What Others are saying

Here is the latest buzz on “design thinking” and related topics from sources we trust. Enjoy!

Thoughts on the iPhone Xs Max

November 14, 2018, 6:10 am – As a typical post-industrial type designer, I’ve given up the need to buy new stuff.  This MacBook Retina I’m writing this... The post Thoughts on the iPhone Xs Max appeared first on Design Sojourn. Please click above if you cannot see this post.... [ Read the full story ... ]

Humantific at TeamLabs Madrid

November 13, 2018, 4:11 pm – Unlocking The Power of Innovation Behaviors! Humantific’s Elizabeth Pastor will give a talk on Unlocking The Power of Innovation Behaviors at TeamLabs Madrid, Nov 21, 6-8pm. [ Read the full story ... ]

NextD Journal Reboots

November 8, 2018, 3:19 am – Design Thinking is Changing! Are You? Returning from a long pause, an experimental version of NextD Journal will be launching soon. Remaining focused on sensemaking the new series will undertake a ten part document review with commentary from nume... [ Read the full story ... ]

Listen to Steve on This is HCD

November 7, 2018, 8:50 pm – I had the pleasure of speaking recently with Chirryl-Lee Ryan about user research and more – we got into outcomes versus deliverables, tipping points for the tech industry, and a few other fun areas. The conversation is now live on This is HCD (in... [ Read the full story ... ]

Design Thinking Experts Fill In Gaps Between Steps

November 2, 2018, 7:20 am – How do you identify the best Design Thinkers? Separate the men from the mice? They can fill in the gaps between... The post Design Thinking Experts Fill In Gaps Between Steps appeared first on Design Sojourn. Please click above if you cannot see ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Slides/audio from UX Australia: Stop Solving Problems!

October 9, 2018, 6:32 pm – I recently presented Stop Solving Problems! at UX Australia. The slides are here, and embedded below, and the audio is here, and embedded below. Stop Solving Problems! from Steve Portigal via @SketchGr via @fable_us via @jakecausby via @MikaelaLDe... [ Read the full story ... ]

2022 Future Work Skills Outlook

October 5, 2018, 4:40 pm – Innovation, Problem Solving, Learning Rising! The World Economic Forum has published its updated 2022 Skills Outlook. Since we are involved in and focused on the future of work we were delighted to see so much of what we do at Humantific on the ne... [ Read the full story ... ]

Cross-disciplinary Insights Teams: Integrating Data Scientists and User Researchers at Spotify

October 3, 2018, 12:32 pm – by and , Spotify Sara Belt and Peter Gilks respectively lead the Creator and Free Revenue Product Insights teams at Spotify. In this article, Sara will explore the practice of User Research at Spotify, and Peter will lay out how Data Science and U... [ Read the full story ... ]

Researching Mobility: A Culture of Fieldwork

October 3, 2018, 9:41 am – by and , Uber Driver-partners in the queue for ride requests at SeaTac are interviewed by members of Uber’s brand experience and design teams as part of an ethnographic field survey, November 2017. Photo by Adam Williams. Uber is a technology comp... [ Read the full story ... ]

IIT Institute of Design invites applications for two faculty positions

October 1, 2018, 9:12 pm – IIT Institute of Design (ID) invites applications for two 9-month, tenure-track or tenured open-rank faculty positions. The positions are intended to strengthen ID’s focus on humanizing technology, design for policy, and organizational leadership.... [ Read the full story ... ]

The Power of the Fringe: Why Ecology Research Should Include Auxiliary Actors for Truly Powerful Results

October 1, 2018, 4:53 pm – by and , ReD Associates Through years of research and work for the healthcare industry, we’ve come to experience the power of the auxiliary actors. The industry often overemphasizes the classic dyad of patient and primary health care provider, mis... [ Read the full story ... ]

Storming Design Thinking

September 28, 2018, 3:27 pm – Making Sense of What Matters Humantific responds to the Harvard Business Review article by Natasha Iskander. “This week we are doing something we don’t usually do. In the last few weeks several readers have asked us, via twitter and email, what we... [ Read the full story ... ]

We turn 8 Today!

September 27, 2018, 8:17 am – It has been 8 years since I decided to evolve as a human by moving from employee-ship to entrepreneurship. Since... The post We turn 8 Today! appeared first on Design Sojourn. Please click above if you cannot see this post. [ Read the full story ... ]




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