Custom made full-day workshop on Design Thinking, providing participants with hands-on training of human centered design, brainstorming, rapid prototyping and team building
Since 2008 I was learning and practicing Design Thinking methods. In 2013 I spent a year as a designer in residence at IDEO Boston, getting to use design thinking way in its original form, as described by David Kelley, Tim Brown and other thought leaders in the area. One of the outcomes of these learnings was a set of workshops on Design Thinking that I started giving in 2014.
Why Design Thinking?
Among multiple design methods that I had chance to practice, Design Thinking remains the most fruitful when it comes to user-centered design under conditions of uncertainty. Design thinking creates an approach that allows designers to focus on people and their problems, collaborate and co-create, work iteratively and use broad set of skills and methods to find unorthodox solutions.
Design Thinking workshop touches upon seven key areas:
The script was originally based on d.School’s 2-hour Design Thinking Crash Course and over time evolved into a full 2-day workshop.
Design Thinking workshop video from Hyper Island (Stockholm):