Consultant and author of “The Lean Innovation Cycle”
Episode page: https://leanblog.org/445
My guest for Episode #445 of the Lean Blog Interviews Podcast is Michael Parent. He is the Managing Director of Michael Parent Consulting Services and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with AAA Auto Club Group in Michigan.
He has written a new book titled The Lean Innovation Cycle: A Multi-Disciplinary Framework for Designing Value with Lean and Human-Centered Design.
Today, we’re going to take a dive deep into topics that augment both the Lean and Human Centered Design frameworks.
Today, we discuss topics and questions including:
- How about an Operational Definition: What is Human Centered Design?
- Tools — but more than the tools
- Design something… empathize with the end user
- “Transparency is a good thing”
- Design thinking (prototyping?) vs. human-centered design??
- Observing people vs. asking them about needs as customers?
- Converging toward a design?
- What made you interested in exploring Human Centered Design?
- What value does Human Centered Design offer for Lean, Six Sigma, and continuous improvement? Methodology, being an experimentalist
- Customer journey vs. VSM? Or Customer Journey VSM hybrid?
- What is the Kano model?
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