Dana Mitroff Silvers

Dana Mitroff Silvers

Founder + Principal

Dana is a design thinking strategist, workshop facilitator, and design researcher with experience developing user-centered digital products, services, and experiences in organizations ranging from art museums to educational technology startups.

She is a faculty member at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, and a former coach and facilitator for the Stanford d.school. An early graduate of the Executive Education Program in design thinking at the Stanford d.school, Dana was a design catalyst for Stanford Online’s first-ever online course in design thinking.

Dana has authored numerous papers and articles, and was published in the English version of the book Design Thinking Live: 30 Perspectives on Making Innovation Happen. She has taught and lectured for various Bay Area institutions, including the University of San Francisco and John F. Kennedy University.

The former head of digital at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, she oversaw the research, development, design, and production of the museum’s award-winning website for over 10 years. Dana runs the site Design Thinking for Museums, where she writes about human-centered design in museums, nonprofits, and mission-driven organizations.

Dana holds an M.A. in Art History from The University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Southern California.

She has delivered dozens of talks and lectures, and is available for public speaking engagements.

  • San Francisco Bay Area, CA