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: 133 / Page: 1)
Sept. 11, 2017 · 00:34:30
In this Focus Forty episode I speak with Jackie Bavaro, Head of PM at Asana, about Leading without Authority, success and more. The one thing we, as product makers, most often ignore is the relationships with our team members, customers and other stakeholders. Secondly, we miss the fact that a lot of our success needs […] The post DYT 132: Leading Without Authority | Jackie Bavaro appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Sept. 6, 2017 · 00:35:18
In this Topical Zoom episode I speak with Amy Jo Kim, world-renowned social game designer, community architect & startup coach about gamification, game thinking and mistakes startups make. Many companies use “game”in their products. The word we hear a lot is “gamification”. On the other hand, there are aspects of games that can really be […] The post DYT 131: Game Thinking and Product Market Fit | Amy Jo Kim appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Sept. 4, 2017 · 00:39:08
In this Topical Zoom episode I speak with Amy Jo Kim, world-renowned social game designer, community architect & startup coach about community design and making products. Communities are a core aspect of the human race, and have played a key role on the internet as well. What are the key aspects of communities and how […] The post DYT 130: Community Design and Products | Amy Jo Kim appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 30, 2017 · 00:42:57
In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Peter Merholz, the co-founder of Adaptive Path. He talks about design leadership and the evolution of design. Design Leadership is growing in organizations that were once never aware of the role of design. This growth also triggers a lot of questions with respect to what it means […] The post DYT 129: Design Leadership & Evolution Of Design | Peter Merholz appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 28, 2017 · 00:38:46
In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Peter Merholz, the co-founder of Adaptive Path. I deconstruct his thinking on user centered vs service design, get him to share his biggest learnings and more. The field of design has changed a lot in the last two decades. User centered design is no longer unorthodox. That […] The post DYT 128: Service Design Is The New Unorthodox | Peter Merholz appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 23, 2017 · 00:29:24
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with John Cutler, Senior Product Manager at Zendesk about feature factory, transparency and the role of a Product Manager. There are various skills, techniques and hacks that we need to be good at as product makers. In this episode, I try to understand the top 3 areas that […] The post DYT 127: Do You Run A Transparent Feature Factory? | John Cutler appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 21, 2017 · 00:35:07
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with John Cutler, Senior Product Manager at Zendesk about the evolving field of Product Management and the role of customer feedback in a world of service touchpoints. Product Management is rapidly changing. With the notion of Products changing rapidly, there is an imminent need for a fresh new […] The post DYT 126: Product Management Is Touchpoint Management | John Cutler appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 16, 2017 · 00:27:40
In this Ground Zero episode, I speak with Shay Howe, co-founder of Lead Honestly and a partner at Prota Ventures, co-founder at Chicago Camps about failure and success as a manager and entrepreneur. It’s true that as entrepreneurs and makers we get stretched to our limits. The question is not about managing the stretch, but […] The post DYT 125: Pay Closer Attention To Failure and Success | Shay Howe appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 14, 2017 · 00:35:31
In this Ground Zero episode, I speak with Shay Howe, co-founder of Lead Honestly and a partner at Prota Ventures, co-founder at Chicago Camps about building better relationships. No matter how great your products are, if you don’t play close attention to your teams, you are staring at a gaping hole. If you are a […] The post DYT 124: Build Better Relationships In Teams | Shay Howe appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 9, 2017 · 00:35:31
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with 6 experts about Mastering the Art of Communication, a key Product Mindset topic. I speak with Daniel Zacarias, Kevin Steigerwald, Tristan Kromer, Indi Young, Sarah Doody and Mona Patel. Communication is a key aspect of making products, and yet it is so less talked about. Communication is […] The post DYT 123: Mastering The Art Of Communication appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 7, 2017 · 00:25:52
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with 4 Experts about their career success secrets. I speak with Mona Patel, John Vars, Mike Knoop, Kevin Steigerwald who share their successes. Success hacking is a topic everyone is interested in. I speak to four successful people to understand how they think about their success. Here are […] The post DYT 122: 4 Career Success Secrets You Must Know appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Aug. 2, 2017 · 00:35:27
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Steve Portigal, Principal at Portigal Consulting to talk about the art of listening, user interviews how you should listen to users. Listening is a very important skill for people who serve other people. As product managers and user experience researchers / experts, we are in the job […] The post DYT 121: Master The Art Of Listening | Steve Portigal appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 31, 2017 · 00:32:40
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Steve Portigal, Principal at Portigal Consulting to talk about Problem Space vs. Solution Space, UX Muscle and more.   Problem Space vs. Solution Space is a topic that every product manager or user-centric product maker comes across every now and then. There is a lot being talked […] The post DYT 120: Problem Space vs. Solution Space | Steve Portigal appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 26, 2017 · 00:33:22
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with C. Todd Lombardo, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil about lessons and pitfalls in putting design sprints to action. Design Sprint is a book that C. Todd Lombardo, our guest today, wrote 2 years back (in 2015). The topic of today’s episode is however not the […] The post DYT 119: Design Sprints In Action | C. Todd Lombardo appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
July 24, 2017 · 00:29:42
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with C. Todd Lombardo, Chief Design Strategist at Fresh Tilled Soil to understand his journey, success and the role of Process in a Design Sprint. Design Sprint is a book that C. Todd Lombardo, our guest today, wrote 2 years back (in 2015). The topic of today’s episode […] The post DYT 118: What’s The Role Of Process In A Design Sprint? | C. Todd Lombardo appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
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.