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Thinking through Design Episode 7 with guest Sébastien Proulx

March 19, 2024

Thinking through Design Episode 7 with guest Sébastien Proulx

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Episode 7 of Thinking through Design is now available. The Thinking through Design podcast features host Adam Fromme as he explores what it means to have a designer’s mindset.

In this episode Adam sits down in person with Sébastien Proulx, PhD.

Their conversation discussed the intricate dynamics of the design process, underscoring the need for designers to confidently tackle challenges, foster creativity and uphold professionalism in the design industry. The design brief was offered as an essential tool for guiding design projects, maintaining focus, and ensuring alignment with client expectations. As the essential qualities of the design brief were detailed, central themes of clear communication, goal delineation and client collaborative surfaced. Overall, the discussion provided valuable insights for practitioners aiming to address needs effectively.

Sébastien is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design at Ohio State University, where he coordinates the Industrial Design major and co-directs the DESIS Lab. He holds a PhD and Master of Applied Science in Design from the University of Montreal. Before joining Ohio State, he taught at the University of Montreal for 12 years, focusing on social service design and visual communication for industrial design students. Dr. Proulx's research explores the role of designers in shaping public services and policies, drawing on moral sociology and care ethics. His work aims to expand design's impact in public service development and equip designers with the skills to navigate complex social and political landscapes.

The podcast is available through OSU Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

Follow the link to this episode: https://podcast.osu.edu/thinkingthroughdesign/2024/03/18/episode-07-mastering-the-design-brief/

About the podcast 

It’s obvious that design is all around us, but how designers think through their work is often a mystery. Yet, understanding that process can fuel our own curiosity and creativity. Adam Fromme hosts Thinking through Design as a series of in-depth discussions to reveal the designer’s mindset and realize its value. 

Thinking through Design is brought to you by the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. For general inquires, contact Adam Fromme, fromme.3@osu.edu

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