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Workshop Retreats

or think of it as an Innovation Vacation

Innovation & UX Workshop Retreat

An experienced facilitator will assist your team to capture ideas from a user/customer perspective. We believe all ideas are good ideas - even the wild ideas. This private, design-thinking workshop can range from product strategy innovation, to creative brainstorming, to user-centered problem solving.

Work on new innovative ideas while enjoying beautiful San Diego, California.
For the creative and innovative ideas to start flowing, you need to get outside of your office and away from your daily tasks.

Help your team to stimulate creative, innovative ideas. The activities within these workshops can help to challenge the status quo.

  • New Product Brainstorming Workshop
  • Re-Envision Existing Product Brainstorming Workshop
  • Innovation Workshop
  • Customer Experience Workshop
  • Website Redesign Brainstorming Workshop

One Day and Multi-Day workshops are available.

Brainstorming workshop retreats

Tell Us About Your Needs

Part 1 of 2: Flat Rate Estimates

A) Workshop Preparation Time
(budget of 4-hours consulting time)
B) One-Day Workshop $1035
C) Workshop Materials & Supplies $265
D) Meeting Room for Workshop
(for 1 day, with service fees & tax; no A/V or food/bev)
E) Workshop Post-Time / Debrief
(budget of 4-hours consulting time)

Part 2 of 2: Per Person Estimates

Your organization's responsibility.

A) Per Diem (Food estimate per day) $71
B) Hotel / Lodging (estimate per night, plus taxes + fees)
See suggested hotels list below. Prices will vary based on selected downtown San Diego hotel and time of year.
C) Airfare per person Variable

One-Day Workshop Sample Agenda

Location: Downtown San Diego, California

Time Activity
8:00 AM Introductions & Expectations
8:20 AM Rules of Engagement
8:30 AM Activity 1: Setting the Frame
8:45 AM Activity 2: Experience Journey Hexagons
9:50 AM Break (10 minutes)
10:00 AM Activity 3: Target Audience / Persona
11:00 AM Activity 4: Empathy Mapping
12:00 PM Lunch break
1:00 PM Activity 5: Journey Mapping
2:30 PM Activity 6: BIG - Big Idea Generation
3:20 PM Break (10 minutes)
3:30 PM Activity 7: Feasibility & Desirability
4:15 PM Activity 8: Storyboarding
5:00 PM Wrap Up, Action Items, and Review Expectations
5:30 PM {conclude}

Suggested Hotels in Downtown San Diego, California

  • Hotel del Coronado (link)
    Historic and iconic Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton, located at the Pacific's edge on Coronado Island and just minutes from Downtown San Diego
    1500 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118
  • Hilton San Diego Bayfront (link)
    1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter (link)
    401 K St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Omni San Diego Hotel (link)
    675 L St, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (link)
    333 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego (link)
    1 Market Pl, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Hilton Garden Inn San Diego Downtown/Bayside (link)
    2137 Pacific Hwy Suite A, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego Bay Downtown (link)
    601 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown (link)
    1445 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

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