About This Class
Design Thinking is a process to solve problems and discover new opportunities, popularized by the D.School at Stanford and the design firm IDEO.
In this hands-on workshop, we will illustrate the methodologies behind Design Thinking and lead you through a complete design cycle as we solve a specific problem. You'll be transported back to grade school (think arts and crafts!) as you go from concept to prototype through each of the Design Thinking steps: empathizing with your user, defining a problem, ideating around your findings, prototyping a solution, and testing it in the real world.
We'll also equip you with a few tools to conduct this same workshop in your own organization. After all, the best way to learn is by teaching. We've conducted this workshop in two countries with over 200 cumulative participants, and they have come away with a personal, memorable experience of Design Thinking in action.
Reviews from Past Design Thinking Classes Taught by Tiago Forte
"Tiago found the perfect alchemy to introduce design thinking to us. It was very inspiring and dynamic."
- Clemence Coursimault, BNP Paribas
"Tiago is a masterful teacher with the rare ability to bring clarity to complex, abstract topics. His classes are fun, fresh and full of practical examples drawing from both personal experience and extensive research."
- Joel Goyette, hardwoodmaps.com
"Tiago has a wonderful rapport with people, especially young entrepreneurs and highly skilled professionals. His ability to connect with his students and his talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior."
- Isabel Saenz-Conz, M Squared Consulting
"A not-to-miss experience! This quick-paced and hands-on class allows us to learn a lot about design thinking while having a lot of fun! Tiago is a great teacher and was very helpful explaining the different steps so we can get the most out of it. I am really convinced by the power of this method. I even translated it into French and took it back to my company!"
- Elisabeth Mouchy, La Poste
Tiago Forte is a Project Manager at faberNovel San Francisco. He has worked on the conception, research, design, project management, and production of digital projects for Toys "R" Us, AT&T, Columbia University, and 4D, including work with custom tablets, self-driving cars, and database development software. He is also an evangelist and adviser at the open incubator PARISOMA, where he advises startups on marketing and fundraising.
Check out a few snapshots of this workshop being conducted at the D.School, and at faberNovel's offices in San Francisco and Paris.
In San Francisco at PARISOMA: