Innovate and Accelerate
with Design Thinker
An award-winning workshop built in collaboration with innovation
design firm IDEO.
"Four hours that could change your life!"
Design Thinker is an energizing workshop that challenges teams to flex their creativity to solve a realistic and complex design challenge. In so doing, they engage with the terms, techniques, and thought patterns of successful innovators.
Design Thinker in Action
The anticipation builds immediately. Your people see they can and will innovate. They explore pursuing growth using design thinking. Preparation begins for the workshop’s realistic, wicked team challenge – helping an average town become a “green” leader.
Although many organizations speak of being “customer-driven”, few practice the type of need finding and ethnography necessary to put a user at the center of their work. Using photo journals from extreme users, your people sharpen their observation and inference skills. The result is a clearly articulated user insight that reveals unexplored opportunities.
Far too often, brainstorms limit the volume and type of ideas generated. Your people experiment with brainstorming techniques shown to result in far more creative and ultimately powerful ideas. Each team develops a solution that simultaneously addresses a true need and creates excitement.
New ideas are rarely evolved enough to survive initial concerns. Your people develop low-risk experiments that can protect and grow their ideas into fully formed solutions. Each team presents their idea and experiment back to the group.
Wrap & Apply
Throughout the workshop, teams rank one another’s insights, ideas, and experiments. A champion team is crowned and your people determine how they can implement design thinking back on the job to be more consistently innovative. They receive access to the online Design Thinker toolkit to take their next step with confidence.
Design Thinker received the Gold Award for Best New Product at the 2011 Edison Awards. By taking a novel approach to furthering innovation itself, Design Thinker captures the spirit of the Awards, which "applaud the forward-thinking innovations for which Thomas Edison remains internationally admired."
A note on our partner, IDEO
IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered design approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.
"Brilliant simulation that brought design thinking to life.
Design Thinker is the foundation of innovation success.
"I never thought design thinking concepts could be taught. I believed it’s an asset by birth. This workshop changed my perception. Even I can design now."
"This is a great way to move ideas to implementation by evaluating it through the design lens."
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"I loved exploring my own biases and tendencies through this activity and being pushed beyond what I thought were my limits."
"If they don't teach this in business school,
then what are they teaching?"
Seeing is believing
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