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Making Businesses Better by Design.

VODASY offers a comprehensive set of Design Management services through training and mentoring to Project Management and process design.  Our aim is always to provide great value by providing services tailored to your requirements.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking skills are at the heart of ensuring good design, not just amongst designers but throughout your business.  VODASY can provide:

  • Awareness training – 1/2 Day Course
  • Design Thinking Training & Workshop – 1 or 2 day course and practical workshop
  • Facilitated Workshops – Applying Design Thinking to your problem
  • Tools for Design Thinking – 1/2 and 1 day courses, a practical guide to tools that are applicable to the Design Thinking you want to do
  • Mentoring – working with individuals or groups to help them develop their design thinking skills and tools

VODASY’s Design Thinking training is not a one size fits all approach.  All our training is tailored to your application and whilst we make sure we keep up with and pass on the latest thinking in the subject, the emphasis is very much upon teaching skills based upon experience and pragmatism rather than dogma.

Strategic Design Management

The strategic element of Design Management refers to the process of embedding design in your business or ‘making business better by design’.  Whether you want to become a design centred business or just one that uses design a little more effectively we can help you to design and put into effect the visions, policies, strategies and processes that you need to make that happen.  We can also help you with the continuous process of assessing whether those structures work and remain fit for purpose.

The VODASY approach is always based upon the pragmatic application of experience as well as the latest thinking rather than mindlessly applying a particular dogma.  As with all design exercises, the first stage is to understand your need as well as you do, so why not get in touch for an initial discussion?

Tactical Design Management

The tactical element of Design Management refers to the process of managing a specific design project such as to ensure that it meets the business need, ‘making design work for business’.  It requires Project Management skills, a deep appreciation of the business environment with which the design will interact and an understanding of and empathy with, the way in which designers work.  We can help your business identify shortfalls in processes or skills in the way in which design is managed and provide a wide range of solutions from mentoring through to taking on the Design Manager role.  We can also provide more permanent solutions through training and mentoring to help fill skills shortages and introduce processes and tools that help the Design Manager function more effectively. We also offer some specific training packages to help business and individuals manage design more effectively:

  • Project Manager to Design Manager conversion.
  • Designer to Design Manager conversion.
  • Business tools for Design Managers.

The VODASY approach is based upon the pragmatic application of experience as well as the latest thinking rather than mindlessly applying a particular dogma.  As with all design projects the first stage is to understand your need as well as you do, so why not get in touch for an initial discussion?