In this episode Brian, Joost, and Tom share their recent life lessons. Things they’ve taken to heart and have enriched themselves with. For example, are you aware of the Netherlands’ ranking when it comes to sustainability? We are pretty low on the list, but apparently there are some (good) reasons that explain that ranking a bit better than you would assume initially. That’s one of Joost’s recent lessons learned: there is always another perspective to be heard and learned from. Brian tells us how dealing with assumptions makes him a better communicator and professional, and Tom shares how he’s following his heart more closely now.
We also talk about a lot of books! Tune in to find out if they are the type of book for you.
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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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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!
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What grade from 1 to 10 would you give your life right now? Are you happy? Do you know what makes you happy? We talk with public speaker and positivity guru Rudy van Beurden about how you can discover if you’re not happy about something and how to change those parts. It’s what some people call Personal Leadership and it can change your your life forever. Together with Rudy, we dive in deep into our own lives, but we also talk about very practical ways of measuring and changing your own happiness. This episode is a really good one, if we say so ourselves.
Rudy van Beurden is a Dutch public speaker, host and positivity trainer. With his company GAAF, he’s on a mission to make the Netherlands more positive and provide its people with much needed positive energy.
The video Rudy talks about in the Podcast of Mel Robbins ‘NASA experience’ can be found right here.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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.
Do you ever export your InDesign file to a PDF to have a different look at it? How about your UIs, ever export them to a phone just to see what it really looks like? Is that one of those intangible design skills?
In this episode, Brian and Joost talk about what skills make a good designer. Do you need to be stubborn? Maybe. What about curious? Definitely. Hop on our Double Decker Analogy bus and find out what we think separates the average from the good in this episode of Shots of Purpose.