At Idean Design Academy, our goal is to create a dialogue about the transformative power of design thinking by sharing the knowledge, expertise, and practices we’ve established over the last 18 years as a user research and experience design agency. Our approach to design thinking helps people and businesses learn new ways of problem-solving, empowers them with leadership methods and life skills, and inspires compassion for others.

 

 
 

Leadership Design Academy

We offer a unique curriculum set that helps design leaders from startups to large organizations to solve real challenges they're facing. Our Design Leadership Framework provides a hands-on toolkit that will help you align your team, elevate the design culture in your organization, and improve workflow and communication across departments to enable your organization to build better experiences, products, and services for the marketplace.

 

Educators Design Academy

Our design practices can help educators in their mission to engage and inspire students by teaching collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills in the classroom. We provide workshops and toolkits for teachers to learn and practice our approach so they can bring the power of design thinking into their classrooms.

 
 
 

Kids Design Academy

We’ve created a space for kids to unleash their imaginations and learn as they are actively making. Our workshops use hands-on activities that focus on creativity, empathy, and collaboration to help kids work together and develop problem solving skills.


Who’s using Idean’s framework & tools?

We’ve hosted hundreds of leaders from the world’s leading brands in our training and workshops.

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What people are saying

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I’ve done quite a few workshops in different industries, and this is one of the few that actually addresses the processes that are dealt with in real life.

—Jeffrey Olson, Design Director, Samsung Research

 
 
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The Academy gives solution-oriented tools and a mindset,
that I can take back to my team the next day. 

—Jill Gutterman, Global Digital Transformation Leader at 3M

 
 
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I believe anybody who has to work with people or is trying to collaborate or create products or services, Idean Design Academy is suitable for them.

—John Suh, Executive Director, Hyundai Ventures

 

Past guest speakers & mentors

Bob Baxley Former Head of Design at Pinterest and Director of Design, Apple Online store

Bob Baxley

Former Head of Design at Pinterest and Director of Design, Apple Online store

Curt Collinsworth Global Head of Design, SmartHome at Logitech

Curt Collinsworth

Global Head of Design,
SmartHome at Logitech

Pierre-Henri Clouin Chief Strategy Officer, Idean

Pierre-Henri Clouin

Chief Strategy Officer, Idean

Greger Ottosson Global Director, Product Management at IBM


Greger Ottosson

Global Director, Product Management at IBM

Ryan Williams Head of Design (UX) & Mechatronics at Audi of Americas


Ryan Williams

Head of Design (UX) & Mechatronics at Audi of Americas

Matt Cutler Director of Product Management, Design Leadership Initiative at Cisco


Matt Cutler

Director of Product Management, Design Leadership Initiative at Cisco


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