Maia Kaufman

Design Research

Workshop Design



It's all about solving problems

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The more I work, the more I have come to believe that the simplest answer tends to be the correct one. That is not the same as the easiest answer. Sometimes the simplest answer is the hardest one to do.  

In order to come by the simplest answer, one needs to do the right research and to let go of bias and assumptions. This can be difficult, especially if you feel close to the work. Having simple-to-use frameworks and the occasional outside viewpoint can go a long way towards a solution that has a triple bottom line:




how i work

Grounded in design research principles, I work with each audience to develop the right workshop or research plan with them. Whether it's helping a team think out of the box to create new solutions, come up with a strategic plan, or build a workshop for teaching a new skill, every outcome is different and individually designed.


See past workshops and design projects here.