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.

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August 22, 2019

Ariel Waldman - Hacking Science for Collaboration

This episode features Ariel Waldman. Ariel makes massively multiplayer science, creating an unusual collaboration that infuses serendipity into science and space exploration. Here she talks about how she forges collaboration between scientists at NASA.

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July 24, 2019

Gretchen Anderson - Mastering Collaboration

In this episode I speak with Gretchen Anderson. Gretchen consults with clients to inform their product strategy and improve team collaboration skills. She co-authored the book: Pair Design, with Chris Noessel and in this episode we talk about her latest book: Mastering Collaboration, the need for collaboration and cover many pitfalls and tips.

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June 19, 2019

Leah Buley & Aarron Walter – InVision's Design Maturity Model

During my time at Fjord I co-wrote the last few Fjord Trends. In 2019 the meta-theme was ‘value’. I was excited to see that InVision, a company whose tools and platform many designers use, published their report about the design maturity model.

It’s all about the value of design to business. I caught up with Leah Buley, a veteran of the experience design industry and the author of the book: The User Experience Team of One. She’s Director of InVisions’ Design and Education team and the main author of the report. And Aaron Walter, author of Design for Emotion. Also, a veteran design leader, educator, and Vice President …

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May 31, 2019

Anne Galloway - Speculative Design and Glass Slaughterhouses

In this episode I speak with Dr. Anne Galloway about speculative design, living with sheep, and how designers might re-consider their place in the world.

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April 23, 2019

Aaron Dignan - Brave New Work

In this episode, I speak with Aaron Dignan, founder of The Ready, about his his excellent book Brave New Work, the The OS Canvas and why organisations desperately need to rethink the way they work.

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March 12, 2019

Jeff Gothelf - The cannonball effect

In this episode, I speak with Jeff Gothelf, co-author of Lean UX with Josh Seidenabout about their new book, Sense & Respond and why companies can’t keep on doing what they did to get them here in order to get them where they want to go in the future. And a fantastic story about a human cannonball.

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