By Anya Kandel This week’s blog post was contributed by TDG friend and community member Anya Kendal. Anya has spent much of her career focused on innovation strategy, including 3 years helping build innovation capacity at Gap Inc. This blog post, originally published on Faster Than...

Design thinking is frequently leveraged as a tool for work—you learn the skills and apply them to your job, your projects and, ultimately, your organization. And it’s absolutely great for that! But what if building the skills and mindsets of design thinking could be used...

By: Jess Do Starting a business is like most endeavors in life—if you reflect and incorporate lessons as you go, it can be a lot easier to move forward and even find some success. [caption id="attachment_3872" align="alignleft" width="300"] Listen to this smart man! This absolutely applies to...

Let’s state the obvious: driving social impact is hard. When you set out to change the world, you’re tackling BIG problems. You’re driven by ambitious goals and it can often feel impossible to achieve them. So, how do you create meaningful, sustainable solutions to the...

Some people don’t think of the public school system as a hotbed for innovation, but there are many creative and groundbreaking initiatives behind the scenes all over the country. In New York City, it’s the iZone, a program started by the NYC Department of Education (DOE). The...

I look around the room. It’s large and airy with floor to ceiling windows plastered with post its. Alongside, small groups of students are earnestly discussing the features of their big new idea. It’s the first ever ProductHack at Penn, a collaboration between Wharton and...

The Studio Project is a place to practice, a safe environment, a real case study, one-on-one coaching, and accelerated insights. More about The Studio Project Research, Synthesis, Insights, Strategy and Great Ideas. It's something we're all asked to do nearly every day at our jobs. At The Design Gym, we've...

Design Taco is an idea accelerator and innovation lab that’s disguised as an incredibly delicious taco shop in New York’s Lower East Side on May 12th -18th, 2014. For one week, an unassuming LES storefront will be transformed into a taco shop meets creative hotspot, hosting panels of...