What, how and why design drives things forward.


Learn something new every time on what, how and why design drives things forward. #designdrives 🧠

A podcast about the value of a design-driven process for innovation, sustainable business growth and institutional change for the better.

Design drives innovation, business-transformation and industry-disruption by empathy, vision, putting people first and connecting the dots. What else is design contributing to the world? How to apply design this way? And why did design drive something forward? Designdrives is a podcast that aims to reveal the stories of designers that used their craft to move the world forward.

Ultimately we want to learn something new about design by every episode that makes you a better designer - and if not a designer at least someone who understands more about design. A design discourse inspired by forward-thinkers like John Maeda, Roger Martin, David Kelley and many others.

This podcast features both experienced design minds but also young design talents as they share their perspective, advice and expertise on what design drives forward based on their experiences and stories.

While we would like to keep a focus on designers working in tech, we also want to highlight people from a diverse range of design disciplines and industries to learn together based on their experiences and stories by time to time. Ultimately we are driving our audience feedback - so let us know what your interest is.

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Source: John Maeda https://designintech.report

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Sebastian Gier

Sebastian Gier (26) is a designer from Germany who is working on future mobility experiences at BMW Group. Sebastian has been fortunate enough to work with various international brands and companies on projects like Adidas, Philips, Bosch, Rolce-Royce, Siemens, MINI, John Deere, Cathey Pacific, Newell and Midea in the context of startups, consultencies and in-house design studios in Europe, USA and Asia. His work has been published on publishers like Verge, Inc., Mashable or Designboom and he has been awarded by international renowned design awards like the Core77 Design Award, Red Dot Concept Design Award, IDA (International Design Award), SPARK Design Award or Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA - Industrial Design Society of America) on personal design projects. He holds a Master in Advanced Product Design of the north-swedish Umea Institute of Design as well as a Bachelor in Industrial Design of the Folkwang University.



Who should be the next guest? And what question do you have? 📨 

Send us a mail to suggest a guest and expert for an episode. We will try to bring them on the podcast. And if you want us to discuss a certain design questions about design and innovation in the podcast feel free to send it to us. We are also interested in your experience and story that led to the question.