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What does it take to start and grow a social enterprise? – With Microlab Founder Luuk Visser

June 24, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “What does it take to start and grow a social enterprise? – With Microlab Founder Luuk Visser”

What does it take to start and grow a social enterprise? – With Microlab Founder Luuk Visser
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A new first for Shots of Purpose! A four-person episode, with special guest Luuk Visser. Luuk is the co-founder of Microlab, a really cool and fast-growing co-working space in Eindhoven, NL. Microlab started as Atelier Eindhoven with only a handful of people, and within 5 years has grown to a space of over 12000m² and with over 700 people in 200 companies. 

In this episode we talk with Luuk about how he wanted better equipment for his woodworking hobby, and ending up building a company instead.  Furthermore, Luuk tells us about what it takes to make such growth happen (hint: a great team), what his challenges are and where his ambitions are taking him in the foreseeable future.

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Design, Industry 4.0, and Autonomy. Also, does AI make us more human?

June 10, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design, Industry 4.0, and Autonomy. Also, does AI make us more human?”

Design, Industry 4.0, and Autonomy. Also, does AI make us more human?
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Boy, is Industry 4.0 full of podcast potential! This is our longest episode to date, and with good reason. First off, we have a cool new intro, completely spontaneously recorded in our pre-podcast preparation. Let us know what you think of it on Twitter @shotsofpurpose. Secondly, AI is changing our world and we just can’t completely wrap our heads around what that fully entails for us humans and designers. 
Also, autonomous cars are just cool, besides offering lots of new design opportunities, like how they should communicate with non-autonomous road-users. Do they need headlights? What about windows? When are they actually autonomous? 
Tune in to this episode to find out how we feel about these questions, and much, much more!
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Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?

May 27, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?”

Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?
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What do autonomous vehicles, energy, and craftsmanship have in common? Industry 4.0! Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about what Industry 4.0 means for us designers. Before they converse about the implications though, they try to wrap their heads around what industry 4.0 actually is and where it might head in the future.

Here’s a short recap on the previous three industrial revolutions. The first industrial revolution happened with the invention of the Steam engine, and the mechanization that followed. Humanity then moved on towards mass production of items with production lines using electricity. The third revolution happened when computers were invented. Their invention and increasing use led to further automation and increased our production and research capabilities drastically. Now we’ve been steadily moving into Industry 4.0. What is the Designer’s role in this industry? We have some thoughts on that, but are certainly not done talking about it!

Let us know what you think by tweeting us @shotsofpurpose or by sending us an email at sop@purposedesign.nl
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Changing the world one challenge, election, and protest at a time

March 18, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Changing the world one challenge, election, and protest at a time”

Changing the world one challenge, election, and protest at a time
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Is the fight against climate change futile? What can we citizens do about it anyway? Last episode got us inspired to keep talking about climate change and what we personally can do about it. In this episode we reflect on our challenges and debate the efficacy of protesting. We also talk about the importance of democracy and using your right to vote. With elections coming up in the Netherlands, we urge everyone to read up on the topics and cast your vote!

Climate change, what can we do about it?

March 4, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Climate change, what can we do about it?”

Climate change, what can we do about it?
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Lots of students on the streets protesting against climate change, citizens getting increased energy taxes, and many debates about meeting climate goals. How does climate change influence our lives and what can we do about it as designers and, more importantly, individuals? Tune in to find out why this February was sunny and warm and very different from last year.  Hang on till the end where we challenge each other with easy, positive things to change in our lives. This one is close to our hearts and we hope you’ll love it too.

The people, books, and podcasts mentioned in this episode:

 

P.S. 1000 listens! Thank you very much for tuning in, sharing your thoughts and sharing our podcast! Onto the fourth digit!

What will 2019 bring us?

January 28, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “What will 2019 bring us?”

What will 2019 bring us?
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Happy belated New Year! In this fresh 2019 episode, Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about their predictions for the new year. Listen to the convivial trio to find out what they think 2019 has in store for music, food, the planet, and design.

Also, non-twitterererrrss, we hear you! We have a brand-spankin’ new email address for your lovely ideas. Send your feedback, or something you want us to talk about to sop@purposedesign.nl

 

 

Privacy, does it matter?

January 14, 2019 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Privacy, does it matter?”

Privacy, does it matter?
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Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about privacy. Tom tells us he has nothing to hide, and Brian jumps in to tell us why you do have something to hide and why it’s important to protect it. What do you think about giving up your data for free? Should we be compensated, or are we already being compensated? Find out our perspective in this episode!

Design Ethics. How do we make things the right way?

December 16, 2018 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design Ethics. How do we make things the right way?”

Design Ethics. How do we make things the right way?
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Brian, Joost, and Tom are whole again with Tom’s return. Ready to talk about a serious topic, design ethics, they dive right in. What are ethics in regard to design and how does one operate on the right side? Can affordable and sustainable go together? How can we change from an either/or way of working to combining seemingly opposing values in the design process? We talk about that, and more, in this Shots of Purpose episode.

Have you experienced tough ethical moments in your career? We’d love to hear your story! Share it with us on Twitter, or reach out to us personally.

Dutch Design Week with Social Designer Tove Elfferich

October 24, 2018 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Dutch Design Week with Social Designer Tove Elfferich”

Dutch Design Week with Social Designer Tove Elfferich
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It’s Dutch Design Week! This year’s theme is ‘If Not Us, Then Who?’ To talk about that, we brought on Tove Elfferich from MorgenMakers She’s a rising social designer, and with her, we talk about the impact of the DDW and which projects we find most powerful.

You can find Tove with MorgenMakers in Hall 4 of the Klokgebouw in Strijp-S during the Dutch Design Week.
And more information about MorgenMakers can be found on their website.

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Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?

October 23, 2018 Posted by 0 thoughts on “Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?”

Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?
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Design Thinking.. What is it? We talk about our perspective on Design Thinking and how we apply it in our lives, both professionally and personally. Spoiler: we agree, but not entirely.

What do you think Design Thinking is? Let us know on Twitter @shots