Design Future Now!
How is design changing as a discipline and profession? How do we face these opportunities as a community? AIGA's Lee-Sean Hung explores these questions and more with creative practitioners and leaders.
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June 3, 2021 | 28 min
R. Michael Hendrix on What Musical Minds Teach Us About Creativity and Innovation
R. Michael Hendrix is the author of Two Beats Ahead: What Musical Minds Teach Us About Innovation, co-written with Panos A. Panay. Michael is also a partner and global design director at IDEO. He teaches entrepreneurship at the Berklee College of Music. In this episode of Design Future Now, host Lee-Sean Huang talks with Michael about lessons and mindsets from music that designers and other creative leaders can incorporate into their work.
November 27, 2020 | 37 min
Fireside Chat with Kayo Roehm, 3M Design Officer
AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson and 3M Design Officer Kayo Roehm have a conversation about leadership in design at the 2020 AIGA Design Conference
November 18, 2020 | 32 min
Fireside Chat with Dantley Davis, Twitter Chief Design Officer
AIGA Executive Director Bennie F. Johnson and Twitter Chief Design Officer Dantley Davis have a conversation about leadership in design at the 2020 AIGA Design Conference.
October 21, 2020 | 28 min
Episode 14: Lee-Sean gives an update and discusses design and storytelling with Anne-Laure Fayard
Lee-Sean shares the story of his professional journey and shares thoughts on design and storytelling in our crossover with the Design Thinking Roundtable podcast hosted by Anne-Laure Fayard.
May 14, 2020 | 51 min
Episode 13: Bobby Alexis and Roger Manix on Play
In this final episode of season 1, we hear from Bobby Alexis and Roger Manix, co-founders of a new company called Ludolo, which helps remote teams increase creativity, productivity, and develop a sense of belonging, through play.
April 29, 2020 | 42 min
Episode 12: Richard Ting on Digital Craft
Richard Ting, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Experience Officer, and US Chief Creative Officer at R/GA talks with Design Future Now's Lee-Sean Huang about digital craft, moving from "human centered design" to "humanity centered design," and more.
April 16, 2020 | 24 min
Episode 11: Giorgia Lupi on Data Humanism
This episode is adapted from a webinar conversation that Design Future Now host Lee-Sean Huang had with Giorgia Lupi, an information designer, advocate for Data Humanism, and a partner at Pentagram.
May 15, 2020 | 51 min
Episode 10: Amanda Makulec on Communicating COVID-19 Data
Amanda Makulec shares her expertise with Lee-Sean Huang about how to design, visualize, and interpret data related to the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic.
March 18, 2020 | 46 min
Episode 9: David Carroll on Data Rights
Design educator, data rights advocate, and recovering entrepreneur David Carroll talks with Lee-Sean Huang about the challenges that digital platforms pose to privacy, democracy, and beyond.
March 9, 2020 | 39 min
Episode 8: Rinat Sherzer on Biomimicry and Gender in Design
Interdisciplinary biotech engineer, social entrepreneur and designer Rinat Sherzer talks with Lee-Sean Huang about biomimicry and gender in design.
March 2, 2020 | 42 min
Episode 7: Sloan Leo on Community Building as Design Practice
Community centered design strategist Sloan Leo chats with Lee-Sean Huang about community building as design practice and the intersections of social innovation and justice. Sloan is director of social innovation at The Vaid Group, designer in residence at MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, and a board member of AIGA New York.
Feb 12, 2020 | 14 min
Episode 6: Paul Pangaro on Design for/as Conversation
Paul Pangaro has been thinking about and working on design and conversation, for decades now. In this episode he discusses why conversation matters for design, ethics, artificial intelligence, and more.
Jan 31, 2020 | 21 min
Episode 5: Deborah Littlejohn and Randa Hadi, Data, Damn Lies, and Disruption
Professor Deb Littlejohn demystifies the buzzword "Big Data" and explains why she has her students tell lies with data. Later MFA student, Randa Hadi opens up about her hopes and fears for the design profession.
Jan 23, 2020 | 13 min
Episode 4: Kim Erwin, healthcare delivery designer and researcher
Kim Erwin, co-director for the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design.
Jan 15, 2020 | 41 min
Episode 3: Miya Osaki and Tina Park, Healthcare Experience Designers, Educators, and Podcasters
Miya Osaki and Tina Park of Diagram, a design studio dedicated to improving healthcare experiences and outcomes by seeing through the eyes of patients.
Dec 23, 2019 | 39 min
Episode 2: Jack Roberts, Cherokee author, designer, educator, and filmmaker
Lee-Sean Huang talks to designer, filmmaker and author Jack Roberts.
Dec 17, 2019 | 16 min
Episode 1: Sarah Gibbons and Jodi Forlizzi, AIGA Design Conference 2020 Speakers
Sarah Gibbons, chief designer at Nielsen Norman Group and Jodi Forlizzi, Geschke Director and a professor in the Human Computer Interaction institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
Building Partnerships With A Vibrant Community
The National Partnership Program is about leadership, relevance, and impact—with, within, and through design—to build and sustain programs, initiatives, and resources that champion a more contemporary and inclusive profession.