Creative Confidence Podcast

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The IDEO U Creative Confidence Podcast hosts candid conversations with some of today’s most inspiring change makers, design thinkers, and creative minds. IDEO U Executive Design Director Coe Leta Stafford and Founder Suzanne Gibbs Howard speak with guests about their approach to leadership, creativity, innovation, and growth. Get insight into their success through personal stories and real-world examples, and learn how to bring a human-centered approach to your own work. Discover more at IDEOU.com.

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Creative Energy: Keith Yamashita
00:33:42
In times of turbulence, uncertainty or stress, it can be difficult to tap into the creativity needed to do your best work. SYPartners and kyu Collective Founder Keith Yamashita says those are the times it’s most impactful to have a reservoir of inspiration to pull from. In this conversation with Keith, we talk about rituals and tactics you can try to find inspiration individually, in duos and in teams. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Sep 28, 2022
How to Create Workplace Rituals: Erica Keswin
00:34:11
Erica Keswin, author of Rituals Roadmap, shares the business case for rituals in the workplace and the key elements behind a ritual. View the full recap at https://ideo.in/erica
Sep 20, 2022
Web3 Mindsets For Business Leaders: Tara Tan
00:30:26
Tara Tan, General Partner and Investor at IDEO Creative Capital, joined us to share three themes she’s seeing emerge in the world of web3 and how to apply those ideas to your business, whether you’re in the digital space or not. View the full recap at https://ideo.in/taratan
Aug 25, 2022
Data and Storytelling: Justin Massa
00:37:38
You’ve got tons of compelling data to prove out your strategic choices. Now, the challenge is how to go from boring charts and numbers to a story that will move your stakeholders and build alignment around a way forward. IDEO Partner and Executive Director Justin Massa shares how the combination of data and storytelling can overcome strategic roadblocks, with stories from IDEO’s work in the healthcare, automobile, and finance industries. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Aug 10, 2022
Well Said: Value Outcome More Than Output
00:01:29
IDEO Senior Portfolio Director Katie Soven shares why orienting your team around outcomes is more effective than checking off a list of tasks. This episode revisits one of our favorite moments on the Creative Confidence Podcast around the theme of enabling leaders to bring out the best in their team. Listen to the full episode with Katie and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: ideo.in/well-said-katie
Aug 02, 2022
Well Said: How to Scale by Trusting Your Team
00:03:42
Wonderschool CEO and Co-founder Chris Bennett talks about giving his team the freedom and support to approach problems in their own way. This episode revisits one of our favorite moments on the Creative Confidence Podcast around the theme of enabling leaders to bring out the best in their team. Listen to the full episode with Chris and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: https://ideo.in/well-said-chris
Aug 01, 2022
Well Said: Remove Constraints to Boost Team Creativity
00:03:48
Michelle Lee, a managing director leading IDEO’s Design for Play team, tells us how to create a magic circle and why removing constraints is so powerful in helping your team come up with wild new ideas. This episode revisits one of our favorite moments on the Creative Confidence Podcast around the theme of enabling leaders to bring out the best in their team. Listen to the full episode with Michelle and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: ideo.in/well-said-michelle
Jul 28, 2022
Well Said: Nurture Your Team and Give Them Meaningful Work
00:03:12
Serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist Brit Morin shares advice for inspiring a team by nurturing individual needs, creating psychological safety, and giving people meaningful work. This episode revisits one of our favorite moments on the Creative Confidence Podcast around the theme of enabling leaders to bring out the best in their team. Listen to the full episode with Brit and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: ideo.in/well-said-brit
Jul 27, 2022
Well Said: Tap Into Intuition by Pushing the Pace
00:02:19
IDEO Senior Portfolio Director Dwayne Edwards shares an activity leaders can try to encourage their team to tap into the power of intuition. This episode revisits one of our favorite moments on the Creative Confidence Podcast around the theme of enabling leaders to bring out the best in their team. Listen to the full episode with Dwayne and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: ideo.in/well-said-dwayne
Jul 26, 2022
Well Said: How Inclusive Leaders Give Attribution
00:03:38
Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei and IDEO Senior Design Director Lauren Collins share advice for inclusive leadership, encouraging participation, and giving attribution. This episode revisits one of our favorite moments on the Creative Confidence Podcast around the theme of enabling leaders to bring out the best in their team. Listen to the full episode with Frances and Lauren and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: ideo.in/well-said-lauren-and-frances
Jul 25, 2022
Envisioning the Future: Steve Schwall & Jan Rod
00:32:23
IDEO’s Steve Schwall and Jan Rod share stories of projects in the transportation and mobility world, techniques they rely on to create future-forward products and experiences, and how low-fidelity prototyping unlocks new ideas in highly complex industries. View the full recap at ideo.in/steve-and-jan
Jun 29, 2022
Managing Difficult Emotions: Liz and Mollie
00:36:13
Why it's good for business to bring emotions into the workplace, and skills and mindsets to manage our most difficult emotions. View the full recap at ideo.in/lizandmollie
Jun 22, 2022
Sustainability and Business: Maria Fujihara & Gabe Kleinman
00:38:41
Learn what businesses can do to address climate change with Maria Fujihara, Founder & CEO of SINAI Technologies, and Gabe Kleinman, Head of Portfolio Services at Obvious Ventures. View the full recap at https://ideo.in/maria-and-gabe.
Jun 08, 2022
How to Use Sprints: Isabela Sa Glaister
00:29:19
Learn how to use sprints to work smart and upskill with Isabela Sa Glaister, Senior Director of Product Design at IDEO U. View the full recap at ideo.in/isabela.
Apr 20, 2022
Human-Centered Systems Thinking Online Course: Starts April 14
00:02:27
In our 5-week online course, Human-Centered Systems Thinking, you’ll: - Gain techniques for mapping complex systems and identifying the root causes of a problem. - Establish a shared view of the system and reframe problems from different perspectives to uncover new solutions. - Find the right problems to solve and pick the best solutions to experiment with. - Deepen your understanding of your organizational systems by taking an iterative approach to testing solutions and gaining insights. Learn more: ideou.com/systems
Apr 14, 2022
Facilitative Leadership: Dabney Hailey
00:36:30
We talked with Dabney Hailey, founder and principal of Hailey Group, about the Visual Thinking Strategies (or VTS) method, why it works, how to bring elements of it into your daily practice, and why leaders should shift to the facilitative leadership style this method teaches. Read the recap at ideo.in/dabney.
Apr 12, 2022
How to Think in Systems: Deirdre Cerminaro
00:29:25
Human-centered systems thinking is an approach to problem solving that helps you see the interconnectedness of things while also staying grounded in the needs of your stakeholders. Deirdre Cerminaro, IDEO Executive Design Director and IDEO U instructor, shares IDEO’s approach to systems thinking. Get tools, mindsets and examples you can apply to your own work to help you surface more impactful solutions. View the full recap at ideo.in/deirdre.
Mar 24, 2022
Generalist vs. Specialist: David Epstein
00:37:19
Learn how being a generalist can lead to career success with David Epstein, New York Times bestselling author of Range. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Mar 08, 2022
A Framework for Impactful Presentations: Caricia Catalani
00:31:36
Learn how to incorporate improv techniques into your presentations for greater impact and engagement in this conversation with Caricia Catalani, Senior Design Director at Pear Therapeutics. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Feb 16, 2022
Finding Creative Inspiration: Brandon Viney
00:34:07
Google Group Creative Director Brandon Viney shares how to use what inspires you to find your creative identity. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Feb 02, 2022
Well Said: Believe in Your Positive Delusion
00:01:27
Chris Wilson, social entrepreneur and author of The Master Plan, shares the importance of believing yourself. This clip revisits one of our favorite moments of 2021 on the Creative Confidence Podcast. Listen to the full episode with Chris and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: https://ideo.in/well-said-chris
Dec 24, 2021
Well Said: Strategy Is a Set of Choices
00:01:12
Designing Strategy instructor and best-selling author Roger Martin explains how your strategic choices shape where your organization is now and where you'll end up down the road. This clip revisits one of our favorite moments of 2021 on the Creative Confidence Podcast. Listen to the full episode with Roger and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: https://ideo.in/well-said-roger
Dec 23, 2021
Well Said: Camaraderie Isn't Culture
00:02:37
Sacha Connor, founder and CEO of consultancy Virtual Work Insider, argues that snacks are not culture. She says values and behaviors shape culture, especially in a remote world. This clip revisits one of our favorite moments of 2021 on the Creative Confidence Podcast. Listen to the full episode with Sacha and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: https://ideo.in/well-said-sacha
Dec 22, 2021
Well Said: Create Space for Joy
00:02:56
Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of The Aesthetics of Joy, helps us connect with physical feelings of joy in this 2-minute exercise. This clip revisits one of our favorite moments of 2021 on the Creative Confidence Podcast. Listen to the full episode with Ingrid and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: https://ideo.in/well-said-ingrid
Dec 21, 2021
Well Said: It's OK to Be On a Winding Path
00:01:41
Michelle Lee, a managing director in IDEO's Play Lab, embraces how mixed influences led her down a winding, joyful career path. This clip revisits one of our favorite moments of 2021 on the Creative Confidence Podcast. Listen to the full episode with Michelle and read a recap of the conversation on the IDEO U blog: https://ideo.in/well-said-michelle
Dec 20, 2021
Lead by Empowering Others: Lauren Collins & Frances Frei
00:30:44
In this episode, IDEO’s Lauren Collins and Harvard Business School Professor Frances Frei discuss how to level up your leadership practice by honing the skills and mindsets needed to empower your team and organization. View the full recap at https://ideo.in/lauren-and-frances
Dec 17, 2021
Scaling Affordable Child Care: Chris Bennett
00:30:30
How did Wonderschool CEO and Co-founder Chris Bennett go from a spark of an idea to a venture-backed business? In this episode, Chris takes us inside his human-centered process for building a business. Chris shares about building empathy with his customers, prototyping the business model, finding the right sales channels, guiding a team, and staying inspired and connected to the mission. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Nov 23, 2021
Mentor Moment: How do I onboard new team members to encourage collaboration?
00:21:32
Mentor Moment is a series where we help a listener with a work challenge. In this episode, Heather Currier Hunt, IDEO’s executive talent director and global head of learning and development, gives Kathleen some ideas for ways she can onboard several new team members and set the stage for a collaborative and successful team dynamic. Learn more about Heather at https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-currier-hunt-b114833a/. Are you struggling with a work challenge and wish you could get some words of wisdom from someone who’s been there? We’d love to help! Go to ideou.com/podcast and find details on how to share your story in the show notes for this episode.
Nov 16, 2021
Frameworks for Organizational Change: Joe Brown
00:28:20
Joe Brown, Executive Director at IDEO, explains how to use three different frameworks to approach change in your organization.
Nov 15, 2021
Maintaining Momentum with Mode Shifts: Katie Soven
00:32:18
In order to maintain momentum and reach their goals, teams need to shift gears several times throughout a project. Project leaders are responsible for sensing the team’s need to shift and guiding them through these moments. Katie Soven, senior portfolio director at IDEO, shares how to maintain team momentum through complexity by shifting modes, the cycle of inhale and exhale in project work, and a framework for project leaders to know when and how to make a shift. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Oct 26, 2021
Getting Started with Strategic Planning: Roger Martin
00:27:56
If you’re wondering where to start with strategic planning, pause for a minute before getting into tactical ideas or writing a hundred-page strategic plan of action. Focus on identifying your strategic problem first. Strategy advisor Roger Martin shares common mistakes people make in the early stages of strategic planning and how to avoid them, ways to think creatively about your strategic problem, and how to frame a question to guide your thinking. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Oct 05, 2021
Human-Centered Entrepreneurship: Brit Morin
00:33:04
With 10 years of experience as an entrepreneur and CEO, Brit Morin has learned a lot about what it takes to get an idea off the ground and how to inspire and lead a team. In this episode, she shares stories from the early days of her startup Selfmade, lessons on human-centered leadership, ways women are uniquely suited to excel as entrepreneurs, and skills she says are often under-valued but closely tied to entrepreneurial success. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog
Sep 30, 2021
Mentor Moment: Building Support for Innovation Work, with Stuart Getty
00:14:44
Mentor Moment is a new mini series where we help a listener with a work challenge. In this episode, IDEO Senior Design Lead Stuart Getty gives caller Heidi a few ideas for ways she can get her team and company on board and excited about innovation work. Learn more about Stuart at linkedin.com/in/stuart-getty. Are you struggling with a work challenge and wish you could get some words of wisdom from someone who’s been there? We’d love to help! Go to ideou.com/podcast for details on how to share your story.
Sep 15, 2021
Storytelling for Entrepreneurs: Tom Kelley
00:31:20
IDEO’s Tom Kelley shares his storytelling tips and the 4 stories entrepreneurs need to know.
Aug 23, 2021
Play at Work: Brendan Boyle & Michelle Lee
00:34:08
IDEO’s Michelle Lee and Brendan Boyle share small ways to experiment with play at work and how it helps surface new ideas.
Aug 06, 2021
The Innovation Long Game: Hernán Carranza
00:33:00
Peruvian conglomerate Intercorp has been working toward the same mission for more than 25 years: To help Peru become one of the best places in Latin America to raise a family. Hear how Chief Innovation Officer Hernán Carranza is helping the company make progress toward that goal, and learn ways creative leaders can act now to have long-term impact. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jul 13, 2021
Crafting a Creative Career: Donald Burlock
00:36:57
How do you decide which opportunities to pursue in your career—and what values can guide you along the way? Designer and author Donald Burlock, Jr. shares the creative frameworks that he turned to at each stage of his career, and how to use them in your own journey.
Jul 07, 2021
Leading Complex Projects Online Course: Launches July 8
00:02:10
In our 5-week online course, Leading Complex Projects, you’ll learn how to: —Surface intuition to make decisions when there’s too much or too little information. —Deliver stronger outcomes by clearly defining the purpose for the work. —Design moments of alignment. Learn more here: http://ideo.in/complexprojects
Jul 01, 2021
Navigate Complexity with Intuition: Dwayne Edwards
00:31:23
The more complex the project, the more we need to make space for intuition. Dwayne Edwards, Senior Portfolio Director at IDEO, shares tools and techniques to build your intuition and guide others through complex projects. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jun 30, 2021
Experience Design: Jenny Gottstein & Olivia Vagelos
00:39:49
Jenny Gottstein & Olivia Vagelos, experiential designers at IDEO, share juicy details and stories that show how just about any experience can be made better with a bit of intentional design.
Jun 24, 2021
Leading for Impact: Sal Khan
00:37:39
Sal Khan reflects on the past, present, and future of Khan Academy, and shares his vision for the evolution of education. If you hope to have greater impact in the world or you’re working up the courage to take a chance on a business idea, look to Sal’s journey for inspiration. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jun 08, 2021
Joy at Work: Ingrid Fetell Lee
00:34:46
There’s good reason—and plenty of scientific evidence—to suggest we prioritize seeking moments of joy. Designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee shares why joy is important during challenging times, how it improves our performance and capacity for creativity, universal elements that make up the aesthetics of joy, and how to overcome common barriers to joy. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
May 03, 2021
The Future of Work is Hybrid: Sacha Connor
00:32:06
Learn three things companies and individuals can do to thrive in a hybrid work environment, tactics for combating remote fatigue, and how to build team culture in a virtual setting. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Apr 06, 2021
What is Systems Design?: Melanie Bell-Mayeda
00:34:44
Learn how to map complex systems, identify the layers of a system in order to spot opportunities for change, and ways to manage bias in systems design. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Mar 31, 2021
Presentation Story Arcs: Ann Kim
00:33:15
Learn about the elements of a story, story arcs, why and how to experiment with your story arcs, and examples from the healthcare and entertainment worlds. View the full recap at https://ideo.in/annkim
Mar 03, 2021
Activating Your Strategy: Jennifer Riel
00:32:53
Taking action on a business strategy is something many people struggle with. Jennifer Riel, IDEO’s global director of strategy, shares how to know when you’re ready to put your strategy into action, three design tasks required to do so, and examples and tips to help you get started. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Feb 19, 2021
Your Master Plan: Chris Wilson
00:31:01
Social entrepreneur, artist, and author Chris Wilson worked hard to go from a life sentence to a life of purpose. He shares lessons on resilience, his principles for success against the odds, and tips for crafting your own master plan. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jan 22, 2021
Embracing Emotions at Work: Liz and Mollie
00:41:53
Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, authors of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book No Hard Feelings, say embracing our emotions makes us better at our jobs. They outline a framework for making better decisions by tapping into our emotions and explain how to move from emotional intelligence to emotional agility. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Dec 28, 2020
Build Courage Through Making: Emily Pilloton
00:34:39
Emily Pilloton, Founder and Executive Director of nonprofit Girls Garage, shares insight into the power of making, tips for designing brave and inclusive spaces, and why building within your community is so meaningful.
Nov 24, 2020
New Narrative Podcast from IDEO: Food by Design (1st Episode)
00:14:32
Food by Design is a NEW narrative podcast from IDEO. Our food system isn't broken, it was designed this way. And if it was designed this way, then it’s time for a redesign. That’s why we created this podcast. We believe in dialogue, collaboration, and creative inquiry, and talking to the people who are building the food systems we’ll need in the future ... right now. Let's dig in. For more info, visit: www.podfollow.com/ideo
Oct 21, 2020
Unapologetically Ambitious: Shellye Archambeau
00:36:40
Shellye Archambeau, one of tech's 1st Black female CEOs, Fortune 500 Board Member, author of Unapologetically Ambitious, on how to set a clear vision and raise your risk tolerance. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Oct 19, 2020
Innovation in Orbit: Garrett Reisman
00:43:10
Former NASA astronaut and SpaceX advisor, Garrett Reisman walks us through his experiences in space and what he’s learned about teamwork, innovation, and creative problem solving along the way. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Oct 06, 2020
The Art of Influence: Guy Kawasaki
00:46:58
Coe chats with Guy about the key to influencing others and evangelizing products, causes, and yourself. View the episode recap and frameworks on the IDEO U blog: http://ideo.in/guy-recap
Sep 09, 2020
Empowering Employees Through Empathetic Leadership: Jim Keane
00:46:17
Jim Keane, President and CEO of Steelcase, shares techniques for empowering your employees to make decisions through humble and empathic leadership. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Aug 28, 2020
Expand Your Culture Through Conversation: Lauren Collins
00:40:17
Learn how to set the groundwork for honest community conversations on diversity at work from Lauren Collins, Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO at IDEO. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Aug 22, 2020
Learning to Embrace Tensions: Heather Currier Hunt
00:45:04
Tension is inevitable. IDEO Senior Director of Global Learning and Development, Heather Currier Hunt, reframes tension as a learning opportunity that can take ideas and teams to a better place and provides her favorite tips. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Aug 12, 2020
Steps for Moving Ideas Forward: Karen Holst
00:48:35
Karen Holst, co-author of Start Within, shares practical techniques to help you move from idea to action. View the full recap on the IDEO U blog: https://bit.ly/2ZS0gr8
Jul 23, 2020
Office Hours: Women in Design with Robin and Suzanne
00:13:15
In a candid webinar hosted by the Design & Innovation Group, our own IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard spoke with her friend Robin Beers, Head of Customer Research and Experience Design at Wells Fargo, about the importance of representation of women in the design industry. They share insights and tips for how women can support each other and navigate challenges in the workplace. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jul 08, 2020
Organizational Change Moves Fast and Slow: Bob Sutton
00:46:35
Successful change efforts don’t happen at one speed. Change requires momentum and moderation at different points in the journey. In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, Bob joins us to offer insights from his book Scaling Up Excellence: Getting More Without Settling for Less about how leaders can successfully drive organizational change by knowing when and how to pump the brakes and when to put the pedal to the metal. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jun 26, 2020
Nudge Towards Better Behaviors: Laszlo Bock
00:42:53
Regardless of role, work can suck sometimes. Laszlo Bock, CEO and Co-Founder of Humu, a company that aims to make work better by encouraging people towards better habits and unlocking their potential, is focused on changing that. He’s dedicated the last decade of his career to bridging the gap between what we wish work was and what it actually is. In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, he shares insights and tips on how we can make work better by sending small behavioral nudges to cultivate more empathy, equity, and resilience in the office. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jun 05, 2020
Mom-Led Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Kate Torgersen
00:36:31
Starting a business from scratch is already an admirable undertaking. Now, try starting a business while breastfeeding 7-month-old twins, raising a toddler, and traveling for a full-time job. That’s exactly what Kate Torgersen did when she founded Milk Stork, the first breast milk travel solution for working moms. Now six years old, Milk Stork has helped thousands of working moms get their "liquid gold"​ home safely from business trips and is offered as an employee benefit by many large companies. Coe sat down with Kate for a candid conversation to celebrate Mother’s Day and honor working moms. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
May 08, 2020
Mindsets of Resilient Entrepreneurs: Alexandre Lazarow
00:41:50
What can we learn in this moment from global entrepreneurs who are embracing constraints to build resilient, impactful businesses? Alexandre Lazarow, author of the new book Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs—from Delhi to Detroit—Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley, joined us to discuss the ways entrepreneurs around the world are shifting their mindsets around business innovation and what you can take away from their approach. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
May 05, 2020
Design Thinking AMA with Suz & Coe
00:42:01
What is design thinking? Why does it work? How do I get started with it? Our community had so many great questions on the power and potential of design thinking that we hosted an Ask Me Anything session on the topic with IDEO partners and IDEO U leaders Suzanne Gibbs Howard and Coe Leta Stafford. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Apr 14, 2020
Our New Remote Reality: Sacha Connor
00:44:42
In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, Sacha shares 10 pitfalls to look out for when working remotely and strategies for success. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Apr 03, 2020
Build Confidence in Your Strategy: Jennifer Riel
00:44:41
Testing might sound like a very analytical activity, but it’s actually one of the most creative things you can do when developing a strategy for your business or organization. In this conversation, Jennifer Riel, IDEO’s Global Director of Strategy, breaks down ways to test your assumptions, build confidence, and weed out poor choices before rolling out a new strategy. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Feb 27, 2020
Impactful Presentations Online Course: Launches February 27th
00:02:52
In our new 5-week online course, Impactful Presentations, you’ll learn how to: –Deliver presentations that spark a shift in perspectives. –Create a meaningful journey for your audience. –Practice with different presentation methods. Learn more here: https://ideo.in/2SXQRcO
Feb 24, 2020
How to Be a Better Presenter: Dav Rauch
00:44:39
IDEO’s Dav Rauch explains why it’s important to connect with your audience as a presenter and how to get them in the right mindset to be open to new ideas. He shares techniques you can use to be a better presenter and help people retain the information you share. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Feb 18, 2020
Designing Your Work Life: Bill Burnett
00:44:43
In the #1 New York Times bestselling book Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and his co-author Dave Evans showed us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. With their second book, Designing Your Work Life, they zero in on finding happiness at work. In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, Bill gives advice on how to assess the potential of your current career and shares ways to redesign and re-engage with your job. View the full recap at ideou.com/blog.
Jan 30, 2020
Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle
00:46:25
Brendan Boyle, IDEO partner and founder of the IDEO Play Lab, joined us on the Creative Confidence Podcast to share how to bring more playfulness into your work. Get into a creative mindset and generate an abundance of new ideas with his favorite creative warm ups and group activities. See more on the IDEO U blog.
Jan 14, 2020
Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch
00:43:15
Resident IDEO storytellers Zena Barakat and Brian Janosch talk about the importance of stories in the world of business and innovation. Learn how to get started weaving stories into your work today with real life examples and tips for using stories in common business scenarios. Learn how to create a story brief, explore different mediums, and create multiple versions of your story to gather feedback from others in our 5-week online course Storytelling for Influence: https://ideo.to/Yjfodp
Jan 10, 2020
Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly
00:41:04
Rochael Adranly, IDEO partner and general counsel, has spent her career finding the balance between the rules-based world of law and the ambiguous, non-rules-based world of design. In this Creative Confidence Podcast episode, she shares how to bring out the natural creativity in others and encourage colleagues to be your partners in innovation—instead of your roadblocks.
Dec 17, 2019
Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela
00:45:30
As a venture capital investor at Collaborative Fund and Kindred Ventures, Kanyi Maqubela has invested in dozens of companies—including Lyft, Kickstarter, Beyond Meat, and Blue Bottle Coffee—and evaluated hundreds more. He seeks out founders and businesses that are not only addressing a market need, but have the potential to reinvent our future. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Podcast, he shares the elements he looks for to signal a strong business idea, an impactful leader, and a collaborative team. Build your leadership abilities in our course Leading for Creativity, and learn how to design prototypes to test and iterate business ideas in Designing a Business: https://ideo.to/XX94SR
Dec 02, 2019
People and Culture at Scale: Margo Downs
00:36:23
People and culture leader Margo Downs joined us for an episode of the Creative Confidence Series to share lessons learned from her years as a leader in people operations at Stitch Fix, Starbucks, and lululemon athletica—companies well known for their distinctive cultures. We dove into the building blocks of culture, her framework for operationalizing culture at scale, and how to impact culture regardless of your seniority or title.
Nov 18, 2019
Adopting a Musical Mindset: Michael Hendrix
00:43:09
An IDEO partner and global director of design, he’s also a lifelong musician and associate professor at the Berklee College of Music. He’s spent many years studying the shared mindsets of musicians and designers and is in the midst of writing a book on the subject to come out next year. He joined us on the Creative Confidence Series to share more about what the business world can learn from the musical one. To learn tactics for experimentation and generating new ideas, check out IDEO U's 5-week online course From Ideas to Action: https://ideo.to/fFtiIN
Nov 08, 2019
Scaling a Business with Heart: Sheryl O'Loughlin
00:43:55
Suz chats with Sheryl O’Loughlin who says there’s a dark side to entrepreneurship, but it’s possible to run a startup in a healthy, joyful way. In this conversation, we dive into Sheryl’s vast experience as a CEO, founder, mentor, and advisor to pull out key lessons she’s learned at critical moments in her career. Walk away with tips for launching and growing a successful business while maintaining a fulfilled life.
Oct 22, 2019
What Leaders Need to Thrive in Uncertainty: Tim Brown
00:46:20
Tim Brown, IDEO Chair and former CEO of IDEO for 19 years, shares his perspective on the qualities necessary for creative leaders in today’s unpredictable business and economic conditions. He discusses what we can do to find the opportunity in ambiguity and design and build better systems to meet the needs of the future.
Oct 10, 2019
How to Create Winning Strategies: Roger Martin
00:46:24
Roger Martin is a bit of a legend in the strategy world. His book Playing to Win, written with former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley, is a favorite in business schools. And decades of work consulting with some of the world’s most recognizable companies have cemented his place as one of today’s leading business thinkers. In this conversation, get an inside look at Roger’s approach to business strategy and hear about our newest course, Designing Strategy: https://ideo.to/u3xSQA
Sep 19, 2019
Tackle Your Journey Map Roadblocks: Melanie Bell-Mayeda
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How do you evolve a customer journey map from a tool that inspires and explains to one that creates action? In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, hear tips for this and other service design challenges, and learn how IDEO Partner and Managing Director Melanie Bell-Mayeda and her team are evolving the practice of service design with stories from the latest work at IDEO. She expands on the lessons she teaches in our Human-Centered Service Design course with tips for moving from a high-level and inspiring customer journey map toward real action, breaking a massive service design challenge into more manageable parts, and picking the right moment that matters in a customer journey. Learn more about our online course, Human-Centered Service Design: https://ideo.to/u9u072
Sep 06, 2019
Crafting Culture by Turning Insights into Actions: Didier Elzinga
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Didier Elizinga, CEO and Founder of culture analytics platform Culture Amp, joined us on the Creative Confidence Series to talk about applying design thinking mindsets to culture and people operations, turning culture insights into actions, and making change happen from wherever you sit. Learn more about inspiring change in an organization, community, or network through movements, not mandates in our online course Designing for Change: https://ideo.to/OiXZ1q
Aug 14, 2019
Change Journeys: What Change Are You Working On?
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What do you want to change? IDEO Partner Bryan Walker introduces "change journeys" and takes us through an exercise to understand what type of journey you are on. Bryan shares change examples from Ford, Marriott, the Gates Foundation and more to help illustrate how to go about change.
Aug 01, 2019
Bridging the Gap Between the Future and Business Reality: Joe Gerber
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In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, Joe Gerber, Managing Director of IDEO’s CoLab, talks about how to connect the dots between a vision of the future and a business that can make that vision a reality. Joe shares how the team at CoLab are using design fiction and cross-organizational stakeholder collaboration to uncover meaningful innovation and launch new ventures in the world of emerging technology, the Circular Economy, and more. Whether you work in the field of innovation, you’re an entrepreneur with a startup, or you have an idea for a business that you’re ready to explore, using the principles of design fiction and cross-organizational collaboration can help. Check out our 5-week business design course to go deeper on testing and prototyping different aspects of a new business: https://ideo.to/xRZl6p
Jul 03, 2019
Building a Mission-driven Business: Gina Bianchini
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In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard speaks with Mighty Networks CEO and Founder Gina Bianchini about how to launch and lead a business when the future of that business is yet to be defined. Gina shares the story of how she spotted the market opportunity for Mighty Networks, built the business through experimentation and co-creation with the community, and continues to lead her team to push the boundaries of innovation. Want to learn more about matching market needs with business ideas and creating a blueprint to create, capture, and deliver value? Check out our online course Designing a Business: ideo.to/F8VPqU
Jun 20, 2019
Jake Knapp Takeover #5: Reflect and move on
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In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 5 has advice for reflecting on and learning from your efforts. Check out our page to listen to the full interview with Jake and hear more about how he started his journey toward productivity and mindfulness and lessons from his experience designing products at Google. Download the free Make Time poster we created with Jake to put these tips into action: ideo.to/knapp
Jun 14, 2019
Office Hours: Leadership Lessons with David Kelley
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In this Office Hours episode of our Creative Confidence Series, David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, chats with IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard and answers questions from our community on design thinking, creativity, and leadership. The interview has been edited for length and clarity. Listen to this episode on our podcast, and check out their full conversation to hear more of David’s thoughts on the core abilities of the most successful design thinking practitioners. Learn more about building the skills and abilities to deepen your design thinking practice with our Advanced Design Thinking Certificate: https://ideo.to/J3Y8ev
Jun 06, 2019
Jake Knapp Takeover #4: Go distraction-free
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In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 4 gives you ways to remove distractions from your phone. Check out our page to listen to the full interview with Jake and hear more about how he started his journey toward productivity and mindfulness and lessons from his experience designing products at Google. Download the free Make Time poster we created with Jake to put these tips into action: https://ideo.to/F7U3Uf
May 21, 2019
Jake Knapp Takeover #3: Invent a deadline
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In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 3 gives you tips for creating effective deadlines. Check out our page to listen to the full interview with Jake and hear more about how he started his journey toward productivity and mindfulness and lessons from his experience designing products at Google. Download the free Make Time poster we created with Jake to put these tips into action: ideo.to/knapp
May 13, 2019
Guiding Your Team Through Creative Collaboration: Mike Peng
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In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, IDEO Partner and Managing Director Mike Peng chats with IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard about creative collaboration—the method IDEO teams use to come up with innovative new ideas. Mike gives insight into our new course, Cultivating Creative Collaboration, that teaches you how to guide others through the creative collaboration process. He also shares tips for overcoming common challenges, why this way of working is necessary in today’s world, and how tension can be harnessed to unleash creative ideas. Get more tips and techniques from Mike on guiding collaboration in our new 5-week online course, Cultivating Creative Collaboration, starting May 23rd: https://ideo.to/JzmBTe
May 08, 2019
Jake Knapp Takeover #2: Block your calendar
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In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 2 covers tips for using your calendar to your advantage. Check out our page to listen to the full interview with Jake and hear more about how he started his journey toward productivity and mindfulness and lessons from his experience designing products at Google. Download the free Make Time poster we created with Jake to put these tips into action: ideo.to/knapp
May 07, 2019
Why Everyone Should Prototype (Not Just Designers): Chris Nyffeler
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In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, IDEO Executive Design Director Chris Nyffeler chats with IDEO U Managing Director Coe Leta Stafford about the value of prototyping, how to create low-fidelity prototypes for digital products and services, and the role of technology in design. Chris is also the instructor in our online class, Prototyping for Digital Experiences: https://ideo.to/WMHQFx
May 04, 2019
Jake Knapp Takeover #1: Choose Your Highlight
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In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 1 covers how to choose a highlight for your day. Check out our page to listen to the full interview with Jake and hear more about how he started his journey toward productivity and mindfulness and lessons from his experience designing products at Google. Download the free Make Time poster we created with Jake to put these tips into action: ideo.to/knapp
Apr 26, 2019
How Great Teams Leverage Tension as a Source for Innovation: Daniel Coyle
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Daniel Coyle chats with IDEO U Managing Director Coe Leta Stafford about his newest book, The Culture Code, three skills that the most successful teams have in common, and how high performing teams react to tension differently. Get tips and techniques for guiding teams through creative collaboration by embracing diverse perspectives and tension in our 5-week online course Cultivating Creative Collaboration: https://ideo.to/faNcXN
Apr 05, 2019
Office Hours: Empathy Exercises with Jane Fulton Suri
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[Bonus Episode] In this Office Hours edition of our Creative Confidence Series, Jane Fulton Suri, IDEO Partner Emeritus and Executive Design Director, chats with IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard and answers questions from our community on design research, empathy, and observation. Check out their full conversation at ideou.com/podcast to hear more about Jane’s experience over her 30-year career at IDEO and in design research.
Mar 29, 2019
Making Time for Creative Work: Jake Knapp
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Jake Knapp has spent years figuring out how to prioritize the things that matter in an increasingly distracting world. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Podcast, Jake, the author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares the methods he has developed to find focus in daily life, opening up the opportunity to have more impact at work and at home. He shares how he started his journey toward productivity and mindfulness, lessons from his experience designing products at Google, and how by focusing on fewer things, you can actually do more as an individual and a team. Download the free Make Time Interactive poster we created with Jake: https://ideo.to/ENpPlm
Mar 15, 2019
Tapping into the Power of Questions: Warren Berger
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“If you’re human, you’re creative.” —Warren Berger, Innovation Expert & Author Innovation expert and author Warren Berger has spent years studying how questions can transform our business and personal lives and tap into our creative potential. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, he shares insights from his new book, The Book of Beautiful Questions, featuring hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face—at work, in our relationships, and beyond. To learn more about using questions to guide and motivate others, check out our 5-week online course Leading for Creativity, part of our Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate: https://ideo.to/j3NdeD
Mar 04, 2019
How a Museum Uses Creativity & Collaboration to Reach 200M Annually
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Chris Flink, executive director of the Exploratorium, former IDEO partner, and a founding faculty member of Stanford University’s d.school talks to IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard about the evolution of the museum over 50 years, how they’ve expanded their reach globally, and how they cultivate creativity with their visitors, the broader community, and within their own organization. Want to learn more about fostering a creative culture and inspiring others? Check out our Leading for Creativity online course, part of the Foundations in Creative Leadership Certificate, to see a case study from the Exploratorium: https://ideo.to/vklw0w
Feb 15, 2019
The Art of the Insight: Learnings from 30 Years of Curiosity and Empathy
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In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, Jane Fulton Suri, IDEO Partner Emeritus and Executive Design Director, and Dean of IDEO U Suzanne Gibbs Howard reflect on the evolution of empathy in design during Jane’s 30-year career at IDEO and why bringing curiosity into your work takes courage. To learn more about human-centered design and methods for surfacing insights, check out Jane’s online course Insights for Innovation: https://ideo.to/drQaya
Feb 08, 2019
David Kelley on the Design Abilities of Creative Problem Solvers
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In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard sat down to discuss the core abilities of the most successful design thinking practitioners and personal stories and learnings from David’s friendships with several of today’s most innovative CEOs and leaders. Hear from more innovative leaders on the IDEO U podcast. Learn more about building the skills and abilities to deepen your design thinking practice with our Advanced Design Thinking Certificate: ideo.to/y4EyDx
Feb 06, 2019
Office Hours: IDEO U Co-Founders Share Tips for Getting Creative at Work
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In a special episode of our Creative Confidence Series podcast, IDEO U co-managing directors Suzanne Gibbs Howard and Coe Leta Stafford answered questions from our community of learners on how to overcome barriers to creativity at work with tactical examples, stories, and tips. For more tips on activating creativity within yourself and others, check out our on-demand class, Unlocking Creativity: https://ideo.to/KXWA1w
Dec 28, 2018
How Design Can Make Healthcare More Human
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Chris Waugh, Chief Innovation Officer at Sutter Health, and Suz sat down to discuss how service design can radically and rapidly change the ways healthcare is delivered, making it more personalized and a better experience for patients. Interested in learning more about journey mapping and designing innovative experiences? Learn more about our Human-Centered Service Design course: https://ideo.to/service-design
Dec 18, 2018
How to Design for Social Impact
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Jocelyn Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer of IDEO.org, and Dean of IDEO U Suzanne Gibbs Howard as discussed the unique challenges of designing for the social sector and how to apply advanced design thinking principles to manage multiple stakeholders and solve for complex issues. To go deeper with the topics from this conversation, explore the Advanced Design Thinking Certificate: https://ideo.to/tlTGrv
Nov 19, 2018
6 Qualities That Build an Environment of Creativity
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In our latest Creative Confidence Series chat, David Aycan, IDEO Products Managing Director, and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard sat down to discuss how to effectively design for and implement change and ways to measure the impact of creativity in an organization. Looking to learn more about purpose or dive deeper on bringing creativity to your team or company? Join our upcoming Designing for Change course or Power of Purpose on-demand class: https://ideo.to/ewxLRM
Nov 10, 2018
Trends Shaping Creative Leadership in China
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In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, Charles Hayes, Executive Managing Director of IDEO Asia, and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard discussed creative leadership and a changing culture of innovation in China. If you’re interested in going deeper into case studies of creative leadership across the globe and learning IDEO’s tools and mindsets for creative leadership, join our upcoming Leading for Creativity course: https://ideo.to/LUwedO
Nov 01, 2018
How Shifting Your Mindset Can Ignite Transformation
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Keith Yamashita, SYPartners Chairman and Founder and instructor for our newest class From Superpowers to Great Teams, sat down with IDEO U Managing Director Coe Leta Stafford to discuss creative leadership and how great teams are built on a foundation of diversity, collaboration, trust, and self-awareness. To learn more about building diverse, collaborative, and effective teams, check out our new From Superpowers to Great Teams on-demand online class: https://ideo.to/3pey83
Oct 16, 2018
How to Prototype Organizational Change
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In our latest Creative Confidence Series Chat, Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Dean of IDEO U, chatted with Mathew Chow, Director of Organizational Design at IDEO San Francisco, about prototyping organizational change. Mathew Chow is one of IDEO’s first formal organizational designers, helping clients create and define the values, incentives, rituals, teams, and spaces that drive their culture and behavior. It’s a process that he says starts with understanding the human needs at an organization, and learning how they play into its ultimate goals. If you’re curious to go deeper into the topics of this webcast and learn more about IDEO’s tools and mindsets for organizational design, join our Designing for Change online course: https://ideo.to/WybaDX
Sep 20, 2018
3 Ways to Design Better Service Experiences
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In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, IDEO managing director and Human-Centered Service Design instructor Melanie Bell-Mayeda and IDEO U’s Coe Leta Stafford shared stories and tips about how to use service design to bring more meaningful experiences to customers and organizations. Melanie is a Partner and Managing Director at IDEO San Francisco. She’s responsible for helping lead the firm's design for change work, which focuses on helping organizations and leaders realize their creative potential. In over a decade at IDEO, she’s played several roles leading different areas of the business, including those where design is bringing value to new and emerging markets. Her client portfolio includes the North Face, Gaiam, Citibank, Chase, and T-Mobile. Melanie is a Harvard College and Harvard Business School alumna. Learn more from IDEO Designers and get hands-on practice alongside a global community in our new Human-Centered Service Design online course: https://ideo.to/i3eOXd
Sep 09, 2018
What Facebook Has Learned About Motivation in the Modern Workplace
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Suz sat down with Brynn Harrington, director of People Growth at Facebook, to discuss the question, what’s truly motivating to people in the modern workplace? They also explored the topics of a recent Harvard Business Review article Brynn co-authored: The 3 Things Employees Really Want: Career, Community, Cause.
Aug 23, 2018
Tim Brown on Why Leadership is Not About Having All the Answers
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In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard sat down with IDEO CEO Tim Brown for a conversation on Tim’s evolving thoughts on creative leadership and his focus on asking better questions. Learn the skills and mindsets of creative leadership from CEO of IDEO Tim Brown in his online course Leading for Creativity: ideo.to/sPBfy4
Aug 03, 2018
Ways Design Can Help Educators Create Change
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Teachers are the innovators education has been waiting for, and design thinking can help them activate their own creativity and solve the biggest challenges in education today. In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, Coe sat down with with Sandy Speicher, Managing Director of IDEO’s education practice and a strategic adviser to the K-12 Lab Network at the Stanford d.school, to discuss design thinking in education and how teachers can be powerful change agents for schools and education as a whole. Are you passionate about innovation in education? Join the Educators Learning Community within the August run of From Ideas to Action online course: http://ideo.to/w0r5HV
Jul 25, 2018
Myths of Creativity & Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks
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In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, Coe sat down with IDEO Play Lab founder Brendan Boyle and Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Dean of IDEO U, to talk about the importance of creativity, and exercises that can help you tap into it. Our new Unlocking Creativity class has 11 hands-on activities to help you tap into the creative potential of your team, break past creative blocks, and advance new ideas. Learn more: http://ideo.to/PSt47o
Jun 25, 2018
How to Build a Better Business Through Design
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At IDEO, we believe that you can design the parts of a business just like you can any product, service, or brand. As Amy points out, it’s about realizing that it’s not just product design that makes a company successful in the market—it’s about the business model, the revenue model, the operations, the strategy, and even the IT. It’s about blending the rigor of traditional business strategies and tools with design, all in the service of meeting a human need. Learn how to apply the skills and mindsets of business design to your next product, service, or business. Join our Designing a Business course opening June 13: http://ideo.to/BQP8sg
May 23, 2018
On Catalysts and Barriers to Innovation in Latin America
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IDEO Partner Luis Cilimingras and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard discussed how technological and cultural shifts are affecting business in Latin America, and shared tips and tricks for implementing design thinking from IDEO U alums and practitioners working in the region. Interested in learning the foundational methods and mindsets of design thinking and creating a shared language among your team? Find out more about our introductory Hello Design Thinking class, launching soon in Spanish: http://ideo.to/9aEEkF
May 18, 2018
How to Be a Better Storyteller
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Storytelling for Influence Instructor and IDEO Design Director Jenn Maer and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard discussed the tools and mindsets that can help you become a master storyteller, prototype your story, and bring your audience along on an emotional journey. Dive in deeper and learn more from Jenn Maer in our online Storytelling for Influence course: http://ideo.to/RLx5VL
Apr 30, 2018
Tackling Big Change in Your Organization
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Owen Rogers works with companies on some of their biggest existential challenges. In this Creative Confidence Series episode, we chat with Owen, IDEO Partner and Senior Design Lead, about the human-centered approach to creating sustainable change within organizations and his tips for empowering and developing leaders. To learn more about creating change within your team and organization, enroll in our online course Designing for Change: http://ideo.to/PlIsI4
Mar 01, 2018
What’s Your Superpower—and its Shadow Side?
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Your Superpower is your contribution, the role that you’re put on this Earth to fill. It’s what you do better than anyone else. Tapping into it will not only help your team, but you’ll find your work more satisfying, too. Here's the full recap: http://ideo.to/xYVsmT
Feb 09, 2018
Designing a Better Food System
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In the latest Creative Confidence Series chat, Lynda Deakin, Managing Director of IDEO’s Design for Food studio, joined Suz to chat about ways design can enable system-wide change in the food industry. As Lynda answered live questions from our community, she touched on themes from food waste to the changing retail environment, to why it’s important to work with big food companies.
Feb 01, 2018
How to Make Your Culture More Entrepreneurial with Eric Ries
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Eric and Suz chat about how to help your company change mindsets and become more experimental, lean, and accountable. Eric's observation is that these days big companies want to be startups and startups want to be big companies. But somewhere along the way, as any organization grows, it gets mired in bureaucracy that’s resistant to innovation. This is because they’re following a dated blueprint for doing business, which hasn’t changed much in 100 years.
Jan 16, 2018
Blockchain and Distributed Web 101
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We sat down with CoLab’s Joe Gerber and Gavin McDermott to talk about the distributed web and blockchains and why it's important to experiment with this emerging technology. Many people see blockchain technology as bitcoin, but as Joe and Gavin discuss, bitcoin is just the tip of the spear and one small piece of a larger movement of blockchain technology and the distributed web.
Dec 29, 2017
Tips for How to Prototype a Service
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How do you prototype designing something that isn’t tangible, like a service? In this Creative Confidence Series webcast, IDEO Partner and Managing Director Ilya Prokopoff and IDEO U Managing Director Suzanne Gibbs Howard will guide us through their process for service design prototyping, share examples of successful past service design prototypes, and discuss how these prototypes can often lead to increased clarity and confidence behind ideas. Read more: http://ideo.to/PSxf75
Dec 08, 2017
Advice from IDEO’s Chief Creative Officer on Inspiring Creative Work
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We spoke with Paul about what he sees as cornerstones of creative leadership, how to catalyze people toward action, and his no fear attitude toward delving into the void—aka darker more challenging topics like death and aging.
Oct 25, 2017
This is the Way Google & IDEO Foster Creativity
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Curious about what makes a successful, innovative team, Google led a two-year research project with 280 teams. They found only one distinction between innovative and non-innovative teams—psychological safety.
Sep 30, 2017
How to Create Change in Your Organization
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Designing for change is about helping leaders transform their organizations’ cultures and businesses in pursuit of innovation, adaptability, and impact. Join IDEO Partner and Managing Director Bryan Walker and IDEO U Managing Director Suzanne Gibbs Howard as they discuss a human-centered approach to change and give a sneak peek into IDEO U's newest course.
Sep 27, 2017
Adventures in Storytelling & Sailing from an IDEO U Alumni
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After two years of sailing 15,000 miles around the globe with her husband and seven-year-old son, Jennifer Massaro returned home with a new perspective and a story to share. Armed with her desire to convey her learnings from two years at sea paired with a belief that storytelling is a muscle that must be constantly exercised Jen enrolled in Storytelling for Influence. Hear about Jen’s adventure and how she crafted a relevant and empowering story that led her to the TEDx stage.
Aug 23, 2017
David Kelley on Design Thinking
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Design thinking is a mindset (almost a way of life). It opens you up to new directions and perspectives. And the more you exercise the design thinking muscle, the better you get at it. Each time you engage with the process, you end up feeling more capable. As founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, David Kelley has been practicing design thinking for nearly 30 years. He’s passionate about using design to help unlock creative confidence in everyone from students to business executives. As instructor of our new online class, Hello Design Thinking, David brings his years of learning and expertise to this design thinking introduction. Join IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard and IDEO U Co-Managing Director Coe Leta Stafford for a discussion with David on design thinking as a roadmap for routine innovation. An audience Q&A will follow.
Jul 31, 2017
Design Thinking in Healthcare
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In our Creative Confidence Series chat with IDEO Design Researcher Silvia Vergani and Principal Research Scientist at Verily Life Sciences Danielle Schlosser, we discussed the challenges and opportunities in healthcare innovation today and how healthcare practitioners can begin to apply a more human-centered approach to their work. When design thinking methodologies are applied to healthcare they lead to a human-centered focus and an openness to generating and testing many ideas to find more innovative, far-reaching solutions.
Jul 25, 2017
How to Prototype a Business with Joe Gerber
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In our Creative Confidence series chat with IDEO CoLab Co-Managing Director Joe Gerber, we explored the world of business prototyping. In his early days as a Business Designer at IDEO, Joe noticed that experimenting and prototyping were an essential part of IDEO’s process and became curious about prototyping something complicated and abstract like a business. Applying the design approach and philosophy to new business ventures with techniques like prototyping creates a clearer path forward.
May 25, 2017
Unlock a Creative Confidence Mindset
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IDEO Partner Tom Kelley is passionate about moving organizations and people from understanding and utilizing the tools of design thinking to unlocking a creative confidence mindset. In this Creative Confidence series chat, Tom and Suz will discuss how to make room for creativity within hierarchical organizations, Tom’s philosophy on leading for creativity, and growing from design thinking into creative confidence as an individual and an organization.
Apr 28, 2017