Iterating in the New Workplace: Going Remote in a COVID-19 World

Virtual workshop over zoom

It's an incredibly difficult time, and everyone is managing the global crisis differently. Some consultants and small businesses have gone into overdrive, relentlessly pitching top ten lists about #remote tips and tricks, others are taking their time to mindfully and…

Using improv in design sprints to build more creative and collaborative teams

Playing a game at Google SprintCon

Earlier this month, I led a workshop on using improv games in design sprints at the third annual SprintCon at the Google campus in Boulder, CO. SprintCon is a delightfully small and smart gathering that brings together leaders and practitioners from…

Why bad ideas lead to good ideas: using “reverse thinking” in a design sprint

Sketches from a bad ideas brainstorm

Cans of spray paint next to the artworks. Glitter bombs in the galleries. Pony rides in the lobby. Free skateboards available at the Information Desk. These were just a handful of the intentionally bad ideas that a team at the…