Are you wanting to learn more about design research ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best design research podcasts of 2021.
We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!
Best Design Research Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
Design Better Podcast
- Publisher: InVisionApp, Inc
- Total Episodes: 66
The Design Better podcast delivers insights from the world’s most renowned design leaders, empowering teams to transform their practice and build remarkable products. This series is hosted by Aarron Walter and Eli Woolery and brought to you by InVision, the digital product design platform used to make the world’s best customer experiences. Discover more best practices, research, and resources at www.designbetter.com.
Flirting with Models
- Publisher: Corey Hoffstein
- Total Episodes: 37
Flirting with Models is the show that aims to pull back the curtain and meet the investors who research, design, develop, and manage quantitative investment strategies.Join Corey Hoffstein, Chief Investment Officer of Newfound Research, on a journey to explore systematic investment strategies, ranging from value to momentum and merger arbitrage to managed futures.Episodes released in topic-specific seasons.For more on Newfound Research, visit ThinkNewfound.com. And to learn about Newfound’s suite of mutual funds and other investment offerings, please visit ThinkNewfoundFunds.com.
Fantasy Football Engineering
- Publisher: Kevin O’Brien
- Total Episodes: 60
Applying practical knowledge in order to invent, innovate, design, build, maintain, research, and improve your fantasy football rosters for now and beyond.
Ponderings from the Perch
- Publisher: Little Bird Marketing & C-Suite Radio
- Total Episodes: 230
Conversations with Priscilla McKinney, founder and President of Little Bird Marketing, an award-winning agency specializing in content marketing, lead generation, branding and design. As a CEO and serial entrepreneur, Priscilla’s topics range from marketing best practices, the “stunning discomfort” of entrepreneurship, market research, her love of the autoharp, and other marketing oddities.
Human Insight Podcast
- Publisher: UserTesting Podcast
- Total Episodes: 17
Hear from top experts in the fields of conversion optimization, UX research, design, product, and more.
Research VR Podcast – The Science & Design of Virtual Reality
- Publisher: Azad Balabanian & Petr Legkov
- Total Episodes: 104
The Podcast behind the Science and Design of Virtual Reality and Spatial Computing.By combining our background in Cognitive Science and VR Research, we break down important Neuroscience to extract Design principles.Each week, we feature the companies, founders, and researchers that are shapers of this Immersive Tech Industry.Join our Discord community for Episode discussions, guest suggestions, and listener-only meetups!: https://discord.gg/rrgnxEk
MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
- Publisher: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Total Episodes: 378
Featuring a wide assortment of interviews and event archives, the MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing podcast features the best of our field’s critical analysis, collaborative research, and design — all across a variety of media arts, forms, and practices.You can learn more about us, including info about our faculty and academic programs and how to join us in person for events, at cmsw.mit.edu.
Gardening with the RHS
- Publisher: Royal Horticultural Society
- Total Episodes: 263
‘Gardening with the RHS’ offers seasonal advice, inspiration and practical solutions to gardening problems. Trusted gardening professionals give you the latest horticultural advice, scientific research and tried and tested techniques to bring out the best in your garden.Topics covered include: growing your own vegetables, flowers, garden design, lawn care and gardening with children. Plus expert masterclasses in topics ranging from cottage garden plants, growing orchids, to pest control and eco-friendly gardening.Plus we’ll have behind the scenes reports from the country’s most prestigious flower shows. There’s something in these podcasts to interest every gardener, whatever your level of expertise. For more info see www.rhs.org.uk/podcastA Pixiu Production
NN/g UX Podcast
- Publisher: Nielsen Norman Group
- Total Episodes: 10
The Nielsen Norman Group (NNG) UX Podcast is a monthly show on user experience research, design, strategy, and professions, hosted by User Experience Specialist Therese Fessenden. Join us every first Friday as she interviews industry experts on common questions, pressing UX topics, and the impact of having a truly great user experience. For free UX resources, references, and information on UX Certification opportunities, go to: www.nngroup.com
Research Matters Podcast
- Publisher: Jason Luoma, Ph.D.
- Total Episodes: 20
In the Research Matters Podcast, I interview leading scientific researchers in psychology and other social sciences in an effort to understand what they do that makes them productive. This podcast is intended to help graduate students, professors, and scientists learn actionable strategies that can help them in their own research endeavors. I strive to help draw out the tips, tricks, habits, and routines of extraordinarily productive researchers.In these interviews, we cover topics like:How to develop a programmatic line of research How to build a team of amazing collaborators Getting things done Writing productively Grant writing strategies Creating an effective research lab Applying design thinking to research How to develop great research ideas When to turn your research into a book Managing grad students Maintain a balance with other aspects of life, such as health, fun, and family How to choose which projects to invest in How to be efficient And much more…
Design Critique: Products for People
- Publisher: Timothy Keirnan
- Total Episodes: 105
Our show encourages usable designs for a better customer experience in products and services. Each episode is different, with the only constant being our demand that UX design make our lives better and provide long term value. If you care about design’s impact on our modern quality of life, give us a listen. You will hear: * Critiques of products & services we’ve used thoroughly, * Interviews with people whose work or books we admire, and * Discussions of design methods we use in our own user experience research and design careers.
Action Design Radio
- Publisher: Action Design Network
- Total Episodes: 34
Action Design Radio explores a variety of topics through the lens of behavioral science and psychology. Hosts Erik Johnson and Zarak Khan interview experts and practitioners to learn about cutting edge behavioral research, and how to practically apply it to fields like public policy and consumer products. The podcast is supported by the Action Design Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2012 to promote the use of behavioral economics and psychology with over 10,000 members across the US and Canada.
- Publisher: Vaissnavi Shukl
- Total Episodes: 9
Architecture Off-Centre highlights unconventional design practices and research projects, which reflect various emerging discourses within the design discipline and beyond. Hosted by architect Vaissnavi Shukl, the podcast features engaging conversations with exceptionally creative individuals, who, in their practice, have extrapolated the traditional fields of architecture, planning, landscape and urban design to unexplored frontiers.
The Persuasion Lab with Martin Medeiros
- Publisher: Martin Medeiros
- Total Episodes: 75
We communicate our needs to the world using negotiation, persuasion, and influence. And how effective we are, determines if our needs are in fact met. Join us as our host Martin Medeiros reviews the latest research on these high forms of communication. This research gives you the agency and the power of living a future of your design.
Build Your House Yourself University
- Publisher: Michelle Nelson
- Total Episodes: 231
Wish you knew more about the biggest investment you will most likely ever make? Build Your House Yourself University (byhyu) will teach you to save money and make smart decisions about the construction of the place you and your family will call HOME. We will help you understand residential construction— simplify and demystify the design build process. You’ll come away with successful strategies for building your own house, with or without a general contractor.Become an educated consumer, even if you prefer to buy, rather than build a new house. Complex construction jargon and best practices will be explained in easy to understand terms. It’s not the typical DIY (do it yourself) show. You will learn how to MANAGE the labor, not DO the labor for your new house.Join me, Michelle Nelson, host and fellow informal residential construction student. I’ll share the research I find on home design and building as I prepare to build my home. Together, our community of future home builders, will learn the tips, tricks and trends of experienced contractors and industry experts.I’ll interview owner-builders and construction professionals. During our mini lessons, I’ll inform you about framing, flooring, windows, insulation, kitchen cabinets and countertops…almost anything having to do with new construction homes. You’ll hear about energy efficiency and green building too. There will be product reviews in which you will be introduced to cutting edge, as well as, tried and true products and services. And in keeping with the university theme, episodes will end with short, fun quizzes.If we do our due diligence BEFORE we start construction, we will actually start construction with the most difficult part of the project behind us. Let’s put in the time, effort, preparation and research BEFORE we break ground and building our homes will be much easier and more enjoyable.
It’s All Just a Bunch of BS
- Publisher: Nick Hobson
- Total Episodes: 73
Welcome to the ‘It’s All Just a Bunch of BS’ podcast, the show that looks at how behavioral change insights are being applied “in the wild”. Episodes feature renowned behavioral experts across industries and organizations, from management and marketing to policy and public health, and more.The BS podcast is for those listeners whose jobs involve … well, humans. UX/UI? Human resources? Marketing? Sales? Research? Design? Product innovation? You name it … there’s something for you in this show.
- Publisher: Sarah and Christopher Strunk
- Total Episodes: 16
DreamShare is a podcast all about sharing dreams, analyzing dreams, and exploring the science behind them! Each episode combines research, sound design, and storytelling to make for an overall fun time. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your coziest blanket and join in!
Learning Experience Leader
- Publisher: Greg Williams
- Total Episodes: 67
The Learning Experience Leader Podcast is a project devoted to design, leadership, and the psychology of learning. The aim of the show is to help you expand your perspective of learning design through conversations with innovative professionals and scholars across the world. Every other week a different practitioner or researcher shares insights from their work and experience to bring a more holistic view on how learning happens and what we can do to create amazing learning experiences through design and leadership. We explore these topics from many angles such as user research, project management, marketing, instructional and learning experience design, storytelling, evaluation, business management, and more.Additionally, every month or so I review a book either I’ve read alone or with a fellow designer and reflect on it in a “Read with me” episode.If you are interested in how people learn and how you can be more effective in helping others grow and develop, then this podcast is for you.
What’s Wrong With: The Podcast
- Publisher: SOUR
- Total Episodes: 61
What’s Wrong With (www/) is a diagnostic discussion series created by SOUR – an architecture and design studio. We interview progress makers, boundary pushers and creative leaders to diagnose and discuss the problems in various fields, with the goal of creating a research base for potential sustainable solutions applicable today and tomorrow.
Elixir Factor Podcast
- Publisher: Elixir Factor Podcast
- Total Episodes: 21
The Elixir Factor, Lilly’s new podcast hosted by Joe Kim, senior advisor of patient experience and design, explores the factors that inspire bold advances in science, innovation and the resilience required to change history. Tune in to hear how the Lilly research and development team collaborates with partners in advocacy, technology, academia and policy to seek cures or solutions for the most difficult diseases. There is always a way to get better at what you are doing – simply say “yes” to the next step. Say yes and subscribe today!