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Power of ten

Peter Merholz - State of the Design Nation

Peter Merholz - State of the Design Nation

My guest in this episode is Peter Merholz. We talked about the state of the design nation, the burst bubble of the Cambrian explosion of design from the last …

Linn Vizard — Service Design for Real World Outcomes

Linn Vizard — Service Design for Real World Outcomes

My guest in this episode is Linn Vizard, one of Canada’s leading advocates of service design who co-founded Service Design Toronto in 2013. She’s the …

Aparna Rae – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Requires Deep Structural Change

Aparna Rae – Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Requires Deep Structural Change

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the workplace requires data, but also deep structural change and the most powerful lever is transparency, argues my guest, …

Sara Wachter-Boettcher – Breaking the Gaslighting Cycle of People Pleasing & Overwork

Sara Wachter-Boettcher – Breaking the Gaslighting Cycle of People Pleasing & Overwork

In this episode I’m joined by Sara Wachter-Boettcher, an author, speaker, coach and strategist dedicated to changing design and tech for good. If you are …

Alison Coward - Workshop Culture

Alison Coward - Workshop Culture

This episode’s guest is Alison Coward, a strategist, workshop facilitator, coach, and an author with 20 years’ experience in leading creative teams. …

Kate Tarling - The Service Organization

Kate Tarling - The Service Organization

My guest in this episode is Kate Tarling, a service leader and specialist who helps large organisations create successful services, by changing their working …

Pierce Otlhogile-Gordon – The Space Between Transformation and Liberation

Pierce Otlhogile-Gordon – The Space Between Transformation and Liberation

My guest in this episode is Dr Pierce Otlhogile-Gordon, known as Doctor OG, an innovation catalyst, researcher, facilitator, and evaluator, based in Botswana. …

Sheryl Cababa – Systems Thinking for Designers

Sheryl Cababa – Systems Thinking for Designers

My guest in this episode is Sheryl Cababa, author of Closing the Loop: Systems Thinking for Designers. Sheryl is a design researcher and strategist, and is the …

Alex Schmidt – Deliberate Intervention

Alex Schmidt – Deliberate Intervention

My guest in this episode is Alex Schmidt, author of Deliberate Intervention: Using Policy and Design to Blunt the Harms of New Technology published by Rosenfeld …

Abby Covert - Stuck? Diagrams Help

Abby Covert - Stuck? Diagrams Help

My guest in this episode is the wonderful Abby Covert, an author, teacher and community leader in the field of information architecture who aims to make …

Natalie Dunbar - from solo to scaled

Natalie Dunbar - from solo to scaled

My guest in this episode is Natalie Dunbar, UX-focused content strategist with a unique blend of skills as a journalist, content writer, and user experience …

Jason Mesut - Shaping Design

Jason Mesut - Shaping Design

My guest in this episode is Jason Mesut who many know from IXDA conferences and his writing on Medium, particularly Shaping Design. Here we talk about …

Joff Outlaw - The Art of Engagement

Joff Outlaw - The Art of Engagement

My guest today is my friend and ex-colleague, Joff Outlaw, Managing Director of DesignIt for Australia and New Zealand, having taken over from Katja Forbes who …

KA McKercher - Beyond Sticky Notes

KA McKercher - Beyond Sticky Notes

My guest in this episode is KA McKercher, a designer and writer living on Aboriginal land in Australia. They have over 10 years experience leading social …

Seb Chan - Looking Backwards to the Future

Seb Chan - Looking Backwards to the Future

My guest today in this episode is Seb Chan, Chief Experience Officer at ACMI - the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne - championing human …

Thejus Chakravarthy – Make Work Suck Less

Thejus Chakravarthy – Make Work Suck Less

My guest in this episode is Thejus Chakravarthy, an operational consultant that focuses on people, process, and technology, in that order. Currently, he says he …

Teresa Torres – Continuous Discovery Habits

Teresa Torres – Continuous Discovery Habits

My guest in this episode is Teresa Torres, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach. She teaches a structured and sustainable approach to …

Jorge Arango – Information Gardens

Jorge Arango – Information Gardens

My guest in this episode is Jorge Arango, a consultant, author, speaker, and educator and host of The Informed Life, a podcast that explores how people organize …

Nir Hindi - The Art Mindset for Business

Nir Hindi - The Art Mindset for Business

My guest today is Nir Hindi, founder of The Artian – a transdisciplinary training company committed to nurturing an artistic mindset in the business environment …

Tutti Taygerly - Make Space to Lead

Tutti Taygerly - Make Space to Lead

My guest this week is Tutti Taygerly, returning to the show for a second time. Tutti is an executive leadership coach and professional speaker. She supports …

Donna Spencer - Presenting Design Work

Donna Spencer - Presenting Design Work

My guest in this episode is Donna Spencer, an independent design consultant with 20-plus years of experience across the entire design spectrum – from strategy …

Alla Weinberg - Building A Culture of Safety

Alla Weinberg - Building A Culture of Safety

My guest in this episode is Alla Weinberg, the CEO of Spoke & Wheel, a learning, leadership and people development company. She is a workplace relationship …

Nikola Tosic - Open Innovation

Nikola Tosic - Open Innovation

My guest in this episode is Nikola Tosic, the founder of openinnovation.me - a social media platform which connects brands and experts in open innovation. He is …

Dan Szuc - Making Meaningful Work

Dan Szuc - Making Meaningful Work

My guest in this episode is Daniel Szuc, co-founder and principal at Apogee and co-founder of Make Meaningful Work, as well as the co-founder of UX Hong Kong. …

Katja Forbes - The Journey Into Design Leadership

Katja Forbes - The Journey Into Design Leadership

My guest in this episode is Katja Forbes, Managing Director of Designit, Australia & New Zealand. Katja is also on the Global Board of the Interaction …

Ariba Jahan - Diversity, Assumptioms and Structural Change

Ariba Jahan - Diversity, Assumptioms and Structural Change

My guest in this episode is Ariba Jahan – also known as আরিবা – a biomechanical engineer turned innovation and design strategist focused on creating social …

Udhaya Padmanabhan - International man of design ops

Udhaya Padmanabhan - International man of design ops

My guest in this episode is Udhaya Kumar Padmanabhan – Udhay to his friends – a design leader, practitioner, coach, entrepreneur who has led design teams across …

Maurice Cherry – To Revision Path and beyond

Maurice Cherry – To Revision Path and beyond

My guest in this episode, recorded towards the end of 2020, is Maurice Cherry, founder and host of the award-winning Revision Path, a podcast that features …

Daniel Stillman – designing conversations

Daniel Stillman – designing conversations

My guest in this episode is conversation designer, Daniel Stillman, author of “Good Talk - How to Design Conversations That Matter.” We talk about …

Denise Jacobs – Banishing your inner critic

Denise Jacobs – Banishing your inner critic

My guest in this episode is speaker, author and creativity evangelist, Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, Denise Jacobs. Denise has spoken in 23 countries …

Ryan Rumsey - Design Leadership and organisational transformation

Ryan Rumsey - Design Leadership and organisational transformation

My guest in this episode is Ryan Rumsey who has worked for 20+ years as an executive leader and a designer building technology, teams, and organizations. He has …

Dr James Hollis – finding meaning and purpose in life

Dr James Hollis – finding meaning and purpose in life

In this episode it is an enormous treat and honour for me to have as my guest, Dr James Hollis, a Washington D.C. based Jungian psychoanalyst and the author of …

Chris Hayward – design anthropology, people, airports and toilets

Chris Hayward – design anthropology, people, airports and toilets

My guest this episode is my friend, ex-colleague and coffee chat buddy, Chris Hayward. We’ve often had long, fascinating conversations that I wish we had …

Allati El Henson – treating design like it can change the world

Allati El Henson – treating design like it can change the world

My guest in this episode is brand strategist and design systems expert Allati El Henson who is currently Lead Brand Designer at Cloudflare. Allati recounts her …

Molly Wright Steenson - Architecture, computation, interaction design, AI and ethics

Molly Wright Steenson - Architecture, computation, interaction design, AI and ethics

My guest in this episode is Molly Wright Steenson, a designer, author, professor, and international speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of design, …

Tanarra Schneider – Leader by Design, Badass by Nature

Tanarra Schneider – Leader by Design, Badass by Nature

My guest in this episode is Tanarra Schneider, previously Managing Director of Fjord North America and now Head of Design for Accenture Interactive – Midwest. …

Alexandra Jamieson & Bob Gower – Radical Alignment

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 …

Jim Kalbach - Jobs To Be Done

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 …

A new home for Power of Ten

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 …

Tutti Taygerly – Design Leadership

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 …

Jeff Sussna – Services as a chain of promises

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 …

Douglas Ferguson - Beyond the Prototype

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 …

Senongo Akpem - Cross-Cultural Design

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 …

Lou Downe - Good Services

Lou Downe - Good Services

In this episode, Lou Downe, Director of Design and Transformation for the UK government, where they’re leading change in the UK’s housing sector, talks about …

Michael J. Metts & Andy Welfle – Writing Is Designing

Michael J. Metts & Andy Welfle – Writing Is Designing

In this episode Michael J. Metts and Andy Welfle discuss their new book, Writing Is Designing, and how important words are in making software human-centered and …

Scott Smith - How to Future

Scott Smith - How to Future

What better way to start the new year but with a look into the future? My guest in this episode is Scott Smith, founder and managing partner of Changeist …

Ewan McIntosh - Creating the Space for Learning

Ewan McIntosh - Creating the Space for Learning

In this episode Ewan McIntosh, founder and CEO of NoTosh, shares his experience of designing and creating spaces to enhance learning. N.B. the old feed is no …

Theresa Neil - Designing Digital Therapeutics

Theresa Neil - Designing Digital Therapeutics

In this episode my guest is Theresa Neil, author of Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, published by O’Reily and co-author of Designing Web Interfaces, also by …

Joe Macleod - Designing Closure Experiences

Joe Macleod - Designing Closure Experiences

This episode’s guest is Joe Macleod. Joe has decades of product development experience across digital, physical and service sectors. Previously Head of …

Lisa Welchman - Managing Chaos

Lisa Welchman - Managing Chaos

My guest in this episode is Lisa Welchman. Lisa has written and blogged for 16 years about digital governance and wrote the leading book on this critical …

Ariel Waldman - Hacking Science for Collaboration

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 …

Gretchen Anderson - Mastering Collaboration

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 …

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

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 …

Anne Galloway - Speculative Design and Glass Slaughterhouses

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. N.B. …

Aaron Dignan - Brave New Work

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 …

Jeff Gothelf - The cannonball effect

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 …