Design Your Thinking Podcast: Product Management, User Experience & Design
By Karthik Vijayakumar: Design Thinker, Entrepreneur, Product Manager, Productivity Hacker Inspired by The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
About this podcast
The Design Your Thinking Podcast is for anyone who is making products and a business around it. This includes entrepreneurs, product managers, product designers and product marketing experts. Get the much needed inspiration, motivation and hands-on actionable advice and strategies from product management, design, marketing, psychology experts. Understand the product mindset and learn the skills, techniques and thinking hacks that successful product makers and influencers have used to make and grow products. You will learn from product managers, marketers and designers how you can discover and create a product from scratch, test and launch them rapidly. Agile, Lean, product management, business, design thinking, arts-based thinking, creativity, innovation, systems thinking, business models, joint development, partnerships, pricing, monetization, marketing, content management, user interface, user experience, design, information architecture, user research, customer success, launch, project planning, outsourcing, productivity, bias to action, building authority and trust, eBooks, podcasting, leveraging social media like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, Periscope, Anchor to reach out to users and customers and just about anything that will help you take action, see results and build products that generate revenue and a loyal user and customer base. This show is complementary to shows like This is Product Management, The Tim Ferris Show, The Everyday Innovator (Chad McAllister), The Smart Passive Income Podcast (Pat Flynn), Hack The Entrepreneur Podcast (Jon Nastor), Product Hunt and Global Product Management Talk. This show is inspired by The 4 Hour Workweek and The 4 Hour Chef by Tim Ferris, Mindset by Carol Dweck, Inspired by Marty Cagan, Design Thinking for Educators by IDEO, Creative Confidence by Tom and David Kelley, Change By Design by Tim Brown.

Episodes (Total: 118 / Page: 1)
July 19, 2017 · 00:33:52
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Hannah Chaplin, CEO & Co-founder of Receptive, a Product Demand Intelligence for SaaS companies, about transparency and customer feedback. Customer feedback is a very important aspect of any product (or service). That said, the lack of action (or inaction) on customer feedback is one of the most […] The post DYT 117: Are You Being Transparent With Your Customers? | Hannah Chaplin appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 17, 2017 · 00:30:20
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Hannah Chaplin, CEO & Co-founder of Receptive, a Product Demand Intelligence for SaaS companies, about data and customer feedback. Customer feedback is a very important aspect of any product (or service). That said, the lack of action (or inaction) on customer feedback is one of the most […] The post DYT 116: How Do You Manage Customer Feedback? | Hannah Chaplin appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 12, 2017 · 00:29:14
In this Ground Zero episode, I speak with Saravanakumar CP, co-founder and Business Development Lead at LogBase, to talk about early stage marketing strategies, metrics. Who is Saravana? Saravanakumar CP is the co-founder and business development lead at LogBase, a SaaS product startup. He and his team is working on building a cloud-based Point of […] The post DYT 115: Early Stage Marketing Strategies, Metrics | Saravana SlickPOS appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 10, 2017 · 00:32:06
In this first Ground Zero episode, I speak with Saravanakumar CP, co-founder and Business Development Lead at LogBase, a product startup, to talk about how they are actively building a SaaS product, SlickPOS, for less than $4500. Who is Saravana? Saravanakumar CP is the co-founder and business development lead at LogBase, a SaaS product startup. […] The post DYT 114: $4000 Bootstrapped Product Startup | Saravana SlickPOS appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 5, 2017 · 00:29:24
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing Against Luck with Clayton Christensen about applying Jobs To Be Done for a great career. Who is Karen Dillon? Karen Dillon is the Co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing […] The post DYT 113: Great Career is Better than Good Resume | Karen Dillon appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 3, 2017 · 00:29:57
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Karen Dillon, former editor of Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing Against Luck with Clayton Christensen about Product Strategy and Jobs To Be Done. Who is Karen Dillon? Karen Dillon is the Co-author of Wall Street Journal best-seller Competing Against Luck: […] The post DYT 112: Choices You Make and Product Strategy | Karen Dillon appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 28, 2017 · 00:37:34
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Kevin Steigerwald, a full-stack product designer, Co-founder and CPO of UseNotion about Product Mindset, Future of Products and more. Who is Kevin Steigerwald? Kevin is a full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package design in big-box […] The post DYT 111 : Dear Product Designer – Rebundling Is Here | Kevin Steigerwald appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 26, 2017 · 00:34:35
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Kevin Steigerwald, a full-stack product designer, Co-founder and CPO of Notion about his success, productivity and unique points of view of products. Who is Kevin Steigerwald? Kevin is a full-stack product designer with over 10 years of experience designing, researching, marketing, planning, and building products. From package […] The post DYT 110 : Full-stack Product Designer | Kevin Steigerwald appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 21, 2017 · 00:40:43
In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Kelly Goto, an evangelist for design ethnography and Principal of gotomedia about the Rapid UX Research mindset. Who is Kelly Goto? As an evangelist for design ethnography, Kelly is dedicated to understanding how real people integrate products and services into their daily lives. Kelly is principal of […] The post DYT 109 : Rapid UX Research Mindset | Kelly Goto appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 19, 2017 · 00:36:22
In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Kelly Goto, an evangelist for design ethnography and Principal of gotomedia about the Design Ethnography mindset. Who is Kelly Goto? As an evangelist for design ethnography, Kelly is dedicated to understanding how real people integrate products and services into their daily lives. Kelly is principal of gotomedia […] The post DYT 108 : Design Ethnography Mindset | Kelly Goto appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 16, 2017 · 00:10:03
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 6 principles that ideas need to have in order to be sticky. These are principles that Chip and Dan Heath talk about in their book Made to Stick. What will you learn – Sticky Ideas and more! As product managers, we are constantly engaged with different stakeholders at […] The post DYT 107 : 6 Principles of Sticky Ideas | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 14, 2017 · 00:27:10
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Mike Knoop, a co-founder and CPO at Zapier to talk about his interest in doing side-projects and he also talks about hiring product managers in a remote-first company. Who is Mike Knoop? Mike is a co-founder and CPO at Zapier, a 100% remote company that aims to […] The post DYT 106 : Product Managers Are Hole-Fillers | Mike Knoop appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 12, 2017 · 00:29:51
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Mike Knoop, a co-founder and CPO at Zapier to understand the learnings from his experience scaling idea and building Zapier. He talks about his success, the birth of an idea, the role of Y Combinator, how he eats his own dog food and more. Who is Mike […] The post DYT 105 : Scaling Idea, Building Zapier | Mike Knoop appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 9, 2017
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 5 kinds of product roadmaps that you should consider using, if you have to use a roadmap. This is from the book Product Management for Dummies. What will you learn – Product Roadmaps types and more! As product managers, we are constantly communicating with different kinds of ‘stakeholders’. […] The post DYT 104 : 5 Kinds of Product Roadmaps | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 7, 2017 · 00:36:44
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Matthew Strom, who is the co-founder of Planetary, a design agency, to talk about the role of tools in shaping company culture and more. Who is Matthew Ström? Matt is a designer and developer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He co-founded Planetary four years ago, and […] The post DYT 103 : Role of Tools in Company Culture | Matthew Ström appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 5, 2017 · 00:32:05
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Matthew Ström, who is the co-founder of Planetary, a design agency, to talk about his views on success, productivity and tools his distributed design agency use. Who is Matthew Ström? Matt is a designer and developer. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He co-founded Planetary four years […] The post DYT 102 : Distributed Design Agency Mindset | Matthew Ström appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
June 2, 2017 · 00:11:22
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 5 common product launch mistakes that you should avoid. This is from the book Product Management for Dummies. What will you learn – Common Product Launch Mistakes and more! As product managers, not just make products but are also responsible to ensure the product goes through the motions of […] The post DYT 101 : 5 Common Product Launch Mistakes to Avoid | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
May 31, 2017 · 00:25:43
In this episode of Success Factors, I speak with 4 product makers – Jeff Gothelf, the Co-founder of Neo Innovation, Melissa Perri who is the CEO of Produx Labs, Paul Yokota, Director of PM at Animoto and Sarah Doody, a user experience designer & consultant. They share their success secrets and about leading with curiosity. […] The post DYT 100 : Leading with Curiosity & other Success Secrets | Medley appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
May 29, 2017 · 00:41:49
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Mona Patel, the Founder and CEO of Motivate Design on getting customer feedback and hearing NO as YES. Who is Mona Patel? Mona Patel is a dynamic entrepreneur with 17 years experience convincing leaders at some of the world’s biggest brands to understand, value and optimize their […] The post DYT 099 : Customer Feedback & Hearing YES when they Say NO | Mona Patel appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
May 26, 2017 · 00:13:28
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 9 ways you can influence people and align them with your thinking. What will you learn – how to Influence People and more! As product makers, we are constantly interacting with people like coworkers, customers, partners and more. The secret to our success as product makers is deeply embedded […] The post DYT 098 : 9 Ways to Influence People as Product Makers | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.