Course Description

1-Day meaningful collaboration with Music Thinking Course November 2019


This high-energy 1-day course will give you a common level of understanding of Music Thinking and how to use this for better collaboration in your project, team or organisation.
A set of the Music Thinking Jam Cards is included.

Music is a universal principle and has the power to connect. A tone itself is neither good nor bad, it just differs. Music can help us to get a better understanding of the different dynamics in an organisation and ways of collaborating.

“Music Thinking is a method to create meaningful collaborations. With the six cues, an iterative dynamic model and a variety of music inspirations the workshop is full of new perspectives.”

The new tools we will practice in this course are Serendipity Lab, Mix & Match and Strategy Jam (see explanation on the music thinking website). After the session, you will be able to use the tools and exercises in your own work. Music Thinking gives another dimension on how to connect service design, agile, design thinking, branding and organisational change.


A short introduction into the Music Thinking Framework. What are different dynamics of thinking and collaborating of a composer, a conductor, a rock artist, a DJ or a free jazz player? What’s the difference and what can we learn for creativity, service design and organisational change? How can we have more meaningful collaborations?

Skills and Cues
There are two significant skills you can learn from Music Thinking: to listen and to collaborate. These skills are used to connect the six cues of Music Thinking – JAMMIN’, EMPATHY, PERSONALITY, SCORE, AGILITY, REMIX – to make it a meaningful collaboration.

Learning by Experimenting
Based on the Music Thinking Framework you will experiment with the Music Thinking Jam Cards and three workshop tools to practice meaningful collaboration and how to apply this to your team, project or organisation.


Christof Zürn, founder of Music Thinking and author of the Music Thinking Jam Cards
Xenia Zürn, facilitator of Music Thinking and Service Design

This video gives you a glimpse on our Design Thinking trainings with global companies:

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process. Our DT professionals can come over to you, we are represented in over 25 countries, or you are most welcome to join us at our DT Academy Studio in Amsterdam. Please reach out to us for more information.


Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

The end result is aimed at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

About this Event

Location: DesignThinkers Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam

Date: 13th of November 2019
Language: English
Maximum participants: 15


10% DT Conference discount: € 382,50
Until the 18th of October 2019

Early Bird Ticket price: € 425,00
Until the 13th of October 2019

Regular Ticket Price: € 495,00

Prices are intended excluding VAT.
The ticket includes daily lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, and beverages.
A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.
Discounts available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

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