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Creativity, mindfulness and the impact of AI with Radim Malinic

Feb. 2, 2023

Designer, creative director, and best selling author, Radim Malinic, talks about how you can explore your own creativity and use mindfulness to tame the beast that creativity can be. We also talk about the impact of AI on cr…

Guest: Radim Malinic

End of year reflections and being aware of the self and the system you're part of with Andi Mignolo

Jan. 19, 2023

Designer, executive coach and the President of the Interaction Design Association, Andrea Mignolo kicks of Season 3 with her insights and advice on being aware of the self as a designer and also the the larger system you’re …

Best of Season 2: Recap and learnings

Jan. 8, 2023

In this final episode of Season 2, Nirish recaps his top highlights and learnings from the 12 episodes of the season. Share your ideas and suggestions with Nirish at Shownotes Tim Yeo, the Quiet Achie…

Candid end of year reflections with three design leaders

Dec. 22, 2022

Three design leaders reflect candidly on the year 2022 and share their biggest challenges, learnings and advice for designers

Looking for your first UX job as an immigrant with Dorsa Mokhtari

Dec. 8, 2022

Iranian-born architect and recent UX design graduate shares her experience of moving from Iran to the UK, studying UX at General Assembly and looking for her first UX job. Nirish answers her mentoring questions too.

Laid off? Look inside before you look outside - Kate Pincott

Nov. 24, 2022

Design leader and coach Kate Pincott shares practical steps to heal and grow after a layoff

Creative confidence with the 12-minute method with Robbie Swale

Nov. 10, 2022

Leadership coach, author and podcaster, Robbie Swale shares his 12-minute method to get started with content creation and growing your creative confidence using experiments

Guest: Robbie Swale

Getting cozy, juicy and real with your colleagues - Sophia and Jed Lazar

Oct. 28, 2022

Board game designers, group facilitators and founders of Cozy Juicy Real, Sophia and Jed Lazar share their journey of co-creating Cozy Juicy Real with their users and their biggest learnings and tips on building meaningful c…

From Human-Centred Design to Life-Centred Design with Dr. Martin Tomitsch

Oct. 13, 2022

Professor of Interaction Design at the University of Sydney and author of “Design Think Make Break Repeat”, Dr. Martin Tomitsch, talks about the perils of human-centricity and makes a case for more sustainable way of buildin…

Designing is Not Your Superpower - Joe Leech

Sept. 29, 2022

Advisor and coach to CEOs and recovering neuroscientist and UXer, Joe Leech, gives a pep talk for designers who’re feeling bored or trapped and encourages them to question what they’re doing and why.

Neurodiversity is great for design and for business with Matthew Bellringer

Sept. 15, 2022

Creative innovation consultant, neurodiversity advocate and social entrepreneur, Matthew Bellringer, shares his personal story of being diagnosed with ADHD and autism only recently and his mission to help organisations embra…

Doing amazing work is just half the job - Trenton Moss

Sept. 1, 2022

#018 - As designers and problem solvers, we pride ourselves on our craft and hard skills. But those will only take you halfway. Beyond that, you’ll need people skills to really be an impactful designer. In this episode, I sp…

Solve problems that matter with Ben Pecotich

Aug. 18, 2022

#017 - Design can change the world but many of us designers work in jobs we hate, solving problems we don’t care about. In this episode, I speak with Ben Pecotich on solving problems that matter without compromising your own…

Building a mental health app with Courtney Carlsson

Aug. 5, 2022

#016 Councillors, therapy, meditation - Courtney Carlsson tried them all but what she needed was a structure to ask herself deliberate questions consistently to learn more about herself. Courtney is a CEO and Founder of the …

Design leadership for introverts with Tim Yeo

July 21, 2022

Design Director of IBM Consulting, Founder of the Quiet Achiever and proud introvert, Tim Yeo, shares his personal journey of being an introverted designer and design leader and how he’s now helping other introverts have bet…

Guest: Tim Yeo

End of Season 1 Recap: Learnings and Reflections

July 7, 2022

Host of the Design Feeling Podcast, Nirish Shakya, recaps the 12 guest interviews in Season 1 and shares his top learnings and reflections. He also gives a sneak peek of Season 2.

Running your own race, understanding your business model and making smart guesses with Hattie Willis

May 26, 2022

Hattie Willis, founder of the entrepreneurship education company, Guessworks, shares her biggest learnings from the world of venture building and corporate innovation

Guest: Hattie Willis

Using marketing as a self-growth tool with Frances Khalastchi

May 12, 2022

Frances Khalastchi, co-founder of Better Bolder Braver, a marketing community for coaches, talks about using marketing as a tool for self-growth and addressing perfectionism by working out loud and being part of communities …

How to sharpen your intuition as a designer using tarot with Dr. Adeola Enigbokan

April 28, 2022

Designer, environmental psychologist and tarot practitioner, Dr. Adeola Enigbokan, takes us on a mystical tour of the world of tarot and shares her insights on how it can help designers sharpen their intuition to make better…

Conscious Experience Design with James Breeze

April 14, 2022

James Breeze, Chief Experience Officer, at Objective Experience, shares his ongoing work on a framework and a set of competencies which he calls Conscious Experience Design - values and behaviours that designers can use to i…

Guest: James Breeze

Self-care for user researchers with Jane Reid and Janice Hannaway

March 31, 2022

User researchers Jane Reid and Janice Hannaway put the spotlight on the vicarious trauma faced by user researchers working in complex areas such as homelessness, drug abuse and domestic violence and the importance of self-ca…

Ryan Rumsey on re-engineering over re-inventing to make faster business impact

March 17, 2022

Author of Business Thinking for Designers and CEO of Second Wave Dive, Ryan Rumsey shares his stories of self-work and making business impact through re-engineering successful tools and methods.

Guest: Ryan Rumsey

Cory Lebson on the mid-career crisis for UXers, pressure of having to make a difference and letting go of control

March 3, 2022

User researcher and author of the UX Careers Handbook, Cory Lebson, shares honest stories of his mid-career crisis and his tips on maintaining your wellbeing and sense of purpose.

Guest: Cory Lebson

How to use your emotions as a creativity tool with Dr. Zorana Ivcevic Pringle

Feb. 17, 2022

Emotional Intelligence and Creativity Scientist, Dr. Zorana Ivcevic Pringle, reveals the connections between emotions and creativity and how to manage emotions at work to be more creative and manage your wellbeing.