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With a friendship forged in Poland, Jonathan Gall and Werner Puchert explore ideas and concepts that make designers tick. Join us as we feed our insatiable curiosity with voices from inside and outside Central Europe. Feel invited.

With a friendship forged in Poland, Jonathan Gall and Werner Puchert explore ideas and concepts that make designers tick. Join us as we feed our insatiable curiosity with voices from inside and outside Central Europe. Feel invited.
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With a friendship forged in Poland, Jonathan Gall and Werner Puchert explore ideas and concepts that make designers tick. Join us as we feed our insatiable curiosity with voices from inside and outside Central Europe. Feel invited.








Variety is the spice of life, including your career

Ahmad Kadhim Head of Design @mytimesaved (Canada) joined us as a special co-host. Together we explore what it means to work remote and to leverage the freedom in a meaningful way. We ask whether formal studies still makes sense. What about having a varied background with a diverse set of skills? Is it an asset, or might it weigh you down? @odajay@weenerdawg@AhmadKadhimww.wahmadkadhim.comStratechery Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the FutureBehave: The Biology of Humans at...


Ship fast break things

Jono is on his way to Framer Loupe, and I still love Omnigraffle. Figma, Sketch, Framer and Jonathan's awesome new business cards - yes he is a product manager. What do all this mean? We huddle together in a room to discuss all this and bid each other safe journeys.


Bootstrapping a business, and crossing boundaries

Starting your own 'sideshow' requires some structure and planning, especially if you have to do it with limited additional investment. We dedicate the bulk of the show discussing a tool we created to help you structure your ideas and bootstrap your gig. We also spend a few minutes, at the start to reflect and pay tribute to a South African legend and what his work meant to Werner and Jono. @odajay@weenerdawgThe Boostrapper Design Canvas Medium Article Asimbonanga (Mandela), Johnny Clegg,...


Work, Health, Love, Play

Listen to your body, keep track of what you are eating and how you are keeping yourself busy. In the episode, Jonathan sign's up for a gym membership and Werner explores the world of intermittent fasting and tightening the belt on email and interruptions from Donald Trump. Design your life, your work, your health and love. @odajay@weenerdawgFramer Loupe 2019Design your lifeLifesum Zero Body FastStack Method Email Masterclass Donald TrumpSketchnote


Staying productive when you're the Boss

Productivity. A topic covered by a serial procrastinator and a man who takes his focus to the next level. Jonathan and I chat about our strategies and the software we use to keep ourselves focused and on track. Well, mostly. @odajay@weenerdawgMake it StickspreadsheetAlfredBarrierBartender 3Better Touch ToolFocusHomebrewAmazingMarvinJump DesktopKarabiner-ElementColemakSuper MemoCold Brew


Reflections from Product Camp Gdynia 2019

@odajay@weenerdawgKuru Toga GdyniaProduct Camp Gdynia 2019User Story Mapping Speaker from from Product Camp we referenced Jeff PattonClemintine Jinhee Vilma Sirainen Eik Brandsgaard Kara Pecknold Itmar Gilad Ashley Benigno Jane AustinVal Scholz


Life beyond the cubicle

Sometimes you just hit the record button to catch up with an old friend. Jonathan Gall and I reflect on our respective professional journeys since becoming self-employed here in Poland. The pitfalls and insights after beyond the safety of our former cubicles.


In the business of product (Feat. Maciej Saganowski)

Maciej Saganowski is the mastermind behind Ultimo Studio a boutique consultancy located in the North of Poland. His experience in Sales and Marketing has given him a strong business understanding which he believes will be a crucial skill as designers move from general UX roles into Product Design and Development. Maciej is also the founder of Product Camp, a popular annual event and platform where he brings professionals from the industry together to share and debate the...


Inspired by an interesting relationship with Loneliness (Feat. Experience Architect Damian Madray).

A prolific explorer and entrepreneur Damian Madray moved to Silicon Valley where he co-founded The Glint; a collective of creators with the aim to bring people together to connect in deeply authentic ways. This paved the way to his new project, a start-up titled, Presence. It is here that he is focusing on, what he calls an 'enquiry' into how Experiences can be scaled in a sustainable way. Damian Madray, born and raised in Guyana, where he developed a unique perspective on the effects of...


TEDxWarsaw 2019, designing the red circle experience

Iryna Oleksiuk and Adam Liwiński is part of the volunteer team designing TEDxWarsaw 2019. Iryna takes care of event-experience while Adam, a TEDx veteran, is the project owner. We peek behind the (Polish) red circle to give you a taste of what (and who) it takes to create this event along with a few handy tips for the next time you get on stage. Psst. Listen to the clip after the end credits to find out how Adam prototyped his apartment :) Highlights TEDxWarsawTEDxWarsaw...


Face-cream or a new server, you decide

No one ever said that it's going to be easy starting your own business. Meet Joanna Skorupska, for a candid discussion on getting fired, discovering the maker movement and finding your calling in life (sometimes in the most remote and unexpected places). Joanna is the founder of Radicalzz studio, where she has made it her mission to accelerate the sustainability and innovation practices in the field of products, and service design and development. Highlights Joanna...


San Diego Sherrif's Department Special

Starting the new year nice and easy with a few good books and perhaps some Tacos and a good Mexican beer. This episode was recorded in San Diego California and is a rundown of my favourite books of 2018. If you love reading about design, and topics related to becoming more aware then this would be for you. It's also a handy primer, just in case you get locked up, and you're not sure which book to choose from the prison library. Happy 2019! Highlights San Diego Old TownSan Diego William B...


Unlocking the rich harmonies of [Service] Design

Ever contemplate the similarities between Design and playing Jazz? Not only the interplay between musicians but also the courage required to get on stage to do the work. For Marina Terteryan a Service Designer and musician all the way from Los Angeles, Armenia it's an obvious analogy. We talk about a brave grandma, brave parents who moved to make a new life in America and to be bold in Design. research survey, Important Links: LinkedInWhy Service Design ThinkingThe Why LabTwitterTed...


It will be underwater and upside down

Paul Bulencea, is a Romanian Experience Designer, with an unquenchable need to play and explore the universe. He is the co-author of the book Gamification in Tourism and one of the founders of the College of Extraordinary Experiences a remarkable, physical interpretation of Pine and Gilmore's "Experience Economy". Paul was also recognised by Forbes in 2018's 30-under-30. Episode Details LinkedInInstagramPodcastForbes 30-under-30Gamification in TourismExperience EconomyCollege of...


'Design through the Lens of Culture'

I invite you to look at design through the lens of Culture, with Olga Skoczylas. Olga is a Cultural Economist and co-owner of the Design Agency 'Cultural Design'. In this episode, we cover culture, what it means and why it's important but we don't stop there. She has this innate obsession to create domain names and attach projects of all shapes and sizes to them. To that point, the conversation takes an unexpected detour past blockchain, brutalist design, innovation and art. Episode...


Structured experience design, adult pillow forts and a dungeon bar

Andrew Lacanienta is a Doctoral Candidate in Experience Design at Texas A&M University. He is a close friend who makes a yearly pilgrimage to our side of the world to attend the College of Extraordinary Experiences at Czhocha Castle, Poland. We took some time out of the College schedule to talk about his insights on Experience Desing and focused our conversation on the Theory of Structured Experience Design. Episode details Andrew LacanientaA theory of Structured ExperienceExperience...


Unlocking human potential one brick at a time

Michel Cloosterman from the Association of Master Trainers in the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® provides us with an insight into the method initiated by LEGO CEO Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen back in 1996. Kristiansen knew that the answers to solving the problems his company was facing were locked up within his management team. It took several years to formalised the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method but this unique approach has since gone on to help organisations across the world. Michel gives us peek into how the...


Allow yourself to surprise yourself

What if you could practice what you preached? Well, Seth Minard, a former Interaction Designer at Cooper is an Example of that. Seth has turned the focus of his design practice inwards to re-design his life. Perhaps, transformation starts with the designer, before attempting to design experiences for others? He gave up his job, belongings and life in San Francisco to take on a new adventure in Europe and attitude to life. We talk about his transition, some of his projects and what...


Mini-Episode - Tipping my hat to Jonathan Gall

We have a few short announcements and thought we'd try a Mini-Episode. Jonathan's business is growing which is GREAT! However, it has a ripple effect on his involvement in this project as my co-host. We discuss this along with some news about our workshop at Product Development Days.


A sneaky plan to get rid of Dinosaurs

Wojtek Kutyla values the ability of a designer to play the role of enabler, and we ‘absolutely’ agree with his approach. If you building something with a team of people they, we, are all busy with the act of creation. In his words, he has a sneaky plan to replace the old dinosaurs with teams with an user-centric approach. He’s not overly excited about having an title but is instead more focused on creating measurable value through the work he is doing. You can refer to him as an Experience...