The Opportunity.

We are past the breakpoint in our rapidly accelerating world of change – encountering challenges and opportunities unique and without any parallel to the past. The rules are shifting and solutions that once worked can only be partial road maps to solving today’s onmi-directional and complex issues.


As we go through this transformation of seemlessly integrating technology into our lives, we are responding by using design to better equip companies to compete, innovate, and develop meaningful user experiences with new business models, tools and educational platforms.

Ambassador Workshop - Human-Centered Design

March 11-12, 2020 | San Diego, CA

Fantastic introduction to the benefits of design thinking for any business. It makes what could be seen as foreign activities to “non-designers” accessible and easy to take away and introduce to your company.”                             

        Ambassador Workshop participant

Introducing our Certification Program

Innovating Through Human-Centered Design / Thinking Essential Pathway

What is Human-Centered Design?

Human Centered Design is a practice that places people in the center of the development of products, services and experiences.


It employs design thinking tools and methods early and throughout the product development process, unleashes cross-departmental innovation, value–added solutions and market opportunities based on the real needs of the people for whom you are designing solutions. It mitigates risk by developing concepts and hypotheses from a user centric view which can then be tested and validated through an iterative prototyping process.  A positive user experience can offer businesses tangible value such as innovative solutions, a key differentiation, increased brand value, and quicker adoption.

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