June 1, 2017



Workshops are an opportunity to practice design thinking in a group setting, allowing people to learn through each other. These are great for collaboration and ideation as each person brings in a new perspective.

The d.school taks learning to the next level. Here, educators from across disciplines experiment with ways of developing students’ creative confidence through design thinking. In all levels of education today we hear about active, project-based, experiential, and student-centric teaching strategies. How might we apply them in ways that really help students develop the skills and mindsets they need to thrive in a world of growing complexity and ambiguity?

Join the d.school Teaching and Learning Studio to actively explore these questions in the context of higher education. In this four-day workshop, participants become immersed in design thinking and experiment with creating and facilitating transformative learning experiences.

Not everyone can make a trip to the d.school to experience how they teach design thinking. So, they created this online version of one of their most frequently sought after learning tools. Using the video, handouts, and facilitation tips in this crash course, they will take you step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90 minute design challenge.

Designing Insights looks to help organizations achieve their goals through design thinking. They have a proven track record with clients such as Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Github, and Atlassian.

Sharing knowledge and teaching others is a win-win: it grows your leadership and advances the community. Building on your experience with the human-centered design and workshop facilitation, you’ll learn to plan and lead a one-day, hands-on introductory workshop for 5 to 20 people who have little to no knowledge of human-centered design. The materials include a script, presentation, worksheets, and agendas to maximize your success.