Shots of Purpose

Shots of Purpose

By Joost MF Liebregts, Brian Pagá
Three designers from different disciplines and with unique perspectives talk and wonder about things that make humans happy, make design good, and business sustainable. Shots of Purpose is a podcast for designers, entrepreneurs, and people who like to think as a conscious activity. With Shots of Purpose, the hosts Brian, Joost and Tom aim to inspire listeners to do that which makes them happy while learning about design and business.
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Design, Industry 4.0, and Autonomy. Also, does AI make us more human?
Boy, is Industry 4.0 full of podcast potential! This is our longest episode to date, and with good reason. First off, we have a cool new intro, completely spontaneously recorded in our pre-podcast preparation. Let us know what you think of it on Twitter @shotsofpurpose. Secondly, AI is changing our world and we just can't completely wrap our heads around what that fully entails for us humans and designers.  Also, autonomous cars are just cool, besides offering lots of new design opportunities, like how they should communicate with non-autonomous road-users. Do they need headlights? What about windows? When are they actually autonomous?  Tune in to this episode to find out how we feel about these questions, and much, much more! Share your thoughts with us on Twitter @shotsofpurpose or by sending us an email  If you enjoyed the show, please give us a 5-star rating on your favorite podcast app and share it with your friends, colleagues and pet zebras. 
1:23:13
June 10, 2019
Design for Industry 4.0, what will designers do in the future?
What do autonomous vehicles, energy and craftsmanship have in common? Industry 4.0! Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about what Industry 4.0 means for us designers. Before we converse about the implications though, we try to wrap our heads around what industry 4.0 actually is and where it might head in the future.  Here's a short recap on the previous three industrial revolutions. The first industrial revolution happened with the invention of the Steam engine, and the mechanization that followed. Humanity then moved on towards mass production of items with production lines using electricity. The third revolution happened when computers were invented. Their invention and increasing use led to further automation and increased our production and research capabilities drastically. Now we've been steadily moving into Industry 4.0. What is the Designer's role in this industry? We have some thoughts on that, but are certainly not done talking about it! Let us know what you think by tweeting us @shotsofpurpose or by sending us an email at sop@purposedesign.nl Got feedback? We'd love to hear it. Let us know in the aforementioned channels! If you enjoyed the show, please give us a 5-star rating on your favorite podcast app. 
1:11:42
May 27, 2019
Personal Leadership with Positivity Guru Rudy van Beurden
What grade from 1 to 10 would you give your life right now? Are you happy? Do you know what makes you happy? We talk with public speaker and positivity guru Rudy van Beurden about how you can discover if you're not happy about something and how to change those parts. It's what some people call Personal Leadership and it can change your your life forever. Together with Rudy, we dive in deep into our own lives, but we also talk about very practical ways of measuring and changing your own happiness. This episode is a really good one, if we say so ourselves.  Rudy van Beurden is a Dutch public speaker, host and positivity trainer. With his company GAAF, he's on a mission to make the Netherlands more positive and provide its people with much needed positive energy.   The video Rudy talks about in the Podcast of Mel Robbins 'NASA experience' can be found right here.
1:11:40
March 31, 2019
Changing the world one challenge, election, and protest at a time
Is the fight against climate change futile? What can we citizens do about it anyway? Last episode got us inspired to keep talking about climate change and what we personally can do about it. In this episode we reflect on our challenges and debate the efficacy of protesting. We also talk about the importance of democracy and using your right to vote. With elections coming up in the Netherlands, we urge everyone to read up on the topics and cast your vote!
46:50
March 18, 2019
Climate change, what can we do about it?
Lots of students on the streets protesting against climate change, citizens getting increased energy taxes, and many debates about meeting climate goals. How does climate change influence our lives and what can we do about it as designers and, more importantly, individuals? Tune in to find out why this February was sunny and warm and very different from last year.  Hang on till the end where we challenge each other with easy, positive things to change in our lives. This one is close to our hearts and we hope you’ll love it too. The people, books, and podcasts mentioned in this episode: Douglas Rushkoff – Team Human Shoshana Zuboff – The age of Surveillance Capitalism Sarah Dubbeldam    P.S. 1000 listens! Thank you very much for tuning in, sharing your thoughts and sharing our podcast! Onto the fourth digit!
1:07:08
March 4, 2019
What will 2019 bring us?
Happy belated New Year! In this fresh 2019 episode, Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about their predictions for the new year. Listen to the convivial trio to find out what they think 2019 has in store for music, food, the planet, and design. Also, non-twitterererrrss, we hear you! We have a brand-spankin’ new email address for your lovely ideas. Send your feedback, or something you want us to talk about to sop@purposedesign.nl    
50:52
January 28, 2019
Privacy, does it matter?
Brian, Joost, and Tom talk about privacy. Tom tells us he has nothing to hide, and Brian jumps in to tell us why you do have something to hide and why it’s important to protect it. What do you think about giving up your data for free? Should we be compensated, or are we already being compensated? Find out our perspective in this episode!
58:43
January 13, 2019
Design Ethics. How do we make things the right way?
Brian, Joost, and Tom are whole again with Tom’s return. Ready to talk about a serious topic, design ethics, they dive right in. What are ethics in regard to design and how does one operate on the right side? Can affordable and sustainable go together? How can we change from an either/or way of working to combining seemingly opposing values in the design process? We talk about that, and more, in this Shots of Purpose episode. Have you experienced tough ethical moments in your career? We’d love to hear your story! Share it with us on Twitter, or reach out to us personally.
55:37
December 16, 2018
What makes a good designer?
Do you ever export your InDesign file to a PDF to have a different look at it? How about your UIs, ever export them to a phone just to see what it really looks like? Is that one of those intangible design skills? In this episode, Brian and Joost talk about what skills make a good designer. Do you need to be stubborn? Maybe. What about curious? Definitely. Hop on our Double Decker Analogy bus and find out what we think separates the average from the good in this episode of Shots of Purpose.
1:08:43
December 3, 2018
Dutch Design Week with Social Designer Tove Elfferich
It’s Dutch Design Week! This year’s theme is ‘If Not Us, Then Who?’ To talk about that, we brought on Tove Elfferich from MorgenMakers She’s a rising social designer, and with her, we talk about the impact of the DDW and which projects we find most powerful. You can find Tove with MorgenMakers in Hall 4 of the Klokgebouw in Strijp-S during the Dutch Design Week. And more information about MorgenMakers can be found on their website.
1:09:47
October 24, 2018
Design Thinking, is it a system? a handbook? a toolbox?
Design Thinking, what is it? We talk about our perspective on Design Thinking and how we apply it in our lives, both professionally and personally. Spoiler: we agree, but not entirely. What do you think Design Thinking is? Let us know on Twitter @shotsofpurpose
58:58
October 23, 2018
Pirate Principles in Design: Scale vs. Growth
The hosts Brian, Joost and Tom talk about how the Pirate principles written in “Be More Pirate” by Sam Connif Allende apply to today’s design and business.
53:17
October 16, 2018
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