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IDEO U’s Creative Confidence Series features conversations with today’s most inspiring change makers and industry leaders who believe in creating positive impact through design. Host Suzanne Gibbs Howard, IDEO U founder and dean, speaks with guests a...Show More
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Jake Knapp Takeover #4: Go distraction-free

07:35 | May 21st

In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 4 gives you ways to remove distractions from your phone....Show More
Jake Knapp Takeover #3: Invent a deadline

03:57 | May 13th

In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 3 gives you tips for creating effective deadlines. Che...Show More
To Unlock Innovation, Guide Your Team Through Creative Collaboration

34:13 | May 8th

In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, IDEO Partner and Managing Director Mike Peng chats with IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard about creative collaboration—the method IDEO teams use to come up with innovative new ideas. Mike gives insigh...Show More
Jake Knapp Takeover #2: Block your calendar

04:37 | May 7th

In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 2 covers tips for using your calendar to your advantage....Show More
Why Everyone Should Prototype (Not Just Designers)

44:57 | May 4th

In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, IDEO Executive Design Director Chris Nyffeler chats with IDEO U Managing Director Coe Leta Stafford about the value of prototyping, how to create low-fidelity prototypes for digital products and serv...Show More
Jake Knapp Takeover #1: Choose Your Highlight

04:04 | Apr 26th

In this podcast takeover series, Jake Knapp, designer and author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares quick tips to help you optimize your energy, focus, and time. Part 1 covers how to choose a highlight for your day. Check...Show More
How Great Teams Leverage Tension as a Source for Innovation

39:00 | Apr 5th

Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code and The Culture Code, a book that explores the secrets of highly effective teams. He’s studied teamwork across many industries, from the military to sports and media, and he fin...Show More
Office Hours: Empathy Exercises with Jane Fulton Suri

12:07 | Mar 29th

[Bonus Episode] In this Office Hours edition of our Creative Confidence Series, Jane Fulton Suri, IDEO Partner Emeritus and Executive Design Director, chats with IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard and answers questions from our community on design rese...Show More
Making Time for Creative Work: Jake Knapp

31:43 | Mar 15th

Jake Knapp has spent years figuring out how to prioritize the things that matter in an increasingly distracting world. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Podcast, Jake, the author of Make Time and the New York Times bestseller Sprint, shares ...Show More
Tapping into the Power of Questions: Warren Berger

43:22 | Mar 4th

“If you’re human, you’re creative.” —Warren Berger, Innovation Expert & Author Innovation expert and author Warren Berger has spent years studying how questions can transform our business and personal lives and tap into our creative potential. In t...Show More
How a Museum Uses Creativity & Collaboration to Reach 200M Annually

41:15 | Feb 15th

Chris Flink, executive director of the Exploratorium, former IDEO partner, and a founding faculty member of Stanford University’s d.school talks to IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard about the evolution of the museum over 50 years, how they’ve expanded...Show More
The Art of the Insight: Learnings from 30 Years of Curiosity and Empathy

40:57 | Feb 8th

In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, Jane Fulton Suri, IDEO Partner Emeritus and Executive Design Director, and Dean of IDEO U Suzanne Gibbs Howard reflect on the evolution of empathy in design during Jane’s 30-year career at IDEO and w...Show More
David Kelley on the Design Abilities of Creative Problem Solvers

42:46 | Feb 6th

In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard sat down to discuss the core abilities of the most successful design thinking practitioners and personal...Show More
Office Hours: IDEO U Co-Founders Share Tips for Getting Creative at Work

36:05 | Dec 28th, 2018

In a special episode of our Creative Confidence Series podcast, IDEO U co-managing directors Suzanne Gibbs Howard and Coe Leta Stafford answered questions from our community of learners on how to overcome barriers to creativity at work with tactical ...Show More
How Design Can Make Healthcare More Human

46:57 | Dec 18th, 2018

Chris Waugh, Chief Innovation Officer at Sutter Health, and Suz sat down to discuss how service design can radically and rapidly change the ways healthcare is delivered, making it more personalized and a better experience for patients. Interested in...Show More
How to Design for Social Impact

40:21 | Nov 19th, 2018

Jocelyn Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer of IDEO.org, and Dean of IDEO U Suzanne Gibbs Howard as discussed the unique challenges of designing for the social sector and how to apply advanced design thinking principles to manage multiple stakeholders and...Show More
6 Qualities That Build an Environment of Creativity

37:16 | Nov 10th, 2018

In our latest Creative Confidence Series chat, David Aycan, IDEO Products Managing Director, and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard sat down to discuss how to effectively design for and implement change and ways to measure the impact of creativity in a...Show More
Trends Shaping Creative Leadership in China

30:29 | Nov 1st, 2018

In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, Charles Hayes, Executive Managing Director of IDEO Asia, and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard discussed creative leadership and a changing culture of innovation in China. If you’re interested in go...Show More
How Shifting Your Mindset Can Ignite Transformation

30:00 | Oct 16th, 2018

Keith Yamashita, SYPartners Chairman and Founder and instructor for our newest class From Superpowers to Great Teams, sat down with IDEO U Managing Director Coe Leta Stafford to discuss creative leadership and how great teams are built on a foundatio...Show More
How to Prototype Organizational Change

39:47 | Sep 20th, 2018

In our latest Creative Confidence Series Chat, Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Dean of IDEO U, chatted with Mathew Chow, Director of Organizational Design at IDEO San Francisco, about prototyping organizational change. Mathew Chow is one of IDEO’s first forma...Show More
3 Ways to Design Better Service Experiences

26:20 | Sep 9th, 2018

In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, IDEO managing director and Human-Centered Service Design instructor Melanie Bell-Mayeda and IDEO U’s Coe Leta Stafford shared stories and tips about how to use service design to bring more meaningfu...Show More
What Facebook Has Learned About Motivation in the Modern Workplace

25:59 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Suz sat down with Brynn Harrington, director of People Growth at Facebook, to discuss the question, what’s truly motivating to people in the modern workplace? They also explored the topics of a recent Harvard Business Review article Brynn co-authored...Show More
Tim Brown on Why Leadership is Not About Having All the Answers

24:13 | Aug 3rd, 2018

In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard sat down with IDEO CEO Tim Brown for a conversation on Tim’s evolving thoughts on creative leadership and his focus on asking better questions. Learn the skills and...Show More
Ways Design Can Help Educators Create Change

28:09 | Jul 25th, 2018

Teachers are the innovators education has been waiting for, and design thinking can help them activate their own creativity and solve the biggest challenges in education today. In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, Coe sat down with wit...Show More
Myths of Creativity & Ways to Overcome Creative Blocks

42:58 | Jun 25th, 2018

In our most recent Creative Confidence Series chat, Coe sat down with IDEO Play Lab founder Brendan Boyle and Suzanne Gibbs Howard, Dean of IDEO U, to talk about the importance of creativity, and exercises that can help you tap into it. Our new Unl...Show More
How to Build a Better Business Through Design

46:35 | May 23rd, 2018

At IDEO, we believe that you can design the parts of a business just like you can any product, service, or brand. As Amy points out, it’s about realizing that it’s not just product design that makes a company successful in the market—it’s about the b...Show More
On Catalysts and Barriers to Innovation in Latin America

44:56 | May 18th, 2018

IDEO Partner Luis Cilimingras and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard discussed how technological and cultural shifts are affecting business in Latin America, and shared tips and tricks for implementing design thinking from IDEO U alums and practitioner...Show More
How to Be a Better Storyteller

34:32 | Apr 30th, 2018

Storytelling for Influence Instructor and IDEO Design Director Jenn Maer and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard discussed the tools and mindsets that can help you become a master storyteller, prototype your story, and bring your audience along on an em...Show More
Tackling Big Change in Your Organization

42:47 | Mar 1st, 2018

Owen Rogers works with companies on some of their biggest existential challenges. In this Creative Confidence Series episode, we chat with Owen, IDEO Partner and Senior Design Lead, about the human-centered approach to creating sustainable change wit...Show More
What’s Your Superpower—and its Shadow Side?

39:59 | Feb 9th, 2018

Your Superpower is your contribution, the role that you’re put on this Earth to fill. It’s what you do better than anyone else. Tapping into it will not only help your team, but you’ll find your work more satisfying, too. Here's the full recap: http...Show More
Designing a Better Food System

43:03 | Feb 1st, 2018

In the latest Creative Confidence Series chat, Lynda Deakin, Managing Director of IDEO’s Design for Food studio, joined Suz to chat about ways design can enable system-wide change in the food industry. As Lynda answered live questions from our commun...Show More
How to Make Your Culture More Entrepreneurial with Eric Ries

47:42 | Jan 16th, 2018

Eric and Suz chat about how to help your company change mindsets and become more experimental, lean, and accountable. Eric's observation is that these days big companies want to be startups and startups want to be big companies. But somewhere along t...Show More
Blockchain and Distributed Web 101

46:45 | Dec 29th, 2017

We sat down with CoLab’s Joe Gerber and Gavin McDermott to talk about the distributed web and blockchains and why it's important to experiment with this emerging technology. Many people see blockchain technology as bitcoin, but as Joe and Gavin discu...Show More
Tips for How to Prototype a Service

28:42 | Dec 8th, 2017

How do you prototype designing something that isn’t tangible, like a service? In this Creative Confidence Series webcast, IDEO Partner and Managing Director Ilya Prokopoff and IDEO U Managing Director Suzanne Gibbs Howard will guide us through their...Show More
Advice from IDEO’s Chief Creative Officer on Inspiring Creative Work

42:46 | Oct 25th, 2017

We spoke with Paul about what he sees as cornerstones of creative leadership, how to catalyze people toward action, and his no fear attitude toward delving into the void—aka darker more challenging topics like death and aging.
This is the Way Google & IDEO Foster Creativity

34:22 | Sep 30th, 2017

Curious about what makes a successful, innovative team, Google led a two-year research project with 280 teams. They found only one distinction between innovative and non-innovative teams—psychological safety.
How to Create Change in Your Organization

42:35 | Sep 27th, 2017

Designing for change is about helping leaders transform their organizations’ cultures and businesses in pursuit of innovation, adaptability, and impact. Join IDEO Partner and Managing Director Bryan Walker and IDEO U Managing Director Suzanne Gibbs H...Show More
Adventures in Storytelling & Sailing from an IDEO U Alumni

43:03 | Aug 23rd, 2017

After two years of sailing 15,000 miles around the globe with her husband and seven-year-old son, Jennifer Massaro returned home with a new perspective and a story to share. Armed with her desire to convey her learnings from two years at sea paired w...Show More
David Kelley on Design Thinking

44:49 | Jul 31st, 2017

Design thinking is a mindset (almost a way of life). It opens you up to new directions and perspectives. And the more you exercise the design thinking muscle, the better you get at it. Each time you engage with the process, you end up feeling more ca...Show More
Design Thinking in Healthcare

41:28 | Jul 25th, 2017

In our Creative Confidence Series chat with IDEO Design Researcher Silvia Vergani and Principal Research Scientist at Verily Life Sciences Danielle Schlosser, we discussed the challenges and opportunities in healthcare innovation today and how health...Show More
How to Prototype a Business with Joe Gerber

45:52 | May 25th, 2017

In our Creative Confidence series chat with IDEO CoLab Co-Managing Director Joe Gerber, we explored the world of business prototyping. In his early days as a Business Designer at IDEO, Joe noticed that experimenting and prototyping were an essential ...Show More
Unlock a Creative Confidence Mindset

44:16 | Apr 28th, 2017

IDEO Partner Tom Kelley is passionate about moving organizations and people from understanding and utilizing the tools of design thinking to unlocking a creative confidence mindset. In this Creative Confidence series chat, Tom and Suz will discuss ho...Show More