Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop in collaboration with Thomas Both, lecturer at the Stanford


Introduction to Design Thinking Workshop

in collaboration with Thomas Both, lecturer at the Stanford

Who is Thomas Both?


Thomas Both
Fellowships Director, Stanford

Who is Thomas Both?

Thomas Both has been teaching design thinking and creating new design thinking curriculum for over SEVEN years at the Stanford

  • Thomas is Fellowship Director at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (the!).
  • The core of his work is to design immersive hands-on learning experiences that allow fellows, students, and executives to try on new behaviors of innovation work.
  • In addition, Thomas serves as a chief curriculum developer at the In the past seven years, he has created, developed and led the workshops for accomplished professionals, including the highly praised Design Thinking Bootcamp Executive workshop.
  • He has created and taught the quarter-long fundamentals course for Stanford graduate students, Design Thinking Studio.
  • He has also codified the methodology and designs resources, such as the Bootcamp Bootleg, that are offered free to the public.
  • Thomas holds a Master degree in Design from Stanford, achieved after a prior career as a mechanical engineer.


  • We are very excited to announce that we are running a design thinking workshop with a lecturer at Stanford, in Tokyo, Japan.
  • The workshop will be hands-on, friendly and interactive.
  • A high-intensity, short-format introduction to fundamentals of design thinking for participants will be offered.
  • Participants will tackle a real design project using some of the most instrumental design thinking methods that the has pioneered.
  • The content and methodology are intended to expose Participants to fundamental skills they need to succeed in real life.



Who should attend?

  • Beginners to the process of design thinking
  • Professionals who would like to interact with others from diverse backgrounds

What will I learn?

  • Through hands-on experience you will learn and practice:
    • The entire cycle of design process
    • Tools and mindsets of design thinking work
    • Use of empathy probes to help you understand how people think and behave
    • How to discover new design and business opportunities through empathy and synthesis work

Participants should be...

  • Enthusiastic to learn design thinking process (you don’t have to be from a design background)
  • Able to use English comfortably, because the workshop is delivered all in English
    • TOEFL iBT 46 - 60 or TOEIC 600 - 729 would be good enough.



Thomas Both
Fellowships Director, Stanford


Takanori Kashino
一CEO & Founder, Design Thinking Center

Takanori Kashino

Tamaki Nakamura
一CPO & Co-Founder, Design Thinking Center

Tamaki Nakamura

What are the workshop details?

Date March 22, 10:00pm - 18:00pm (18:30-20:00pm for Casual Supper)
Location COAT-DAIKANYAMA, 1st Basement, 1-33-18 Ebisu-Nishi, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0021

*Google Map
Language English(TOEFL iBT 46 - 60 or TOEIC 600 - 729 would be good enough)
Capacity max 45
Registration Information - Standard Rate: ¥103,680 Register
- Group Rate*: 3+ members of the same organization ¥91,238 Register
- Repeat Attendee Rate**: ¥51,840 Register

*Per person
**Who has attended Introduction Class or Master Class of Design Thinking Institute before
Sponsorship Japan Innovation Network

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