Intro to Design Thinking

Design Thinking 101

In our virtual/remote and in-person introductory workshops, we ground your team in the essential skills and mindsets of design thinking and foster team building and collaboration. We’ll lead the group through a full design cycle with a pre-assigned, hypothetical problem or “design challenge” as they learn and apply the design thinking process.

Our most popular offering, the workshop allows participants to learn, apply, and socialize design thinking in a supportive environment.

Offered as 1/2 day or 1-day sessions.

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
  • Experience conducting interviews with users to successfully uncover goals and motivations
  • Familiarity with synthesis tools for translating research into actionable insights
  • Practice building rapid, lo-fidelity prototypes
  • Proven approaches and tools for complex business problems
  • Increased team collaboration

Let’s start planning your workshop.

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With Designing Insights’s expert coaching and guidance, I developed and led a productive, high-profile, all-day creative ideation session for a team at WHYY. They provided me with invaluable insights and advice that made the session a success.

Gabriel Coan, WHYY Gabriel Coan

The workshop was spot-on and struck the perfect balance of theory and practice. My team walked away with a new-found appreciation for how to tackle more unstructured problems.

Sri Artham, Fair Trade USA Sri Artham

Your virtual workshop was a HUGE breath of fresh air after 3 months of constant online meetings. I’m actually looking forward to my upcoming Zoom meetings! I can’t wait to share the concepts with my team.

Kate Deveney Chilton, YMCA of Central Massachusetts Kate Deveney Chilton

I gained effective techniques for iterating ideas and soliciting useful feedback, and for exploring notions of belonging. The design sprint was not only well structured and organized, but tailored and customized for the institution and participants.

Linnea Hegarty, DC Public Library Linnea Hegarty