What is Fundamental to you?
Fundamental (n). - a central or primary principle on which something is based.
As researchers, designers, and engineers, we started Fundamental Design Lab as part of our mission to redefine the innovation process around a more accessible
curriculum and language.
From our experience in industry, the lack of clarity around innovation continues to lead organizations astray from the most fundamental principle we were taught in our education, causing all sorts of friction, pains, and problems for both innovation teams and their users.
Even our teachers, many of whom wrote the current leading innovation theories themselves, have struggled to unify the practice of innovation around a single curriculum for understanding The Fundamental Principle of Innovation. "UX, HCD, Service Design, Design Thinking, Needfinding, the Double Diamond..." the list goes on, but innovation remains inaccessible for the mainstream.
So, we rewrote the innovation curriculum with one idea in mind: KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID!
(that's not as easy as you'd think)
Now, as we've put our curriculum into practice ourselves, the result is fun.design℠ - a SaaS network that will empower everyone to create, share, and have fun through innovation.
If you'd like to join us, we're always open to growing the fun.design℠ network through service engagements and partnerships. Otherwise, we will be sharing more about fun.design℠ and The Fundamental Principle of Innovation through our social media channels in the months to come. Stay tuned!
with mentorship from...
…and many more awesome people in
the MN startup community :)
Who is Fundamental to you?
Previously lead investment research for private equity firms, and has managed the growth of SaaS startups in a variety of roles.
B.S.E. Product Design
Start-up CTO with past experience managing the translation of designs into realized SaaS products.
Recently has been designing drone payloads and systems being used to fight the ongoing California wildfires.
B.S.E. Computer Engineering (a hybrid of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering)
Senior, University of Northwestern, St. Paul
B.S. Computer Science