The Three Thinking Modes In many tomes about creativity, you'll hear talk about divergent and convergent thinking. Divergent just means lots of ideas and convergent just means choosing one or a few of many. At The Design Gym, we call those modes open and close. You

We've posted about Service Design tools before, but it seemed worthwhile to share a few more tools from our research on the web and from our other friends in the design world, since people have been asking about it. We see Design Thinking, Service Design and Experience

We can design good things or bad things. We can design intentionally or unintentionally. We can refuse to design certain things in certain ways for certain people. What you won't do can be as important as what you hope or plan to do. So, we'd like

Originally written January 30, 2015, this piece was updated on February 16, 2016. The office is usually not the place for romance...it's a place of numbers, deliverables, goals and annual reviews. But we all spend so much of our time in the office, we know if we're

Sometimes people say that a picture is worth a thousand words. But drawing is worth Thousands of words. Why? Because there is simply no better (or faster) way to communicate what you mean to your team. Often in meetings there's a lot of handwaving and conversation...and at

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

The gaming industry is larger than Hollywood, by many measures. People spend tremendous amounts of time and money on games—and even pay to watch other people play games (and not just baseball...the competitive video game market is huge...and baffling!). But *gamification* is everywhere too—in education,

A place to practice, A safe environment, A real case study, One-on-one coaching, and accelerated insights. 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 been teaching the design thinking process to companies

One thing we're really proud of here at The Design Gym is that we're a community driven organization. Looking back, it's pretty clear that everything we've built has been done with input and participation of a core community that believes in what we're doing and is willing to pitch in

Visual Thinking, as you all know, makes you an automatic Ninja. Being able to express your ideas visually makes them more impactful, and more memorable. It's worth getting better at! That's one of the reasons we have a Visual Thinking Happy Hour each month, and

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