1st TOPIC: Simple hacks for life with Parkinson’s
Q1. In addition to Parkinson’s disease, under what conditions can the no-spill cup designed by the speaker be helpful? Would you like to actually use the no-spill cup?
Q2. Why do you think the speaker simply printed a staircase on the floor, instead of using a projection or a Google Glass?
Q3. Do you have any episode in which you or someone you know broke complex problems into smaller problems and found simple solutions to them? What are advantages of using that kind of problem-solving method?
Q4. Give an example of a simple but effective solution, e.g. mosquito nets to prevent diseases such as malaria.
Q5. The speaker believes that having empathy and being able to put yourself in another person’s shoes is what makes for great design. Do you agree with her idea? Do you want to introduce the idea at work even for things other than design?
2nd TOPIC: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid
Q1. Have you ever thought about emotional hygiene? Do you take care of your emotions and your minds with the same diligence you take care of your body?
Q2. According to the speaker, chronic loneliness increases our likelihood of an early death by 14 percent. Have you ever had physical symptoms such as appetite changes, fatigue, or nausea that seemed to be caused by an emotional pain?
Q3. Two out of the three toddlers believed they could not succeed in making the cute doggie pop out. What made a difference between these two kids and the other kid? Is there anything you would like to do for the two toddlers if you were their parent?
Q4. Do you tend to ruminate about an upsetting event? How are you feeling after ruminating?
Q5. The speaker says that studies tell us even a two-minute distraction is sufficient to break the urge to ruminate in that moment. What do you usually do in order to stop ruminating?