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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 3: Flat Rate Estimates

A) Workshop Preparation Time
(budget of 4-hours consulting time)
$120 x 4 $480
B) One-Day Workshop
(with 1 facilitator)
$1080 x 1 $1080
C) Workshop Materials & Supplies $265 x 1 $265
D) Workshop Post-Time / Debrief
(budget of 4-hours consulting time)
$120 x 4 $480
Sub-Total Estimate $2305

Part 2 of 3: Workshop Venue Estimates

Meeting Room for Workshop
(est. for 1 day, with service fees & tax; no A/V or food/bev)
$630+

Part 3 of 3: 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.
$174
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}

Part 1 of 3: Flat Rate Estimates

A) Workshop Preparation Time
(budget of 5-hours consulting time)
$120 x 5 $600
B) Two-Day Workshop
(with 1 facilitator)
$1080 x 2 $2160
C) Workshop Materials & Supplies $265 x 1 $265
D) Workshop Post-Time / Debrief
(budget of 5-hours consulting time)
$120 x 5 $600
Sub-Total Estimate $3625

Part 2 of 3: Workshop Venue Estimates

Meeting Room for Workshop
(est. for 2 day, with service fees & tax; no A/V or food/bev)
$630+ x 2 $1260

Part 3 of 3: Per Person Estimates

Your organization's responsibility.

A) Per Diem (Food estimate per day) $71 x 2 $142
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.
$174 x 2 $348
C) Airfare per person Variable

Two-Day Workshop

Location: Downtown San Diego, California

Day Activities
Day 1 Topic: Understand & Ideas
What are the business goals, technical capabilities
Who are the usrs, what are their needs, & What is the context
Competitor Inspiration
Formulate a strategy
Day 2 Topic: Diverge, Converge, & Storyboarding
Envision and explore possibilities
Ideate and generate possible solutions
Storyboard the ideas

Part 1 of 3: Flat Rate Estimates

A) Workshop Preparation Time
(budget of 6-hours consulting time)
$120 x 6 $720
B) Four-Day Workshop
(with 1 facilitator)
$1080 x 4 $4320
C) Workshop Materials & Supplies $265 x 2 $530
D) Workshop Post-Time / Debrief
(budget of 6-hours consulting time)
$120 x 6 $720
Sub-Total Estimate $6290

Part 2 of 3: Workshop Venue Estimates

Meeting Room for Workshop
(est. for 4 day, with service fees & tax; no A/V or food/bev)
$630+ x 4 $2520

Part 3 of 3: Per Person Estimates

Your organization's responsibility.

A) Per Diem (Food estimate per day) $71 x 4 $284
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.
$174 x 4 $696
C) Airfare per person Variable

Four-Day Workshop: "Design Sprint"

Location: Downtown San Diego, California

Day Activities
Day 1 Topic: Understand & Ideas
What are the business goals, technical capabilities
Who are the usrs, what are their needs, & What is the context
Competitor Inspiration
Formulate a strategy
Day 2 Topic: Diverge, Converge, & Storyboarding
Envision and explore possibilities
Ideate and generate possible solutions
Storyboard the ideas
Day 3 Topic: Prototype
Build something quick to validate design assumptions and design decisions
Emphasis on usability over making it beautiful
Day 4 Topic: Validate
Conduct 1-on-1 user research with 3-5 people (preferrably from the target audience)
Learn what works well and what doesn't work well
Generate a plan for next steps

Suggested Hotels in Downtown San Diego, California

Elite
  • 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
Deluxe
  • 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
Moderate
  • 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
Value
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott San Diego Downtown (link)
    1445 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

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