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Design Thinking

DBL’s Design Thinking Workshops

Our Design Thinking Workshops provide teams with a crash course in the mindsets and practices used to gain empathy for clients, rapidly design solutions, and work in teams in new ways. They can be conducted as half-day or full-day sessions.

About Design Thinking

Some of the world’s leading brands, such as Apple, Google, Samsung and GE, have adopted the Design Thinking approach. The Design Thinking methodology is also being taught at leading universities, including Stanford, Harvard and MIT. It can be used in any industry to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by your end-users (clients, internal staff, business stakeholders) and to design practical solutions to those challenges without wasting time and resources.

Legal Design Thinking

As with most business support functions, Legal is now being expected to provide seamless, efficient, cost-effective services that work for business. To do this successfully, law firm and in-house counsel teams need to adopt new approaches to defining the problems their clients are facing and designing solutions to meet them. Legal Design Thinking is a hands-on practice that will help your team ensure that the tools, processes, and systems you’re designing for your users will work in their daily environments, actually solve their problems, and create more value.

Designing Better Solutions 

Design Thinking (or Human-Centered Design) is a creative approach to problem solving and designing new solutions. It starts with building empathy for your end-users, encourages collaboration and rapid ideation, and challenges you to test your ideas before investing too many resources. 

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What is design thinking? 

This two-minute video from provides a high-level overview of how Design Thinking helps teams develop solutions to client and customer problems that work in their environments. 

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Transforming the way you design services

This Harvard Business Review article by Tim Brown, CEO & President of IDEO, teaches us how Design Thinking helps us come up with and execute on great ideas, and walks us through the steps of the design process. 

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Design Thinking methodology is being applied in nearly every industry to design better products and services. Here are just a few case studies that demonstrate how organizations are using Design Thinking principles to engage clients and customers in the design process and, in some cases, completely rethink their offerings.