GA 412 | Lean and Design with Andy Switky

This week’s guest is Andy Switky. Ron and Andy discussed lean thinking versus design thinking, and what the two worlds could learn from each other. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quotes Andy likes (1:47)
  • Andy’s background and what he’s up to (3:27)
  • Getting started in engineering (5:52)
  • Lean and design thinking (7:14)
  • Incorporating manufacturability (11:56)
  • A memorable design experience (13:32)
  • What design thinkers can learn from lean thinkers (17:48)
  • Teaching lean and design in an academic environment (19:27)
  • Advice for incorporating both (22:26)

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