Finding the Design Thinking Community

“How do I find others who share my passion for design thinking?” That was one of the first questions I asked as I immersed deeper into the world of design thinking. I wanted to meet individuals who shared my passion for design thinking but didn’t know where to start. I’ve found schools, meet-up groups, & ...

The 5 Minute Brainstorm

Great brainstorm facilitation requires lots of reps, trial, and error. As a new design thinking practitioner, I found the Ideate phase of design thinking particularly challenging since I had minimal prior experience in conducting brainstorms. It took me considerable time to plan my first brainstorm after my initial design thinking training. It took me even more ...

Ultimate Guide to Design Sprint Training Tools & Resources

Design sprints are rapidly gaining steam within organizations (including my own), and have driven considerable demand for design sprint training tools and resources. Google Venture’s 5-day design sprint approach, popularized and democratized by Jake Knapp in his best-selling book ‘Sprint’, has quickly become a hot commodity in innovative organizations ranging from start-ups to massive Fortune 500 companies. ...

Design Thinking 2018 Austin Conference

My journey as a design thinking practitioner, just took a momentous leap forward. A few days ago, I attended Design Thinking 2018, my first-ever design thinking conference, and it was an INCREDIBLE experience! My 3 days in Austin for this conference, are days that I know I’ll cherish and draw from for the rest of ...

Attending My First Ever Design Thinking Conference

Dreams of Attending a Design Thinking Conference – How this Journey Started. A few months ago, I would have never dreamt that 2018 would be the year that I’d attend my first-ever design thinking conference. After all, I’m not a designer, a UX/CX pro, or a design thinking expert from one of the mighty design ...

Designing Your Life Through Design Thinking

Design thinking can be a fantastic tool in designing your life. Design thinking has helped me create new products, imagine new retail concepts, & solve other abstract challenges. It has also helped me to design a better life for myself. In fact, I believe design thinking may have helped save my life and that it ...

17 Design Thinking Conferences for 2018

I’ve heard great things about design thinking conferences but have never actually attended one. I’m hopeful to attend my first one in 2018 but am unsure which one to choose. Ever since I discovered and fell in love with the world of design thinking, I’ve actively sought ways to continue my journey. I’ve networked with ...

Design Thinking is For Everyone, Not a Chosen Few

Everyone should be using design thinking. I’m convinced that design thinking (DT) can greatly benefit everyone. From helping Airbnb avoid bankruptcy and develop a winning business model, to improving sanitation systems in Cambodia, DT is a proven framework, process, and mindset for delivering solutions against some of the world’s toughest challenges. DT is an iterative method of deeply ...

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A Better Design Thinking Process through Improv Theater

Improv theater techniques can strengthen all stages of the design thinking process, from building user empathy to creating product prototypes. Not convinced? Unsure how improv relates to the design thinking process or how it can improve it? Fearful that you need to be a trained comedian or a theater major to successfully apply improv techniques? ...

Design Thinking Success Stories

40 Design Thinking Success Stories

I’m incredibly optimistic of the power of DT but also always on the lookout for design thinking success stories and examples. As I’ve shared my knowledge of design thinking with others, I’ve frequently been asked how often it delivers demonstrable results and how broadly it can be applied. Below is my collection of design thinking ...

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