/ January 31, 2020

Robert Morais ‘The Value of Business Anthropology’

Hi, and welcome to the Decoding Culture Podcast on This is HCD. The podcast focuses on the importance that culture plays in all areas of business and society, form how it shapes organisations to how it influences consumer experience, design,...

/ December 16, 2019

This is HCD Conference / Dublin, Ireland / June 16 & 17 2020

We are very excited to announce our first conference, in Dublin on June 16th and 17th 2020 with a conference theme of Design Politics.

/ December 12, 2019

Talking Shop #003

Gerry Scullion and Andy Polaine catch up and announce the new dates for our first conference, new guests, give discount codes for Rosenfeld Media and BIS Publishers, a new project Gerry and Dr John Curran are working on, as well...

/ December 3, 2019

Jonathon Colman ‘Building world class Design teams’

Welcome to another episode of Bringing Design Closer. My name is Gerry Scullion and I’m a service design trainer and practitioner based in Dublin City, Ireland.

/ November 19, 2019

Alan Smith ‘Helping businesses design value with Strategyzer’

Hello, and welcome to Bringing Design Closer. My name is Gerry Scullion and I’m a service design trainer a practitioner based in Dublin City, Ireland. I was in Toronto recently for the service design networks global conference and caught up...

/ October 29, 2019

Zoë Murray ‘Moving careers into Design Research’

In this episode we chat with Design Researcher at the BBC, Zoë Murray. We learn about how she moved careers to land her first job in UX.

/ October 21, 2019

Melanie Rayment ‘Using Service Design to deliver improved experiences for vulnerable children’

Today in the show we've got Melanie Rayment who's a social designer and strategist originally hailing from Sydney Australia. Now living in London she is currently the Head of Service Design at Barnardos UK

/ October 15, 2019

SDGC19 Special / Laura Lorenzo ‘What to do when your workshop is considered a taboo topic’

We are thrilled to be official media partners for the Service Design Global Conference in Toronto this year and are sharing podcasts from the event as it happens. In this episode, I caught up with Laura Lorenzo about workshop taboo...

/ October 11, 2019

SDGC19 Special / Antonio Starnino & Antonio Iadarola ‘Designing innovation spaces’

We are thrilled to be official media partners for the Service Design Global Conference in Toronto this year and are sharing podcasts from the event as it happens.

/ October 11, 2019

SDGC19 Special / Josina Vink ‘Making the invisible, visible’

We are thrilled to be official media partners for the Service Design Global Conference in Toronto this year and are sharing podcasts from the event as it happens. In this episode, I caught up with Associate Professor of Design, Josina...

/ October 10, 2019

SDGC19 Special / Marc Stickdorn ‘Customer Journey Map Ops’

We are thrilled to be official media partners for the Service Design Global Conference in Toronto this year and are sharing podcasts from the event as it happens.

/ October 10, 2019

Talking Shop #002

Talking Shop is a new podcast by The HCD Network, that's focussed on helping shine a light on areas within the community - to help utilise our amazing community!

/ October 1, 2019
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Dana Chisnell ‘Design for all: Using Design to improve civic outcomes for the US Government’

Hello, and welcome to Bringing Design Closer. My name is Gerry Scullion and I’m a human-centred design practitioner based in Dublin City, Ireland. In this episode, I caught up with the wonderful, the one and only, Dana Chisnell.

/ September 24, 2019