Design in the Moment (DIM)
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Design in the Moment is a podcast about our ability to design the world around us, at every level, and the obligations that power brings with it. 'Designers' have traditionally been seen as those who make things beautiful. The term has recently evolved to include a rapidly emerging profession of user-centered design-- a group of people who design for the intersection of technology and the human experience.
But the 'D' is growing ever larger. Speculation about Steve Jobs' impact on the archetype of the ultra-successful business leader misses a subtle point. He was an anomaly: one who embodied the empathy and insights that make designers great while overcoming the introversion and reticence that often accompany great design skills.
As we wade into the realization that business markets can now be designed, that businesses can shift context overnight, that newcomers can unseat 100-year veterans, we realize that everything around us is design-able. That fact begets a new question: What are we really designing?
Design in the Moment takes on the exploration of designing for the human condition. The only context that can accommodate all these levels of design. And, if we're designing for the human condition, what are the human elements we're really manipulating?
Through a series of incredibly compelling conversations with an eclectic and profound group of successful people, we're finding our way toward a new set of answers.
Jim Jacoby and Jim Cohen host Design in the Moment. Guests share their views and join the discussions, drawing from their own experiences and personal points of view. The dialogue is candid, conversational and unscripted.
Current Season Highlights
Episode 03: Season Preview
Jim and Jim lay the foundations for the themes and through-lines that we'll cover in this season's interviews. We posit the awesome reach of social networks like Facebook and the perspective they are allowing in handling the most basic human relationships. The entry to the common 'rotunda' of designing for the human condition allows a range of entry points from traditional design, through technology, and business leadership. We're all headed to the same place...
Episode 01: Peter Himmelman, Musician
Grammy and Emmy nominated Peter Himmelman is the winner of six ASCAP film and television awards, six consecutive Parent's Choice Gold Awards, and the NAAPA Album Of The Year. He has made sixteen critically acclaimed recordings and is the composer for Bones/Fox, Judging Amy/CBS, Men In Trees/ABC and several other films and television shows. USA Today has called him "rock's most wildly imaginative performer."
We cover the music business, the power of music, and the creative process in Peter's craft.
Episode 02: Peter Himmelman, Part II
We wrap our conversation with Peter by going deep on the 'materials' of design in music, creativity, and human communication.