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Matt Templeton is an artist, designer and educator. His work has been exhibited internationally, received critical acclaim and is in various collections and publications. A well-known proponent of Design Thinking and its application in a variety of settings, Matt has worked as a designer with businesses of all shapes and sizes. He is currently the Senior Director of Innovation at Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts, after serving as Innovation Catalyst at Fidelity Investments. He has also taught a wide range of courses in art and design at many different schools including Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Wentworth Institute of Technology, where he has served as a professor and Design Thinking Catalyst-in-Residence for the Industrial Design program. Matt’s embedded studio class at Blue Cross Blue Shield has drawn widespread attention among design educators and in the business community. Matt holds a B.F.A. from the Art Institute of Boston and a M.F.A. from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London.
Design Thinking Mindsets & Culture Change
Learn how Design Thinking at its best can shape mindsets, workplace culture, enable great leadership and drive strategy. The process of Design Thinking comes from Product Design that’s useful in understanding ambiguous problems, leading to great products, services and experiences. In addition, it can lead to a new way of working and leading that empowers all employees to be their best selves yielding their greatest work. With that all said, culture change is the hard part and takes ongoing commitment and time.
Join Matt to hear stories of success and share tactics on how to overcome challenges that can bring more delight into your work and the work of those around you.