When we say that we lead improv, a lot of times people freak out. But don’t worry. We are not going to get you up performing in front of a large group. We’re not going to put that pressure on you. At Collective Capital, we like to get people just enough out of their comfort zones so that they’re in that place of really stretching their limits and building new habits. We lead activities in groups, in partners. Sometimes there are solo activities, and then we come together in a circle usually, and we discuss what were some of the learnings of their activity. And we’ll let you express what you thought, whether it was fun or hard, and then we’ll pull out some of the key learnings and principles that improv teaches.
Organizations large and small use design thinking to routinely innovate by connecting to and understanding their customers, clients, and colleagues better. Using your team's own challenges we'll work closely with you to uncover human needs, reframe problems as opportunities for design, and generate breakthrough ideas that we bring to life in the moment. We offer:
User experience research and ethnographic studies
Facilitated design sprints
Experience prototyping and testing in real-life settings
Human-centered design training programs
Austin is a journalist whose publishing credits include the New York Times, LA Times, and KQED. He was an IDEO storytelling fellow, taught at Stanford's d.school, and worked for SAP Software & Solutions to scale creative cultures in the world’s largest organizations.