How To Integrate Design Thinking Into Your Business With Parker Gates
BY William Griggs ON Feb 21, 2012
If you are interested in learning what design thinking can do for your startup, today’s guest has you covered.
Today’s I am talking with Parker Gates. Parker is a Stanford trained design thinking facilitator.
On this episode, I am going to talk with Parker about design thinking and how you can use it inside your organization to solve complex problems and crush the competition!
Parker Gates is a design thinking facilitator/coach in Nashville, TN, where his primary role involves building teams and facilitating projects for creative problem solving. He believes heavily in user-centered design as a means of solving big challenges, while creating an organizational culture that celebrates and encourages collaboration.
Parker started working with the Stanford d.school in 2010 and is a graduate of the Customer Focused Innovation program. In May of 2011, Parker became a Certified d.Leader at Stanford’s Advanced Facilitation Bootcamp. He continues to work closely with Stanford on an ongoing basis, coaching their design thinking d.bootcamps and Customer Focused Innovation programs.
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About William Griggs
William Griggs is a product and customer acquisition strategist who has helped numerous startups including companies backed by Andreessen Horowitz, FLOODGATE, & 500 Startups. In addition to his consulting work, he has written for Mashable, VentureBeat, & ReadWrite. You can check out his podcast on iTunes (The Startup Slingshot TV) or follow him on Twitter @william_griggs for Tweets chock-full of delicious knowledge nuggets.
In addition to everything tech startups, William loves breakfast tacos, dogs, short emails, and Amazon Prime. He currently resides in Austin, Texas with his beautiful wife Elizabeth.