Human Centered Design (HCD) S13 Ep29

Guest: Gordon Stannis, Director of Design and Strategy at Twisthink

Over the last few decades, the importance of design has been growing in the context of how to create disruptive game-changing innovations. Human centered design (HCD) is the way that innovators integrate design with a clear view of customer in to the process of creating an innovation that has impact. Be careful as bad design […]

Human Centered Design

Innovating Design And The Changing Role of Designers S12 Ep17

Guest: Seth Taylor (@stotion)

The role of designers and design thinking is impacting every product and service being created. The old days of a product being created and then tossed over the wall to a designer to “wrap it in plastic and make it look nice” are long gone. With the introduction of products like the iPhone and Tesla, customers […]

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Innovation of Design and Finding a Mentor

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No Entrepreneur is an Island: Mentoring, Networking, Sharing S13 Ep52

Walt Disney said, “You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.”  Marco Carvalho would like to share this lesson with a fellow entrepreneur and innovator. As Marco travelled the world, he discovered the need to reach out to others […]


Innovation Through Collaboration S13 Ep49

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Innovation can spring out of ideating beyond your own needs.  Look to others’ challenges to shine a light on prime areas for innovation.  Innovation can also come from dire need.  Both cases push innovators to ask questions.  What can I do to make this better?  Can innovation through collaboration improve or accelerate the process? Overdue […]

Innovation Through Collaboration

The Untold Stories of DARPA – The Government Agency That Changed The World S13 Ep42

Guest: Sharon Weinberger author of "The Imagineers of War"

While many are familiar with the story of how DARPA (actually it was its predecessor ARPA) invented the internet. What few are familiar with is the untold stories of of DARPA and how its innovators solved some of the most pressing problems we faced. DARPA was created in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnick […]


Patience: Waiting 15 Years To Bring An Innovation To Market S13 Ep38

Dean Irwin - Part 2

When it comes to tackling some of the hardest medical innovations, patience becomes a fundamental requirement. Because of the regulatory challenges of getting government approval, its not uncommon to wait for years before an innovation is approved for use. That assumes you can solve all of the technical and medical issues before even starting to […]

Never Give Up: Leaving School At 13 To Study Nuclear Fusion S13 Ep37

Guest: Dean Irwin - Part 1

We’ve all heard the mantra to never give up. We say it to our kids in the hopes that they stick with something that has impact. In the case of Dean Irwin, this mantra as child set him on a path that few could imagine. Dean left school at 13 to become an entrepreneur. His […]

Never Give Up

Next Generation Technology: Human Computer Interaction S13 Ep26

Guest: Chris Harrison

When I was a software engineer, one area of importance was the design and testing of user interfaces. The work was frustrating because you had to decipher what the user was “thinking” to understand how they would use your software. Over the years, the research has taken on the challenges of human computer interaction with […]