Power of Ten

On Power of Ten I talk to guests from a broad range of disciplines about the intersection of design, technology, psychology, organisations, culture and society. We explore how design operates at many levels and in many forms, from thoughtful detail through organisational transformation to the changes in society and the world. It’s based on the thinking across different levels of ‘zoom’, inspired by the famous Ray and Charles Eames film, Powers of Ten.

You’ll find the episodes in the archive below, on iTunes, Spotify, Audioboom.

It started life on This is HCD, and that feed is no longer updated. Be sure to subscribe to the new one or search for the Power of Ten show with the blue cover art above wherever you get your podcasts.

August 11, 2020

Alexandra Jamieson & Bob Gower – Radical Alignment

In this episode Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower talk about their new book, Radical Alignment, a book about difficult conversations and how they can change your life. In it they discuss their framework for tackling difficult conversations, how to be inclusive, respectful and vulnerable, avoid the usual winner/loser dynamic, and end with radical alignment, whether that’s a “hell yes!” or “hell no!”

Alexandra a success coach for driven womxn. She has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey and Martha Stewart shows, was Elle Magazine’s Inspirational Coach of 2015, and was the co-creator of the Oscar-nominated …

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July 25, 2020

Jim Kalbach - Jobs To Be Done

My guest in this episode is Jim Kalbach, an author, speaker, and instructor in design, customer experience, and strategy. Jim has worked with many large companies and is currently Head of Customer Experience at MURAL, the leading online whiteboard. He is the author of Designing Web Navigation, Mapping Experiences and, most recently, the Jobs to be Done playbook.


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July 23, 2020

A new home for Power of Ten


After a couple of years of being on the This is HCD network, Power of Ten is going solo with the episodes at their new home here, on iTunes, Spotify, Audioboom and wherever you find your podcasts.

In upcoming episodes, I’ll be talking about culture, airports and toilets with Design Anthropologist and Researcher, Chris Hayward, Jobs to Be Done and remote work with Mural’s Jim Kalbach, Designing Conversations with Daniel Stillman, Radical Alignment with Bob Gower and Alex Jamieson, Architecture and artificial intelligence with Molly Wright Steenson, and journeys into Design Leadership with Ryan Rumsay.

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July 10, 2020

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. Listen here in the old archive or the player below.

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N.B. This transcript is (mostly) auto-generated – there may be a few errors.

Andrew Polaine: Hi, and welcome to Power of Ten. A podcast about design operating at many levels zooming out from thoughtful detail through to organizational transformation, and onto changes in society in the world. My …

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May 15, 2020

Jeff Sussna – Services as a chain of promises

In this episode, Jeff Sussana, known for introducing the global DevOps community to the importance of empathy and author of Designing Delivery: Rethinking IT in the Digital Service Economy, talks about the importance of systems and design thinking and services as a “chain of promises.”

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April 6, 2020

Senongo Akpem - Cross-Cultural Design

In this episode, Senongo Akpem talks about how living in constantly shifting cultural and physical spaces has given him unique insight into the influence of culture on communication and creativity and forms the basis of his book, Cross-Cultural Design.

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March 15, 2020

Douglas Ferguson - Beyond the Prototype

In this episode, Douglas Ferguson talks about his book, Beyond the Prototype, which offers a six step plan for companies struggling with the shift from discovery to launch, especially in the post-sprint slump and his experience working directly with the Google Ventures Design Sprint coaches. Douglas also talks about the role of making and recording music in shaping his thought process. And math rock.

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