99% Invisible is about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. If you want to know why Sigmund Freud opted for a couch over an armchair, or why we often see inflatable tube-men at gas stations or used car lots, you should definitely listen to one of the worlds most popular and most downloaded podcasts.
Check them out at: https://www.99percentinvisible.org
DesignBetter is a podcast created by Invision in which they chat with design leaders to uncover how they achieved success. Season 1 focusses on what it takes to be a product-driven company and how strong collaboration between product, design, and engineering helps make great products. Season 2 explores the foundational operations, systems, and leadership needed to scale design.
Check them out at: https://www.designbetter.co/podcast
Tech45 is a weekly technology podcast in which a mostly fixed panel of geeks talk around 45 minutes about the most interesting mainstream tech news of the past week. An ideal way to keep up to date about what's new in tech land!
Check them out at http://www.tech45.eu
Appels en Peren Show
The "Appels en Peren Show" is a bi-weekly podcast about anything that will make the future possible. The show is hosted by Reinier Ladan who interviews Wietse Hagen, who does most of the talking. This podcast tends to be more philosophical or meta than the average tech podcast, but in a great way!
Check them out at http://appelsenperenshow.nl
Met Nerds om Tafel
"Met Nerds om Tafel" (MNOT) is a weekly podcast in which a fixed panel of nerds invite a guest-nerd to talk about their jobs and personal (tech-related) interests. Guests vary from a digital detective over a former artist/drugsdealer who now owns a meal-replacement start-up to a radio host who presented a show about computers in Yugoslavia which had 1.5 million listeners.
Check them out at https://www.metnerdsomtafel.nl/
Techsnacks claims to be the only techpodcast in snacking format. Each week they handle 4 tech-related subjects in 40 minutes. Techsnacks is hosted by Maarten Van Woerkom, a full-time cardiology nurse who fills his spare time with an almost unhealthy interest in tech, gadgets, innovation and the consequences of all of these on society and Raymon Mens, a tech-journalist and principle editor of onemorething.nl. During the summer they change their format into "summer dinners" during which they invite 1 guest who determines all of the episodes subjects.
Check them out at: https://www.techsnacks.nl/
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Over the last few years new methodologies like Eric Ries’ Lean Startup, Jake Knapp’s Design Sprints or Tim Brown’s Design Thinking, have opened up a new perspective on the process of innovation. But if the only thing you do with it, is replace the old buzzwords with the new, you’re missing the point. You cannot think your way out of a design challenge. There are no shortcuts developing stuff that matters.
Five years ago, I started working as a Project Manager in an advertising agency of 200 people. Today I work at Superlab, a boutique design studio. And yet, my job is pretty much the same, no matter the size of the company. Here’s how we run our projects, some of the tools we use and one secret ingredient.
At Superlab our tagline is We make stuff that matters. But what does that even mean?
Lies joined our team in October as a UX/UI designer and we already can’t imagine what Superlab would be without her.
We work in the sweet spot for innovation, somewhere between strategy, design and technology. Of these areas, technology is certainly the one that evolves the fastest and most often. That is why we decided to spend a day each month to get some hands-on experience.
Moving out. Again. After 9 months in our office at Kaai16 we had to find something bigger. Again. And we found it in Zonhoven. That’s right, Zonhoven. Or Sunny Gardens if you will.
Screens have taken over our lives. They’re in our pockets, our cars, our homes and our offices. We check our phones over 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzzes and rings from our apps. But as technology evolves, so should our ways to interact with them.