Topic: Science and Technology (general)
Po Bronson talks with Moira about what science has learned about parenting. Co-author of NutureShock, which asserts that many of modern society's strategies for nurturing children are in fact backfiring because key twists in the science have been overlooked.
There's a revolution in the way doctors and medical researchers share information outside of annual conferences. At Health 2.0, Scott speaks with Lance Hill, whose company, Within3, announced the first year-round forum for a medical society, the 11,000-member American College of Gastroenterology.
Moira speaks with Greg Papadopoulos, co-author of Citizen Engineer: A Handbook for Socially Responsible Engineering. The book focuses on two topics that are becoming vitally important in the day-to-day work of engineers: eco engineering and intellectual property (IP).
If you're a writer, a musician, or an artist, you can use Creative Commons licenses to share your digital works. But how can scientists license their work for sharing? In this conversation, Victoria Stodden -- a fellow with Science Commons -- explains to host Jon Udell why scientific output is different and how Science Commons aims to help scientists share it freely.
Moira interviews Chris Mooney, co-author of Unscientific America, in which he and Sheril Kirshenbaum plead for scientific literacy. The book lays the groundwork for reintegrating science into the public discourse.
Moira speaks with Brian Arthur, author of The Nature of Technology. The former Stanford professor discusses his theory of technology's origins and evolution.
Eddy Littler - Large Molecules
Moira interviews Dr. Eddy Littler, CEO of DomaineX about the process involved in dissecting large, complex molecules.
User research analyzes human behavior to expose the goals and motivations of people. But is the purpose of these insights really just a report to hand off to a design or engineering team? Kate Rutter says, "No!" She uses the analog favorites, pen and paper, as hands-on, visual tools to bring other stakeholders into the analysis process.
User research often catalogs findings and implications, but stops short of generating specific design improvements. Designers increasingly involved with contextual research may find themselves holding onto a trove of raw data but with little awareness of how to turn it into design. Steve Portigal introduces a framework for synthesizing raw data into a fresh, contextual understanding of a customer's unmet needs.
Dr. Moira Gunn interviews Bruce Jenett, Co-Chair, Global Life Sciences Sector of DLA Piper about his a definition of biotechnology that anyone can understand.