Designing Insights develops and facilitates custom workshops and trainings in design thinking, a proven, repeatable process for problem-solving, creativity, and innovation.

Design thinking emphasizes learning by doing, and in our workshops, everyone participates in all aspects of the process.

Clients range from museums to technology companies, including Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumJ. Paul Getty Trust, GitHub, and Atlassian.

Workshops + Programs

Design Thinking 101 Workshops

Unlock creativity and innovation

In these introductory workshops, we ground your team in the essential skills and mindsets of design thinking and foster team building and collaboration.

Options Include:
1/2 day
1 day
2 days

Workshops

Breakthrough Solutions Bootcamps

Solve your biggest challenges

In these custom design sprints, we guide your team through a tailored experience that focuses on a real-world problem or product, and results in actionable insights and prototypes.

Options Include:
2 days
3 days

Deep Dives

Activating Change: Bootcamps + Coaching

Build lasting organizational change

Learning design thinking is one thing, but making lasting transformation in your organization takes commitment and ongoing support. After your bootcamp, we help you keep the momentum going and guide and coach your team.

Options Include:
2- or 3-day bootcamp  + 6 months of coaching

Contact us to learn more

Our workshops help you:

  • Catalyze new ways of approaching and solving complex challenges
  • Instill a customer-focused, user-centered approach and mindset
  • Unlock creativity and innovation through a codified, repeatable process
  • Save time and resources by designing and building the right things
  • Capture compelling data about customers and audiences to guide important decisions
  • Build collaborative, empathetic, and high-performing teams

What is design thinking?

Design thinking is a proven, repeatable process for problem-solving, creativity, and innovation.

It helps teams approach problems with the end-user in mind. It involves developing empathy for customers, discovering opportunities, generating user-centered solutions, and building and testing rapid prototypes.

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Why do a workshop?

Our clients have used the design thinking process to tackle the following challenges:

  • Kick-off projects and initiatives
  • Develop new programs and products
  • Engage new audiences
  • Revamp internal programs
  • Foster team building and collaboration

Outcomes from previous workshops:

Here are some results from our previous engagements:

  • A welcoming and engaging employee on-boarding process
  • A redesigned website that is more usable, useful, and intuitive
  • A streamlined and efficient guest arrival and ticketing experience
  • Clearer signage and wayfinding in a redesigned exhibition space
  • Engaging interactive tools and programs in a gallery learning space

Case Studies

The workshop showed me that design thinking can be learned, and there are certain steps that can be followed to make innovation easier. Thanks for showing me that I can come up with original and inspiring product ideas!
Pat Pow-anpongkul,Trulia

You have given us invaluable tools to solve complex problems through an empathetic, user-centered approach.
Lisa Silagyi, Balboa Park Learning Institute