Design Thinking Workshops

Design Thinking 101

In our Design Thinking 101 workshops, we ground your team in the essential skills and mindsets of design thinking. We’ll lead you through a full design cycle with a pre-assigned, hypothetical problem or “design challenge” as you learn and apply the design thinking process and unlock creativity and innovation in your team.

Offered as 1/2 day, 1 day, and 2 day sessions.

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Who is it for?

  • Executives who want to promote a customer-focused mindset in their organization
  • Managers looking for a practical toolkit for building empathy and fostering creativity
  • Individual contributors stuck doing things the same old way and seeking a fresh, “out-of-the-box” approach

Sample Outcomes:

  • An understanding of the important role that empathy plays in the development of products, services, and experiences

  • Familiarity with synthesis tools for translating research into actionable insights

  • Experience building rapid, lo-fidelity prototypes

  • Proven approaches and tools for complex business problems

  • Increased team collaboration

You’ve given us transformative ideas, tools, and exercises we can use far beyond the workshop. This has already impacted how we do business, and gets at the very heart of what it means to be human-centered.

Daniel Gomez, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Daniel Gomez

I’ve attended two workshops with the Designing Insights team. They were both extremely well organized and facilitated, and fun! Each workshop created space for us to lay aside institutional concerns … and (see) through visitors’ and users’ eyes.

Catherine Bell, J. Paul Getty Trust Catherine Bell

Dana and team mindfully created the conditions for knowledge-sharing and community-building among our cohort of grantees. They skillfully coached the group through testing assumptions, learning through the act of making, and taking risks and experimenting.

Chris Barr, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Chris Barr

The design thinking bootcamp was a turning point for my team. It solidified a way of working that is more open and transparent, and has given us a systematic and proven working method.

Lynn Russell, National Gallery of Art Lynn Russell