Welcome to the Digital Studio

The Design Gym Digital Studio is now open!

What is the Digital Studio?

The Design Gym’s Digital Studio is a virtual workshop (as in space to make things). You bring your team and problems to solve. We provide the tools and facilitation to begin solving them through one-day remote sprints.

What happens in the Digital Studio?

The Digital Studio accommodates up to 5 teams of 3-5 participants, each with their own virtual “table” and dedicated TDG facilitator in a breakout room. You’ll spend most of the day working at your table with just your team and facilitator, but all 5 tables will come together in the main room for briefings, inspiration, debriefs, and end-of-day beer cheers. This collective accountability, wisdom, and energy brings the Digital Studio alive.

The Studios

We’ve designed 4 studios to align with common problems that teams face—ours included. Whether you’re identifying and prioritizing the right problem to solve, coming up with and testing creative solutions, or planning for what’s coming up ahead, these 1-day studio sessions are structured to help your team focus on doing the work in a more strategic and accelerated way.

Digital Problem Framing Studio

The Problem Framing Studio: Building Alignment In Your Team

Up Next: June 11

Get aligned with a design brief that has: “the big why” of the project, the constraints, success criteria, and high-level action planning.

Problem Solving Studio

The Problem Solving Studio: Injecting Creativity Into Your Challenges

Up Next: June 2

Generate dozens of ideas sparked by curated inspiration before prioritizing solutions that are creative and meet your business needs.

Digital Prototyping Studio

The Prototyping Studio: Busting Assumptions

Up Next: June 25

Think critically about the biggest risks in your solutions and build prototypes so you can gather feedback to move forward confidently.

Future Planning Studio Session

The Future Planning Studio: Creating Vision Out of Chaos

Up Next: July 9

Identify disruptive scenarios and prototype future states that consider alternative revenue models, customer segments, and operating principles.

How it works:

  • Sign-up: Sign-up for the studio session that best aligns with your current needs, or grab a discount when you sign-up for a few. Payment is easily made with a credit card.
  • Onboarding: You’ll be contacted by your dedicated TDG Facilitator to do intros, hear more about your challenge and team, and prep you for next steps.
  • Tech Prep: We’ll send out all the detailed tech requirements in advance so you’re all set-up the day of.
  • 1-Day Studio Session: On the day of your studio session, the day will largely be spent in focused, facilitated breakout working blocks with just your team and dedicated TDG facilitator. To maintain energy throughout the day, we’ll integrate various cross-team full studio experiences such as inspiration briefings, activity demos, peer feedback sessions, and of course, a shared lunch and happy hour debrief to close. And don’t worry – plenty of breaks will be provided for no-screen recharges.
  • Debrief + Coaching: Within 5 days following the session, you’ll get all of the completed deliverables, raw documentation, tools/templates, and shared inspiration from your team’s studio time, so that you can keep momentum going immediately.

 

What you get:

  • A concrete set of deliverables specifically designed to meet your team’s most pressing needs and quickly build velocity in your work. Each activity will have a custom designed working board built in tools like Mural and Miro, so that at the end of each session we can do a full export so you can keep moving.
  • A TDG facilitator dedicated entirely to your team to guide you through the entire journey. They will brief you on the process, guide all of your activities, provide expert strategy and innovation coaching, and get you unstuck whenever you need it. They have funny jokes and are devilishly good looking as well.
  • 1 x 45-minute pre-session briefing call with your dedicated facilitator to build rapport in advance and learn how we can make the day work best for your challenge, your team, and your needs.
  • 1 x 8-hour facilitated virtual Studio Session, with a curated set of activities designed to help advance your team quickly, creatively, and collaboratively.
  • 1 x 30-minute post-session debrief to provide advice on next steps and provide two-way feedback on the experience for both our team and yours.
  • But that’s not all, folks! An array of intangible benefits throughout the day, including bite-sized learning moments to learn the ‘why’ behind what we’re doing at each step, an energizing shared experience for your team, a front row seat to expert virtual facilitation, access to a wide variety of tools and templates you can re-use on other projects, and the chance to interact with other creative teams from a diverse range of organizations.

 

Investment:

  • $5,000 for a “table” in the Digital Studio which fits a team of 3-5 people. Payments are fast and easy using a credit or debit card on our site.
  • Interested in making it a team ritual? Purchase a 3-session bundle and we’ll throw you a 4th session for free.
  • Interested in using this structure for an upcoming internal event for your employees, customers, or partners? Drop us a note to discuss options for customizing a private studio session to your needs.

Upcoming Studios

2
Tue June
Online—wherever you're at
Online—wherever you're at $5,000
per “table,” which fits a team of 3-5 people
11
Thu June
Online—wherever you're at
Online—wherever you're at $5,000
per “table,” which fits a team of 3-5 people
25
Thu June
Online—wherever you're at
Online—wherever you're at $5,000
per “table,” which fits a team of 3-5 people
9
Thu July
Online—wherever you're at
Online—wherever you're at $5,000
per “table,” which fits a team of 3-5 people

What past attendees are saying...


The Design Thinking Bootcamp was a highlight in my professional development in 2019. The boot camp had a perfect amount of classroom style learning, and hands on activities that kept the day engaging. I was able to walk away from the workshop with brainstorming activities to use with my team, and feel more confident when working in cross-functional team environment.

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

Employee Program and Events Manager, Mailchimp

Facilitating Design Thinking is a hands-on, real-life, workshop that taught me a new way to see, listen and approach a challenge (or question) from an entirely new perspective. As a result, new ideas, opportunities and relationships have been opened up to our organization (and our customers!). This is a “must attend” for anyone looking for a new approach that can help their business or organization design something better for their end users.

Jeremy Haldeman

Jeremy Haldeman

Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, American Refugee Committee

I've always felt ill-equipped to lead meetings and discussions, despite my management training and having received an MBA. So I was excited to take Facilitation Fundamentals and the workshop did not disappoint! Tim and Hannah covered a vast amount of information and kept energy levels high throughout the day. Tim and Hannah shared personal anecdotes, research-backed ideas, and modeled engaging facilitation. I walked away from the day with theoretical facilitation frameworks as well as practical tools to use.

Janelle Lin

Janelle Lin

Senior Vice President of Partnerships & Business Development, DonorsChoose

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