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Results May Vary Podcast Podcast: Design Thinking for Living

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Tracy DeLuca and Chris Waugh have worked in the field of design thinking and innovation for over 17 years between them. They’ve helped sustain a Food Revolution for Jamie Oliver, and redesigned the way L.A. County votes. They’ve even engaged the world’s most creative minds in science by turning their genes into music at TED. Throughout their careers, they always wondered what would happen if they took the same creative problem-solving process they used to help well-known organizations solve their toughest challenges and applied it to people’s lives. Results May Vary is a thoughtful experiment to see just what happens when you set out to intentionally design your life.

Tracy DeLuca and Chris Waugh have worked in the field of design thinking and innovation for over 17 years between them. They’ve helped sustain a Food Revolution for Jamie Oliver, and redesigned the way L.A. County votes. They’ve even engaged the world’s most creative minds in science by turning their genes into music at TED. Throughout their careers, they always wondered what would happen if they took the same creative problem-solving process they used to help well-known organizations solve their toughest challenges and applied it to people’s lives. Results May Vary is a thoughtful experiment to see just what happens when you set out to intentionally design your life.
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Tracy DeLuca and Chris Waugh have worked in the field of design thinking and innovation for over 17 years between them. They’ve helped sustain a Food Revolution for Jamie Oliver, and redesigned the way L.A. County votes. They’ve even engaged the world’s most creative minds in science by turning their genes into music at TED. Throughout their careers, they always wondered what would happen if they took the same creative problem-solving process they used to help well-known organizations solve their toughest challenges and applied it to people’s lives. Results May Vary is a thoughtful experiment to see just what happens when you set out to intentionally design your life.

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Episodes

RMV 18 Stanford d.school Civic Innovation Fellows: You Can Design Impact at Scale

4/16/2017
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In our last episode, community architect Sandra Kulli talked to us about fostering human connection through the design of extraordinary places. Today we are excited to share this very special episode of Results May Vary. We’re featuring this year’s Stanford d.school Civic Innovation Fellows, which this year was sponsored by Knight Foundation. This event was recently recorded live as the fellows wrapped up their program and reflected back on their journey of learning design...

Duration:01:14:22

RMV 17 Sandra Kulli: You Can Design Community

3/5/2017
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In our newest episode, we introduce you to Sandra Kulli, a community architect, dedicated to creating extraordinary places that focus on fostering human connection. As she practices the business and art of placemaking, Sandra is an advocate of thoughtful design and innovative problem-solving. Starting her career as a teacher in a rich and vibrant inner city school system, over the years, Sandra has learned that community is local. And personal. So in her work, and her daily life, she is...

Duration:00:58:45

RMV 16 Dr. Mick Smyer: You Can Design Climate Action

1/2/2017
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On the newest episode of Results May Vary, we introduce you to aging and climate change expert, Dr. Mick Smyer, and his Graying Green movement, which aims to engage more older adults in taking impactful action on climate change. Among his many accomplishments, Mick is the former Provost and a current Professor of Psychology at Bucknell University. In addition, currently on his second year of sabbatical, he is working on Graying Green as a Civic Innovation Fellow at Stanford d.school,...

Duration:00:36:59

RMV 15 Jenny Jin: You Can Design For College (and Beyond)

10/19/2016
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In our newest episode, we introduce you to designer, Jenny Jin, whose motto is “always be learning!” A graduate of Stanford and MIT, she recently worked at the Alicia Foundation, founded by world renowned chef of El Bulli, Ferran Adria, to promote healthy eating for everyone. Jenny is an entrepreneurial learner and doer, and is here to inspire us with her a sense of optimism, and roll-up-your-sleeves, kick-open-your-own-door attitude. Living up to her motto, we recently caught up with Jenny...

Duration:00:49:54

RMV 14 Aaron Sklar: You Can Design Healthcare

7/15/2016
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As the U.S. healthcare system undergoes a technology revolution, the impact on us as patients, and for providers, often falls short of the promises made. In our newest episode, we ask healthcare innovator, Aaron Sklar, how we can fix our broken system. You may not be surprised to hear, he thinks it involves a whole lot of Design Thinking! Aaron is the VP of Design at Welltok, and the founder of Prescribe Design, a network of healthcare experts and design professionals collaborating to...

Duration:00:50:53

RMV 13 Story Musgrave: Should You Really Try To Design Your Life?

5/7/2016
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What CAN'T you say about Story Musgrave? He holds 7 graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology, and has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30 year career as an astronaut, AND has had a cameo on Home Improvement. Today, in his 80s, he operates a palm farm in Florida, among other things, including giving amazing talks about human performance, and raising his youngest daughter, also named...

Duration:01:05:07

RMV 12 Ela Ben Ur: You Can Design An Intuitive Compass

3/16/2016
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Have you ever wanted a fast, reliable and more intentional way to create change in your life? In our newest episode of Results May Vary, we orient ourselves with Ela Ben Ur and her Innovators' Compass, a simple tool that allows you to take swift action on any opportunity or challenge you're facing. As Ela describes it: How can you use Ela's experience and Innovators' Compass as inspiration to design your own life and increase your creative confidence? Listen to RMV 12 to find out! Show...

Duration:01:00:27

RMV 11 Deke Sharon: You Can Design A Cappella Into A Global Phenomenon

1/15/2016
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Today we talk to the father of contemporary a cappella, Deke Sharon. In college, Deke decided to make a career of singing in this relatively obscure style, even though people laughed at him and thought he was crazy for doing so. Now, at 47, after serving as music director and arranger for Pitch Perfect & Pitch Perfect 2, and producer of NBC's The Sing-Off, he's staring in his new show, Pitch Slapped premiering this week on Lifetime. In this episode, we talk to Deke about how it's possible...

Duration:00:49:09

RMV 10 Mike Duncan: You Can Design The Past

12/18/2015
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We’re in the double digits, y'all! (sfx: NYE party horns) In the newest Results May Vary episode, we talk to fish-monger turned award-winning history podcaster, Mike Duncan, about how you can design the past — to engage more people in our shared human history, as well as to gather insights that our useful for us to design our future. His approach to design thinking is as much guided by passion and creativity, as it is intentional and exhaustive. Best known for The History of Rome podcast,...

Duration:00:45:03

RMV 9 Steve Almond: You Can Design Your Creative Practice

12/3/2015
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In the newest Results May Vary episode, we talk to New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond about how you can design your creative practice and make a career out of following your artistic passions. Steve's way of design thinking is intentional and intuitive, and offers incredible insight around: - Living a more examined life - Finding a patron to support your creative work (pro tip: your patron is probably you!) - Fighting depression with candy (or other passions) - Being honest...

Duration:00:56:48

RMV Episode 8: Dr. Ellen Vora on Holistic Psychiatry

10/27/2015
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Today we’re so grateful to introduce you to Dr. Ellen Vora, a psychiatrist who prefers NOT to prescribe drugs. Instead, she really looks at the whole picture from sleep, nutrition, relationships, diet, and spirituality, in order to help people repair, heal, and optimize their lives in the least risky way possible. Dr. Vora studied English at Yale University, attended Columbia University for medical school, and completed her residency at Mount Sinai. Currently, she practices at the Eleven...

Duration:00:51:24

RMV Episode 7: Dr. Kyra Bobinet on Well Designed Life

10/5/2015
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Today we are proud to introduce you to Dr. Kyra Bobinet, whose specialty is combining two medicines together: behavior change and design thinking. After completing med school at UCSF, she decided to change course in order to dig deeper into the science behind behavior change. After graduation from Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Bobinet worked in the healthcare industry, building programs and algorithms to change behaviors at the million-person scale. Today she is the founder and CEO...

Duration:00:49:06

RMV Episode 6: Jessica Semaan on Pursuing Your Passion

9/1/2015
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Do you have that recurring idea that’s really cool but hard to make time for? That’s the insight today’s guest, Jessica Semaan, has built an entire company around. Despite her success at Stanford Business School and as an early employee at Airbnb, Jessica found herself unfulfilled. So she spent a year interviewing 100 people who were doing what they love. During this time she found her own passion, which is helping people find theirs. And today she’s dedicated full-time to this through her...

Duration:00:26:39

RMV Episode 5: Andy Weir on The Martian

8/10/2015
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Today, we are BEYOND THRILLED to introduce you to Andy Weir, a computer programmer turned New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Martian. He joins us to talk about turning his nights-and-weekend hobby into, not just one of the most successful self-published novels of all time, but also a soon-to-be major motion picture directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Matt Damon. How did he do it? And how exactly does a guy survive life on Mars with only a handful of potatoes and a thumb-drive...

Duration:00:34:37

RMV Episode 4: Aaron Scott on Van Life

7/21/2015
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Today we're excited for you to meet Aaron Scott, a data scientist who made the very conscious decision to move from his gorgeous San Francisco home overlooking the Pacific Ocean into a van. Why would anyone do that? And how is it working out for him? Aaron shares his story and makes it sound like it might just be a really great idea! Show Links: Fulfilled Life Aaron's blog documenting his experiment towards designing a fun and fulfilling life. The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Check out Aaron's...

Duration:00:29:51

RMV Episode 3: Elle Luna on Choosing Must

6/3/2015
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Today we introduce you to San Francisco-based artist, designer, and writer, Elle Luna. After her own success as a designer for companies such as Mailbox, Uber, Medium, and IDEO, Elle completely redesigned her life and started a movement around Choosing Must. Her first book, "The Crossroads of Should and Must" just launched in April. If that wasn't enough, she is currently partnering with The Great Discontent to kick off The 100 Day Project, which asks anyone who will answer, what could you...

Duration:00:34:52

RMV Episode 2: David Kelley on Creative Confidence

6/3/2015
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Today we want to introduce you to one of the most influential people on the planet when it comes to design, innovation, and creativity. Founder of IDEO and the Hasso Platner Institute of Design at Stanford (The d.school), David Kelley has spent decades helping students, employees, and organizations apply unleash the creativity that lies within each and every one of us. We thought, if there was one person most qualified to give advice on how you can design your life, it would be David. Show...

Duration:00:45:10

Episode 1: You Can Design Your Life!

5/30/2015
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Results May Vary is a thoughtful experiment to see just what happens when you set out to intentionally design your life. In our inaugural episode, we talk about what design means to us, how we've applied the tools of design typically used in business to our own lives, and what it could all mean for you. In future episodes, we'll talk to people already designing their lives, as well as those curious to get started. Maybe that's you! Our dream is to build a community of people who can create...

Duration:00:33:14