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.

Tools

Think, Pair, Share

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

Storyboarding

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

Mindsets

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

Toolkits

Getting Creative
Mentoring Conversations

Inspiration

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