Design Thinking Source


“I cannot tell you how appreciative I am for yesterday's activity - a real peak experience!”
—Faculty Member, The George Washington University

“I've been bragging [about the Bootcamp] for the last 24 hours. Design, implementation, expert facilitation - wow!!!!!!”
—Arlington County Learning and Development Professional

“AWESOME three-day experience!”
—Senior Executive, Federal Government Agency

“Design Thinking offers a powerful tool to systematically reform healthcare --an innovative patient-centered approach to disrupting traditional care delivery. Chuck and his team of experts at Design Thinking Source provide an enjoyable and comprehensive education in this revolutionary approach to quality and process improvement, including the practical hands-on experience to allow participants to feel confident using these tools right away!”
—Stephen Pinney MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon and BPCI Champion
St. Mary's Medical Center
San Francisco, CA

“As a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Project Manager, and Organizational Consultant, I've worked on hundreds of processes improvement projects. I've never seen a technique as effective as Design Thinking to energize a team to innovatively and collaboratively solve a wicked problem in 1-3 days (with the customer's needs up front and center). The same work using conventional methods would take at least 3-6 moths, no matter how you switch up the approach. Chuck Appleby is a master at teaching and leading Design Thinking sessions, because he knows the intricate art and science of it. Not only does he draw upon his wealth of technical knowledge as a university professor and his diverse experience working around the world, he draws from his deep passion to change the world for the good. Chuck puts his heart and soul into everything he does. I believe magic happens when Chuck is in the room -- people learn, problems get solved, and the world becomes a better place.”
—Hope Collins
Alexandria, VA