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: 80 / Page: 1)
April 12, 2017 · 00:32:00
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Mike Fishbein, a content marketing and SEO expert and Vedanarayanan Vedantham, a digital marketing expert in a 30 minute Marketing Masterclass for Product Managers. Mike Fishbein Mike Fishbein is a Digital marketer. Content marketing and SEO expert. Self-published author. As a content marketer, he has grown consumer websites […] The post DYT 079 : Digital & Content Marketing Masterclass for Product Managers appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
April 10, 2017 · 00:32:06
In this Topical Zoom episode, I speak with Filip Valica, a mechanical engineer and the founder of The Product Startup about DIY and the fundamentals of making and launching hardware products people love. Who is Filip Valica? Filip Valica has been a mechanical engineer and manager for over 12 years, designing, testing and building products. […] The post DYT 078 : DIY & Art of Making Hardware Products People Love | Filip Valica appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
April 7, 2017 · 00:15:48
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I walk you through Google’s HEART Framework to help you measure your product’s user experience. What will you learn about Product Presentation? You will learn to understand the HEART framework and how you can use it to measure your product user experience. Refer to this article by Kerry Rodden: https://library.gv.com/how-to-choose-the-right-ux-metrics-for-your-product-5f46359ab5be Related […] The post DYT 077 : HEART Framework for Measuring User Experience | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
April 5, 2017 · 00:35:37
In this episode that I speak with Rich Mironov, Roman PIchler, Steven Haines, Chad McAllister and Cindy Alvarez about the biggest mistakes product managers make. What will you learn – Biggest Mistakes!! You will learn about the biggest mistakes Product Managers make from these 5 successful product management experts. Orchestrate executive management Executive level roadmap clarity Disconnection between […] The post DYT 076 : Biggest Mistakes Product Managers Make appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
April 3, 2017 · 00:27:01
In this episode that I call Success Factors, I speak with David Fradin, a classically trained Product Manager & author, Janna Bastow who is the Co-founder of ProdPad, Lulu Cheng who is a product Manager at Pinterest, Jeff Lash who heads Product at SiriusDecisions and Tristan Kromer who is a Product Manager & Lean Expert. […] The post DYT 075 : 6 Success Lessons for Product Managers | Medley appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 31, 2017 · 00:09:53
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 6 ways you can organize your presentation content to deliver a well organized presentation that your audience will remember and recollect. What will you learn about Product Presentation? You will learn 6 simple ways of organizing your presentation content such that the audience can understand clearly and also recollect […] The post DYT 074 : 6 Ways to Organize Your Presentation Content | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 29, 2017 · 00:31:54
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Christina Wodtke, product designer, design thinker, teacher and author about the product mindset and the future of product management and design. Who is Christina Wodtke? Christina has helped grow companies like LinkedIn, Yahoo, Zynga, the New York Times and numerous startups throughout Silicon Valley. She’s the author of […] The post DYT 073 : Evangelism, Politics & Art of Product Management | Christina Wodtke appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 27, 2017 · 00:26:54
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Christina Wodtke, product designer, design thinker, teacher and author about her secrets to success, productivity and creativity. She speaks of productivity hacks, coaching and more. Who is Christina Wodtke? Christina has helped grow companies like LinkedIn, Yahoo, Zynga, the New York Times and numerous startups throughout Silicon […] The post DYT 072 : Productivity Hacks from a Curious Human | Christina Wodtke appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 24, 2017 · 00:12:42
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 7 ways you can hold your audience’ attention till the end of your presentation using simple, yet powerful techniques that will make your product presentation stick. What will you learn about Product Presentation? You will learn 7 simple techniques to to hold your audience’ attention till the end and […] The post DYT 071 : 7 Ways to Make Your Product Presentation Stick | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 22, 2017 · 00:26:45
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Melissa Perri, the CEO of Produx Labs and Product Institute, to talk about success metrics, goals, mistakes Agile / Scrum teams make and the future of products and product management. Who is Melissa Perri? Melissa Perri is the founder and CEO of Produx Labs and Product Institute. […] The post DYT 070 : Success Metrics, Goals & Future of Products | Melissa Perri appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 20, 2017 · 00:24:57
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Melissa Perri, the CEO of Produx Labs and Product Institute, to talk about her success and the Product Mindset. She talks about the Experimental Mindset and much more. Who is Melissa Perri? Melissa Perri is the founder and CEO of Produx Labs and Product Institute. Melissa coaches […] The post DYT 069 : The Experimental Mindset & Product Management | Melissa Perri appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 17, 2017 · 00:12:44
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 6 techniques to supercharge your presentation opening such that you have your audience engaged from the very first word. What will you learn? You will learn 6 simple ways to open a presentation that will get your audience focus their attention on you and also pike their interest […] The post DYT 068 : 6 Ways to Supercharge Your Presentation Opening | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 15, 2017 · 00:31:27
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Indi Young, a freelance problem space researcher and empathy consultant, to talk about Product Mindset, mental models, undertanding other people and the future of products. She was co-founder of the UX agency Adaptive Path. Who is Indi Young? Indi Young is a freelance problem-space researcher and empathy […] The post DYT 067 : Understanding People using Mental Models | Indi Young appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 13, 2017 · 00:31:30
  In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Indi Young, a freelance problem space researcher and empathy consultant, to talk about Mental Models and her success. She was co-founder of the UX agency Adaptive Path. Who is Indi Young? Indi Young is a freelance problem-space researcher and empathy consultant in the technology world. She […] The post DYT 066 : Researching the Problem Space | Indi Young appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 10, 2017 · 00:11:52
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share 5 exercises that will boost your curiosity levels and help you discover ideas and inspirations to make better products. When practiced consciously, these exercises will help you discover new experiences everyday. What will you learn? You will learn 5 simple and easy exercises that will supercharge your user interviews, face-2-face […] The post DYT 065 : 5 Exercises to Boost Your Curiosity | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 8, 2017 · 00:32:00
In this Focus Forty episode, I continue speaking with Donna Lichaw who is a consultant, speaker, writer, and educator. She speaks about the Storytelling Mindset and storytelling as a tool for creating products users love. She is the author of the book The User’s Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love. Who is Donna Lichaw? Donna Lichaw brings almost two […] The post DYT 064 : The Storytelling Mindset | Donna Lichaw appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 6, 2017 · 00:26:52
In this Focus Forty episode, I speak with Donna Lichaw who is a consultant, speaker, writer, and educator. She speaks about her success and storytelling as a tool for creating products users love. She is the author of the book The User’s Journey: Storymapping Products That People Love. Who is Donna Lichaw? Donna Lichaw brings […] The post DYT 063 : Filmmaking to Storymapping Products | Donna Lichaw appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 3, 2017 · 00:16:24
In this Friday Fifteen episode, I share a technique that will help you increase your intelligence called Model Thinking from The Einstein Factor, a book by Win Wenger. This routine will help you supercharge your thinking and problem solving skils. What will you learn? You will learn a procedure as described by Win Wenger, to […] The post DYT 062 : Model Thinking Procedure to Boost Your Creativity | Karthik appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
March 1, 2017 · 00:28:05
In this episode I speak with successful product managers and makers including Ash Maurya, author of Running Lean and the man behind Lean Canvas, Arvind Mishra, Head of Product at Dollar Shave Club, Daniel Zacarias, Product Management Consultant & Expert, Joe Cotellese, Head of Product at AWeber, Marc Abraham, Head of Core Product at World […] The post DYT 061 : 6 Successful Product Managers and Makers – Medley appeared first on Design Your Thinking.
Feb. 27, 2017 · 00:44:05
In this Ferris Wheel episode, I speak with Cindy Alvarez who runs the research team at Yammer, a Microsoft company. She talks about Slack, understanding users and suggests an alternative to coming up with ideas – ask customers. Who is Cindy Alvarez? Cindy Alvarez runs the research team for Yammer (a Microsoft company), and helps […] The post DYT 060 : Don’t Ask Customers What They Want | Cindy Alvarez appeared first on Design Your Thinking.