What Others are saying

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

Listen to Steve on the Enterprise Product Leadership Podcast

February 24, 2021, 4:19 pm – https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/iotproductleadership/IOT_039.mp3 Thanks to Daniel Elizalde for having me on the Enterprise Product Leadership podcast to talk about user research, especially in enterprise and industrial organizations. The audio (... [ Read the full story ... ]

Frederick Wiseman on observing natural behavior

February 23, 2021, 11:11 pm – This wonderful profile of documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman confirms my own experience with this frequently-asked-question about user research. “There’s a whole issue as to whether the camera changes behavior — the pretentious way of talking... [ Read the full story ... ]

ID work featured in international symposium on cancer research

February 18, 2021, 3:59 pm – By Andrew Connor IIT Institute of Design-designed discussion guides for patients undergoing treatment for gynecological cancers will be featured in the Ninth Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research, to be held virtually March 10–11. More specif... [ Read the full story ... ]

Denis Weil interviewed on Scratching the Surface

February 12, 2021, 11:06 pm – ID dean Denis Weil talks to designer and Scratching the Surface podcast host Jarrett Fuller about his definition of design, the significance of being a graduate-only school for design (the only in the US), and what the maturing of the design profe... [ Read the full story ... ]

How William Gibson keeps an eye out for possible futures

February 11, 2021, 4:23 pm – From an interview with William Gibson last year for the Mother Jones podcast. You’ve always had an uncanny ability to write about technology that doesn’t exist or certainly isn’t widely known, but that then comes to the fore. Do you study cutting ... [ Read the full story ... ]


February 11, 2021, 1:55 am – ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH: Accelerating User Research: How We Structure Insights for Speed At Spotify 作者:, Spotify 不同于以往考虑我们如何能加快用户研究的速度,现在的问题变成我们该如何更好地将用户研究整合到产品开发流程中,以及加快组织学习和迭代的速度。 一直以来,由于人们认为用户研究的有效性较低,用户研究所得的洞察都在产品开发中被边缘化。我在职业生涯的第一阶段致力于... [ Read the full story ... ]

Check out Steve on the Brave UX podcast

February 10, 2021, 7:15 pm – I enjoyed the chance to speak with Brendan Jarvis for his Brave UX podcast. The 67-minute episode is embedded above, and is on YouTube. In this episode… How Steve’s adapted his practice in recent years, as a result of industry changes Why should r... [ Read the full story ... ]

Doing Ethnography in Civic Spaces

February 8, 2021, 10:15 pm – An EPIC Talk moderated by , Principal Design Researcher, Code for America Panelists: , Tech Talent Project & EPIC Board , Director of Research and Future Planning, Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer , UX Researcher, Central Integrity, ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Design’s role in the future of the power grid

January 22, 2021, 9:12 pm – By Andrew Connor For its third annual Lucas J. Daniel Perspective in Sustainable Systems, the Institute of Design invited cultural anthropologist and writer Gretchen Bakke to speak on the complexity of America’s electricity grid and the role that ... [ Read the full story ... ]

Steve interviewed for “People of Research”

January 21, 2021, 4:11 pm – Thanks to Research Loop for interviewing me as part of their People of Research series. The interview is here, and I’ve reposted it below. Big thanks for accepting the invitation, Steve, a pleasure to have you on #PeopleOfResearch interview series... [ Read the full story ... ]

Lee the Puppet teaches you about body language over video conference

January 14, 2021, 4:58 pm – User researchers are continuing to experiment with and be challenged by remote research, especially around rapport and building empathy. For help, check out this charming 9-minute video from puppeteer and sci-fi author Mary Robinette Kowal about b... [ Read the full story ... ]

Chicago Reader profiles ID instructor Chris Rudd

January 12, 2021, 5:53 pm – Chris Rudd, ID instructor specializing in community-driven design at IIT Institute of Design (ID), has been profiled by the Chicago Reader, which has characterized him as the "anti-capitalist face of design." "Rudd straddles formal institutions an... [ Read the full story ... ]

ID alumni co-lead Infosys’s Return to Workplace Project

January 11, 2021, 10:14 pm – Tirdad Kiamanesh and Douglas Wills, two ID alumni with very different backgrounds, talk to Lana McClure (MDM 2021) about how lessons from ID aid them in their current roles, including in their current project. The two co-led Infosys’s hybrid Retur... [ Read the full story ... ]




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