Why CPE

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Over the past 18 years, we’ve shared our expertise in design thinking and creative leadership. Common design methods like goal-directed design, design personas, and pair design were born in our offices. As pioneers in design thinking, we’ve loved teaching what we do.

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A strong teaching team

Our faculty consists of practicing designers who teach from their experience in the field. They have dynamic communication skills, a flair for facilitation, and plenty of personal stories about applying specific design thinking methods and tools.

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Jo Roberts
Jo Roberts
Senior Business Designer
R. Brian Stone
R. Brian Stone
CPE Faculty
Jen Zhao
Jen Zhao
User Experience Designer
Jon Mysel
Jon Mysel
Managing Director
Shannon McGarity
Shannon McGarity
Director
Jim Dibble
Jim Dibble
Associate Director

Experience design built out of real-world expertise

Everything we teach is firmly rooted in our Designit strategic design practice. We move beyond theory with multi-layered learning experiences that dive deeper than traditional classroom sessions and teach you tools and methods you can implement at work tomorrow.

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We’ve shaped design history

We wrote the book on interaction design. “About Face” has influenced a whole generation of designers, developers, and business leaders in the way they work.

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A global perspective

We offer education in 10 countries (and various languages). Our international instructors can accommodate your needs no matter what corner of the world you call home.

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We empower our clients

We work with organizations looking to transform by helping them improve the way they work and innovate through human-centered design. Get to know some of them in our case studies.

We’ve mentored over 5,000 companies and 30,000 people across 40 countries

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