Design Thinker Workshop Sponsored by:
Developing Leaders Worldwide
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 North Bayshore Drive. Safety Harbor, FL 34695
Linkage helps create organizations that can sustain the capability to innovate and “out-innovate” the competition. Using our easy-to apply tools and techniques, your leaders and leadership teams can implement innovation processes that increase the speed of innovation with less risk. In addition, we help leaders identify key focus areas
Our Design Thinker is an energizing half-day workshop that challenges teams to flex their creativity to solve a realistic and complex design challenge. In so doing, they engage with the terms, techniques, and thought patterns of successful innovators. Design Thinker received the Gold Award for Best New Product at the 2011 Edison Awards. By taking a novel approach to furthering innovation itself, Design Thinker captures the spirit of the Awards, which "applaud the forward-thinking innovations for which Thomas Edison remains internationally admired."
The anticipation builds immediately. Your people see they can and will innovate. They explore pursuing growth using design thinking. Preparation begins for the workshop’s realistic, wicked team challenge – helping an average town become a “green” leader.
Although many organizations speak of being “customer-driven”, few practice the type of need finding and ethnography necessary to put a user at the center of their work. Using photo journals from extreme users, your people sharpen their observation and inference skills. The result is a clearly articulated user insight that reveals unexplored opportunities.
Far too often, brainstorms limit the volume and type of ideas generated. Your people experiment with brainstorming techniques shown to result in far more creative and ultimately powerful ideas. Each team develops a solution that simultaneously addresses a true need and creates excitement.
New ideas are rarely evolved enough to survive initial concerns. Your people develop low-risk experiments that can protect and grow their ideas into fully formed solutions. Each team presents their idea and experiment back to the group.
Wrap & Apply
Throughout the workshop, teams rank one another’s insights, ideas, and experiments. A champion team is crowned and your people determine how they can implement design thinking back on the job to be more consistently innovative. They receive access to the online Design Thinker toolkit to take their next step with confidence.
Developing Leaders Worldwide
A note on our partner, IDEO
IDEO (pronounced “eye-dee-oh”) is an award-winning global design firm that takes a human-centered design approach to helping organizations in the public and private sectors innovate and grow.
Meeting Cancellation Policy: We understand that unanticipated events happen in life and business. Due to the time and expense involved, ASTD is not able to issue refunds or credits for future meetings. Feel free to have a colleague attend in your place or use this opportunity to help us grow our membership by inviting a potential new member or guest to attend. Thank you for assisting us in our endeavor to keep costs low, so we can