The Design Gym

The Design Gym

Life Skills
Midtown, New York, New York
(48 Reviews)

The Design Gym is a creative agency that empowers people inside of organizations to break things, make things, and create dramatically better ways to work.

We run a wide variety of classes and workshops on creativity, collaboration, and innovation. We connect our diverse community of learners with real companies to help them tackle their toughest challenges. 

We believe:

  • Everyone should be passionate about the work they do. They should be empowered to reimagine how the world they live in could be better, for themselves and their company.
  • Work should be both independent and collaborative; quantitative and qualitative; visual and emotional; provocative yet actionable.
  • The foundation of organizations should be in the needs of the people it’s serving. Only once those are understood can strategic decisions be made.
  • Ideas should live and breathe. Then they should be prototyped, shot down, and remade so that they can live again. And anyone (yes anyone!) can come up with the next great one.
  • Businesses will very soon start relying on communities to solve their biggest problems and plan their futures. Those communities will exist both within and outside the walls of the company.

Reviews of The Design Gym

(48 Reviews)
Design Thinking Crash Course

9/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


Unfortunately I had to miss this session as a work ob ligation came up unexpectedly I am sure it was excellent and hope to attend another Design Thinking class in the future jms

Design Thinking Crash Course

1/24/2019
David G.

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


This was a great introduction to design thinking. Really hands-on focused workshop where you get to practice the steps rather than just learning the theory. These types of exercises can typically be nerve wracking to do with strangers, but our instructor, Tim, not only explained the concepts well but made everyone feel really comfortable. Obviously you won’t master design thinking in these three hours, but thought this was a great place to start.

Design Thinking Crash Course

9/20/2018
Jackie A.

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


Great participatory class! The design thinking process was well articulated. I left with some tools to use for design thinking and a clear understanding of its uses. I thought the class was informative, fun and well paced.

Design Thinking Crash Course

3/14/2018
Arielle S.

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


Great exercise!

Facilitation Fundamentals

11/10/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Facilitation Fundamentals


This class offered a very basic overview of facilitation. I would have liked more hands-on practice and a more in-depth overview of specific tools that can be used in different situations.

Facilitation Fundamentals

4/24/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Facilitation Fundamentals


This was an amazing day. Learned a ton about the fundamentals of facilitation. I left feeling inspired and empowered to have more productive meetings and trainings.

Design Thinking Crash Course

4/19/2017
ronald l.

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


Interactive format; various group and solo exercises to give practical examples. A good introduction to a problem-solving framework. As an art director I was already familiar with the process, but it was still helpful to see the process formalized. Oh and they had beer.

Design Thinking Crash Course

4/14/2017
Anonymous

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


I enjoyed the concepts explored but felt that anyone with any brainstorming experience may do better to join the day long training. This is too cursory.

Design(Think)ing Your Life

12/27/2016
Jordan A.

Attended: Design(Think)ing Your Life


Loved the class!! Great, very knowledgeable Instructor with a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. I highly recommend this Class and Teacher to anyone interested in Creativity and Innovation, particularly within a business environment. Fabulous experience!!

Design Thinking Crash Course

7/14/2016
Anonymous

Attended: Design Thinking Crash Course


Great, dynamic and fun class! Having come from a design education background, it was the perfect refresher course on brainstorming and design thinking. The instructor Reiley was very knowledgeable and fun -- will definitely look into more courses at the Design Gym!

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1412 Broadway 39th St, New York, New York 10018
The Design Gym
Midtown, Manhattan
1412 Broadway 39th St
Btwn 39th & 40th Streets
New York, New York 10018

Upcoming Classes at The Design Gym

Design Thinking Crash Course
Design Thinking Crash Course
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 11th, 6pm - 9pm

Facilitation Fundamentals
Facilitation Fundamentals
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 23rd, 10am - 5pm

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