Intro to Design Thinking

Design Thinking 101

In our 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 classroom 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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Dana brought passion, knowledge & creativity to the workshop. She understood our needs and culture, and challenged us in creative ways. We continue to use the tools and techniques to innovate at Atlassian.

Wayne Tombo, Atlassian Wayne Tombo

What a wonderful and transformative session! It revolutionized how I will approach all future projects. Dana is an authentic, engaging, and effective presenter, and she perfectly balanced active learning with lecturing.

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Your organization NEEDS Dana. Her studied Design Thinking approach, blended with her expertise from years in the field, give her rare insight as a mentor, coach and leader. Your work will never be the same.

Emily Lytle-Painter, Hyland’s, Inc Emily Lytle-Painter

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