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Design thinking principles and mindsets – going beyond the sticky note

October 23rd, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design thinking principles and mindsets – going beyond the sticky note”

In this episode, we chat to Warwick Vlantis from Umuzi, a digital technology focused not for profit training organization. Their passion is to ensure that the unemployed youth are skilled and ready for the workplace, and that they are connected to the possible opportunities available to them. 

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Mixing magic, science and art to create better customer experiences

October 15th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Mixing magic, science and art to create better customer experiences”

Chantel Botha, is the MD and founder of BrandLove, a customer experience design consultancy in Cape Town. She is passionate about customer experience and sees it as a blend of art, magic and science. We couldn’t agree more. 

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Design thinking, innovation and the future of it all

September 22nd, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design thinking, innovation and the future of it all”

Welcome to Season 2 of Great minds design think alike! James is from Knowhouse, and we talk about the organisational changes that need to happen for innovation to take place, with a specific look at organisational design and leadership support in relation to business strategy

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Design thinking for cultural change

August 13th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design thinking for cultural change”

Alan is from Curios. We discuss how prototyping has changed his business, its relevance to organisational culture and the effect it has on collaboration and innovation. He’s passionate about design thinking education, especially in entrepreneurial and school environments.

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Design thinking success stories, and lessons learnt

July 8th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design thinking success stories, and lessons learnt”

In this episode we speak to Terry Behan, an expert in the application of design thinking to solve real issues. He shares with us some interesting projects where design thinking principles and methods have allowed him to pivot, and he defines the measurement of success on design projects.

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Really understanding customers and big business

June 17th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Really understanding customers and big business”

In this episode, we talk to Martin Cheetham, co-owner of Tenaka. We talk about how design thinking has been incorporated into large organisations, as well as the definition and interpretation of design thinking and how design education has changed over the years, and how this needs to change even more.

Humans can no longer be just be seen as just resources – just seen and not heard

May 7th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Humans can no longer be just be seen as just resources – just seen and not heard”

In this episode we talk to Julia Makhubela – a consultant, and the owner of 54twentyfour who is passionate about disrupting human resources. She uses human-centred design methodologies and mindsets to create employee experiences that are inclusive: it’s about how we can be different together.

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The world needs to change, and design thinking can do that

March 10th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “The world needs to change, and design thinking can do that”

In this episode we speak to Iain Bryant from Future by Design, discussing the importance of innovation, listening and understanding customers points of view, as well as the context of design thinking in Africa to the rest of the world, and our unique challenges.

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How rapid prototype building and testing helps us design think software development

February 11th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “How rapid prototype building and testing helps us design think software development”

Madelein Taljaard, Experience Design Director for the payroll mid-market sector at Sage Global, talks about the challenges and solutions of creating globally diverse software development teams with a human-centred mindset and culture to design and develop tools based on real user data.

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Find the one problem everyone has, and you will create unicorns

January 14th, 2020 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Find the one problem everyone has, and you will create unicorns”

In this episode, we speak to Herman Singh from Future Advisory about innovation, creativity through adversity and his experience of product successes and failures. He talks about how innovation thrives on adversity and how that is helping build businesses in South Africa.