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Design Thinking Workshop: A Process for Innovation

December 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design Thinking Workshop: A Process for Innovation

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-thinking-workshop-a-process-for-innovation-tickets-53356310160



This is an invitation to our workshop – Design Thinking: A Process for Innovation. This exclusive gathering, of no more than 20 people, is designed for executives and leaders to provide a one-day, immersive Design Thinking experience. Workshops are held on a Saturday to avoid the interruption of the work week. Since August 2015, more than 600 leaders have experienced what it means to “think outside the box”, and many have gone back to their organizations to begin their organizational transformation.

Executives will take part in an immersive, real-world project to learn the human-centered, prototype-driven approach to innovation. The workshop is a dynamic mix of short instructional lectures, demonstrations, and guided hands-on teamwork. You will experience the Design Thinking mindsets and philosophy that we practice at Oceanit.


  • Useful tools and methods that can be applied to various internal and external business challenges
  • Pre- and post-workshop support to kick-off your design practice in your own organization
  • Key understanding of how and when to apply Design Thinking methods
  • Understanding of space and team building for innovation



This is a daylong workshop and some highlights of the program are listed below.



  • Learn Design Thinking methods in a unique, highly experiential way
  • Experience working on a relevant, real-world project
  • Participants from diverse backgrounds



Our facilitators are practitioners of this methodology in their day-to-day responsibilities. They practice what they preach and have created this event to best provide the essentials of Design Thinking so the participants may utilize the methods immediately and continue their practice independently or with little support.

Ian Kitajima is the Director of Corporate Development and is the “Technology Sherpa” for Oceanit – a “Mind to Market” lab of 160 scientists, engineers, technologists, and designers conducting advance research for government and private clients. He is the co‐founder/co-organizer of the annual Design Thinking Hawaii boot camps and is an evangelist for Design Thinking inside and outside of Oceanit. He has facilitated workshops and boot camps for over 1000 participants from Federal, State, and City government agencies, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, from military officers to elementary school children.

Raviraj Pare is the Design Thinking Strategist at Oceanit and describes his task as “Humanizing Technology” and is a graduate of the Stanford Design Program (d.school). Since 2013, Ravi has been leading both internal and external teams through the Design process to develop innovative solutions for complex problems. While at Stanford, he worked on several social impact projects, like cassava processing device for subsistence farmers in rural Ghana, low cost modular stoves for Myanmar, fiberglass cargo sleds for Himalayan villages and several other service projects. Prior to Stanford, he worked as an Automotive Designer at Ashok Leyland Ltd, one of the major commercial vehicle manufacturers.

Matthew Sullivan is the Head of Product Development at Oceanit and is based out of Oceanit’s Silicon Valley office where he is focused on technology commercialization. He a successful serial entrepreneur who has led teams through all stages of growth spanning from idea inception, fundraising, recruiting, manufacturing and scaling a product, sales & marketing, and acquisition. In addition, he was a designer at Silicon Valley’s premier design consultancy IDEO, is a graduate of the Stanford Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), is a mentor at the Silicon Valley startup incubator 500 Startups, and is the founder of the Internet start-up SimplePrints, a commercial software product.



The cost of each Design Thinking workshop, including all materials, is $495. Participants will also receive a promotion code for our advanced training after successful completion of the Design Thinking: A Process for Innovation workshop.



Thinkers and Doers—open-minded, action-oriented leaders who want to implement and drive innovation in their organizations.


Workshops are specifically designed for:

  • Executives and managers who are responsible for tackling strategic challenges in their organizations
  • Teams or individuals who want to learn design thinking and actively apply it at their company or their work
  • Individuals who want to enhance collaboration and to roll out new products and services for their users
  • Non-profits and NGOs who want to create social impact and meet their mission goals effectively
  • Educators and teachers who want to engage and provide tools for innovation and build ‘creative confidence’ in their students




To take full advantage of the workshop, two hours of preparation are recommended in the month leading up to the workshop date. An assignment will be provided following your registration.

Workshop at Oceanit

Saturday, 8:00AM -4:00PM

Participants dive into the Design Thinking process through a variety of teaching methodologies and exercises. We will send you further information about the event after registration.



Following the workshop, you won’t want to stop! The instructors will provide customized feedback on how to continue your learning and will be available to review post-work you complete during the following week.

(Design Thinking: A Process for Innovation workshops are held on the second Saturday of every month except for October and November, when it’s on the third Saturday)


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