We transform the way your organization thinks, works, and breathes.


When an organization gets innovation right, every day becomes an opportunity to make things better.

Design Thinking Workshops + Training

Learn the design thinking process from the experts.

We craft inspiring workshops so that you can learn the design thinking process in robust, meaningful and powerful ways. Our offerings are tailored to meet your organizational needs.

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We offer on-site expertise to get you started and support you as you implement design thinking.

Sometimes the hardest part of design thinking is how to bring it back to your workplace. We work side-by-side with our clients on best ways to apply the design thinking process in order to get results for complex, messy problems that require human-centered innovative solutions.

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Customer Experience User Research

How will you uncover insights about your customer’s experience? We conduct ethnographic user research that will impact your organization in surprising and human-centered ways.

As highly-trained design ethnographers, we gather and analyze your customer data. With the insights derived from ethnographic research, you are able to understand your customer’s experience and how you can best meet their needs through your products and services.

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Mindsets Matter

Sometimes people believe that learning the design thinking process is enough. But design thinking isn’t about following a series of steps; it is much more.

Mindsets Matter is a workshop that drives human-centered innovation in high-impact ways. You will learn what it means to have a bias towards action, how to challenge assumptions, how to reframe problems into opportunities, how to collaborate meaningfully, and how to embrace failure as a learning opportunity.

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Serendipity Studio

What if the world of business and the world of art came together? What is Serendipity Studio all about?

Visionary business leaders engage in dynamic learning experiences with the real experts in creativity -- our artists -- and leave with tools and strategies to cultivate organizational creativity and drive sustainable innovation in their organizations.

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Creativity Boosters

Creativity happens when you make time for it. Have an hour or three?

We’ve designed a series of high-energy, hands-on, engaging, 1-3 hour sessions to boost your organization’s creative power.

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We transform organizations through human-centered design.


At Lime Design we love what we do! Enjoy browsing through our diverse and wonderful portfolio.

Learn how to reframe problems as opportunities.

Our Story

We are experts in both applying and teaching the human-centered design process as a means to solve real-world challenges in business, education, the arts, and media.

We Believe…

The design thinking process offers a way to reframe problems as opportunities with multiple viable solutions. Through this process, we help develop empathetic and creative problem solvers who are confident in their ability to act as change agents.

TransformING your organization through design thinking


May 2023

by Maureen Carroll
Lime Design | Design Thinking

Creativity Residencies: 5 Things We Learned About Elevating & Celebrating Teachers

Teachers are the ultimate givers. Whether figuring out how to best reach a shy child, juggling how to cover content standards, or building supportive relationships with colleagues, the demands can often feel endless. This led us to wonder: What are teachers doing to replenish themselves? Last month The San Mateo County Office of Education and […]

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May 2018

by Maureen Carroll
Lime Design | Design Thinking

Be it Basketball or Be it Design Thinking: Joy Matters

                              I spent the last six weeks in Singapore where I led twenty design thinking workshops for educators. I had decided that when I returned home I would spend some time reflecting on what I had learned. For me, that means […]

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June 2017

by Maureen Carroll
Lime Design | Design Thinking

5 Ways Design Thinking Can Be a Culture Changer

Sometimes the signs are subtle, like a meeting room stocked with stacks of neon-colored Post-it notes and black Sharpies. Other times they are grand, like a prominent spot on the agenda of a product design conference. Design thinking makes its way into an organizational culture in many different ways. In my experience, organizations that learn […]

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October 2016

by Maureen Carroll
Lime Design | Design Thinking

Micro-crafting Innovative Learning Experiences: The Art & Skill of Facilitating Design Thinking Workshops

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 […]

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