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Lou Downe – ‘Good Services’

Lou Downe, Director of Design and Transformation for the UK government, where they’re leading change in the UK’s housing sector, talks about their new book, Good Services, How to Design Services that work and how we need to start with a...

/ February 25, 2020

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
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Michael J. Metts & Andy Welfle – ‘Writing Is Designing’

Michael J Metts and Andy Welfle discuss their new book, Writing is Designing, and how important words are in making software human-centered and inclusive, requiring just as much thought as the visual design, branding and code.

/ January 23, 2020
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Scott Smith ‘How to Future’

Scott Smith, founder and managing partner of Changeist discusses his work as a futurist, guiding large organisations towards better futures by blending foresight, narrative design, and strategic thinking.

/ January 9, 2020
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Genevieve Bell ‘Anthropology, cybernetics, and establishing a new branch of engineering at ANU’

Hello, and welcome to Ethno Pod on This is HCD. My name is Jay Hasbrouck and I’ll be your host for this episode. I’m an anthropologist, strategist, and author of the book: Ethnographic Thinking from Method to Mindset.

/ January 7, 2020
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Talking Shop #004 – Christmas Special

What happens when four This is HCD hosts who love the sounds of their own voices get together? A one-hour Talking Shop Christmas Special, that's what!

/ December 20, 2019
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Ewan McIntosh ‘Creating the Space for Learning’

Ewan McIntosh, founder and CEO of NoTosh, shares his experience of designing and creating spaces to enhance learning.

/ December 18, 2019

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

Theresa Neil ‘Designing Digital Therapeutics’

Theresa Neil is the author of Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, published by O’Reily and co-author of Designing Web Interfaces, also by O’Reily in 2009. She’s the founder of Guidea, a 20-person UX design consultancy, serving lots of clients you would...

/ November 12, 2019

Joe Macleod ‘Designing Closure Experiences’

Hi, and welcome to Power of Ten – a podcast about design operating at many levels, zooming out from thoughtful detail through to organisational transformation and on to changes in society and the world.

/ November 5, 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