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 team 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 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.

Nitty Gritty

  • 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM EST 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM EST
  • Your team of 3-5 participants—and 4 other teams—gets their own “table” in the Digital Studio with a dedicated TDG facilitator Your team of 3-5 participants—and 4 other teams—gets their own “table” in the Digital Studio with a dedicated TDG facilitator


per “table,” which fits a team of 3-5 people

  • A 45-minute pre-session briefing call and 30-minute post-session debrief A 45-minute pre-session briefing call and 30-minute post-session debrief
  • Digital copies of all workshop material Digital copies of all workshop material
  • Happy hour to close out the day Happy hour to close out the day
Grab a (virtual) table
Tue June
Online—wherever you're at $5,000 for a “table” in the Digital Studio which fits a team of 3-5 people

You might want to take a look at our refund and cancellation policy!


What is the Digital Studio?

The Design Gym’s Digital Studio is a workshop (as in space to make things), that lives on the internet. We provide the tools and facilitation. You bring your team and problems to solve.

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.

How does it work?

  • Sign-up: Sign-up for the studio session that best aligns with your current needs, or grab a discount when you sign-up for 3 or more. 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. We’ll set-up time for a debrief discussion and coaching on next steps.

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