The amount of work we able to do (in the design 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

The workshop Designing Insights developed and facilitated was a game-changer. Thanks for one of the most meaningful professional experiences I’ve had in a long time.

Dick Jung, Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington

Dick Jung

You’ve given us transformative ideas, tools, and exercises we can use far beyond the workshop. This has already impacted how we do business, and gets at the very heart of what it means to be human-centered.

Daniel Gomez, Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Daniel Gomez

Design thinking makes you feel like a superhero. It’s empowering and deeply satisfying. Through my work with Designing Insights, I’ve learned how to build empathy, embrace the unknown, and foster effective communication.

Susan Edwards, Hammer Museum

Susan Edwards

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

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

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

Dana and team mindfully created the conditions for knowledge-sharing and community-building among our cohort of grantees. They skillfully coached the group through testing assumptions, learning through the act of making, and taking risks and experimenting.

Chris Barr, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Chris Barr

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

Designing Insights taught us new techniques for identifying and prioritizing the right ideas/problems and validating them with real users. I highly recommend Dana if you’re looking to energize your team, really understand your users, and build better collaboration between different departments.

Hammed Kohistani, Bleacher Report

Hammed Kohistani

I can’t begin to list all that I’ve learned about design thinking and sprints, our institution, our visitors, and my colleagues. I now have a deep understanding of design thinking that hours of reading could not have given me. I’m inspired and better equipped to strengthen our institution, and prepared to hit the ground running

Brittany Bordeaux, Office of the Treasurer, National Gallery of Art

Brittany Bordeaux

The workshop brought back the “light” in how I think.

Marla Knapp, Bluescape Software

Marla Knapp

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

Your workshop blew my mind! I’m grateful to have been introduced to your extraordinary design thinking praxis.

Ciara Ennis, Pitzer College Art Galleries

Ciara Ennis

(The design sprint) showed me that design thinking can be learned, and there are steps to make innovation easier. Thanks for showing me I can come up with original and inspiring product ideas!

Pat Pow-anpongkul, Trulia

Pat Pow-anpongkul

You created a powerful and thoughtful day of learning that will stick. No matter where we were on the spectrum of understanding design thinking, we all learned a great deal about how generative the process can be in tackling complex, sensitive challenges that matter to everyone.

Patricia Pongracz, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum

Patricia Pongracz

Brava, women of Designing Insights! Your design thinking sessions with our staff were exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging. You’ve taught us the power of taking risks, learning through prototyping, and creatively imagining the future.

Linda Harrison, Newark Museum

Linda Harrison
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

We had a great workshop with Designing Insights! I loved how design thinking was broken down into digestible steps, and the immediate “ahas” of how it can be applied to our work and personal lives.

Taissia Belozerova, Liftoff Mobile, Inc.

Taissia Belozerova

Our team universally though it was a great training — really different from the standard, boring day. We internalized a lot of the processes and are doing design thinking (now) in our projects.

Jeremy Largman, Atlassian

Jeremy Largman

The lessons learned from our crash course were many. Dana distilled the most important pieces of the process in a meaningful and impactful way … and instilled in us the power of taking design thinking beyond the workshop.

Rashad Burroughs, Bluescape Software

Rashad Burroughs

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 user research and personas that Designing Insights delivered was inspiring, thoughtful, and thorough. It is a foundational piece of research for our project, and my team will refer to it for many months to come.

Liz McDermott, Getty Research Institute

Liz McDermott

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 design thinking bootcamp was a turning point for my team. It solidified a way of working that is more open and transparent, and has given us a systematic and proven working method.

Lynn Russell, National Gallery of Art

Lynn Russell