The Design Gym Weekend Workout

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Taught by The Design Gym

We are a group of designers, strategists and thinkers of many stripes. Go to for our full bios. They are too long for this tiny page. 

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Come out for a weekend workout for your creative muscles! We call it The Design Gym. It kicks off Friday night with beers and some fun warm ups and ends on Sunday with presentations of solutions to a difficult real world problem. Saturday we spend diving deep into the hows and whys of Design Thinking. What is Design Thinking? Keep Reading!


We'll talk about how anyone can use the design process to approach their problems - any problem. We'll talk about how understanding the context and constraints of a problem can help you discover the keys to a solution and show examples from real-world challenges.

We'll teach you the best ways to do real-world research and how to use the information you get from real people to help create better solutions. We'll learn how to rapidly ideate, how to sort our ideas to create more ideas, and to how to present our ideas and concepts to teams. You'll walk away with an actionable understanding of design process, storytelling and presentation techniques.


We feel the most important part of learning the design process is real life practice, so that is exactly what we’re bringing you.

Saturday will be spent working on a brief prepared by your Design Gym hosts in a hands-on workshop atmosphere.

For our Sunday Challenge we'll be working closely with a company to define and resolve an essential challenge. In the past, partner companies have included  the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, The Future Project, Shapeways and others. Stay tuned for more info...


The Design Gym is founded and run by a group of friends who use these skills every day. We practice in Fortune 500 companies, top design strategy firms, and global social investment organizations. We've worked with the good, the bad, and the ugly and want to share what we've learned along the way. We work with diverse organizations, from Fortune 500 companies, top design strategy firms, and global social investment organizations. You can find our bios on our website.


We'll be catering the whole event, so you can focus on the work, not your stomach.

Read a recap of a past weekend here

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