We’re a workshop agency that designs and leads effective co-creation and innovation sessions.

Voltage Control is an innovation consulting workshop agency that offers 1 to 5 Day workshops. Our innovation workshop facilitators provide expert co-creation consulting. Everything Voltage Control does is in service of empowering clients to reach their full potential.

One of our core services is designing and facilitating Innovation Workshops. We offer custom workshops of any length, as well as the standard 5-Day Google Ventures Design Sprint. We’ll work with you to determine the best workshop for your team, based on your desired outcomes and any time or resource constraints.

An innovation workshop facilitator is adept at building an effective agenda and keeping your team on track.
An innovation workshop facilitator is adept at building an effective agenda and keeping your team on track.

We Design and Lead Innovation and Co-Creation Workshops

We truly believe (and have seen first-hand!) that the best innovations come out of organizations that foster creativity. Innovation workshops are one powerful way to tap into that creativity. They empower diverse and multi-talented groups of people to assemble and make their ideas better. Well-crafted exercises, designed by a seasoned facilitator, allow cross-functional teams to think like a designer for a day (or five). In a relatively short period of time, these workshops allow you to co-create together, deliver meaningful impact, and uncover customer insights.

Whether you have a day or a week, an innovation workshop facilitator can design a session for your team.
Whether you have a day or a week, an innovation workshop facilitator can design a session for your team.

The 5-Day Design Sprint

The 5 Day Design Sprint is the “gold-standard” for accelerating your product strategy. Developed first at Google Ventures, the Design Sprint is a tried-and-true method for answering your most important business challenges.

“I ran a design sprint with Douglas while he was at Twyla and I was at Google Ventures. I’ve seen him in action, and the guy’s awesome — he combines the management, business, and technical depth of a CTO with the design thinking skills of a master facilitator. It’s a combination you just don’t see.” — Jake Knapp, Google Ventures Design Partner and Author of SPRINT

Design Sprints are designed to:

  • Define the right problem.
    Gain a deep understanding of your main challenges within context of your business.
  • Create a potential solution.
    Rapidfire brainstorming produces many exciting, viable ideas. Your team selects one that has the most promise and prototypes it.
  • Test to validate the idea.
    Validating (or invalidating) your concept increases speed to market and lowers chance of failure

What you can expect from a Design Sprint or Innovation Workshop

  • Newfound speed & focus
  • Alignment of a diverse team
  • Starting a project with clear direction
  • Greater understanding of your target audience
  • Validation of your product’s value and usability

The Custom Workshop Agency

Custom workshops are flexible in length and structure. While Design Sprints are great at solving many types of problems, not all situations call for one. During our evaluation, we will determine the best route for you. Our custom co-creation workshops draw from many methodologies and frameworks depending on the problem you need to solve.

Methodologies & Frameworks Leveraged

  • Liberating Structures
  • Design Sprints
  • Ideation
  • Thinking Wrong
  • Gamestorming
  • Systems Theory
  • Rapid Prototyping

How Can We Help You?

If you’re interested in talking about how we might be able to assist you, let us know. We facilitate design sprints and co-creation workshops and offer innovation consulting wherever you are. Please email douglas@voltagecontrol.co if you are interested in having Voltage Control facilitate your Sprint, coach your team, or if you want to learn how a Sprint might help your company.

If you are near Austin, visit us at the Austin Design Sprint meetup. Each month we have a guest speaker share their experience of participating in a Design Sprint. If you would like to be a future speaker, please email me.