Intro To Design Thinking

Design Thinking is not just for Designers: Fostering objectivity for human-centered solutions.

Design thinking is a process used by various industries to create better experiences, products, and services. This process centers around empathy for humans and considers how our beliefs and environment shape our way of living. The methodology helps designers overcome subjectivity, dispel assumptions, and arrive at possible outcomes with minimum biases. Collaborative brainstorming and audience research develop critical thinking and empathy while building soft skills like communication and presentation. 

Intro To Design Thinking workshop will provide an overview of the Design Thinking process and its application. It is an excellent primer before diving deeper into a comprehensive UX Design or Design Thinking course. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop on the last day. 


Week 1: March 6 – 9, 2024
Wed, Thur, Fri / 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Week 2: March 13 – 16, 2024
Wed, Thur, Fri / 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Saturday / 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Who Should Sign Up For This Workshop

  • Graphic Designers who are curious about UX Design, Product Design, of Design For Good!
  • Educators who’re looking to create better curriculums to Improve student engagement and help students enhance their projects.
  • Researchers who’re looking for creative ways to present their findings
  • Students, 18+ who’re exploring college majors and career pathways. 

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What You Will Learn

Intro to Design Thinking is a hands-on workshop where you will learn:

  • Careers in Design Thinking
  • The 5 steps of the Design Thinking process by applying each step in an exercise 
  • How to develop personas of your effected audience 
  • The various tools for brainstorming, synthesizing, visualizing, and presentation
  • How to prototype and test your solution
  • How to provide constructive feedback in a safe space


AIGA Member:  $160
Non-member: $200
AIGA Student Member:  $125
Student Non-member:  $150

Refreshments will be provided. Instructional materials and supplies are included in the fee.

Can I sign up for one week only?

No. The fee covers all 8 classes and can’t be split into half. When you register, you’ll be signed up for all 8 classes over the 2 weeks.

What is your refund policy?

You must request the refund by February 23, 2024, to get a full refund. After February 23, 2024, we will deduct a $30 processing fee from your refund. You can also choose to apply the unused fee towards an AIGA membership.  

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Is the location wheelchair accessible?

Yes. The venue has a first floor entrance in the back of the building and an elevator to reach the second floor where the workshop is held.

Can I bring food and snacks?

Yes. Feel free to bring your own food, snacks or a non-alcoholic drink. We will provide light refreshments in every class. 

Is there parking on site?

Yes. The building has its own parking lot.

Who is teaching this workshop?

The workshop is brought to you by AIGA Houston’s Design Advocacy Committee whose professional members carefully designed the course to show the potential of Design as a problem solving tool. Learn about the Design Advocacy Committee Members on AIGA Houston’s website: