Design Thinking in Eindhoven

About the Project

// January-September 2014 //

The municipality of Eindhoven asked for a training of Design Thinking. We set up a programme with teams of employees and worked as team partners with them on their running projects over half a year. Projects involved for example the planning of a new islamic school building in Eindhoven, the new adaptive role of the municipality in organic area development projects such as (NRE). We infused design tools and methods on moments when it fitted their ordinary work processes, in order to directly apply them in real work situations. There were no fancy design thinking workshops involved, we only used paper, pens and the capabilities of the team members. At the end of our involvement employees were triggered with new mindsets and ways to approach projects in a more open and iterative ways by using their own repertoire of tools. Collaborative project with Marlies Bielderman