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

There was a buzz of excitement after our workshop. The facilitators’ knowledge and passion, combined with how they put it into action …. changed the way we’ll think about approaching and solving problems.

Rowell Matt, Pacific Gas & Electric Rowell Matt

Dana and team created an itinerary for a workshop by listening to our needs; it felt personalized and fit well with the skills we wanted to develop. They are highly organized, personable, funny, and experienced with different types of companies.

Rie Yamaoka, Trulia Rie Yamaoka

I’ve worked with Designing Insights to incorporate design thinking strategies into my organization and it has been an amazing and transformative experience.

Amanda Bennett, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Amanda Lane Bennett

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