Design Thinking 101

Design Thinking 101

Dawan Stanford
Design for Mental Health: Creating an Effective Response to Student Loneliness with Denise Ho and Andrew Baker — DT101 E60
Dec 08, 2020 51 min

Design for Mental Health: Creating an Effective Response to Student Loneliness with Denise Ho and Andrew Baker — DT101 E60

Denise Ho and Andrew Baker are our guests today. Denise is a design researcher practicing in the design space since the early 2000s and the Director of Design at Hope Lab. Andrew Baker is living and working at the intersection of technology and experience design. He’s the Vice President of Product at Grit Digital Health and teaches Experience Design at the University of Colorado. Denise and Andrew collaborated on a way to combat loneliness in college students. We talk about designing for mental health, No
Teams, Sprints, Prototyping, and Better Meetings with Douglas Ferguson — DT101 E59
Nov 24, 2020 44 min

Teams, Sprints, Prototyping, and Better Meetings with Douglas Ferguson — DT101 E59

Douglas Ferguson is the founder of Voltage Control, a workshop agency on a mission to rid the world of horrible meetings. We talk about teams, design sprints, prototyping, and creating meetings that matter. Show Summary As a coder during the 90s tech bubble, Douglas discovered that he loved working as part cross-functional teams often found in startup companies, and wearing different hats as needed during a project. When the Agile Manifesto came out in early 2001, Douglas realized that a lot of its
Learning Design with Yianna Vovides — DT101 E58
Nov 10, 2020 46 min

Learning Design with Yianna Vovides — DT101 E58

Yianna Vovides is the Director of Learning Design and Research at the Center for New Designs and Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS) at Georgetown University. She’s also a professor for the Master of Arts in Learning, Design, and Technology (LDT) program at Georgetown, and the Curriculum Director for LDT. In her role at CNDLS, she oversees the digital learning efforts, including online programs. We discuss learning, learning design, and designing online learning during the pandemic and beyond. Show Summary
Critical and Emancipatory Design Thinking with Lesley-Ann Noel — DT101 E57
Oct 27, 2020 48 min

Critical and Emancipatory Design Thinking with Lesley-Ann Noel — DT101 E57

Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel is the Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact and a professor of practice at Tulane University, and an Afro-Caribbean designer who focuses on critical emancipatory design thinking. We talk about power issues and design, participatory design, working with community partners, teaching design, thinking in ways that help students reflect on difference, and the Designer's Critical Alphabet. Show Summary Lesley’s passion for design started in middle school, and by t
Rethinking Service Design + Student Projects + Community Systems with Amy O'Keefe — DT101 E56
Oct 13, 2020 43 min

Rethinking Service Design + Student Projects + Community Systems with Amy O'Keefe — DT101 E56

Amy O'Keefe is the Studio Director of Northwestern university’s Master of Science and Engineering Design Innovation program, where she leads the human-centered service design studio. We talk about how the pandemic and the expanding awareness of systemic racism might change services, design, project partnerships, service design studio courses, and communities of practice in design education. Show Host: Dawan Stanford Show Summary Amy was always interested in experience design, but in the
Design Research + Tools for Thinking + Using Research Well with Terri Herbert — DT101 E55
Sep 29, 2020 31 min

Design Research + Tools for Thinking + Using Research Well with Terri Herbert — DT101 E55

Terri Herbert is a design researcher and experienced research manager at Asana. She's fascinated by the complexity of the world of work and interested in researching and modeling complex systems involving people and technology. We talk about doing good design research, ways to ensure design research outputs are used effectively, and how a design researcher supports a team throughout the design process. Show Host: Dawan Stanford
Designing for Behavior Change + Ethics + Tools with Stephen Wendel — DT101 E54
Sep 15, 2020 37 min

Designing for Behavior Change + Ethics + Tools with Stephen Wendel — DT101 E54

Steve Wendel is the author of Designing for Behavior Change, Founder of the Action Design Network, and head of Behavioral Science at Morningstar. We talk about behavioral problem solving, his new book, ethics and behavior design, and his toolkit for anyone who wants to apply behavioral science now. Show Host: Dawan Stanford Show Summary Stephen began working with behavioral science during his years at HelloWallet. He was seeking to create products that were more attuned to the mindset of, and challenges
Purpose-Driven Design + Problem Finding + Behavioral Design with Amy Heymans — DT101 E53
Sep 01, 2020 34 min

Purpose-Driven Design + Problem Finding + Behavioral Design with Amy Heymans — DT101 E53

Amy Heymans is Mad Pow’s Chief Experience Officer and one its foundersof. We talk about how the practice of design is evolving, the emerging role of behavior design, purpose-driven design, and making sure the problems designers are asked to solve connect to business outcomes. Show Host: Dawan Stanford Show Summary A love of art led Amy into a career as a designer. She started in web design during the dot-com bubble where she became passionate about user research, usability, and user experience. After th
Designing for Healthcare vs Sick Care + The Emergency Design Collective — DT101 E52
Aug 18, 2020 37 min

Designing for Healthcare vs Sick Care + The Emergency Design Collective — DT101 E52

Nick Dawson is the co-organizer of the Emergency Design Collective. In today’s episode, we talk about healthcare innovation labs, how to think about opportunities in healthcare, healthcare versus sick care, and launching the EDC to support the COVID-19 response. Show Host: Dawan Stanford Show Summary Nick Dawson grew up with a father who worked in healthcare and hospitals. As he entered college, he was convinced that he absolutely didn’t want to work in the same field. But the
Weaving Design Thinking into Teams, Leaders and Organizations with Holly O'Driscoll — DT101 E51
Aug 04, 2020 48 min

Weaving Design Thinking into Teams, Leaders and Organizations with Holly O'Driscoll — DT101 E51

Today’s guest is Holly O'Driscoll, the founder and CEO of Ampersand Innovation, a boutique consultancy focusing on bringing more human-centered design, innovation, strategy, and leadership development to the world. During the conversation, you'll learn about intersections between innovation and leadership, designing and facilitating innovation teams, and insights into shaping organizational innovation. Host: Dawan Stanford. Show Summary Holly believes her journey into design began when she wa