Because we believe that the whole will always be greater than the sum of its parts, &friends specializes in strategic support and the design of solutions from radically collaborative workshops.
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Tell us about your goal, and we'll build the perfect workshop for your team and their goals.
|In person, or online|
|From 3 hours to 3 weeks|
|With 3 participants, or 30, or 300|
You have heard of a type of workshop and want to try the adventure: we master several.
|Design Sprint : Google’s method|
|Lightning Decision Jam: to simplify decision-making|
|Branding Design Sprint: evolve your brand image|
|Design d’entreprise: to make your organization more coherent|
|Strategy sprint: developing a strategy beyond buzzwords|
|Enterprise Design: simplify and align your business processes|
|Vision sprint: engage your teams and customers with a clear corporate vision|
|Brainstorms: an improved classic for innovating and reinventing|
|User journey: map the journey of your customers / users|
|Service blueprint: identify how to improve your services|
|Purpose Venn Diagram: finding Your Business X|
|Become a workshop facilitator|
|Learn about Google's Design Sprint|
|Get started with Design Thinking|
|Design amazing Miro paintings|
The world of collaborative workshops inspires you, but you can't find your way around yet? No problem! It will be our pleasure to guide you.
I was thinking of just copying my LinkedIn bio hereut I thought you deserved better. Creativity and the business world have always fascinated me (I saw myself in Mad Men) and I have a big weakness for literature. I live in Montreal, prefer workshops in person than on screen, and to talk about a project, the aperitif seems ideal to me.
Well, after copying/pasting my LinkedIn bio, I read Eric's... I rewrote everything. So, I'm the team's jack of all trades. Yeah, I do facilitation, branding, UX, Ui, quick prototyping, user research, photography, illustration, video editing, rock climbing, bike and so on. I also did the HTML and CSS for this website. I always have this desire to dissect everything I do to understand how it works. It comes in handy as an obsession, especially when it comes time to help yourself.
Once upon a time there were two web professionals (a designer and a strategist) who were not afraid of the unknown. However, if the demand for innovation was there, on paper at least, in reality, it was something else. Their colleagues then challenged them to find a way to stimulate less conformist but still relevant projects without scaring everyone too much.
They searched for a long time.
Wandered, a lot.
Tested dozens of approaches.
Be wrong, often.
Learned some stuff.
Made new friends.
Do not get discouraged.
Eventually, after a couple of years, they mastered what IDEO, Google, TBWA and other forward-thinking companies had been building for a few decades. Simple and effective ways to use psychology, group dynamics, creative sciences, cognitive approaches and facilitation techniques to encourage teams to invent together well beyond their habits. The power of collective intelligence, structured and optimized for today's world.
And having a lot of fun doing it all.