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“Be a Design Thinking facilitator!”

Join a community of learners, do-ers and teachers. Journey through a Design Thinking experience, apply it in the real world, and go forth and teach others the methodology.

Facilitator Roles

Coordinate a group of participants and meeting space. There must be a minimum of 2 people, but no maximum for the number or participants.

Present Opening Remarks on WHAT Design Thinking is to you, and why this is an important exercise for the group. There are NO wrong answers here.

Facilitate and document the Crash Course debrief.

Help your team move from learning design thinking to doing design thinking by visiting “Chart your own course” — It may help you to review the various mixtapes ahead of time so that you have a hunch as to what direction your team might want to take.


Set up the room and materials.

Space should be configured to allow for participants to pair up near one another easily.

Check the AV before the meeting: test play and buffer the video; test the audio in the room.

Have enough prototyping materials available (candy is always a nice add).

Please print the d.gift handout and modes/mindsets for each participant. You can find them in the sidebar above.

Read the Playbook

Download and print The Playbook. This is your facilitator's guide to running the crash course. 

Download Playbook

Play the Video and Follow the Prompts

Head on over to the crash course video and follow the instructions to guide you through the crash course.

Go to Crash Course Video


Jeremy Utley, Scott Doorley, George Kembel, Perry Klebahn, Mark Hanlon, Janetti Chon, and Bruce Boyd