A Sound Facilitation Business

Sound Facilitation Business with Gerry Scullion

How do you design for inclusivity? How do you get the right people on the team? What would a studio look like for a service designer? 

Today on the show we have Gerry Scullion. Gerry is the founder of This is HCD, the global human-centred design podcast and international design community of change-makers, and he is founder and CEO of This is Doing.com 

In a ‘previous life’, he was a musician and songwriter who released two albums under the moniker: Minus Circus and worked with 13-time Grammy-winning producer Rafa Sardina.

A few months ago, I was a guest on his podcast, and we talked about the interrelationship of music and design and what design can learn from music. 

So today, we talk about how the shared mindset comes back in the daily life of a facilitator, service designer and change maker. 

Gerry gives us insights into how it was like working with a top-notch producer that had the experience, knowledge and ability to drill down and zoom in on a detail and then drill the whole way out to see the whole. 

And we talk about bringing vulnerability and laughter to co-create innovation and engage people to be their very best. 

(The instrument you hear in the beginning is the Theremin we talked about in our first conversation.)

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Show notes

  • Connect with Gerry: 
  • This is Doing: www.thisisDoing.com 
  • Twitter: @thisisdoing and @gerrycircus 
  • This is Human Centred Design: www.thisishcd.com 
  • Episode with Gerry and Christof on This is HCD: https://www.thisishcd.com/episode/christof-zurn-the-power-of-music-thinking

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Gerry Scullion, the founder of This is HCD, the global human-centred design podcast and international design community of change-makers, and Founder and CEO of This is Doing.com is talking with Christof Zürn

They chat about the interrelationship between Design and Music and what Design can learn from thinking like a musician. Gerry, as an ‘ex’ musician and songwriter himself, sees the world of Design very much within the same family as music.

They drill a little deeper into the Music Thinking Framework and learn more about the value it can bring to teams and organisations.

About Gerry

Gerry Scullion is CEO of This is Doing and Founder of This is HCD, a global podcast and design community.

This is HCD includes a large newsletter, 10+ podcasts on topics to enable change, an international Slack community, 12+ global community chapters around the world, a Premium Podcast, Design Conference and Online Events.

He has over 18-years professional design experience across a range of industries such as finance, healthcare, media, public services, social media and various startups.

He contributed to the book ‘This is Service Design Doing’ (O’Reilly 2018) focusing on chapters about effective prototyping, and embedding Service Design teams within organisations alongside 200 service designers from around the globe.

Up until mid-2020 he was Councillor for Ireland for Royal Society of Arts.

In a former life, Gerry released two-albums under the moniker of Minus Circus (Spotify), and worked with 13-time Grammy winning producer, Rafa Sardina and 1-time Grammy winner, Cheche Alara. He also sang on adverts for Regatta Clothes in the UK.

He has shared the stage with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Roisín Murphy, The Coronas, Declan O’Rourke and Mundy. None of which would remember him, it was a fleeting moment, but it sounds cool to have here, right?

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