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Design Taco Private 2-Hour Classes

May 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am - May 15, 2014 @ 3:30 pm


Design Taco is an idea accelerator that’s disguised as an incredibly delicious pop-up taco shop.

For one week, we’ll be inviting out teams from some amazing companies to spend two-hours with us to reimagine what their creative process can look like.

Whether it’s working through complex problems, developing prototypes of concepts, or facilitating an ideation session with our servers (yes…they’re trained to do that), we will bring the best out of your team and have fun doing it.

There will be two morning slots and two afternoon slots for each day of the Design Taco event. We’re offering these classes at an incredibly discounted rate for just this week.

If you would like to run a larger format class for 10-20 people, you can buy 2 tickets for any one slot.

Each ticket includes an intimate, 2-hour private class for up to 10 people of your choosing. Each class will be taught by a Design Gym partner.

In addition to the class, each person in the party will get 2 tacos of their choice, and either a beer or a glass of Uproot wine. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Gathering Consumer Insights – We’ll get into quick and inexpensive tactics to learn more about your consumer’s motivators, behaviors and influences. We’ll cover research planning, low-barrier research methods, interview structure and field-note capture.  

Making Sense of Qualitative Data – Gathering information is only as helpful as the learnings that come from it.  We’ll discuss ways to surface common trends and points of tension in data, and move from large clusters of information to actionable insights that can drive more informed ideas and strategy. 

Intro to Sketching – Sketching your ideas so you can record and communicate them is not the same skill as being able to draw a pretty picture. We’ll learn some different styles of sketching, how they apply to the design process, and when they can help the most. 

Moving Past The Obvious Ideas – Ideation is about getting to a solution that a) solves the problem b) brings something new and interesting to the world.  This workshop is about tools and structure to move past obvious solutions to get to truly unique and needed concepts. 


Prototyping and Testing –  Lots of people, teams and organizations have great ideas; this session is about how to get those ideas out into the world for testing.  In this session you’ll learn 3 about different types of prototypes all intended to test different parts of the concept

Selling and Storytelling – What good is an idea, a concept or a business if no one knows about it?  This session is about crafting stories used to move projects forward, gain buy-in from stakeholders or attain internal approval to make things happen.  


Design Taco is a pop-up collaborative working and learning space disguised as a taco shop. Every element of the space is designed to help customers hatch new ideas, develop powerful relationships, and enjoy quality meals. 


The Design Gym, an NYC community that helps some of the most forward thinking companies in the world push their creative capacity and build process for moving fresh ideas forward. We thrive on the unexpected mash-ups in life, which is how this idea came about.


Learn more at www.thedesigngym.com


May 12, 2014 @ 10:00 am
May 15, 2014 @ 3:30 pm


Design Taco pop-up
37 E 1st St
New York, NY 10003 United States


The Design Gym

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