AI Innovation Workshop: Harnessing AI for Creative Problem-Solving and Design Thinking

We’ve been amazed at how generative AI can contribute at each stage of the innovation process. We’ve run hundreds of innovation sessions in the past leading participants through a design thinking or front end of innovation process to clarify a challenge and then generate and develop ideas…culminating in a concept or prototype they can test. We’ve found that ChatGPT or other AI tools can do this now becoming an incredible co-pilot for innovators. We spent about a year learning and experimenting and are now offering a live Chat GPT AI innovation workshop experience to groups. Read on for more about this workshop.

Design Thinking with AI: Introducing the AI Innovation Workshop

In an era where innovation is key to staying ahead, the AI Innovation Workshop represents a groundbreaking approach to problem-solving and creative thinking. This blog post delves into a recent design thinking AI innovation session we conducted, illustrating how artificial intelligence, specifically ChatGPT, can revolutionize the innovation process in any organization.

AI Innovation Workshop Description

The AI Innovation Workshop is designed to integrate AI tools like ChatGPT into a structured innovation process. The recent session, led by expert facilitator Darin Eich, Ph.D., brought together a diverse group of facilitators, coaches, and trainers. The goal was to explore how AI can enhance workshop effectiveness and engage participants in a meaningful way.


Our main objectives were:

  1. Demonstrate the Power of AI in Innovation: Showcasing how ChatGPT can aid in generating, developing, and refining ideas.
  2. User-Centered Design: Focusing on creating solutions that are tailored to the needs of specific user personas.
  3. Hands-On Learning: Providing participants with practical experience in using AI for problem-solving.


  • Developed a New Concept: The workshop led to the creation of a new product prototype. In the case of the workshop we ran, it was “Story Builder Blocks”, a tool designed to make workshops more interactive and engaging.
  • Practical AI Integration: Participants learned firsthand how to use AI as in design thinking as a brainstorming and development tool.
  • Enhanced Problem-Solving Skills: The session illustrated how AI can be used to break down complex challenges and generate innovative solutions.


The workshop followed a step-by-step process:

  1. Clarifying the Challenge: Identifying the core issue that needed addressing.
  2. Formulating Questions: Breaking down the challenge into specific, guiding questions.
  3. Generating Ideas: Using ChatGPT to brainstorm a wide range of potential solutions.
  4. Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas: Categorizing and selecting the most promising ideas.
  5. Developing Concepts: Fleshing out selected ideas into more detailed concepts.
  6. Testing and Selecting Concepts: Using synthetic user feedback to refine the concepts.
  7. Communicating and Advancing: Creating visuals and prototypes for the final concept.


  • Enhanced Creativity: AI tools like ChatGPT can inspire new levels of creative thinking.
  • Efficient Problem-Solving: AI accelerates the idea generation and refinement process.
  • User-Centric Solutions: The focus on personas ensures solutions are relevant and impactful.
  • Practical Skills Development: Participants gain valuable skills in AI-assisted innovation.

Why Participate in an AI Innovation Workshop?

  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Understand and leverage AI in your innovation strategies.
  • Tailored Solutions: Learn how to create solutions that are specifically designed for your audience.
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience in using AI for real-world problem-solving.

Contact Us

Interested in experiencing an AI Innovation Workshop for your team or organization? Contact us to design and lead a workshop tailored to your specific needs and challenges. Discover how AI can transform your approach to innovation and problem-solving.

This workshop is just the beginning. AI Innovation Workshops offer a new frontier in creative thinking and problem-solving, and we are excited to lead you on this journey. Contact us today to bring this transformative experience to your team.