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Visual Thinking Workpack 

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.

Cultures of Innovation EBook

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.

Pay-what-you-wish DOWNLOADS

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.

Low Barrier User Research
3. 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.

DIY Innovation Field Trips 

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!

Get out of your office!

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…

What people say about the downloads

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. 

FURTHER RESOURCES

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

By: Sarabeth Berk, PhD Innovation is the currency of business strategy, models,…

BY: REILLY CARPENTER When I teach design thinking in a training environment,…

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re looking to expand our team of Lead…

By Anya Kandel This week’s blog post was contributed by TDG friend…

One of our peer advisors told us once that the early years…

Over the years practicing, teaching and continuing to learn about design thinking,…

Stocking stuffers for the creative ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, hot…

How to Best Integrate Design Thinking Into Your Organization Let’s face it,…

BY: REILLY CARPENTER I remember as a child watching the movie Matilda…

Black, Yellow, Red Pen People: Which one are you? BY: GARY KOPERVAS…

Design thinking is frequently leveraged as a tool for work—you learn the…

Inspiration field trips can take many forms, but at their core, they’re…

What I learned this year at TED Summit It’s a Wednesday night…

By: Jess Do Starting a business is like most endeavors in life—if…

This isn’t the first time we’ve shared a look into our own…

Innovation is one of the hottest topics in how organizations are thinking…

By Gabrielle Santa-Donato Designers use tools and frameworks to make sense of…

By: Hannah Feldberg-Dubin Facilitating is no easy task, you’re not only responsible for…

Meetings. The word can inspire dread in office workers around the world—and…

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