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Creative Confidence Series

IDEO U

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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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45:34 | Sep 6th

How do you evolve a customer journey map from a tool that inspires and explains to one that creates action? In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, hear tips for this and other service design challenges, and learn how IDEO Partner and Mana...Show More

47:59 | Aug 14th

Didier Elizinga, CEO and Founder of culture analytics platform Culture Amp, joined us on the Creative Confidence Series to talk about applying design thinking mindsets to culture and people operations, turning culture insights into actions, and makin...Show More
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42:47 | Aug 1st

What do you want to change? IDEO Partner Bryan Walker introduces "change journeys" and takes us through an exercise to understand what type of journey you are on. Bryan shares change examples from Ford, Marriott, the Gates Foundation and more to hel...Show More

46:22 | Jul 3rd

In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, Joe Gerber, Managing Director of IDEO’s CoLab, talks about how to connect the dots between a vision of the future and a business that can make that vision a reality. Joe shares how the team at CoLab ...Show More

41:14 | Jun 20th

In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard speaks with Mighty Networks CEO and Founder Gina Bianchini about how to launch and lead a business when the future of that business is yet to be defined. Gina shares ...Show More

05:43 | Jun 14th

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 5 has advice for reflecting on and learning from your ef...Show More

31:49 | Jun 6th

In this Office Hours episode of our Creative Confidence Series, David Kelley, founder of IDEO and the Stanford d.school, chats with IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard and answers questions from our community on design thinking, creativity, and leadersh...Show More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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