Intersection's Education Collaboratory
As design practitioners, we teach what we practice - Human-Centered Design Thinking (HCD). HCD is more than a trend as corporations, government agencies and nonprofits adopt its' practices as they see the benefits:
• Mitigates risk
• Creates differentiation
• Improves innovation outcomes
• Solves business challenges
• Shortens the adoption curve
• Increases brand value
The Design Academy is a Woman Owned Business Enterprise (W
The Design Academy, our educational and research collaboratory, hosts hands-on, interactive workshops to introduce a framework for practicing the discipline of Human Centered Design Thinking.
Curious about Human-Centered Design? Join our one-day AWARENESS workshop to experience the value of Design Thinking or our 2-Day AMBASSADOR fundamentals training
September 17, 2019
San Diego, CA
2 Day Ambassador Training
November 6-7, 2019 San Diego, CA
Awareness Workshop Overview
This one-day workshop introduces participants to the discipline of Human-Centred Design / Design Thinking.
Led by practicing industry professionals, participants identify a challenge topic, ideate solutions, develop a prototype
and user-test a final design. This is a fun, interactive way to expose any individual or organization
to creative-problem-solving techniques.
Who Should Attend?
Those who wish to accelerate innovation within their organization, solve business challenges creatively, are interested in Human-Centred Design (Design Thinking), or who want to improve their skills in these areas, including:
Product managers, designers, researchers, user experience professionals, marketers, consultants, engineers, and learning professionals interested in Human-Centred Design.
Business, non-profit, government, and academic leaders involved in embedding design thinking and innovation into their organziations.
How is the course different?
Practical and hands-on with a focus on learning-by-doing, using several different practice exercises that
combine individual work with small group collaboration.
Taught by experienced practitioners (not professional facilitators who teach the material but have never practiced it themselves) working in product, service and experience design.
Flexible framework and methods relevant to different industries and design challenges, including digital products, physical products, services, processes and policies, and applicable across the entire product/service development
lifestyle (front end and back end).
For more information
We invite you to visit the The Design Academy, Inc. website for the full list of workshops.
For inquiries or registrations, please contact or 858 490 0063.