Using Futures Thinking to Battle Burnout

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PRINTCast: The PRINT Podcast Studio is a curated collection of cutting-edge podcasts we love about design, creativity, branding, books, and further subjects afield. Soon, we’ll have a dedicated digital listening room. In the meantime, we present Design Museum’s Design is Everywhere, hosted by Sam Aquillano and Liz Pawlak—a “podcast featuring stories of people and organizations using design to make an impact and change the world.”

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The latest episode (No. 44): “Using Futures Thinking to Prevent Burnout.”

Here’s more from the Design is Everywhere team:

In this episode, Sam chats with Nedret Sahin, a senior experience designer at Mad*Pow, about the way that human problems can be addressed by design thinking. They are joined by Liz Possee Corthell, an experience strategist at Mad*Pow, to discuss futures thinking and how it can prevent burnout.

Earlier in the pandemic, Nedret and Liz were faced with the question, “how do you safely bring people back into their offices?” What they uncovered were the tools to build personal resilience while working remotely. Together, they chat about the use of mental models, equity in design and the way burnout manifests.

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