CL236: How To Design A Creative Culture At Work – Interview with Justin Dauer

Justin Dauer
Justin is a multi-faceted, multi-pierced, multi-tattooed designer, author, and speaker. He wrote the celebrated book “Cultivating a Creative Culture” and is the Vice President of Human-Centered Design at bswift. With Josef Müller-Brockmann and user advocacy claiming equal parts of his creative heart, he’s immersed himself professionally in tangible and digital media over the past 20 years. Justin has crafted digital experiences for clients like Sony, Chase, IBM, and the U.S. Department of Energy. He also founded The Dead Pixel Society with some of the world’s best icon designers. His passion is for creative workspaces and cultures, and he focuses on increasing creative productivity as well as workplace retention.


In this episode, we cover:
  • 1:56 – Developing a creative culture
  • 3:18 – How to deal with creative burnout
  • 6:09 – The grid system
  • 6:54 – Dieter Rams
  • 9:12 – The role of empathy in design
  • 10:16 – Human centered design
  • 13:11 – Agile design
  • 15:03 – Active Learning vs Passive Learning
  • 17:01 – Wintercamp
  • 21:46 – Pause with intent
  • 24:13 – Creative inspiration wednesdays
  • 26:40 – Human factored design

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