Designing For and With People

A learning Toolkit & community to Turn Your Practice Into Action

Designing For and With People

A Learning Toolkit & Community To Turn Your Practice Into Action

We are aspen labs

Aspen Labs empowers people to lead change with a fresh understanding of your user’s true needs and experiences & a recommitment to your personal and organizational purpose.

To do this, we work side by side with you on real-world challenges, applying decades of field experience in human-centered design with a rock-solid knowledge of empirical research. Our goal is to leave you with impactful solutions and Microclimates for Innovation™ to support your organization for many years to come.


Think, Pair, Share

Avoid groupthink with a sequenced dialogue of solo, paired and group discussions


A sketched frame-by-frame visual to show a current or future experience

What, So What, Now What?

Create structured, coordinated next steps following exposure to new information or ideas

Project Stakeholder Mapping

Identify the who and when of stakeholder engagement


Show and Act Quickly
Generative Leadership
Embracing Ambiguity
Fixed/Growth mindset – part 1


Getting Creative
Mentoring Conversations
Design Your (work) Life


Design Your Life Insights
Microclimates for Innovation
Design Your (work)Life Overview
Reimagining the future of work
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