The Problem Solving Studio

Injecting Creativity Into Your Challenges

During this one-day Digital Studio session, an expert facilitator will guide your team through a variety of ideation activities, bring provocative inspiration, and help you prioritize solutions that are creative and meet your business needs.

This Digital Studio session is for you if…

  • Your team has a really awesome challenge or insight in need of a solution
  • Your team is in need of new, creative ideas you could use some inspiration
  • Your team has a challenge worthy of 9 months of time, but you only have 9 days
  • You team needs to get some different minds to collaborate with in a way that has been, dare we say, ‘challenging’ in the past

Your teams will work on and leave with the following deliverables:

  • 3-5 prioritized Idea Concept Boards that articulate the idea and how it will meet objectives for the users and the business
  • 100+ low-fidelity raw ideas
  • A TDG Creative Fuel Deck customized for your team to be used outside the Studio

Facilitated activities include:

  • Challenge Framing: Ground the team in the Design Brief and get clear on the right questions to be asking before we answer them with solutions
  • Immersing in Inspiration: Browse through curated outside sources of inspiration to break your current track of thinking and begin to see new possible directions
  • Idea Generation: A guided flow of brainstorm prompts and frameworks that will generate a high volume of raw ideas
  • Prioritization: Sort, vet, and select ideas worthy of moving forward
  • Concept Boards: Create share-able artifacts for selected ideas that communicate the why, what, and what’s next

Optional pre-work to super charge your Studio Session:

  • The TDG Design Brief template to clearly articulate your challenge and pull in existing research and insights

Interested? Contact us today!

Nitty Gritty

  • 8 hours over 1 day. You pick the date. 8 hours over 1 day. You pick the date.
  • Up to 20 people across 2-4 groups Up to 20 people across 2-4 groups


depending on the number of participants/teams

  • 45-minute pre-session briefing and post-session debrief calls 45-minute pre-session briefing and post-session debrief calls
  • Digital copies of all studio material and outputs Digital copies of all studio material and outputs
  • Happy hour to close out the day Happy hour to close out the day

About the Digital Studio

The Design Gym’s Digital Studio is a virtual workshop (as in space to make things). It’s a place to bring your team(s) and get your digital hands dirty tackling priority business challenges with the guidance of our strategy facilitators.

What happens in the Digital Studio?

Your team (or a group of teams) comes together for a guided day of collaborative, accelerated work. We’ll align in advance on the brief and desired outcomes so that your team can focus during your time in the Studio.

How do the Classic Studio Sessions work?

  • Studio Selection: Choose your studio session topic – or multiples! Problem Framing, Problem Solving, and Prototyping can be strung together as a 3-day experience or 3 x 1-day sessions.
  • Scheduling: Select a date(s) that work for your team and ours – we can generally deliver classic studio sessions within two weeks of project sign-off.
  • Onboarding: Meet your TDG facilitators and collaboratively review existing materials, discuss pre-work, and get briefed on what to expect and how to plan for it.
  • Studio Session: On the day of your studio session, the day will largely be spent in focused, facilitated working blocks with plenty of breaks to maintain energy throughout the day. We’ll close the day with a collective debrief and celebratory beer cheers!
  • Debrief: 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. We’ll set-up time for a debrief discussion and coaching on next steps.

Check out the other Classic Studio Sessions.

Learn more and sign up:

If you’re interested in bringing your team to this Digital Studio session, or customizing a studio session to fit your needs, drop us a note below!


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