Design Strategy and Research Consultant, Surrounding Signifiers
Thomas Wendt is a New York City based design strategy and research consultant, educator, speaker, and author.
His book, Design for Dasein, deals with the relationship between experience design and phenomenology (in short, the study of human experience). It argues that the evolution of experience design can benefit from adopting a phenomenological perspective, and similarly, modern phenomenology can benefit from adopting a design perspective.
Client work includes strategic consulting, internal training, and qualitative research projects for companies of all sizes, including American Express, Columbia University, DIRECTV, Capital One, IBM, General Assembly, Smith+Beta, and a number of agencies and startups.
Thomas teaches, writes, and speaks on a variety of topics including philosophy and design, information architecture, lean process and theory, design research, and design thinking.
Presentations have been delivered across the United States, Europe, and the UK. His articles have been published in both academic journals and practitioner publications.
Design Thinking in Practice
This workshop will guide you through the Design Thinking framework and explain the steps involved through examples and in-class activities.
User Experience Design Bootcamp
Immerse yourself in a full day of user experience design fundamentals and walk away with an actual mobile prototype.
User Research Methods
Learn research methods for understanding what is important to your users and techniques for using those insights effectively.
Design Studio Methodology Workshop
In this workshop, we’ll learn how to rapidly sketch experiences, present them to others, critique, and iterate into formalized solutions.
User Experience Design
Gain indispensable user experience design skills in this 10-week evening or 1-week accelerated course, on campus or online.
Advanced UX: Understanding and Visualizing Experiences
Learn new ways to breakdown experiences and incorporate them into your designs.
Customer Discovery Workshop
Learn (and practice) techniques for interviewing customers, contextual inquiry, ethnography, empathy mapping, and developing lean personas.
User Experience Design Info Session
Are you curious about General Assembly’s upcoming User Experience Design Course? Come hear from the instructor and GA alumni and figure out if this course is a fit for you.
Design Thinking: Beyond the Bounds of Your Own Head
This class aims to extrapolate some of the claims Design Thinking makes about the externalization of ideas and “getting out of your head".