[h4] Visual Thinking Workpack [/h4] Every Month we have a Visual Thinking Happy Hour to help people come together and get better at thinking visually, one of the most powerful skills we teach. We wanted to make it easy for anyone to recreate the experience anytime, anywhere. We’ve taken what we’ve learned from these sessions and turned them into a sweet, sweet deck of large-format cards for you to play with.

[one_half_last][h4] Cultures of Innovation EBook [/h4] How can you cultivate a learning organization and a culture of innovation? One great way is to learn from the best…which we’re constantly doing. Learn about the five crucial characteristics of innovative companies, and case studies that illustrate them in action. 18 pages, 10 case studies and 5 key principles to feed your process. [/one_half_last] [divider]
[h6] [big_button_green url=”https://gum.co/Viscards”] Download the Visual Workpack Here for $5 [/big_button_green]  [/h6]
[one_half_last][h6][big_button_green url=”https://gum.co/hIlcA”] Download the Cultures of Innovation PDF [/big_button_green] [/h6] [/one_half_last] [divider] [h1] Pay-what-you-wish DOWNLOADS [/h1]

Our mission is to empower people and companies with the tools to create change. We run a lot of workshops…but we can’t be everywhere! The PDFs below can help you share the vocabulary, mindsets and skills of Design Thinking to help improve you and your team’s product development skills and make working together more fun.

[one_third_last][h6] Low Barrier User Research [/h6][dropcap_1] 3. [/dropcap_1]Being a learning organization doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money, just right right mindset and the willingness to try. This one-pager summarizes the essentials of user insights gathering.[/one_third_last]

[divider] [one_third_last][h6]Download the Low Barrier Research PDF [/h6] [/one_third_last] [divider]
[h4] DIY Innovation Field Trips [/h4] We created these maps for Design Taco and they are still awesome. If you’re in New York and you are hungry for inspiration, get out of your office and get some brain food with our D.I.Y inspiration maps!
[one_half_last][h4] Get out of your office! [/h4] We believe that inspiration can happen anywhere, but it helps if you change things up. Get your team, print out one of these guides and get moving! It’s great opportunity to practice your empathy skills… [/one_half_last] [divider]
[h6] [big_button_green url=”https://gum.co/sohotrip”] Download the SoHo Guide Here [/big_button_green]  [/h6]
[one_half_last][h6][big_button_green url=”https://gum.co/fqCF”] Download the Williamsburg Guide Here [/big_button_green] [/h6] [/one_half_last] [h1] What people say about the downloads[/h1]
NRC-face_crop“My role is within the Innovation and Design group and involves not just HF but also Design Research. We often give readouts to the broader company about our work and I liked the simplicity that your worksheets used to explain what the process is. The clear layout and symbols give a quick visual of the importance of the process to others who are unfamiliar with design thinking.
It’s shaped how we communicate what we do. So thanks!”
Noel Camacho, Human Factors Researcher, Innovation & Design, Motorola Solutions, Inc. 

Our Workshops are our lab. Below you’ll find posts from past workshops with downloads, and thoughts on current developments in innovation and product development

To design better experiences for humans, you need to develop empathy. And, one of the best tools for doing that are interviews. TDG’s Kelsye Gould breaks down four common types of interviews and what you should be listening for as you conduct each one.

How to Keep the Momentum Going Once the Design Thinking Consultants Have Left

Over the last year, we’ve heard the term “co-create” with increased frequency and broader applications. Why? What is it? And how do you do it?

Process helps you seek out innovation, dispositions insure you don’t miss the opportunity when it comes your way.

How do you create a non-judgmental environment within the judgmental world of work?

Defining what collaboration looks like for your team is key for successful & productive collaboration. Here are three tools that’ll help you do just that.

Lead Trainer Thomas Wendt on the role of cunning intelligence & deception to make more socially, culturally & ecologically sustainable design decisions.

Building empathy & broadening perspective happens by engaging with people with different backgrounds. Melissa Wong shares how she’s been thinking about it.

We ran a Design Sprint on a meaningful problem for an organization we’re inspired by. Here are six lessons from that experience.

How should you go about customizing a Design Sprint to fit your problem? Here’s a simple framework we like to use.

Need a process for not only generating killer ideas, but also for moving them forward? Get that project mojo going with Design Sprints.

Collaboration isn’t always the best tool for every problem. So, how do you know when & how to most effectively leverage it?

We are being faced with increasingly complex, large-scale problems. In order to come up with meaningful, long-lasting solutions, something has to change.

How can we tell whether or not processes or creations are innovative?

Overcoming some of the harder parts of design thinking in the real world.

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re looking to expand our team of Lead Trainers! Find out more.

How do we build thriving, innovative and strategically-minded organizations that are sustainably driven by the individuals that comprise them?

Reflecting on the past year and looking to what’s to come.

Design thinking frameworks help us make sense of information, making them perfect for many applications—including year-end reflections.

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