A proven design thinking method used by top innovators

After decades of helping organizations prosper at IDEO and in our own practices, we reunited to form Innovationship. We use design thinking methods to infuse innovation culture throughout your business. Recent clients include Fujitsu Labs of America, Pepsico, Qualcomm, and UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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innovation trainingOver 6 months we worked with Sunnyvale-based Fujitsu Labs of America to introduce design thinking methods, including field observation, brainstorming, and storyboarding. Their team gained innovation leadership skills and 2 possible initiatives emerged.

innovation trainingInnovationship participated in The Clinic Leadership Institute (CLI), a program produced by Blue Shield Foundation California. At UCLA we led workshops, observation excercises, and mentoring conferences. Each clinic applied insights from CLI work to its innovation programs.

innovation trainingHundreds of Qualcomm engineers and user researchers gained design thinking skills in workshops led by The Fairfax Group and Innovationship. We also guided brainstorming for the Qualcomm Life Advisory Council as it discussed applications in healthcare technology.

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