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E018 Type Around Us – Interview with Pooja Saxena

In this episode, we talk to Pooja Saxena – A typeface designer who has worked with all kinds of scripts, and also works on collaborative type projects in public spaces. Listen here: Pooja talks about what brought her back to India after finishing her Master’s in Typeface Design in the UK and why she enjoys working in India […]

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E017 The Anatomy of Industrial Design

In this episode, we talk to Karan Patel, Industrial Designer and co-founder of Meshined Design, about what it takes to put a great product out there. References Karan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karan-patel-021b5385/ Smthn design studio: https://smthn.in/ Karan mentions British Industrial Designer James Dyson  Karan talks about Maslov’s pyramid Check out The Ugly Indian here. They are […]

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E016 Designers and Tools

In this episode, Sushi and Angie chat about designers and the tools of their trade. Listen References Subscribe to the podcast here: anchor.fm/designlota The Sketch app for digital product design. Invision Studio for screen design. If you don’t know or have it already, here’s Adobe creative cloud  The guy who made headlines for creating entire landscapes […]

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E015 Design for Learning with Mydhili B

In this episode, we chat with Mydhili B, founder of YoungCurrent, a news platform for children, about the challenges and joys of designing for children. Mydhili talks about her journey from a psychology major to an edtech entrepreneur and what caused the shift. She tells us about her interesting work with the  Harvard  Graduate School […]

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E014 Design Portfolios with Martijn Van den Broeck

Listen and Subscribe to Design Lota in your favourite podcast app: anchor.fm/designlota In this episode, we chat with Martijn Van den Broeck, author of the Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook, about putting our work out there, personal branding, and how helping others is as effective as portfolios in creating opportunities. We talk about Martijn’s journey into […]

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Episode 13 – Embracing Ambiguity

We talk about how Ambiguity and Confusion can be a path to creative courage, deep empathy and happy accidents. Some of the topics we cover: What is ambiguity? Ambiguity in the Design Process. Ambiguity in the Design Career. Designing ambiguity into products. What Ambiguity is not an excuse for. How to make ambiguity work for […]

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Episode 12: Design and Ethics

In the Season 1 Finale episode, Sushi and Angie discuss some of the ethical questions a designer faces. References: We talk about the manifesto made at Techfestival in Copenhagen this year: The Copenhagen Letter We talk about technological unemployment. We talk about the inconvenience that is Planned Obsolescence. We discuss the importance of Design Leadership. […]

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Episode 11 – Design and #lifegoals

Manoj Chenthamarakshan, a designer turned life-coach, talks about how our state of mind can affect our work. Listen in: References: We talk about old-school self-help books – 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey and The Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Sushi talks about Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel […]

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Episode 10 – Design and Spaces

Design duo Adrita Das and Karan Worah talk about how all kinds of spaces impact design work. Listen in:   References Adrita’s work can be found on Behance and her Facebook page. She is also on Instagram. Upside Down Room Project: Karan’s work can be found on Behance and Instagram. His Diploma Project in Kutch […]

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Episode 9 – Process Prowess

In this episode we talk about using an open-minded approach to the design process. Listen in: https://radiopublic.com/designlota-podcast-85nB5o/ep/s1!9afb2c62d5d0a3ec456d93fa71a6d693d9f5909f References: This episode was inspired by this original article by Carissa Carter Here is a blog dedicated to various versions of design process. You can also find the 5 hexagon method here. Angie mentions pulling a Philippe Starck. Head […]