In this episode we are joined by the Co-Founder and CEO of LUMA Institute, Chris Pacione. Chris leads a highly-skilled, multidisciplinary team of designers and practitioners located around the world who are passionate about fostering the practice of design thinking among individuals, within teams, and across entire organizations. He is co-author of the LUMA System and the book “Innovating for People” and has been awarded numerous US and EU patents for his work.
This episode is quite special for me for a few reasons; as I referenced on the podcast but maybe not gone into too much detail, Human Centered Design, or HCD and Design Thinking, is a cornerstone of my work igniting the change I wish to see in the world. And I use the LUMA System, which Chris as part of developing, to do it. This episode is the beautiful collisions of my Business Karaoke World, Human Centered Design World and Design Thinking Japan World and I couldn't be happier to share it with you.
We'll define Human Centered Design and make the case that everyone is a Designer. We'll explore how that Design literacy may become as important as Math literacy for the modern knowledge worker. We'll talk about the innovation environment leadership will need to build in order to see a return on investment of up-skilling their people to a basic level of Design literacy.
I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did and moreover, I hope it brings you value and is worth your time.
05:00 | With the definition of Design, everyone is a Designer.
15:30 | The role of Design literacy in the economy may become as important as Math literacy in the industrial revolution
23:30 | The evolving dialogue and misconceptions between Business & Design
32:35 | What does change look like in organizations with long and richer histories
42:25 | Is there a HCD metric we can look to?
46: 55 | The Karaoke Innovation Mindset
51:00 | How Leadership can create an environment for innovation
57:35 | The daily business of creating extraordinary things
To know more about Chris or the LUMA System, have a look here:
LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-pacione-ceo-luma/
Website | https://www.lumaworkplace.com