Are you in a situation where you need to develop ideas and concepts in a complex, ambiguous environment? Then I can help.

I have over 10 years of experience designing and delivering workshops for creative teams. I offer collaborative, practical training and education in a range of areas, including idea and concept development, design thinking, design studio, and process design workshops. 


You’ll get some key skills and tools to start (or continue) building the mindsets, practices, and methods you need to be a successful organisation, department, or team.

 
 

Creative Methods for Idea Development

This is for anyone who needs to go from a rough idea to test-ready prototype or concept. It’s based on developing and refining ideas through ‘distributed cognition’. This is the notion that we think with our minds, our hands, and our bodies. You’ll bring a cross-section of participants to sketch, discuss, and refine multiple solutions.

Key skills: Design thinking, Story Curve, User Story Mapping, Design Studio 
Participants: 5-15
Time required: 1-2 days

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Design thinking/Design Studio

This immersive workshop will teach the core principles Design Thinking through the mastery of the Design Studio technique.  Design Studio is a technique that involves rapid sketching, presentation and critique to generate and effectively rationalise ideas or concepts.

Key skills: Business Model Canvas, Empathy Maps and Personas, Principles of Design Thinking, Design Studio 
Participants: 5-15
Time required: 1-2 days

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Complexity and systems thinking

This workshop will introduce participants to the definition of systems and how mental models and perspective limit how we view them. The workshop will discuss the concepts of:

  • The V.U.C.A world that we live in.

  • Cynefin sensemaking model.

  • Using Systems Thinking to manage complexity.

  • Components of System Thinking - Emergence, Feedback, Delays, Behaviour over time.

Key skills: V.U.C.A, Cynefin Sensemaking Model, Systems Thinking, Stakeholder Mapping
Participants: 5-15
Time required: 1-2 days

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