Welcome to Design Feeling, a Show about the Human Behind the Human-Centred Designer

Design Feeling

Jan 20 2022 • 19 mins

#002 - Welcome to the first episode of the Design Feeling Podcast! Join designer, educator and host, Nirish Shakya, as he talks about what this podcast is about, why he started it and why it’s crucial for designers and design thinkers to focus on their own self-awareness, creative confidence and meaning.

As designers, we know our users and customers better than we know ourselves. But what about your needs, emotions and pain points as a designer? How do you ensure that what you do meet your deeper needs? How can you be more aware of the complex and unfamiliar human emotions determining your wellbeing underneath the familiar structures of our jobs? It’s time to recalibrate yourself as a designer and take agency back of your life and career.

In this episode:

  • Bringing out focus from outside to inside
  • Knowing yourself as a designer
  • Why we can’t ignore human emotions at work
  • What’s coming up
  • A 5-min hack to help you stick to your new New Year habit


Chris Voss’s book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It


Coventry University


Deakin University


Happy Startup School


Vipassana meditation


Wing Chun Kung Fu


Meisner acting technique


BJ Fogg’s book, Tiny Habits


James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits