About This Show
Shiftdisturbers highlights the people, research and ideas that change the way we think about the world. It is the official podcast of the Martin Prosperity Institue, an academic think tank that aims to deepen our understanding of economic prosperity. Housed at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, the Institute's mission is to develop new understandings and inform the broader public conversation around shared and sustainable prosperity, an essential piece of democratic capitalism.
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Episode #13 Design Thinking
Featuring interviews with IDEO CEO Tim Brown, Claudia Kotchka and Roger Martin, we take a closer look at design thinking. While you might not know what that term means, you’ve no doubt encountered many of the products the methodology has helped shape. It's a way for companies to figure out what consumers want and how best to give that to them. Apple is probably the most famous example of a company that’s incorporated design thinking into its products.
But design thinking can be much more than just a way to design cooler iPhones; it’s a problem-solving method that focuses on solutions rather than problems. As such, it can be applied to pretty much any problem, from product development to public policy, which is where our interest comes in.
"Steppin" by Wake
"The Window" & "Woop Groove" by Poddington Bear
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