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Keeping Wellbeing At The Core Of Design – Laura Ryan

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BY Sam Davies

{Director}

8 January 2020

Reading Time: < 1 minute

In this podcast:
Wellbeing • Design • PauseFest • Purpose

As our world is taken over by more products and services than ever before, it’s the job of people like Laura Ryan to ensure that these will assist and benefit people’s wellbeing. I sat down to discuss this with her at PauseFest last year.

Laura is the Strategy Director at Mentally Friendly, an exciting design and innovation studio with a human-centred approach.  

We talked about what wellbeing (really) is and where it can come from – especially in the workplace. A feeling of wellbeing stemming from a sense of purpose, by doing something that matters to you, by being empathetic.

Laura refers to herself as a designer, even though she says she can’t draw, she works as part of the design team using research and strategy to help the process, rather than designing in the traditional sense. 

We both believe that designers have a responsibility when it comes to marrying profit with empathy and ensuring that what they produce doesn’t cause distress or concern to the user.

We chatted about all this and more. Another very fitting podcast for our Humans Aren’t Robots series. Enjoy. 

 

 

Have you got your tickets for Pause Fest 2020 yet? We’ll be podcasting live again from the event, hope to see you there!

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sam Davies

Sam has been running a Digital Agency in some form or another for almost a decade. He loves the internet and the positive changes it has brought to the world but still loves time away from the glowing cubes. Surf, Fish, Drink, Cook, Laugh….Drink! You can follow him on Instagram @samdaviesdn and on Snapchat @digitalnoir

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