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Podcast | May 18, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Lesley Ann Noel, Asst. Professor of Design at North Carolina State University & Culture-Changing Design Trailblazer, about the greater social impact in design, a detailed look into the designer’s Critical Alphabet, the ideas behind critical race theory, the necessity of an empathetic approach in design, and more.

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Podcast | May 11, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Mark Collard, Founder of Playmeo & Game Engagement Mastermind, about the creation of the temporary community to foster trust, the deliberate/strategic approach of connection before content, and the ongoing virtual facilitation challenge towards engagement.

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Podcast | May 4, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Sarah B. Nelson, Senior Director of Design Thinking Adoption at PepsiCo & Organizational Strategist, about the impact of design thinking for team success in organizations, the collaboration efforts teams must exemplify, the “worthy workshop” intention and expectation, and more.

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Podcast | April 27, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Matt Alex, Co-Founder of Beyond Academics and Higher Education Guru, about the future of work through the higher education lens, the juxtaposition of the earn-it model with the life-long model for students, the unbundling and reimagination of the college experience, and the breakdown of segments in structured and unstructured work.

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Podcast | April 6, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Tamara Adlin, UX consultant, creator of the Alignment Personas Method, and co-author of the “The Persona Lifecycle” about exploring assumptions and allowing data to inform decision-making creates a unified team and a clear perspective.

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Podcast | March 23, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Natalie Nixon, creativity strategist, author, and president of Figure 8 Thinking, about polymaths, dance, fashion, gratitude, and how wonder, structure, and grace can make a major difference in an organization when interconnected.

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Podcast | March 16, 2021

Control the Room Podcast: Douglas Ferguson speaks with Regine Gilbert, Assistant Professor at NYU and author of Inclusive Design for a Digital World: Designing with Accessibility in Mind. They discuss Nintendo, VR, accessibility as a byproduct of observation, and how awareness fuels innovation for an audience that needs it.