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Bas Raijmakers ‘How do we take a global perspective on HCD while respecting local differences’

Today on the show, is Bas Raijmakers, co-founder and creative director of Standby, a specialist design research organisation for service innovation, based in London and Amsterdam.

/ August 11, 2020
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Chris Coyier ‘Easy to design, hard to use’

Chris Coyier talks to Gerry McGovern about how many of the tools and resources out there make it easy for developers and designers to create bloated, heavy, energy-sapping digital designs. Chris says we need new thinking and new tools that...

/ August 6, 2020

Dr Joanna Choukeir ‘Leading place-based design for health and wellbeing’

In this episode of Moments of Change with Melanie Rayment, Melanie speaks with the new Director of Design and Innovation at theRSA.org (Royal Society of Arts) about her experience in leading Design to enable positive outcomes for people.

/ August 6, 2020

Rafa Sardina ’15-Grammy Award Winner Producer; How technology has affected the songwriting process and creation of music, and what Design can learn from it’

In this episode, I connect with a former producer of mine, that I was lucky enough to work with way back in 2006-2008, Rafa Sardina. 60-time Grammy-nominated, 15-time winner. With a client list that looks like the most celebrated artists...

/ July 30, 2020
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Geke Van Dijk ‘Design Research for meaningful change’

Today on the show, is Geke Van Dijk, co-founder and strategy director of https://www.stby.eu/ in Amerstasm and London and is Chair of the Dutch Chapter of the Service Design Network and also Co-Founder of The Reach Network a network of...

/ July 25, 2020
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Bulelani Mfaco ‘Surviving on the margins of society’

In this episode, I speak with Buelani Mfaco, an South African asylum seeker and activist based in Ireland - he’s a spokesperson for MASI, the movement of asylum seekers in Ireland and is an active voice in shedding light from...

/ July 16, 2020

The Big Remote – Jeroen Spoelstra

In this episode Jeroen Spoelstra talks to Andy about his and his partner's decision to relocate to a small pueblo in the Spanish Pyrénées and set up Unbeaten Studio and to be a mountain bike guide, and what lockdown meant...

/ July 14, 2020
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Tutti Taygerly ‘Design Leadership’

In this episode Tutti Taygerly describes her own journey from an eclectic education to design leadership at Facebook and now design leadership coaching that forms the core of her work.

/ July 8, 2020
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Erika Hall ‘Speed: the most important factor in the customer / user experience’

In this episode, Gerry McGovern speaks with Erika Hall from Mule Design. Gerry discusses with Erika if we've ruined web design, and if we have, what do we do about it?

/ July 6, 2020

Global Jams – Jamming remotely at #GSJam 2020 featuring the Dubai Jam team

The Global Jams are the world’s biggest service design thinking and doing events. In the Global Jams Podcast we share the latest perspectives on running successful Jams, sprints and hacks.

/ June 22, 2020

Karen Peeters ‘Discovering digital reliability and quality: the Toyota story’

What is quality when it comes to web design, web development, web management? How do we know the customer is having a quality experience? How do we know as a web professional that we are doing a quality job?

/ June 17, 2020

Olive Minor ‘Covid-19 What the anthropologist sees’

Olive lives in Seattle, and previously worked for Oxfam in West Africa, where she used her anthropological expertise amongst many things to understand how culture shaped attitudes to Ebola.

/ June 11, 2020

Shanti Mathew ‘Partnering to build better lives’

In this episode, I speak with Shanti Mathew, Deputy Director of Public Policy Lab, a nonprofit innovation lab based in New York. Shanti's mission is to use collective power to build better lives through government.

/ June 10, 2020

The Big Remote – Katie Long

Katie Long, Design Connector at Fjord, describes what it was like to have COVID-19 while far away from home, "jellyfish brain", and how she and her flatmates entertained themselves during quarantine.

/ June 1, 2020

Rita Denny ‘Reflections on changes in ethnographic praxis’

Take a break from video chat and listen in on my conversation with Rita Denny! We chat about how EPIC is pivoting for their conference this year in light of COVID-related restrictions, as well as changes in ethnographic praxis overall....

/ May 31, 2020

Chris Gray ‘Dealing with PTSD as a result of working as a social media content moderator’

In this episode, I speak with Chris Gray, former content moderator for CPL a service provider and content moderation organisation for many of the large tech businesses. We speak about Chris’s experience moderating for Facebook, what that looks like on...

/ May 22, 2020