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

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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

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

You skillfully navigated the nuances of a complex project and infused energy, insights, and a collaborative spirit into the work. Thank you for the thoughtful and invaluable report synthesizing the learning, themes, and outcomes.

Robin Clark, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Robin Clark

The amount of work we accomplished in the sprint would have taken months to do in most companies. The sprint left me with many new insights and techniques to quickly tackle the problem and iterate.

Marie Shatara, Bleacher Report Marie Shatara