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The Dallas Design Sprints Podcast

78 EpisodesProduced by Robert SkrobeWebsite

The Dallas Design Sprints podcast features some of the very best practitioners in the world, doing what they do best. From design and development to product management and servant leadership, we're all about elevating professionals and signal boosting them for others to experience.You can find out m… read more

78 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

DDS Podcast #72 - Elisa Guardabasso, Design Thinking Coach and Facilitator

March 19th, 2021

32:21

Up next on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we’re featuring Elisa Guardabasso.  She’s an innovation coach,  design thinking facilitator, …

DDS Podcast #71 - Minou Schillings, Co-founder of the Green Sprint

March 12th, 2021

44:41

On the next Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're very happy to showcase Minou Schillings.  She’s the co-founder of the Green Sprint, sustainable innovation advocate and design sprint facilitator, living and working from …

B-Sides #6 - 2021 Trends for Design Sprints

December 28th, 2020

14:39

Want to stay relevant in 2021 with design sprints? I go over my five top tips for how to position yourself in the market for what’s to come, and give you a heavy dose of reality with the coming blend of innovative …

B-Side #5 - What is the global virtual design sprint?

December 28th, 2020

9:46

In these car recording episodes I’m doing (that I’m now calling B-Sides), I do a runthrough of how I’m going to explain the global virtual design sprint in tomorrow’s webinar. I keep it to 10 minutes, but I need the …

Happy holidays!

December 27th, 2020

3:27

Wishing you and yours a very nice holiday and New Year. And while you’re at it, come by tomorrow (Monday, December 28 at 10:00 am CT) to learn more …

DDS Podcast #70 - Gisela Andrade

November 24th, 2020

30:14

On our next episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Gisela Andrade, Product Manager eSolutions at Sonova Group and co-founder …

DDS Podcast #69 - Behrad Mirafshar, Founder of Bonanza Design

November 16th, 2020

25:58

On our next episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Behrad Mirafshar, Founder & Creative Lead  at Bonanza Design, based in Berlin, Germany.

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DDS Podcast #68 - Brittni Bowering, Brand Strategist and Workshop Facilitator

November 15th, 2020

43:50

On our next episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Brittni Bowering.  She’s a brand strategist, workshop facilitator, former Head of Brand at AJ&Smart and the host of the podcast “Happy Hour: …

Tesla Car Episode #2 - Cognitive Cost

November 15th, 2020

16:59

Are we asking too much of people in online workshops to always have their cameras on? Can we really pay attention to numerous digital exercises in a row without feeling mentally fatigued?

In this episode, explore the …

Tesla Car Episode #1: Mural Masters and Miro Masters

November 15th, 2020

11:55

I thought it might be fun to record an episode in my Tesla while I was running some errands. I don’t know if the audio quality is going to be enough, …

DDS Podcast #67 - Rob Hamblen, Founder of LEAP

July 16th, 2020

36:46

On this month’s episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Rob Hamblen.  He's the Founder of LEAP, a new venture he’s started out in Berlin, Germany.

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DDS Podcast #66 - .Jake Knapp & Steph Cruchon

March 3rd, 2020

1:00:52

All throughout the month of March, Dallas Design Sprints will be featuring speakers from our Global Virtual Design Sprint showcase that premiered back in October. 

Today, we're featuring the Design Sprint inventor and …

DDS Podcast #65 - Alexia van Schaardenburg, Coach and Consultant at Pragmatic Giraffe

February 26th, 2020

41:41

In today's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Alexia Van Schaardenburg, Coach and Consultant at Pragmatic Giraffe based …

DDS Podcast #64 - Pierre Delinois, Sr. Manager of HR Product Development at Asurion

February 6th, 2020

40:17

On this episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Pierre Delinois.  He's a senior manager of HR Product Development at Asurion based out of Nashville, Tennessee.

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DDS, Episode 63 - Dana Publicover, Founder of Tiny Piñata and Author of 'Empathy at Scale'

February 1st, 2020

34:04

We're kicking off the year with a brand new podcast episode!  I'm very happy to have Dana Publicover, Founder of Tiny Pinata and author of the new book 'Empathy at Scale' join us on my 50th birthday!   

Listen to this …

Dallas Design Sprints Podcast, Episode 62 - Zach Hill, Strategist and Design Sprint Facilitator

November 27th, 2019

27:32

On this episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we talk with Zach Hill, Head of Strategy, UX Design and Design Sprint Facilitation at Toi in Los Angeles, CA.

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Dallas Design Sprints Podcast, Episode 61 - Lisa Lambert, Principal at Rule Number Six

November 22nd, 2019

27:03

On this episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, I sat down with one of the best facilitators I've worked with in the past few years.  Meet Lisa …

Dallas Design Sprints Podcast, EP 60: Maaike Coppens, Conversation Designer

November 21st, 2019

33:19

We're back from a long break to feature Maaike Coppens, Conversation Designer and Design Sprint Facilitator from France. 


Listen to this episode on iTunes:

https://apple.co/2C4yBHC


Maaike and I talk about voice design …

Dallas Design Sprints Podcast, Episode 59: Tim Dekker

August 12th, 2019

29:38

For our next episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring a product designer from the Netherlands who I reached out do personally ... after discovering an amazing project they had been part of for …

DDS EP58: Hailey Temple - Services Lead at MURAL

August 1st, 2019

32:39

This week, we're featuring a wonderful young talent who's looking to make her mark in human-centered design, remote work advocacy and the advancement …

DDS EP57: Pauline Thomas - Founder and Director of Le Laptop

July 24th, 2019

37:00

This week, we're interviewing someone who's been doing design sprints even before Jake Knapp's book was published.  She's legitimately one of the old …

DDS EP56: Ross Chapman - Head of Etch Sprints

July 15th, 2019

39:59

This week on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Ross Chapman. He's the Head of Etch Sprints out of London, and a certified Design Sprint Facilitator and Product Designer.  

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DDS EP55: Sandy Lam - Product Designer & Design Sprint Facilitator

July 8th, 2019

36:27

We're back with a brand new episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast.  Well, we're actually playing catch-up, so it's semi-new.  You'll still like it.

This week, we're featuring Sandy Lam.  She's a Product Designer …

EP54: Benjamin Richy - Consultant, Strategist, Design Sprint Facilitator

June 11th, 2019

36:24

This week on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Benjamin Richy.  He's an independent consultant out of Lyon, France. 

 He's a …

EP53: Iain Thackrah - Design Director, Collaborative Design Company

May 20th, 2019

35:15

We're back!  After taking care of the Global Virtual Design Sprint, the Dallas Design Sprints podcast is back on our normal weekly schedule.

For our …

EP52: Aayushman Gupta, Enterprise Design Lead & Design Mentor

March 11th, 2019

21:00

This week on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Aayushman Gupta.  He's the Enterprise Design Lead at Cohesity and UX Design Mentor based out of Bengaluru, India.  


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EP51: Brandy Schade, Gallup Strengths Performance Coach

February 25th, 2019

36:53

Self-awareness is one of the most critical components in building a successful career.  This week, we're speaking with someone who's helped hundreds …

EP50: Jason LaManque, Design Sprint Facilitator at Produx Sprint

February 18th, 2019

23:15

On this week's show, Design Sprint Facilitator and aspiring entrepreneur Jason LaManque joins us from Irvine, California on the Dallas Design Sprint Podcast.


Listen to this podcast on iTunes:  https://apple.co/2C4yBHC


EP49: Adam Perlis, CEO of Academy Product Design Studio

February 11th, 2019

31:31

On this week's show, I interview one of the most experienced design-centric CEO's I've met to date.  Adam Perlis, CEO of Academy Product Design Studio is my special guest here on the Dallas Design Sprints Podcast.


EP48: Elijah Wood, Solutions Architect and Design Sprint Facilitator

February 7th, 2019

28:47

If you're a fan of design sprint prototyping, Elijah Wood would like to meet you.  He's a solutions architect and design sprint facilitator working …

EP47: Felipe Pontes, Head of Service Design at Neuromagic

February 4th, 2019

24:55

Our next guest is no stranger to overcoming challenges and achieving success.  Felipe Pontes, a Tokyo-based Brazilian service designer and certified design sprint facilitator, as well as the Head of Service Design at …

EP46: Nelson Almanzar, Business Coach & Design Sprint Facilitator

January 31st, 2019

25:13

We're really happy to have the multi-talented Nelson Almanzar, Voltage Control's Solutions Architect and aspiring business coach here on the Dallas …

DDS Bonus Birthday Podcast: 2019 Predictions, Ramblings and Space Nachos

January 30th, 2019

11:24

Just for kicks, I'm publishing an episode about some things I think will come to pass in the design sprint / UX world in 2019.  That and I ramble on …

EP45: AI + Design Sprints w/Mike Brandt and Jonas Wenke, Co-Founders at 33A

January 28th, 2019

35:12

What do you get when you combine artificial intelligence with the design sprint process?  An innovative approach to digital transformations, as told …

DDS Podcast #44 - Melvin Thambi, Creative Director & Design Sprint Facilitator

January 24th, 2019

35:19

We're pleased to have Melvin Thambi, RapidValue's Creative Director and Design Sprint Facilitator here on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast this week.  Melvin is also the creator of the LiL iPad App, which promotes the …

DDS Podcast #43 - Niko Peltoranta, Digital Management Consultant at Sub Zero

January 21st, 2019

39:18

Just when I thought the show couldn't get any better, it did.  This week, we're featuring Niko Peltoranta, a digital management consultant and active …

DDS Podcast #42 - Chao Kung Liu (Juggernaut), Scrum Master & Design Sprint Facilitator

January 17th, 2019

17:18

Up next on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast is Chao Kung Liu (a.k.a. Juggernaut), Scrum Master and Design Sprint Facilitator from Hsinchu City in Taiwan.  He's the Sr. Engineering Lead and New Product Design Workshop …

DDS Podcast #41 - Anna Sorbian, Principal UX Designer at Intive

January 14th, 2019

34:24

On this week's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're joined by Anna Sorbian from Wroclaw, Poland.  She's the Principal UX Designer at …

DDS Podcast #40 - Saadia Ali, Customer Journey Mapper and Design Sprinter at EPIC Consulting

January 10th, 2019

38:15

Our Thursday edition of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast features Saadia Ali from Dubai, UAE.  She's Epic Consulting's senior customer journey …

DDS Podcast #39 - Mihai Balea, Co-Founder & UX Rocker at UX.Rocks

January 7th, 2019

27:39

On this week's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we talk to Mihai Balea.  He's the co-founder and lead designer for UX Rocks.


Listen to this podcast on iTunes:  https://apple.co/2C4yBHC


Mihai and I talk …

DDS Podcast #38 - Phil Smithson, Design Sprint Facilitator, Managing Director of On-Off Group

January 2nd, 2019

38:00

To kick off 2019, we're honored to have Phil Smithson join us on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast.  He's the managing director of the On-Off Group, a Design Thinking and Design Sprint company based in the Philippines 


DDS Podcast #37 - Giovanni Atalmi, Design director at àtrio | Co-founder at goodsprint

December 21st, 2018

35:05

On today's Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're featuring Giovanni Atalmi.  He's the current Design Director at àtrio and co-founder of goodsprint (http://www.goodsprint.it/)


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DDS Podcast #36 - Jim Hobart, Digital Executive and UX Strategist at Classic System Solutions

December 20th, 2018

49:36

Jim Hobart, Digital Executive and UX Strategist at Classic System Solutions, joins us on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast today. He's been …

DDS Podcast #35 - Amer Arab: Product designer, Design Sprint Facilitator

December 19th, 2018

40:23

On today's show, we're welcoming a multi-talented professional that stole the show at last month's virtual design sprint challenge. Amer Arab, a …

DDS Podcast #34 - David Magdaleno, Founder and Managing Partner at Crystal Cove Consulting

December 18th, 2018

43:59

On today's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're very happy to have David Magdaleno on the show. He's the founder and managing partner …

DDS Podcast #33 - Gosia Pytel, Design Thinking and eLearning professional

December 17th, 2018

40:29

On our Monday show of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we welcome Gosia Pytel. She's a design thinking workshop specialist and e-Learning professional based out of Derry in Northern Ireland.

Listen to this podcast on …

DDS Podcast #32 - Lee Duncan, Agency Designer & Product Owner at IBM

December 14th, 2018

42:11

We're proud to have a veteran IBM designer join us on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast this week. Lee Duncan is an enterprise Design Thinker, specializing in experience mapping, blockchain and design sprints.

We talk …

DDS Podcast #31 - David Todd: Coach, Consultant and Facilitator

December 13th, 2018

37:07

On today's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're joined by David Todd. He's a professional coach, consultant and design sprint …

DDS Podcast #30 - Dan Levy, Principal of More Space for Light

December 12th, 2018

41:19

In today's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're joined by Dan Levy, Principal of Australian-based consultancy More Space for Light, …

DDS Podcast #29 - Adrienne Guillory, Design Thinking Facilitator at AT&T

December 11th, 2018

35:44

HELLO BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

We're delighted to have Adrienne Guillory, AT&T's Senior Lead User Experience Researcher and Design Thinking Facilitator on today's show. We've been wanting to bring her onto the Dallas …

DDS Podcast #28 - Abel Ross Maningas, Product Designer, Design Sprint Facilitator

December 10th, 2018

58:56

Abel Ross Maningas, Product Designer and Design Sprint Facilitator of "Ten & Eleven" from the Philippines, is our special guest on today's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast.

I talk to Abel about his …

DDS Podcast #27 - Douglas Struble, Product Designer & Design Sprint Facilitator

December 7th, 2018

32:30

On today's show, we're interviewing Douglas Struble, a product designer and design sprint facilitator from California. Douglas sports an extensive background in education, design and user research. We elaborate on all …

DDS Podcast #26 - Sabrina Goerlich, Strategic Designer and Design Sprint Facilitator

December 6th, 2018

1:08:09

In today's episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we're joined by Sabrina Goerlich, Design Sprint Facilitator and design/ideation specialist from Stuttgart, Germany. She's the creator of the 'Brain Sprint', a …

DDS Podcast #25 - Fabrizio Faraco, Certified Design Sprint and LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY Facilitator

December 5th, 2018

42:26

We're thrilled to have Fabrizio Faraco on the Dallas Design Sprints podcast today! He's a strategist, trainer, mentor and facilitator of various types or process and technique with decades of experience.

Our discussion …

DDS Podcast #24 - Jon Dunning, Founder of Design Sprints NZ

December 4th, 2018

54:18

On this episode of the Dallas Design Sprints podcast, we interview business designer, design sprinter, facilitator and leadership coach Jon Dunning from Auckland, New Zealand.

With over 25 years of private and public …

DDS Podcast #23 - David Holl, Founder and CEO of Postobject

December 3rd, 2018

34:11

We'll be running interviews this week of all our favorite folks from the design sprint and practitioner community. First up is David Holl from …

DDS #22 - Meeting Challenges

November 10th, 2018

6:21

What do you do when you encounter adversity or uncertainty? Do you ride to the occasion, or reconsider your options? I wonder what participants in our virtual design sprint next week will end up doing.

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DDS #21 - Safe zones for practitioners

November 9th, 2018

5:57

Experimentation and failure need environments to thrive in. Here’s a short clip on the value of giving others an avenue to explore their craft.

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DDS #20: Always have two faciliatators

November 3rd, 2018

3:08

I used to promote two facilitators as a nice-to-have for most Design Sprint efforts. Now, I think it’s imperative to have two... especially to …

DDS #19: Differentiating Yourself

October 31st, 2018

4:49

More and more design sprint companies and solo-preneurs are coming online. That’s great for the community, but how are you different? What separates …

DDS #18: How long can you last?

October 31st, 2018

6:14

Is the success of entrepreneurship contingent on how much time you put into your business? More to the point, how long can you hold out without …

DDS #17 - Outliers: interesting or irrelevant?

October 26th, 2018

4:19

When you uncover something unique during the research phase of a design sprint, what do you do with it? Do you bundle it with everything else, or scrutinize it for its possibilities?

In this episode, I explore the notion …

DDS #16 - Attention: Why Qualitative Matters More

October 25th, 2018

4:46

For almost all of us, followers and likes on social media are a natural byproduct of our posted content. It’s really easy to get romantic about high …

DDS #15 - Experimentation

October 23rd, 2018

7:42

We’re trying something new this week, where were giving the Anchor podcast app a try. No edits and using EarPods, it sounds like I’m talking through …

DDS #014 - An Announcement

October 15th, 2018

1:28

Hi all!

All this week, we're going to be taking requests for ideas, challenges and concepts you'd like to put through a design sprint process. We're putting on a major event in November, and we'd like to hear from you!

If …

Dallas Design Sprints EP13 - Google's Design Sprint Conference

October 8th, 2018

12:25

I wasn't invited to the Design Sprint conference in San Francisco, and I wept for many days. In between fits of sobs and cries of woe, I managed to record a podcast that, to my surprise, was fairly critical of the …

DDS Podcast 012 - Clients to watch out for

October 1st, 2018

16:53

If you're just starting out with doing your own design sprint business, there are particular characteristics of clients you should watch out for. In …

DDS Podcast #11 - The Evolution of Prototyping Day

September 24th, 2018

8:41

Monday and Tuesday of your typical Design Sprint are fairly well structured. Why does prototyping day seem so .... unstructured?

In this episode, I'll briefly go into some of the thinking that's been making the rounds in …

DDS Podcast 010 - Sorry UX, the Party's Over

September 17th, 2018

13:15

About a month ago, I wrote a story on Medium that riled some feathers in the world of user experience. Basically, I urged practitioners to start diversifying for the future, because big changes were in store for 2019:

DDS Podcast 009 - From Facade to Functional: Create your next MVP inside a design sprint

September 10th, 2018

6:52

This week, I'll be explaining how you can swap out your typical design sprint prototype for a functional, honest to goodness MVP and get a jump on …

DDS Podcast 008 - An idea for an optimized Sprint

September 3rd, 2018

6:52

I recently discovered WebFlow, courtesy of Ran Segall of Flux, and the online capabilities it showcases for web and design development. Then, I had a …

DDS Podcast 007 - Remote Sprints Done Remotely Well

August 27th, 2018

41:01

If you have a distributed team where you can't get together in-person for a design sprint, then a remote sprint is a viable option. In this episode, Robert shares some tips, tricks and best practices on how to get your …

DDS Podcast 006 - Why I'm Doing This

August 20th, 2018

10:50

I need to level with my audience of one... there are various reasons why I'm compelled to record this podcast. Preaching and teaching weren't my style, so I'm changing it up with this one. Let me know what you think.

DDS Podcast 005 - Setting the Stage

August 13th, 2018

20:26

If you're preparing for a Design Sprint, you'll need to keep a few things in mind. In this episode, I'll explain some of the basics around setting up your own Sprint and preparing for the week ahead.

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DDS Podcast 004 - Getting Started with your own Sprint

August 6th, 2018

15:41

If you're thinking about doing your first Sprint and want to learn from some of my own experiences, this one's for you.

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DDS Podcast 003 - A Brief History of the Design Sprint

July 30th, 2018

16:14

In our third episode, I do a really horrible job at explaining where Design Sprints come from and where they are today. Seriously, I wanted to re-record this, but see what you think. I'm probably wrong. :)

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DDS Podcast 002 - When you should consider a Design Sprint

July 24th, 2018

22:17

In this episode, we’ll cover various situations where a design sprint is a perfect process for achieving your business goals. We'll also cover some …

DDS Podcast 001 - Introductions

July 22nd, 2018

6:42

Who am I? Why should you care? All good questions. This short introductory podcast will explain everything and set the stage for what's to come. If …

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