Sprinting for Change
Are you ready to enhance your design practice?
Exploration x Design coaches you to design your next big thing. We’ve developed a unique sprint process that utilizes the methodologies of design thinking to uncover new innovative opportunities. Design thinking is an incredible methodology that helps us bake research and evaluation into the iterative design process. This means we can design a practice that enables us to work more efficiently while designing better solutions.
We're different from other creative consultancies because we work with you as a trainer. Our goal is to help you develop and enhance your design skills to strengthen your design practice. We can work on real projects with you or create workshops that allow you to practice new methodologies you don’t get to practice in your current project work.
We like to think of yoga or training for a long distance run as metaphors for our philosophy towards design. If you think about yoga or running as something you do it can feel more like a chore or something to check off a list. But when you adopt the perspective that yoga or running is a daily practice you start to open up your mind to yoga or running as something to explore.
Design isn’t just something you do. Design is a skill you practice.
Exploration x Design was founded on the notion that everything is design. From our corporate culture to our delivery process - everything in our lives is designed. But it’s not always designed mindfully. Design thinking requires a culture change to approach the creative process in a way that includes everyone - from your marketing team to your stakeholders and end-users. This collaborative process helps us design more mindfully by bringing in a mix of experiences and perspectives.
What are your biggest challenges this year?
You know you’re creatively “stuck” when you’re seeking inspiration from your competitors. XYZ company has a whiz shiz - and so should you! So a team is put together whether internally or externally to develop your company’s version of someone else’s solution. And the process is replicated throughout the year to keep up with what is perceived as innovation.
Innovation is not about copying what someone else is doing. Innovation is about figuring out what you are uniquely positioned to do based on real problems that need a solution. And the term “problem” can be a spectrum of opportunities - on one extreme you have your wicked problems and on the other end are needs no one has anticipated yet.
What do you want to accomplish in the next six months?
Are you part of a product or service team focused on delivering new features? Are you focused on figuring out what the future looks like for your company? Are you curious about the third wave of technology and what it means for your technical infrastructure?
We are so focused on delivering that sometimes we don’t spend the time we need to work on our internal processes. Especially when companies are trying something new - we can skimp on team alignment, hold superficial debriefs and miss out on opportunities for internal reflection.
Exploration x Design is your design coach. Our mission is to help you achieve your business goals through the practice of design thinking. We work with you in a series of sprints to explore design thinking; in order to, efficiently design products, services, processes and policies.
Our sprints are designed to allow you to practice design in new ways that elevate your work and enhance your skills. Continuous learning is fun and inspiring. Our goal is for you to feel masterful and confident.