Drafting of a plan or convention for the construction of an object or of a system; process of creation; act of creativity and innovation
In this episode, Wes and Todd sit down with Painter Brett Andrus. Brett talks about his early exposure to art, his art education at the Savannah College of Art & Design, growing up in Colorado Springs, opening an art gallery, taking time to understand the art process and craft, grinding, teaching, the Colorado Springs art community and scene, the visual artist mythos, Odd Nerdrum, the importance of mentors and mentorship, Lee Price, honoring the viewer, Covid, Leukemia, hyperfocus and hyperpresence, being a full-time Artist with a day job, curating your life, fear, competition and drive, jealousy, identifying your peak work times, process of creativity, cityscapes, alleyways, models, Bosky Studio, business of art, pricing, art appropriation, narrative, painting with integrity and honesty, originality, Bosky backdrops, Virtu Collective, and being grateful. Join us for an insightful and thoughtful conversation with Brett Andrus.Check out Brett's work at his website www.brettandrus.artFollow Brett Andrus on Instagram - www.instagram.com/brettandrus/@brettandrusCheck out the Bosky Studio website at www.boskystudio.comFollow Bosky Studio on Instagram - email@example.com
Steve Jobs war bekannt dafür, dass er gutes Design schätzte. Zu seinen ikonischen Auftritten in Jeans und schwarzem Oberteil gehörte auch besondere Brille: Ein randloses Modell der deutschen Marke Lunor, das zum Verkaufsschlager wurde und heute noch gefragt ist.
Brian Crofts, Chief Product Officer at Pendo shares the five main parts of the Innovation System Pendo uses to help their Product Teams become more outcome orientated. In this talk, you will learn the core principles of the Innovation System that can be applied to any team. And when applied correctly these principles don't just empower your team but also create trust and produce consistent results. Learn how empowered teams become trusted teams when given the right set of tools. Key Takeaways - How to create trust - How innovation systems can help you maintain outcomes consistently - What sort of environments foster a high-performing team - Design system in context with your team's innovation system Additional Resources How to Be a Great SaaS Product Manager→ https://productled.com/saas-product-manager/?utm_source=video&utm_medium=Webinar+Highlights&utm_campaign=Brain+Croft Data-Driven Storytelling: A Guide for SaaS Product Managers→ https://productled.com/blog/data-driven-storytelling-saas-product-managers/?utm_source=video&utm_medium=Webinar+Highlights&utm_campaign=Brain+Croft Trend Forecasting for Product Managers→ https://productled.com/blog/trend-forecasting-for-product-managers/?utm_source=video&utm_medium=Webinar+Highlights&utm_campaign=Brain+Croft Learn more about PLG by reading the bestselling book: Product-Led Growth: How to Build a Product That Sells Itself → https://productled.com/book?utm_source=video&utm_medium=Webinar+Highlights&utm_campaign=Brain+Croft Stay Connected Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for many more product-led growth tips! LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/productledinc/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/productled SUBSCRIBE to become great at Product-Led Growth! https://www.youtube.com/c/productled
When it comes to a home renovation, patience is key. As unexpected delays, costs, and challenges arise, having a solid game plan will help save your project and your sanity. For years we've watched designer Emily Henderson create beautiful spaces on television. Now she's tackling a new project: moving to Oregon and renovating a 1910 farmhouse fixer-upper. In this episode of The Better Buy, Emily shares her tips for staying patient during a renovation, why timing makes all the difference when buying a home, and how her style has evolved throughout the years. For more info visit: bhg.com/thebetterbuy The Better Buy is produced by: Mélanie Berliet - Host/SVP & Group General Manager, Dotdash Meredith Home & Design Sarah Martens - Senior Editor Lottie Leymarie - Executive Producer, Lifestyle Audio Dominique Arciero - Audio Engineer/Producer Jeremiah McVay - Script Editor Sponsored by Discover Personal Loans
In this episode of Longevity by Design, our hosts, Dr. Gil Blander and Ashley Reaver, MS, RD, CSSD, are joined by Dr. Mitch Roslin, Chief of Bariatric Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. During this conversation with Dr. Mitch Roslin, he talks in detail about the obesity epidemic—he touches on taking a preventative, upstream approach, causes, consequences, and everything in between. Dr. Roslin shares his experience as a bariatric surgeon, and the important role this surgery has on obesity treatment and outcomes. For science-backed ways to live a healthier, longer life, download InsideTracker's Top 5 biomarkers for longevity eBook at insidetracker.com/podcastThis episode is intended to share information on weight management. The subject matter may be distressing, not appropriate, or triggering for some individuals. Please proceed with caution if you continue to listen to this episode.
GoFundMe: Support for Dan Palmer's Family CW: Death, Grief, and Loss It is with a heavy heart that I share the tragic news that Dan Palmer, of Making Permaculture Stronger, passed away suddenly in the first week of August, 2022. Dan was an activist, designer, permaculture practitioner, and teacher. He was also the driving force behind numerous events and organizations including permablitz, Very Edible Gardens, Holistic Decision Making, the still-in-progress film Reading the Landscape, and his blog and podcast. I knew Dan half as well as I would have liked, but am thankful for the many long hours we spent in conversation over the years, separated by half the world, asking what we could do to make one another, and by extension permaculture, stronger. My thoughts are with his partner, children, and other loved ones. If you are someone who prays, I ask you to offer words into the universe for those who are hurting. You can also use the link above to donate to a GoFundMe for his family during this time of transition.
Ever feel trapped by the life you're living? Like you're stuck in the hamster wheel of life? Back in 2016 our guest on SBD, Crystal O'Keefe, found herself in corporate America with those same thoughts and feelings. Crystal was successful in her career but it was a grind and somewhere deep down she knew this wasn't her purpose. She was not fulfilled and it was at this point she tried something new and developed a brand-new passion, Peloton. Eventually this newfound challenge transformed her entire life, helping Crystal to significantly transform her body, her mentality and her career path. Now with the Clip Out Podcast and other projects, she's helping other men and women experience the power of pushing yourself to do things outside of your comfort zone. Remember, it's never too late to live your best life!ep "Going outside of your comfort zone, in any areas, is so important... Now, I feel like working out has made me comfortable with being uncomfortable." - Crystal O'Keefe Time Stamps 00:55 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design' podcast 04:40 – Get to know today's special guest, Crystal O'Keefe 07:20 – Crystal on how her newfound love for the Peloton bike helped her get back on track with her fitness goals 12:47 – Discover how her love for Peloton bike prompted her to start a podcast 19:55 – The power of going out of your comfort zone 24:16 – How to choose which bike instructor to ride with 27:22 – Crystal talks about the different Peloton classes to try 32:45 – Crystal gives tips for those who've given up on their health and fitness goals 39:02 – Discover what her typical week of exercise looks like 41:19 – Crystal shares what's next for her and future plans 46:00 - Where you can go to connect with Crystal O'Keefe Resources: The Clip Out Connect w/ Crystal: Facebook Instagram YouTube Connect w/ CriticalBench: Youtube Facebook Instagram CriticalBench.com StrongByDesignPodcast.com
Logitech released the Logitech Pen in January, one of the first mainstream tech tools designed for and with students. The Pen is a USI stylus for Chromebooks, designed for learning, so students can unlock their full potential. Tech is not often built with kids in mind (but it should be). It's built for adult and consumer use. Children have smaller hands, different developmental needs, etc. Logitech took all this into consideration when designing the Pen, with students at the center every step of the way. Grace Lee is Head of Design for Logitech for Education. She is a leader in design who is passionate about creating user-centric education products that delight students and teachers. I invited her onto the podcast to learn more about the design process and discuss the development process of the Pen and what it can tell us about the future of tech design overall. We discuss how the future of learning (and life) is increasingly digital and why bridging the 'awkwardness' gap is so important. We also explore where tech can be a comfortable extension of our real physical selves to build confidence.
My guest today is Colorado-based flower farmer and educator Briana Bosch. We recently met in person when Briana attended the Slow Flowers Summit and I’ve been wanting to host her on the show – so we finally got this conversation on the calendar to share with you. Just a little bit of background: Armed with […] The post Episode 570: A visit to Blossom & Branch, Briana Bosch’s Colorado Flower Farm appeared first on Slow Flowers Podcast with Debra Prinzing.
In this episode, Sarah Cannon joins us to talk about how sublimation is trending with crafters!. Sarah is the Marketing Communications Manager at Sawgrass and understands the crafting market from her 10 years of experience in the field. This is an in depth look at how you can create a business as a sublimation crafter for products like T-shirts, tumblers, mugs, and more! #sawgrass #sawgrassink #mysawgrass __________ Link to the Sawgrass Unboxing video: https://youtu.be/_JzjmVt9bQk Get your Heat Press Nation products here*: https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1137072&u=3278573&m=77504&urllink=&afftrack= Check out Sawgrass Printers here: https://www.sawgrassink.com/printers https://www.instagram.com/sawgrassink/ *Some links on this site may be affiliate links. If you purchase a product using the link I may receive a small commission. I will only link to products I support and/or use personally. All opinions are truthful and my own. __________ Download Carina's free guide: The 7 Tips Nobody Will Tell You About Becoming a Surface Pattern Designer here: http://eepurl.com/dN2RcY __________ About Carina Gardner: Carina Gardner is a fabric designer, paper designer, and design educator who is passionate about helping other designers fulfill their creative dreams by teaching them her strategies for making money as a designer. She has a Ph.D. in Design and taught design at the University of Minnesota before starting Carina Gardner, Inc. Carina Gardner, Inc design brand has been featured in dish ware, holiday decor, sewing patterns, and more. Her exclusive Design Suite Program helps creatives make money designing as they learn to design. Her programs include Illustrator and Photoshop training, surface pattern design, paper design, Silhouette & Cricut file design, and running a design business. She started the Make and Design Podcast so that she could share inspiration, stories, and experiences about design and life with crafters and designers. Find out more at https://www.carinagardner.com Check out her most popular program Design Bootcamp here: http://www.carinagardnercourses.com/designbootcamp Watch this episode as a video at https://www.makeanddesign.com/
Powered by: ReFi Jobs - ReFi jobs curates the best new regenerative finance jobs at leading companies and startups - Learn more News - The World Food Bank is Combating Worldwide Food Insecurity with a Sustainable System that Elevates the Small Farmer - Read more---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.In Episode 150 of the Disruptors for Good podcast, I speak with Gregory Landua, Co-founder and CEO of Regen Network, on the regenerative finance industry and the massive potential to change the way we look at money and environmental assets.Gregory is co-founder and co-Chief Regeneration Officer of Regen Network. Regen Network is land ecological commons management platform and the backbone for a new approach to ecosystem service markets based on verified ecological state. Gregory Landua, co-author of the pioneering book, Regenerative Enterprise, the Levels of Regenerative Agriculture Whitepaper, and the Regen Network Whitepaper. He is the co-founder and former CEO of Terra Genesis International.Terra Genesis International (TGI) is now lead by a dynamic global team of Permaculture and Regenerative Agriculture and Business practitioners and leaders working to support leading companies to transform their negative impact into regenerative effects, and leading cutting edge agro-forestry business planning around the world.Gregory has studied marine and terrestrial ecology and evolutionary biology in the Galapagos Islands, translated for Amazonian rainforest guides, fought wildfires in the wilderness of Alaska, lived in established ecovillages, founded a successful work-live cooperative, and studied the nuances of ecology and ethics.Gregory has B.S. in Environmental Science and Ethics from Oregon State University, and a M.Sc in Regenerative Entrepreneurship and Design from Gaia University.About Regen NetworkRegen Network is a full-stack blockchain software development company best known for the deployment of Regen Ledger and the set of tools used for Regen Network.Regen Network is a community of actors engaging with ecological regeneration, ecological monitoring, verification, distributed computing, and technology development, centered around Regen Ledger. Network members track specific changes in land, oceans, and watersheds.By improving our understanding of ecosystems and enabling rewards for verified positive changes, Regen Network catalyzes the regeneration of the earth's ecosystems.Using distributed ledger technology, satellite remote sensing, and Ecological State Protocols, Regen Network monitors on-the-ground conditions and generates trusted attestations about the ecological state.Regen Network provides an open platform designed specifically to run diverse applications such as Regenerative Carbon Credits, Supply Chain Transparency, Reforestation Monitoring, and investment vehicles such as Ecological Bonds.There may be nothing of more critical importance than the regeneration of global ecosystems. Regen Network brings together the tools and communities needed to incentivize actions aligned with planetary health.Powered by: ReFi Jobs - ReFi jobs curates the best new regenerative finance jobs at leading companies and startups - Learn more---> Check out the Causeartist Partners here.---> Subscribe to the Causeartist Newsletter here.Listen to more Causeartist podcast shows hereFollow Grant on Twitter and LinkedInFollow Causeartist on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram
Learn more about my products and services:my 1:1 coaching practicemy coach training programProlific, my online community devoted to meaningful productivitythe Blend by Design online coursethe SoTL by Design online coursePlease offer your feedback about the show or ideas for future episodes and topics by connecting with me on Twitter @Katie__Linder or by emailing me. You can also come find me on Instagram!If you listen to the podcast on Apple Podcasts, please take a moment to rate and/or review the show.
We love bringing you the journeys of our amazing DevelopHer students and this week we have the inspirational Claire Larritt-Evans to share her tale with you. Claire is an interior designer with her own practice, Larritt-Evans. She's been in practice for 13 years and first established and grew her business with commercial work before finding her true passion for residential projects. In this episode, we explore the journey Claire underwent to embark on her first development. She has learned, through becoming a client for the first time and experiencing exactly what her clients go through, to redevelop her systems and processes within her studio and create the best possible client experience. In this conversation, we're covering the joy of handing over a house to a client after all of the design work and the challenges Claire has overcome when developing and being a client herself.We'll be excitedly following along with Claire's journey and can't wait to see the final developing project! LINKS:Larritt-Evans: https://www.larritt-evans.com/ Larritt-Evans Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/larrittevans/ Buy our new book: BuildHer, A practical guide to building and renovatingBuildHer Website: https://buildhercollective.com.au/BuildHer Instagram: @buildhercollectiveBuildHer Facebook: Women who Design, Decorate, Renovate & BuildRegister for a call: https://go.oncehub.com/BuildHer
Welcome to our Unlocking Brand series, where our global brand experts host live case studies, deliver actionable insights, and answer key questions on the topics that matter to brand marketers today. In this episode, Michelle Leyden Li, CMO of GlobalFoundries joins our President of the Pacific Rim Jason Cieslak and General Manager, Katie Conway to explore the lessons learned and the results experienced from rolling out the new GlobalFoundries brand one year ago.
No matter how big or small your team is, there are always things to discuss. Most managers respond by holding weekly meetings. At their best, team meetings are a forum for open and productive communication between team members. At their worst, they waste everyone’s time and energy. If your weekly meetings aren't moving your work forward and leaving people in a positive mood, it’s probably time you redesign them. In this episode, I share practical advice that you can implement to make your weekly meetings more productive and enjoyable for everyone. The full episode guide includes an overview of the factors to consider when designing a team meeting, along with examples of team meeting structures, formats, and prework to consider using as a model for your team. Get it when you join the Modern Manager community or purchase the full guide at www.themodernmanager.com/shop. Get the free mini-guide at themodernmanager.com/miniguides. Subscribe to my newsletter to get episodes, articles, and free mini-guides delivered to your inbox. Read the related blog article: Make Weekly Team Meetings Work for Your Team Key Takeaways: There is no right way to have a team meeting. The key is to identify your meeting objectives so that you can design the meeting to meet those needs. Consider the flow of the agenda. How will you structure your time together to achieve the meeting objectives? Team meetings can be as short as 15 minutes or as long as multiple hours, as long as the time is well spent. Determine what people can do to best prepare for the meeting. This could include completing a dashboard, contributing topics to discuss, or nothing at all. Don’t assume a weekly meeting is necessary. Sometimes daily or monthly cadences are more appropriate. Explore the format that will best meet the team’s needs. It could be in person, virtually, via Slack, or something else. Regularly revisit the design of your team meetings to assess if they are still meeting the team’s needs. It’s okay to experiment with different choices in order to optimize how your team meets. firstname.lastname@example.org
It is a Kess one man show this week as we breakdown Maro's State of Magic Design article. What did he have to say about the last year in design and do we agree with his assessment? Want to read the article for yourself? Link below! https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/making-magic/state-design-2022-2022-08-01 Drop Dot D20 Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dropdotd20/drop-dot-d20-jumbo-dice In the wake of Roe v Wade being overturned we encourage everyone to donate to charities that help support those most affected by this ruling. Below is a link where you help support. https://events.softgiving.com/donate/WeWontGoBackMarathon Join in the conversation on our Discord! https://discord.com/invite/7zAZV8JK Ben Bateman is going on tour! Show dates and tickets here: https://benbateman2021tour.bigcartel.com If you want to customize you deck even more check out the Alter Sleeves link below! It really helps support the show. https://altersleeves.com/themmcast Looking to pick up some of the cards we discussed today? Use our link below to help support the show! https://channelfireball.com?ref=alexkessler Opening animation was done by Geoffrey Palmer. Follow him on Twitter: @livingcardsmtg @Living Cards MTG Canadian Highlander Points List https://canadianhighlander.wordpress.com/rules-the-points-list-and-deck-construction/ ---- Contents ---- 0:00 - Intro 00:03:28 - Kickstarter Announcement 00:23:17 - Unfinity 00:49:18 - Dominaria United 01:08:53 - STORY SPOILERS Join The MMCast Patreon https://www.Patreon.com/TheMMCast Discord: https://discord.gg/fjYdTwS MMcast Twitch: twitch.tv/kesswylie Instagram: @TheMMCast Kess: Twitter: @Kesswylie Instagram: @Kess_Wylie Twitch: Twitch.tv/Kessco Ben: Twitter: @benbatemanmedia Instagram: @BenBatemanMedia Twitch: Twitch.tv/BenBatemanStreams Michael: Twitter @Dudardd Website: kess.co/themmcast Email: email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170382890167965/?ref=share Produced by Time Traveler Media - https://www.timetravelermedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On this episode, Maria and Meghan look back over the Magic the Gathering sets released in 2022 and find out how Wizards of the Coast thinks they performed. What was awesome about Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty (hint: everything), what could be fixed in Streets of New Capenna? And who remembers that Innistrad: Midnight Hunt was released THIS YEAR?! Time isn't real. PLUS: a physics question for the ages, a highly questionable sponsor slogan and Maria keeps pushing her Halo agenda. ecome a GLH5 Patron Today! Listen to Weekly Magic News with The Upkeep Buy Some Sweet GLHF Merch Check out our Board Games YouTube Channel Look! It's our Magic YouTube Channel Follow us on Twitter Peep Our Insta Be our Facebook Friend Watch us play on Twitch Everything GLHF is on our Website Get the Best MTG Gear with UltraPRO Visit our sponsor Card Kingdom
FREE report 7 Simple Steps to Becoming Your Own Banker - http://7steps.ca/ Wealth Without Bay Street EPISODE 127: Today's episode features Henry Wong again. Henry is a professional CPA who also trains other CPA's across Canada specializing in taxation and passing through the nationals exams. Today he uses the opportunity to help explain Canadian life insurance landmines that U.S. citizens can avoid. Henry chanced upon the book “Becoming Your Own Banker” and began to piece together all his knowledge of life insurance and financial accounting and soon began to pursue the journey of becoming his own banker. He now trains others as an accountant in how to build their own personal capital pool and manage their taxation through IBC. IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: 0:00 Introduction 1:03 Separating Yourself From The Two Systems 4:54 How Much Tax Does An Average Canadian Family Pay 8:30 The Five D's 10:04 Using Time To Your Advantage (Defer) 12:38 Misconception of the Lower Tax Bracket 16:19 Design of The Canadian Tax System (Design) 20:47 Defining Your Income (Define) 26:38 Dividing the Income (Divide) 35:38 The Disconnect (Disconnect) 42:15 Other Products Considered Income
Today, I chat with Manav Misra, Chief Data and Analytics Officer at Regions Bank. I begin by asking Manav what it was like to come in and implement a user-focused mentality at Regions, driven by his experience in the software industry. Manav details his approach, which included developing a new data product partner role and using effective communication to gradually gain trust and cooperation from all the players on his team. Manav then talks about how, over time, he solidified a formal framework for his team to be trained to use this approach and how his hiring is influenced by a product orientation. We also discuss his definition of data product at Regions, which I find to be one of the best I've heard to date. Today, Region Bank's data products are delivering tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue to the bank. Given those results, I also dig into the role of design and designers to better understand who is actually doing the designing of Regions' data products to make them so successful. Later, I ask Manav what it's like when designers and data professionals work on the same team and how UX and data visualization design are handled at the bank. Towards the end, Manav shares what he has learned from his time at Regions and what he would implement in a new organization if starting over. He also expounds on the importance of empowering his team to ask customers the right questions and how a true client/stakeholder partnership has led to Manav's most successful data products. Highlights / Skip to: Brief history of decision science and how it influenced the way data science and analytics work has been done (and unfortunately still is in many orgs) (1:47) Manav's philosophy and methods for changing the data science culture at Regions Bank to being product and user-driven (5:19) Manav talks about the size of his team and the data product role within the team as well as what he had to do to convince leadership to buy in to the necessity of the data product partner role (10:54) Quantifying and measuring the value of data products at Regions and some of his results (which include tens of millions of dollars in additional revenue) (13:05) What's a “data product” at Regions? Manav shares his definition (13:44) Who does the designing of data products at Regions? (17:00) The challenges and benefits of having a team comprised of both designers and data scientists (20:10) Lessons Manav has learned from building his team and culture at Regions (23:09) How Manav coaches his team and gives them the confidence to ask the right questions (27:17) How true partnership has led to Manav's most successful data products (31:46) Quotes from Today's Episode Re: how traditional, non-product oriented enterprises do data work: “As younger people come out of data science programs…that [old] culture is changing. The folks coming into this world now are looking to make an impact and then they want to see what this can do in the real world.” — Manav On the role of the Data Product Partner: “We brought in people that had both business knowledge as well as the technical knowledge, so with a combination of both they could talk to the ‘Internal customers,' of our data products, but they could also talk to the data scientists and our developers and communicate in both directions in order to form that bridge between the two.” — Manav “There are products that are delivering tens of millions of dollars in terms of additional revenue, or stopping fraud, or any of those kinds of things that the products are designed to address, they're delivering and over-delivering on the business cases that we created.” — Manav “The way we define a data product is this: an end-to-end software solution to a problem that the business has. It leverages data and advanced analytics heavily in order to deliver that solution.” — Manav “The deployment and operationalization is simply part of the solution. They are not something that we do after; they're something that we design in from the start of the solution.” — Brian “Design is a team sport. And even if you don't have a titled designer doing the work, if someone is going to use the solution that you made, whether it's a dashboard, or report, or an email, or notification, or an application, or whatever, there is a design, whether you put intention behind it or not.” — Brian “As you look at interactive components in your data product, which are, you know, allowing people to ask questions and then get answers, you really have to think through what that interaction will look like, what's the best way for them to get to the right answers and be able to use that in their decision-making.” — Manav “I have really instilled in my team that tools will come and go, technologies will come and go, [and so] you'll have to have that mindset of constantly learning new things, being able to adapt and take on new ideas and incorporate them in how we do things.” — Manav Links Regions Bank: https://www.regions.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manavmisra/
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House Warming Podcast, Episode 014: Giving Sustainability Entrepreneurs a BOOST with the Delta Institute with Patrick Murphy and Ashley Bakelmun In this episode, Sarah talks with Patrick and Ashley about Delta Institute, its Associate Board and their event, BOOST, an event that offers sustainability entrepreneurs the opportunity to win a $5,000 grant to support their idea, project or business. Patrick T. Murphy is the Senior Lead for Development and Communications at Delta Institute, and in that role he serves as Staff Liaison to the Delta Emerging Leaders associate board. He has devoted his career to serving Chicago-area nonprofits, having recently served as Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation and as Board Chair of Pangea Educational Development. He holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management with a Concentration in Fundraising Management from the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. His hobbies include reading, gaming, creating music, and genealogy.Ashley Bakelmun is a Managing Director at RW Ventures, LLC, an economic development firm specializing in technical analysis of urban assets and markets, and in creating the products and enterprises necessary to inclusively grow urban and regional economies. Prior to joining RW Ventures, she led design and construction teams to deliver sustainable master plans on education/corporate campuses and achieve LEED certification in new construction projects. Ashley has a BSA in Mathematics and Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Urban Development and Design from UNSW Sydney.To submit applications or buy tickets to the event: https://delta-institute.org/boostFor the full roster of winners and finalists: https://delta-institute.org/delta-emerging-leaders/Support the show
Today's episode follows interior designer (and BOD™ Advocate-in-Chief) through a typical day. From fabricators to Starbucks to TV production meetings to a cottage jobsite, Kimberley shares candidly, as usual. In this episode we learn: - create site notes (meeting updates) while still on site so everything is fresh in your mind - make note of phone calls, texts and emails attended to for all projects, all the time Thank you to our sponsor, Daniel House Club! It's time to take control of your business. Become a member of Business of Design®, today: https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast
More about Steve and Plant PrefabSteve Glenn, CEO, founded Plant Prefab in 2016 as an offshoot of the award-winning residential design studio, LivingHomes, which he founded in 2006. Previously, Glenn worked with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) and managed the development of a $220 million program in Mozambique. He was also the founder and CEO of PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise community solutions; founding partner of idealab, a business incubation firm that raised and invested $1 billion in a number of successful companies; co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio at Walt Disney Imagineering; and co-founder of Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer in 1988. He holds a BA with honors from Brown University, studied Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was a Coro Fellow. Plant Prefab is the first Certified B Corporation™ building technology company dedicated to sustainable design, materials, and operations. The company's patented Plant Building System™ utilizes advanced digital modeling and fully customizable Plant Panels™ and Plant Modules™ to help architects, developers, general contractors, and individuals design and build multifamily and custom single-family homes 20 to 50 percent faster than site-based methods. The system provides better quality control, design flexibility, and time, cost, and material efficiency than traditional methods of offsite or on-site construction. Plant Prefab has two factories in California (Rialto, Ontario) and a design studio and show home in Santa Monica. With a mission to build a better world by design, Plant Prefab was the first housing prefabricator to announce a net zero goal and has achieved carbon neutrality in their operations since 2020. Plant Prefab is backed by leading investors including Amazon, Asahi Kasei, Gerdau Paris Ventures, Obvious Ventures, and others. Follow Steve on Twitter Connect with Steve on LinkedIn Follow Plant Prefab on Twitter Check out Plant Prefab
Director in product development who loves to create products that help solve customers' pain points. In over 14 years of technology experience, I have taken different challenges in software development, from SDE, QA to Product Director, I have transitioned into a product leader role. I love taking challenges and finding satisfaction by creating simpler solutions for complex customer problems. In my current role at Amex, I am designing the Acquisition and onboarding experience for Personal Checking, Personal Savings and Personal Loans.
Can athletes perceive which balls, sticks, bats, racquets, etc afford the greatest opportunity for hitting, throwing, etc? What information do they use for this and how does it relate to Gibson's concept of dynamic touch? How can we use this better design and fit sports equipment? Articles: Perceiving the sweet spot Learning to throw to maximum distances Attunement to haptic information helps skilled performers select implements for striking a ball in cricket Perceiving Affordances of Hockey Sticks by Dynamic Touch Perceiving the affordance of string tension for power strokes in badminton: Expertise allows effective use of all string tensions An ecological-dynamical approach to golf science: implications for swing biomechanics, club design and customisation, and coaching practice More information: http://perceptionaction.com/ My Research Gate Page (pdfs of my articles) My ASU Web page Podcast Facebook page (videos, pics, etc) Subscribe in iOS/Apple Subscribe in Anroid/Google Support the podcast and receive bonus content Credits: The Flamin' Groovies – ShakeSome Action Mark Lanegan - Saint Louis Elegy via freemusicarchive.org and jamendo.com
You have a brand, either by design or by accident. If it's by accident, it may not be a brand you want to stand behind. Branding expert, Bri Seeley, helps you discover whether your brand is actually serving your business, and how to fix it if it comes up short. https://www.theagentsofchange.com/448
Welcome back to part three of our series on the four things every service provider must get right. In today's installment, we'll be delving into one of our favorite topics here at Boss Project: designing your systems for structure. Most of our clients deliver a service that requires their clients' contribution. This means they usually need input from clients before they can take the next step in their process. Unfortunately, they often aren't able to systematize a process, because they're spending most of their time and energy chasing people down all the time! In today's episode we delve into how to create systems that support you, the impact it will have on your operations, and why it's all about spending more time with your clients, not less! We want to help you align the goals and values of your business with the systems you put in place. Our approach is all about how to create structure while taking into account the messiness of life, clients, and running a service-based business. Tune in today as we break down how to design your systems for structure and serve your clients to the best of your ability! Thank you for listening! Please subscribe, rate and review The Strategy Hour Podcast on iTunes. Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and greatly appreciated. For show notes, go to thestrategyhour.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mark speaks with Kevin Bethune, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life, a "think tank" that delivers design & innovation services using a human-centered approach. Today, Commander Divine speaks with Kevin Bethune, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of dreams • design + life, a "think tank" that delivers design & innovation services using a human-centered approach. In this episode, Kevin discusses the power of design and innovation, and how it can help us face the challenges we have today. Key Takeaways: How to mitigate conflict in diverse teams. We all come from different disciplines with varying thought processes. When leading diverse teams, the very first step is to get everyone to openly talk about where they’re coming from, how they like to work, and what their triggers are. Finding a balance in servant leadership. The leader of any team has to strike a balance between articulating the vision and making sure the team feels like they’ve helped inform the vision. It’s up to the leader to carve up the work that needs to be done to give the team the runway, role clarity, and license to own the pieces of that collective vision. The power of quiet leadership. Leadership isn’t always about carrying forward as a facilitator to constantly serve and unblock a team. Sometimes the team needs to see the leader do the work, too. There are many opportunities to provide quiet leadership while you get your hands dirty alongside your team. These are the moments that build better trust and enable the team to hit the ground running on their own. What does growth look like for your business? Every organization has to think about what growth actually looks like for them – it’s not one-size-fits-all. There might be parts of the business that are maturing or are out of date, and they need to be refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated. This can lead to a new source of business growth. Ideally, that growth is respectful and considerate of both the environment and the people who are part of the engine. Design is young at the strategy table. Strategy is currently still predominantly biased toward business and technology. When considering building more multidisciplinary teams moving forward, design needs to be prioritized and meshed into problem-solving culture. We should appreciate where we've come from, but be honest about our history.It’s no longer enough to only think about innovation through the lens of desirability, viability, and feasibility. We have to think about the broader ecology of what we affect, like our environment, our people, and our ethics. We have to wrestle with notions...
Melissa DeTora is a Senior Game Designer at Wizards of the Coast and currently leads the MTG Casual Play Design team. She is the first woman to Top 8 a Magic Pro Tour. [8:03] Melissa's WOTC journey: Intern -> Senior Game Designer [9:47] What is Play Design? [13:38] Play Design -> Casual Play Design [17:41] Playtesting Commander during COVID-19 [23:26] Designing for "Casual" [25:57] Play Design interactions with Commander RC and CAG [28:21] Too many treasures / Dockside Extortionist is OP [29:36] Arcane Signet [32:06] "I'm still learning things every day" / "I don't want to go to FNM" [37:58] Melissa's mentors [43:21] Design story: Tovolar [46:33] Looking back: Mutate, Companion mechanics [53:46] Looking back: past sets [56:43] Self-criticality as a designer [58:41] Self-criticality as a player [1:00:39] Mindset change: PTQ to PT [1:02:36] "You are probably bad at Magic" [1:05:38] Raphael Levy [1:09:22] Playtesting at the DeTora residence / Joel Larsson, pathfinder [1:13:15] Parents and Magic [1:14:22] Pump It Up [1:24:06] Women in Magic: then vs. now Show notes: humansofmagic.com Patreon: patreon.com/humansofmagic Music: @kuplasound
Recently, you may have heard that money is getting more expensive. But how can the money be more expensive? Money is, well, just money. To clarify this business lingo, Alen and Franz break down the current business environment and share what sets the price of money. We talked about: what cheap and expensive capital even means, why is money now getting more expensive, and what implications this has on the business world.
Dr. Abby Bajuniemi holds a PhD in applied linguistics from Minnesota University and is currently a user researcher in industry. We talk about language, design research and researcher self-care. Listen to learn about: How language and linguistics affect design The interaction of society and language Trauma-informed user research Researcher self-care The importance of asking for help Language and technology Being mindful about the language used in design Our Guest Abby is the manager of UX Research and Content at Calendly. She holds a PhD in Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics with specialization in Second Language Acquisition and Sociolinguistics. She loves to nerd out with people about language and research methods, either together or separately. She loves the Oxford comma, but will never correct your grammar Show Highlights [00:57] How and why Abby moved from linguistics to user research. [02:06] The importance of taking the time to think about language as a designer. [03:30] Audience design. [04:15] Aspects of linguistics that are helpful for designers and researchers. [04:45] Being mindful of the language choices you're making. [05”07] Abby talks about the tone of language/voice. [06:14] Abby's “superpower.” [07:00] How people understand and use language. [10:03] Abby talks about what happens when stakeholders don't follow the user research recommendations. [11:22] You have to be a good storyteller for your stakeholders. [12:16] Ways Abby has seen her work come to fruition. [15:14] User research can be revelatory for organizations that have never used it before. [17:06] Trauma-informed research and researcher self-care. [18:03] User research can be intense and emotional. [20:05] Dawan and Abby talk about the importance of asking for help. [22:35] Asking for help is part of what collaboration is. [24:15] Asking for help is working smarter. [25:27] Abby talks about the book she's writing. [25:56] Cognitive language models. [26:42] Voice-activated assistants. [28:07] Language and chatbot design. [29:34] Thinking about the future of language design. [33:01] Books and resources for researchers and those wanting to learn more about language. [36:52] The way language can play into stigma. [39:39] Abby talks about an example of purposeful language design done at the 18F agency. Links Abby on LinkedIn Abby on Medium Abby's website Abby on Women Talk Design On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?, by Emily Bender, Timnit Gebru, Angelina McMillan-Major 18F Book Recommendations Universal Methods of Design, Expanded and Revised: 125 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions, by Bruce Hanington and Bella Martin Measuring the User Experience: Collecting, Analyzing, and Presenting Usability Metrics, by Bill Albert and Tom Tullis Thinking Through Methods: A Social Science Primer, by John Levi Martin The Black Experience in Design: Identity, Expression & Reflection, By Anne Berry, Kareem Collie, Penina Acayo Laker, Lesley-Ann Noel, Jennifer Rittner, and Kelly Waters Your Computer Is on Fire, by Thomas Mullaney, Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks, and Kavita Philip Mixed Methods: A short guide to applied mixed methods research, by Sam Ladner Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, by Safiya Umoja Noble You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton!: Monster Motivations to Move Your Butt and Get You to Do the Thing, by Chuck Wendig and Natalie Metzger Language And Power, by Norman Fairclough Discourse and Social Change, by Norman Fairclough Other Design Thinking 101 Episodes You Might Like User Research + Asking Better Questions with Michele Ronsen — DT101 E88 Teaching Yourself Design Thinking + Innovating in Government with Amy J. Wilson — DT101 E19 Design Thinking + Learning Science with Adam Royalty — DT101 E18
Every single marriage is at risk of what the Lord warns about in Malachi. And every one of us will benefit from seeing the beautiful covenantal nature of marriage and our beautiful covenantal God who is relentlessly faithful to us. Learn four ways to guard this precious gift of marriage. This message was preached by Erick Cobb on August 7, 2022.
Struggling to balance creativity and business? Kathleen is here to help.In this weekly podcast, Kathleen shares her practical, no-nonsense business advice for floral designers, florists, and flower farmers. So they can level up their thinking, master their marketing + make more money.It's time to bust through the secrecy and find out what really matters when it comes to building a flower business.Whether you're brand new to the industry or a seasoned vet, the skills Kathleen teaches in this podcast are invaluable to every florist!Not a floral designer but still looking for useful insights as a creative business owner and entrepreneur? You're in the right place. If you're a photographer, cake maker, interior designer, graphic designer, stylist, or someone in between, this podcast is for you too!WANNA WORK TOGETHER?
Emily is a London born Colombian designer, wellbeing fanatic and the founder of Vibras Creative Studio and House of Vibras. She qualified as a Graphic Designer with a degree from Central Saint Martins in 2017. Her editorial style earned her a place creating layouts at ELLE UK magazine, followed by a string of in-house design roles at household-name British fashion brands.Despite doing what she was good at in her day job, she knew that something vital was missing. Vibras Creative Studio was born out of a combination of her passions - creativity and wellbeing - with the aim of re-defining how to run a successful business. Her number one priority is to prove to herself and others that it is possible to be a successful entrepreneur, while still looking after yourself - mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally. In this episode, Esther chats with Emily about all the moving parts of her business(es), life transitions, and ultimately how to prioritize mental health through busy seasons.Guest Information:Guest Name: Emily Ospina-RuizGuest Business Name: Vibras Creative Studio + House of VibrasGuest Website: www.vibrascreativestudio.com / www.houseofvibras.comGuest Instagram: @vibrascreativestudio / @houseofvibrasInbox Question:“How do you go about managing your social media accounts when your someone who doesn't use social media often, and is someone who just doesn't want to spend time on their phone all the time?” — Jennifer HibdigeUpcoming Events:Faster with Figma co-workshop with The Shopify (code)x on August 15th at 12pm Eastern (11am Central, 10am Pacific) — In this workshop Lea from The Shopify (code)x will be walking through how to go from Brand Guide to Branded Shopify Store in record time with Figma. The call will be held in our Facebook group, so join us now to get all the deets!Patreon-Only LIVE Quarterly Q&A Call on September 12 at 11am Eastern (10am Central, 9am Pacific) — As we always do, we'll be holding our chat where our Patrons can come hang out with us and get some personal time to ask questions, chat about what's happening in your own biz. Become a Patron before then by going to www.patreon.com/betterpodcast so you can get the call info!Special thanks to our producer Jon from Wayfare Recording Co.Connect With Us:Our Free Facebook Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/betterbranddesigner/Podcast Website: https://www.betterbranddesigner.comPodcast Resources Page: https://www.betterbranddesigner.com/resourcesPodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betterpodcast/Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/betterpodcast
I'm Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design featuring a one-on-one conversation with interior designer Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz. Were talking about art and design, but also family. What value is there in design if you don't have loved-ones with which to share it? Family. It is more important than design, art or architecture. Yet, Design, art and architecture are invaluable because there are loved ones with which to share it. The intrinsic value of design is often compared to that of art and while I do love art, it isn't the same to me. Art, photography, even music…all things I am passionate about, are not the same creative endeavors as that of interior design and architecture because there is a function that follows form that is not present in single sensory creative endeavors. This is another installment of the Wellness & Design Thought Leadership Series presented by ThermaSol. To sit in a cozy space, feel that material under a shared and focused light enhances the experience so much more when one is in the presence of family and friends. I love this side of design. Brendan and I explore this a little bit and cover some other associated topics. I hope you enjoy this conversation and another installment of the Wellness & Design Thought Leadership Series presented by ThermaSol, with interior Designer, Brendan Kwinter-Schwartz. Before we get into our conversation for this week, I received an unexpected surprise in the mail. It was a copy Unapologetically Chic, Ryan Saghian's new book. Ryan was last featured on the show in 2019, episode 221. If you would like to hear it, and I encourage you to do just that, you can find a link to that episode in the show notes. You will also find a link to Ryan's book. I cannot think of a more appropriate title than Unapologetically Chic because Ryan is both. Always. And that is what I love about him. He is also one of the most talented designers working today. Not most talented young designers, not most talented Los Angeles designers, not most talented Jewish designers…No, most talented designers. Full stop. He infuses a sexy, cool and chic style into his work that becomes inextricably tied to the work itself. It's not a style, look or feel yet it's all at once. There are consistent through lines whether you're looking at a monochromatic, black and white or in living color. The work is endued with attitude. One that very clearly says, “you love this and you deserve it.” There is a certain arrogance that comes with the attitude, and if that wasn't present, neither would the quality of the work. Everything is ideated upon a concept and placed to work together. From the case goods, soft goods, accessories, everything. Interesting too, Ryan shares his creations with you but doesn't rub noses in the stature or wealth of the clients themselves. There are no clients named, only their spaces and locations. It's funny. At the time of my most recent conversation with Ryan, published in 2019 but took place in 2018, I described him as, “an aggressive designer who attacks the space with luxurious finishes and a creative use of space”. He is that now as much as we was then. Unapologetically chic. Designer Resources ThermaSol - Redefining the modern shower experience Article, great style is easy. It's the best way to buy beautiful modern furniture York Wallcoverings - Designed to inspire for over 125 years Franz Viegener - Finely crafted sculptural faucets Moya Living - Beautiful, durable powder coated kitchen, bath & outdoor kitchen cabinetry Thank you Brendan, I loved our time together. For more about Bendan and her practice, please check the show notes for links. Thank you to Convo By Design partners ThermaSol, Article Furniture, York Wallcoverings and Franz Viegner and Moya Living. If you would like to learn more about any of these amazing companies, yes, the show notes for more info and direct links to check them out for yourself. And thank you for spending part of your day,
EntreArchitect Studio is a series of special bonus episodes where Mark invites inspiring, passionate people to share their knowledge and information about the building products and services to help you build better buildings. This week at the EntreArchitect Studio we are featuring: PPG – Bill Long and Gary Edgar Bill Long connects architectural firms in […] The post EA Studio 005: PPG – Bill Long and Gary Edgar appeared first on EntreArchitect // Small Firm Entrepreneur Architects.
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A close look at how we develop features at 37signals. Designer Michelle Harjani walks Shaun through the entire process of making the Bubble Up Feature in HEY.Show Notes 00:42 - Michelle Harjani (Twitter) 00:59 - Bubble Up 01:28 - Six-week cycles (Shape Up) 01:38 - Set Aside 02:56 - Team and project sizes (Shape Up) 03:26 - Cool-down (Shape Up) 05:04 - Fat marker sketches (Shape Up) 05:32 - The Betting Table (Shape Up)
On this week's episode of Inside Outside Innovation, we sit down with Maddy Grant, Cofounder of Propel. Maddie and I talk about the changing dynamics of workplace culture and what companies need to be doing to navigate the new future of work. Let's get started. Inside Outside Innovation is the podcast to help new innovators navigate what's next. Each week, we'll give you a front row seat into what it takes to learn, grow, and thrive in today's world of accelerating change and uncertainty. Join us as we explore, engage, and experiment with the best and the brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and pioneering businesses. It's time to get started.Interview Transcript with Maddy Grant. Co-founder of PropelBrian Ardinger: Welcome to another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. I'm your host, Brian Ardinger. And as always, we have another amazing guest. Today, we have Maddie Grant. She is the Co-founder of Propel, which focuses on helping organizations prosper through cultural change. Welcome to the show Maddie. Maddie Grant: Thank you so much for having me.Brian Ardinger: I'm excited to have you on the show. There's a lot going on when it comes to workplace culture and the future of work. For those in our audience who may not have run into your work yet, you're also in addition to working at Propel, you're an author of several books, including Humanize, When Millennials Take Over, and I think your most recent book is The Non-Obvious Guide to Employee Engagement. You know, this whole concept of work culture, work culture is being disrupted. You know, we hear about the great resignation or the great reassessment or the great return to work. Whatever the next great thing seems to be out there. You know, what are the biggest challenges and changes that you're seeing when it comes to the world of work? Maddie Grant: What's interesting is I've been kind of researching culture change in the workplace for quite a long time. For a couple of decades. So long before the pandemic, the workplace was changing in terms of needing to be more digital. You know, advent of social media changed a lot of stuff about managing and leading in the workplace, not just, you know, marketing and communicating with your customers.So, it all started with basically the digital age. And my particular interest is actually on organizations that need to transition from the old way to the new way. Right. So, I'm not so much about startups who could basically create their own culture from the get-go. What I'm interested in is how do you take like a hundred-year-old museum and change, you know, and get them like up to the digital age. And then the pandemic happened. Right? So, a lot of the things that I was exploring in my books and my research basically happened really quickly overnight. And the big disruptor beyond of course the pandemic itself was to me, the idea that all of a sudden there was a really good reason to change how we work. Right. Right. Because if you didn't, people might lose their lives, literally. So in that respect, you're going to go remote. Like, even if you said that you couldn't or only, you know, very special VIP people could take like one half afternoon off of work on a Friday. Well, all of a sudden everybody's working from home and oh, guess what? It's actually working pretty well. It's actually, you know, people are doing their jobs and they're, they're managing, you know, what they need to manage. And they've got kids, dogs, all the rest of it at home. So, there's all these new external factors coming into it. But the work is still getting done.Brian Ardinger: So, talk a little bit about we're in a weird space now, because for lack of a better term, a lot of the pandemic's talk has, has gone by the wayside and people are returning to work. And you're seeing this push again to trying to go back to the old normal. What are you seeing when it comes to that push and pull and, and that desire to go back to the way things were and what's working, or what's not working when it comes to that?Maddie Grant: What we're seeing is that the people who want things to go back to the way they were, are almost always senior level people. So those are the people who got to where they are in the old system. And those are the ones who are very, very keen to go back to how it was. But like my partner Jamie Nadder likes to say the toothpaste is out of the tube now. So, there's some things that just cannot go back.So for example, saying that people can't do their work, can't achieve their goals or their project targets or whatever from home, you can't say that anymore because there's so much data that people were completely able to do that, you know, for the past two years. However, what I think is really interesting is there is actually value to coming back to the workplace. But that value, you know, everybody talks about, you know, the water cooler conversations and, and building relationships.And, you know, seeing people in person is better than online. You know, all of these kinds of things. But they're not defining why those things are important. Like why do we care about water cooler conversations? And in fact, water cooler conversations are actually not an equitable way of building relationships or coming up with random ideas that turn into that next multimillion dollar revenue source, because not everybody has access to the water cooler, right? Some people are not supposed to get up out of their desks for X number of hours. So that's just one example, but I think some of the most interesting work that we're doing right now is actually around the hybrid workplace. And so we wrote this eBook that was basically the four culture decisions that you need to consider when returning to the workplace.And the four are Customizing the Employee Experience. Like how much are you willing to customize? Second one is What is the Value of the Workplace, the physical workplace. Third one is Defining Collaboration and the fourth one is Supervision and Accountability. Like, so you know, that people have been able to achieve their work from home. So how does that change, how you supervise and hold them accountable in the future? And these four things are all very interrelated. But the idea is that really smart organizations will take this opportunity to rethink actually what's important about bringing people together. And they will redesign their workplace, for that purpose. And it could be multiple purposes. But you might have a group of people inside your organization who really need the workplace for quiet time. So, it's actually not about collaborating. It's about having time away from the dog and the three-year-old. For other people, it's about collaborating, but in larger brainstorming teams. So, you know, collaborating with people outside of your department. So not your regular work with your team but getting together with others that you don't normally get together with. Sometimes it might be actually very social. Like what if the workplace was now like the big cafeteria where people came in literally to eat and have coffee, and that's where you start to, you know, run into people randomly, that kind of thing.For all of those things, the reason it works or doesn't work is that you've defined that that is the reason you want people to be interacting in person. You know, so just having that thoughtfulness about why you care about getting people back to the workplace. It's not just to sit in a cubicle and be on your laptop on Zoom. Right. But now possibly with a mask on depending where you live. That doesn't make sense to anybody. And it doesn't make sense, and a lot of C-suite people will see this very quickly if they don't already, to drive like an hour into town for your meeting and then lose another hour, getting back home to get back on Zoom for your other meetings. It's so inefficient compared to what it used to be. Brian Ardinger: Let's talk a little bit about, I've had a conversation with a lot of companies and some of the challenges revolve around existing managers, not having the tools, resources, or training to really know how to interact or deal with remote employees. Again, a lot of people were just dumped into this and were never given an opportunity to learn new ways of connecting and communicating and collaborating in a remote kind of environment. Do you have any tips or tricks or things that you've seen that can help manage that transition better? Maddie Grant: There's technologies available for all of the above. Two minutes on Google and you can find tools and platforms for online meetings and for all kinds of different whiteboards and you know, whatever your needs might be. So it's not the technology, that's the issue. I think it literally just goes back to really defining why are you meeting. For what purpose is each meeting. And what are the different formats that they need to be. And how do you build relationships throughout the year through these different kind of connection points. And when is it better for it to be a one-on-one meeting versus a group? And when do you have your camera on or your camera off? Right? These are all very nuanced things and they're all culture things. But once you sit down to really just audit all of the meetings that you do and really define which kinds of meetings are for what purpose that enables all kinds of people, both on the management side and, you know, the individual practitioner side, contributor side, to really, you know, be on the same page about what these meetings are for.Brian Ardinger: Have you seen any examples of companies doing this well and, or different ways that if I'm thinking about this, should this be top ground driven, thinking about like how do we actually calculate the meetings and figure this out. Should be done from the bottom-up team by team? What are some of the best practices you've seen out there?Maddie Grant: I don't believe in best practices. I am a culture person who believes that every organization has the right culture for them. And that may be very different than for your competitor who does exactly the same work in the same market. But it's just a different company. So, for me, it's about that blueprint that works for you as an organization. The ability to define what the guidelines are for you.And this is going back to what I was saying about defining collaboration, for example. You know, if you really understand as a company, why you want people to get together and have kind of a guiding principle that literally writes out, you know, we value collaboration because X, Y, Z, then those kinds of statements, which is similar to core values, right, but they're just a bit more granular. But the point of them is that anybody in the company should be able to get behind that and to understand it, no matter where sit. So, yes, it's top down. And yes, it's bottom up. Like it's got to go both ways. I will say it will not work if it's only bottom up. Like the power of the CEO, you know, no matter what the CEO might say, the core values are, or the culture is if their actions don't match with other words, they can destroy a culture really easily. But they can also really set the tone. And they have a lot of power to model the behavior that they're looking for. And I think the really fascinating thing about this whole great reshuffling is that there are people out there who fit every kind of culture. So, for example, we were talking to a lobbying firm. They need people, their lobbyists to be in person, because they go and meet with politicians. And if there's three people on zoom and three people in the room with the politician, you know, guess who's going to get the most attention. They just cannot do their jobs equally well on Zoom versus not.So, for a company like that, then yes, they have a really good reason for wanting everybody to be in the office. I don't at all believe that everybody should be remote or anything like that. But the idea is just to really kind of understand and specifically define what those guiding principles are. You know, we do our work better because X. Brian Ardinger: Tactically, how do you start breaking that apart? Is this something that the C-suite should sit down and think through this. Should every team be thinking through and mapping this out on a board saying here's how we work best together. And here are the rules of engagement. And talk to me, tactically, how that can be done. Maddie Grant: The simplest way to start is with a culture assessment. It'll just help you break down into categories the, the different topics for discussion. And any culture assessment will do. Obviously, we created one that I like the best, but whatever. The point is just starting the conversation. But just as an example, our assessment measures things like agility and innovation and inclusion, transparency, collaboration, solutions which is like employee focus versus customer focus. And a couple more. So, there's eight markers and they're pretty legit from the standpoint of eight big topic areas that you can talk about. And when you start having those conversations and it is literally what you just said, like, how do we do innovation here, for example. What we've seen in our data is some really, really fascinating results. So, for innovation, I have to tell you this one, because of this podcast topic. For innovation, there's what we call a culture pattern, which appears across many, many different companies. It is where the scores for the concepts of innovation, so things like creativity, passion, and purpose, like learning, you know, ability to bring in resources for learning.All these kinds of things tend to score high. But the structural pieces of innovation tend to score low. So, these are things like risk taking, experimentation, right? So, it's like, we like to talk about innovation, right. But we don't necessarily have the structures in place in our company where it's okay to innovate. And to take risks. And to measure.We're not measuring the experiments that we're trying. So that's a pattern that comes out in this kind of data that you can immediately start to fix. If your goal is to be much more innovative as an organization, literally the data tells you every single department needs to have a way to measure how many experiments per month you're doing. And not just the results, but how many you tried. Like the failures are as important as the ones that worked, because if you're not failing enough, with trying things then you're not trying enough things. Brian Ardinger: Yes. Great insight there. And I think that's very true. I think a lot of companies have a lot of innovation theater where they like to think they're innovative, but when it comes down to like you said, the actions don't necessarily match up with the reality of that.All these changes are obviously affecting every company out there. And this war for talent is becoming now global. Used to be where you could find your talent in your backyard. And now everybody's competing for every job around the world. What can companies do to better position themselves for attracting and finding the best talent today?Maddie Grant: Yeah. So, I think that your differentiator is your culture. And of course, I'm a culture consultant. So, culture hammer, everything is a culture nail, right. But I do think there's a great lack of good description of what your culture is. Like good authentic description. And for every company that is losing people because of whatever their culture is, there are other people leaving cultures that are the opposite because there's so many different companies with different cultures. Being able to really accurately describe what it is, what it feels like to work there. You know, how people collaborate there. How much people are expected to integrate their external life into the workplace. You're a startup and you want people to live and breathe the startup life. Cool. If, if I'm, you know, 25 and my parents pay my rent. Like, yay, I'll go do that. But I'm 50. Can't do that anymore. But the point is there are people out there that will actually gravitate to your culture no matter what it is. So being able to really understand it and describe it to me is the key. Absolute key. And all the rest of it falls to the wayside. The salaries, benefits, all that stuff is almost irrelevant to me. Brian Ardinger: You talk a lot about how you customize the employee experience for employees to do their best work. Can you talk a little bit more about how do you customize an employee experience? Maddie Grant: Yeah. So just an example, based on what we've been talking about, the whole, you know, remote working. So, we worked with a group that owns their own building, a beautiful building. So of course, they were very insistent on trying to get everybody back in. And what they did was they said, okay, everybody needs to come in twice a week. And then each department gets to pick which two days. Like that sounds fabulous.Okay, cool. But in actual fact, within every department, there are people who want to come in five days to get the quiet or to, you know, because they miss everybody. There are people who want to come in, never like you couldn't pay me enough to come back in because I do my work really well from home.And then there's a lot of people somewhere in the middle, like, I'll come in two days, if you want, but I really don't want to come in Mondays or Fridays. Right. But now everybody comes in Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays. So the traffic is absolutely horrible. So, you know what, actually I'd rather work from home.So, you know, if you get down to like the people's real lives, it's about the ability to really kind of gather everybody together. And balance a collective need or an organizational need for, in person collaboration with individual needs. People who want to be in all the time are out all the time or somewhere in the middle. You know, some people moved away and so they can't actually come in. Right. That's definitely happened a lot. The idea of customizing, it's all about the best way to do your best work. And so literally just asking the question of everybody, of how they best prefer to work. But it's also not just, we're trying to appeal to everybody's individual needs. There's also an organizational piece to it.And if we've defined, you know, that collaboration is important to this organization because it helps us build relationships long term, which helps us do better work you know, in these other ways, you have to get all those inputs and then design the experience of your employees in a way that balances both. Like you'll never please, everybody. That's not what you're trying to do.Brian Ardinger: Yeah. It's very much mosaic that you have to put together to make it look good on all fronts. Both for the employee and for the company itself. Maddie Grant: It might also really change your ultimate plan. So, this organization we worked with, they wanted everybody in two days a week, but it turns out that what they really, really wanted was those opportunities to build relationships and to run into people. Brian Ardinger: Right. So, can you do that in other ways? Maddie Grant: Right. Having random people in two days a week was actually not the way to do it. Instead, it was having everybody in for like a social day. Yeah. Like twice a month. And that they would bring in food trucks and they would bring in maybe a speaker or two and have some activities. But also just have some open time where people could just hang out.For More InformationBrian Ardinger: It's definitely a fascinating topic. If people want to find out more about yourself or the books or the company, what's the best way to do that?Maddie Grant: Yeah. So, my company's called Propel. The URL is propelnow.co. And all my books are on Amazon. So, When Millennials Take Over is probably the easiest one to Google for.Brian Ardinger: Well, Maddie, I really do appreciate your time coming on Inside Outside Innovation and sharing your insights on the world of work. I'm sure we'll have you back on because the world is changing quite fast. Maddie Grant: Thank you so much for having me. Brian Ardinger: Thank you very much.That's it for another episode of Inside Outside Innovation. If you want to learn more about our team, our content, our services, check out InsideOutside.io or follow us on Twitter @theIOpodcast or @Ardinger. Until next time, go out and innovate.FREE INNOVATION NEWSLETTER & TOOLSGet the latest episodes of the Inside Outside Innovation podcast, in addition to thought leadership in the form of blogs, innovation resources, videos, and invitations to exclusive events. SUBSCRIBE HEREYou can also search every Inside Outside Innovation Podcast by Topic and Company. 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This week we speak with Ximena Amaya, recent graduate of ArtCenter in Pasadena, California by way of Mexico City. Ximena talks about what led her to study graphic design and her passion for using it as a communication tool, in architecture, and for emerging technologies through her work as an intern at Pentagram. To see Ximena's work, visit ximena.works. To learn more about the research she documented, visit hmctartcenter.org/programs/mujeres-hispanas-y-tipografia/