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.


Empathy Mapping

Gain deeper insight into a specific experience someone is going through

Problem Statements

Understand problems in a people-centered way before generating solutions


Identify ways to troubleshoot project roadblocks and failures before they happen

Lateral Inspiration

Spark fresh new thinking by looking to related organizations and industries for inspiration


Embracing Ambiguity
Fixed/Growth mindset – part 1
Fixed/Growth Mindset – part 2
Show and Act Quickly


Getting Creative
Mentoring Conversations


Frameworks for Leading Frontline Innovation in Health Care
Wonder Rigor Lab Podcast
Rube Goldberg Awesomeness "learning to fail"
The Importance of Speaking Up At Work