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Struggling with change and seeking new ways to create services or solutions?

Do the work in our service and solution design workshops.
Learn how to do better work in our Design Skills courses.

Join Dawan in a Free Design Skills Workshop!

Solve Like a Designer

A unique introduction to design thinking and more!

11 June 2024, 1:30 PM ET, 90 minutes, Register Here!

Workshop Design Lab

18 June 2024, 1:30 PM ET, 90 minutes, Notify Me!

Free workshops for people who want to develop, practice and learn design skills for creating services and solutions.

Live, interactive, practical experiences led by Dr. Dawan Stanford.

Need help right now? Try Fluid Hive's Innovation Shield.

Download this step-by-step guide!

It helps make everything you create more valuable by asking simple questions.

Our workshops and courses are built on Fluid Hive's Question-based Learning and filled with tools ilke this one. Enjoy!

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Grow your skills.

Fuel your ability to create services and solutions with step-by step learning journeys.

Immediately apply your design skills with Fluid Hive’s unique learning, design and innovation tools.

Create more valuable services and solutions. Our courses help you:

Learn innovation tools to use and when and how to use them.

Effective frameworks and systems are great. But alone, they aren’t enough. You’ll find Fluid Hive Practice Tools that help you apply what you learn by asking and answering design thinking questions.

Lead people solving complex challenges.

Leading an innovation project means having and communicating a clear view of the road ahead. It also means spending your time helping people focus on applying their expertise. Our courses are full of tools that help you plan and tools that help you help your team make their best contributions.

Begin your innovation project, even when you don’t know where to start.

We all know the feeling of wanting to start a project, but hitting roadblocks or analysis paralysis. Fluid Hive Design Courses are designed to help you get through those frustrating first steps and launch your projects!

Work through innovation challenges that derail projects.

It’s easy to scale back your innovation ambitions when things get tough. Every problem worth solving has these moments. Learn from Dawan how to manage them and get through them successfully!

Get deeper innovation skills & tools.

Fluid Hive gives you the tools to improve your outcomes and grow as a designer and innovator.

Through carefully designed courses, Dawan helps you lay the foundation for new ways of thinking and solving.

Our step-by-step courses and tools are crafted to elevate your success as a designer and innovator.

Explore Your Courses

Fluid Hive’s Designing Facilitation Course

Learn how to find your event’s goals, how to make it interesting and effective for participants, and how to craft a minute-by-minute roadmap so workshops or events run smoothly.

Fluid Hive’s Designing Facilitation course is full of real-life examples of how Dawan has planned and run events and lessons from working with thousands of people.

Design Thinking 101 — Framing

Do more with Design Thinking. You’ll learn design thinking basics and advanced insights from years of practical application.

Every Design Thinking 101 course is a self-contained experience where you learn about design thinking as a set of questions you can Ask Like a Designer. Together, the five in-depth courses give you a simple and powerful foundation getting results with design thinking.

Future Courses

See How You’ll Apply What You Learn

You get everything you need to apply what you learn in each Fluid Hive course.

Dawan was frustrated by excellent courses that left him to figure out how to apply everything.

So, he designed Fluid Hive Practice Tools for every course. Each Practice Tool turns your step-by-step learning into step-by-step action.

Watch this video to see a few of the Fluid Hive Practice Tools in our Designing Facilitation Course and learn more about them from Dawan.

Innovative ideas on Dawan’s Design Thinking 101 Podcast!

Dawan’s Design Thinking 101 Podcast features designers, innovators, and creative thinkers from around the world. Each episode delves into different topics that all connect back to creating services and solutions by thinking and solving like a designer.

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Design Ethics with George Aye — DT101 E136

This is the inaugural DT101 Live!, with guest George Aye. George co-founded Greater Good Studio with the belief that design can help advance equity. Previously, he spent seven years at global innovation firm IDEO before being hired as the first human-centered designer...

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Free Guide to Designing Facilitation

Thinking and solving like a designer requires facilitating meetings, events, and workshops where people learn, create, make, and decide.

This short Workbook helps you design events by asking Fluid Hive’s Event Design Questions.

This is one of Fluid Hive’s most valuable Thinking Tools and it’s yours for free!

The Workbook is a great introduction to what Dawan teaches in Fluid Hive’s Designing Facilitation Course.

It’s also a great example of how Fluid Hive Practice Tools help you apply what you learn.

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Inspiration, Tools & Tales in Your Inbox

Dawan shares his ideas, methods, and frameworks paired with Fluid Hive’s question-fueled approach to learning to help you start thinking and solving in new and creative ways.

Your Ask Like a Designer Studio connects you with people interested in thinking and solving like a designer.

Enjoy invitations to free, live Studio events. Receive articles, Design Thinking 101 podcast updates, tips, tools, templates, workshop information, and more to help you create and perform!

Dawan Stanford, JD, PhD

Dawan Stanford, JD, PhD

President, Fluid Hive