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Micro-crafting Innovative Learning Experiences: The Art & Skill of Facilitating Design Thinking Workshops
Oct 30, 2016 - by Maureen Carroll

Imagine the best party you have even been to and the hardest class you have ever taken. That’s what a design thinking workshop can and should feel like. We’ve created and facilitated hundreds of workshops and learned a lot about how to achieve that sweet and ever-shifting balance between rigor and joy. We want people […]

5 Things Innovators Can Learn from Artists- The Real Experts in Creativity
May 31, 2016 - by Maureen Carroll

My son Pat is a young jazz musician living and working in New York City. He’s figuring out how to do what he loves as he confronts the very real economic challenges of making a living as an artist. The corporate world is hungry for innovation and looks to experts in business schools, think tanks […]

Empathy: The Softer Side of Design Thinking
Mar 30, 2016 - by Maureen Carroll

The world is filled with the crisp hard edges of numbers, statistics and dashboards. And while we learn a lot from them, I believe that design thinking offers a different way of gathering information- a softer side- that allows us to engage with users in deeper, more nuanced ways. Empathy is central to this notion. […]

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5 Pervasive Myths About Design Thinking
Mar 30, 2016 - by Maureen Carroll

Sometimes after the workshop is over, and people are trying to implement design thinking, they have certain assumptions about the process that can have an impact on how well it works in their organization. I wanted to share some of the myths that I have seen that seem to make a difference in how design […]

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