How to Design Optimal Work Environments

This six step guest article from Roger Osorio applies innovation, design thinking and lean startup approaches to designing high-performing work environments in organizations.  Optimal working conditions, like many other things in life, depend on the individual needs, team needs, objectives, and resources available. Thinking there is one tool, one way, one method, to solve all…

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Design Thinking Training Workshops

Get started with design thinking! Learn the basics in our design thinking training workshop, and start on your own innovation project step-by-step. Create and validate an innovation for and with your clients, customers or users. Use some of the most effective tools and techniques to design your concepts. About Design Thinking Training Interested in learning more…

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Utilizing Performance Improvement (LEAN/SixSigma) and Human Centered Design to Improve the Healthcare System from the Patient Perspective

The healthcare ecosphere is rapidly evolving with hospitals and health systems trying to keep up. Reimbursements are dropping, value based care is becoming a reality, and consumer (i.e. patient) expectations of services have risen and evolved over the last several years. Given these and other challenges, it is no wonder healthcare leaders are turning to…

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The Instructional Power of Creativity, Design and Empathy in High School Curriculum

Written by Charles James It is time to connect our classrooms and students with the world. Food for the Soul When you walk into the large basement of the church and look at the faces and ages of the group, you are looking at the reality of homelessness in Washington, D.C. Each person’s story and…

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How to use Design Thinking to Design an Innovation Lab

Written by Emily Cruz What is an Innovation Lab? Before we dive deep into how to design an innovation lab, let’s take a moment to think about what an innovation lab is and what it means to a growing organization in today’s world. In a broad sense, an innovation lab is a physical space dedicated…

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Design Thinking Course from Stanford D School

Stanford Design Thinking Course Stanford Design School shares their “crash course in design thinking” to be used by everyone. It’s a short and fast-paced 90 minute workshop with an overview of how the design thinking process is facilitated with activities. I use and recommend this workshop which also comes with worksheets for participants to use and…

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