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Welcome to the Nodes of Design podcast, where we delve into the fascinating design world with leaders from around the globe. Join us as we sit down with top designers, artists, and researchers to learn about their unique journeys into the design world and gain insights into their creative processes. Each episode explores a different aspect of the design(nodes), providing listeners with a rich and diverse range of perspectives on this fascinating field. This podcast is dedicated to folks who ...
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The road to success is a bumpy one. It involves navigating new challenges, learning quickly and seeking help from others who have been there before. The Evolve Podcast’s mission is to help make that journey to success just that little bit easier. Each week, our host, Simon Bocko, interviews successful people who talk openly and honestly about the journey they have been on to become the person they are today; sharing stories, insights, tips and anecdotes along the way. It’s a great opportunit ...
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Don't miss our podcast featuring Wolfgang Bremer, VP Design, VW Group he shares insights on how to make products for everyone, the power of user-centric design and how electric cars are redefining the way people think about transportation. Tune in to hear Wolfgang's fascinating journey from crafting CD promo packs to becoming a leading automotive d…
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Wolfgang Bremer is a German-Canadian award-winning design veteran with 20+ years of experience and a rare combination of design & product knowledge. He currently serves as the Vice President of Design at Volkswagen Group Charging. As a design leader in multiple Fortune 500 companies and highly funded startups, Wolfgang has managed global design tea…
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Join us this week on The Evolve Podcast as Evelyne Brink shares her remarkable journey from TV competition winning Madonna impersonator to Public Speaking and Life Coach. Find out why we all need to embrace vulnerability to find true confidence and hear practical tips on how to deliver impactful communication to attain personal growth. One not to b…
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Get ready for an enlightening conversation! Join us TODAY as Simon Bocko, CEO of Evolve Agency, interviews the incredible Megan Camille, Psychic and Intuitive Business Coach. Megan's expertise in business and life purpose is unparalleled, having successfully balanced multiple ventures while raising a family.Tune in as Megan shares her journey of ta…
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Introducing Jimmy Yen, a visionary entrepreneur whose thriving acupuncture clinic have captured global attention. Today, he sits down with Simon on The Evolve Podcast for an exclusive interview where he explains how he went from zero to seven million followers across social channels, and how this has become a world-class lead-gen engine for his bus…
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Meet Tony DiSilvestro, the serial entrepreneur behind 33 thriving businesses is interviewed by Simon Bocko, CEO of leading business transformation and branding agency Evolve for The Evolve Podcast.Don't miss out as he spills the secrets to his success, unleashing a proven methodology for business growth. Discover why investing in human capital is h…
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Gloria Osardu, Ph.D., is an industry-agnostic senior business executive with over 16 years of extensive experience driving business strategy with insights. She has successfully led UX/customer insights and analytics teams, providing the right research, data, insights, and opportunities to leaders. Gloria ensures that business decisions and product …
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Aditi Sharma is an award-winning design executive passionate about inclusive, ethical, sustainable, and human-centered innovation. She is the recipient of the prestigious 'Dr. Sarojini Naidu Award' from the Govt. of India, '40 under 40' award from Business Elite, 'Woman Who Builds' award by Globant, and was named an inspirational woman in STEM by t…
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Felix is the Co-founder & CEO of ADPList and sets the vision and strategy for the company. Founded in 2021, the company grew into a global town square for expert knowledge, with 20K+ Mentors from companies like Netflix, Airbnb, and Google, hosting over 100 million minutes of sessions on topics such as product design, product management, and coding …
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With over two decades of experience in arts, design, culture, education, and nonprofit sectors, Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar brings a unique perspective and passion for reimagining the future of creative learning and practice. A proven administrator, award-winning designer and educator, and globally respected thought leader, Ruki has served as the Presid…
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In this episode of the Nodes of Design Podcast, we were honored to have Karen Korellis Reuther, a design luminary with over 20 plus years of experience Karen Korellis Reuther is an experienced creative executive, and a Design Critic in architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. From 2021-2022 she was a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Advanced …
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Connor Moore is a seasoned design leader focused on the audio UX and audio branding space. For the last 15 years, Connor has been able to work with some of the most forward-thinking brands creating innovative sound solutions that drive functionality and build brand affinity. These clients span a range of industries and include the likes of Google, …
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Jakob Nielsen, Ph.D., is a usability pioneer with 41 years of experience in UX and the Founder of UX Tigers. He founded the discount usability movement for fast and cheap iterative design, including the heuristic evaluation and the 10 usability heuristics. He formulated the eponymous Jakob’s Law of the Internet User Experience. Named “the king of u…
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In our new episode, we delve into an enriching conversation with Ole Lutjens, exploring the fascinating evolution of design, both in his personal journey and the current technological landscape. Ole shared captivating anecdotes, starting from his childhood fascination with Commodore 64, where coding ignited his passion for computer graphics. His pi…
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In the episode, together with Wolfgang we talk about what designers need to learn in order to become great design leaders, which kind of skills they need. And how do you push forward design ideas or innovation ideas within an organization and create a win-win between different stakeholders? Wolfgang has a lot of experience in the space and giving a…
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As a well-known agency founder and design leader, Andy helps companies like Virgin Holidays, John Lewis and Penguin Random House with issues of customer experience, product strategy, and digital transformation. Andy's role at Clearleft was to set strategy and vision, promote the value of design, and help their clients realise their digital potentia…
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Albert Shum is a design leader who recently retired from Microsoft as a Corporate Vice President of Design. With over 25 years of global consumer brand and design development expertise, Albert has led strategic initiatives across multidisciplinary teams at Nike and Microsoft, scaling design thinking and launching products that influence millions. H…
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In this episode of we engage in a captivating conversation with Sheng-Hung Lee, an accomplished design expert and a dedicated PhD researcher at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Sheng-Hung's journey in the realms of design, engineering, and academia has equipped him with a wealth of knowledge and insights, making this dis…
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Gordon Ching is the Founder & CEO of the Design Executive Council (DXC), the premier membership network dedicated to advancing strategic design leadership to the highest levels of business and society. DXC has carved a niche in raising design leaders' strategic competence and profile to ascend and succeed in strategic roles, including Vice Presiden…
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Kirti Trivedi is a Design Thinker, Designer, Educator and Researcher. After a Master of Design from the Royal College of Art, London, he joined IDC, IIT Bombay in 1975 and was a Professor there till 2013. He founded India's first Master of Design program in 1981 at IIT Bombay. He was a UNESCO fellow in Japan under the guidance of Prof. Kohei Sugiur…
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Anton Sten is a seasoned designer and accomplished writer specialising in sculpting superior, user-centric experiences. With a rich tapestry of 25 years in the industry, he has collaborated with global giants such as IKEA, Spotify, Google, Loom, Ueno, and numerous others, leaving an indelible mark on their user experiences. Dive deep into the world…
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Alexander Christian is a globally recognized design leader with nearly 20 years of experience envisioning, shipping, and creating next-generation consumer and B2B products. He leads and motivates teams, demonstrating proven success in various environments, including global-scale tech companies and large, mid-sized, and bootstrapped startups. Passio…
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Rachel Kobetz is a distinguished Chief Design executive with proven expertise driving the vision, strategy, and implementation of customer experiences and organizational transformation for Fortune 100 companies. Her ability to shape product cultures that humanize technology and forge meaningful connections between products and consumers has made he…
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As we mark the remarkable journey of 'Nodes of Design' with our 100th episode, we're turning the spotlight onto you – our treasured listeners. This isn't just a milestone for us but a collective celebration of the stories, insights, and voices that have woven the fabric of this podcast. Dive into this special edition as we traverse memory lanes, ex…
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Welcome to this extraordinary episode of Nodes of Design. Today, we have the rare privilege of hosting the venerable Don Norman, a luminary in the design world whose contributions have paved the way for countless others. A visionary, an author, a researcher, an educator, a cognitive scientist and a champion of human-centred design. Don Norman is a …
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Deepak Menon is Vice President at Microsoft India, leading the Product Experience, Design and Research teams across products in the Experience & Devices (E+D) and Security, Compliance, Identity and Compliance (SCIM) divisions at Microsoft India. They include products like Windows, Teams, Office, Edge, Search, Bing, OneDrive, SharePoint, Outlook, an…
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In this episode, we explore the dynamic relationship between design as a creative discipline and the systems and tools that shape this creativity, for better or for worse. We delve into the importance of customizing design processes to allow designers to focus on the most impactful aspects of their work, including the strategic and psychological co…
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Christopher Reardon, a product visionary with a strong focus on AI, Chris has played a pivotal role in shaping the industry, particularly as the Head of Design for Meta's Responsible AI organization, where he established industry standards that have impacted over 3.6 billion monthly users. His expertise in AI has enabled him to drive innovation and…
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Guthrie Dolin is a seasoned design executive and advisor to early-stage companies. Guthrie has over two decades of experience building cross-functional teams and fostering cultures of collaboration and creative excellence. Guthrie has spent his career working with forward-looking companies developing disruptive offerings. Including; defining work f…
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Anab Jain is a filmmaker, designer and futurist. She co-founded Superflux, a pioneering speculative design and experiential futures company in London, UK, working for clients and commissioners such as V&A, Google, Red Cross, UNDP, IKEA, Deepmind and many more. Anab has delivered prolific talks at TED, Skoll, NEXT, House of Lords and House of Common…
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Amit Dangwal is a Design Director at Microsoft India Development Center, where he leads the Search and AI design studio. He has been with Microsoft for 16 years, with 20 years of experience designing user-centric products and solutions. Amit has led the design team for products like Microsoft Office, SharePoint, CRM and Lync. He holds a Master of D…
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Join me this week as I speak to Tammy Alvarez, ex Managing Director at AIG, who transitioned to becoming CEO of leading coaching firm, Career Winners Circle. We talk about the benefits of being an experimental leader, how breaking the rules leads to positive outcomes and how people should be treating their career like a business if they want to tru…
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Matthew Holloway ⁠is an accomplished design leader with a career spanning 25 years; Matthew has co-founded six start-ups after holding leadership and executive roles at Apple, WebMD, Shutterfly, and SAP, where he shifted their strategic direction with his team's innovations, delivering increased customer value and market share. Collaborating across…
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This week I speak to James Church, author of Amazon #1 best seller, Investable Entrepreneur, and Co-founder of investment readiness agency, Robot Mascot. Join us as we discuss how to be successful in raising money for your business, sharing insights on how to become investor ready, when the ideal time is to seek investment, how to maximise your cha…
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Sheri Panabaker is an accomplished UX Leader with an impressive 23-year tenure at Microsoft, where she served as the Senior Director of UX Research. While at the tech giant, Sheri played an instrumental role in shaping product and marketing strategies for a diverse range of consumer, enterprise, and employee experiences. Her extensive expertise in …
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Irene Au is Design Partner at Khosla Ventures, working with early, mid, and late-stage startup CEOs. She is dedicated to raising the value of design and user research within software companies through better methods, practices, processes, leadership, and talent. Through her mentorship of the next generation of designers, she helps companies build a…
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Join me this week as I speak to David Alexander, MD of purpose-led sports PR firm, Calacus. We discuss the history of the media and how the way we consume news has evolved over time, what makes a good story, the importance of being authentic in the media and how sports personalities can use their platform for good.…
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Nicole Lachenmeier is a Swiss information designer and co-founder of the data experience agency Superdot, founded in 2011. Alongside her team, she has developed over a hundred visual tools and design systems for large companies, NGOs and governmental organizations. Besides her agency work, Nicole teaches visualization (and design) at several design…
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Ryan Rumsey is the author of Business Thinking for Designers, founder of Chief Design Officer School, and CEO of Second Wave Dive, a peer-coaching community for the next generation of design leaders and executives. ​For 20+ years, he worked as a designer and executive at Apple, Electronic Arts, USAA, Nestlé, and Comcast. Highlights include designin…
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This week I am joined by Charlie Johnstone, Co-Founder at PE Firm Newlands Capital. We discuss the different types of investment a business can seek, the importance of having the right investment partner, the challenges faced during the due diligence process and what a PE company brings beyond money to help a business deliver growth.…
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Kristen is the Founder + Creative Director of MLTI NYC, a multi-disciplinary boutique creative agency based in New York City — specializing in Campaigns, Branding, Art Direction, Graphic + Motion Design, Photography, Brand Films, & More for Fortune 500 Companies and Start-Ups. Shockingly, only 0.1% of creative agencies are founded by women. After d…
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Kicking off season 2, Simon is joined by Lee Lapthorne, Head of the Institute of Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles at BCU and Founder of On Off London Fashion Week. We discuss the importance of resilience when growing a business, the challenges of growing a fashion brand and how the future of fashion is starting to blend the virtual and physical in n…
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Hello, I’m Simon Bocko and this is Season 2 of The Evolve podcast, where I get to speak to some of the most interesting people in business, who talk openly and honestly about the journey they have been on to become the successful person they are today. Sharing stories, insights, tips and anecdotes along the way.If you are running your own business,…
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Susan Weinschenk has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is the Chief Behavioral Scientist, and CEO at The Team W, Inc. Susan consults with Fortune 1000 companies, start-ups, governments, and non-profits, and is the author of several books, including 100 Things Every Designer Needs To Know About People, 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs To Know About Peop…
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Iain McConchie is an award-winning digital product designer and design executive whose career started in 2000, working for MTV in London. Entertainment and cultural media have always been a core influence in his design approach, emphasizing the emotional experience as the utility of a digital product or service. He has worked for brands and clients…
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