The Design Thinking Meetup Experience

Last week, I heeded my own advice to immerse more deeply with my local design thinking community and attended not only my first ever Design Thinking Meetup group, but also my first ever Meetup event. I chose to attend the Design Thinking & Innovation Collective Meetup in Seattle, a monthly 2 hour design thinking meetup ...

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 ...

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 ...

improv for design thinking process

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 ...

Free Design Thinking Training Guide from IDEO

Fantastic free design thinking training guide from IDEO

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