Course Description

1-Day meaningful collaboration with Music Thinking Course

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 organization. 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 organization 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 organizational change.


A short introduction to the Music Thinking Framework. What are the 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 organizational 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 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.

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 organization.


Christof Zürn is the Founder of Music Thinking and author of the Music Thinking Jam Cards
Xenia Zürn is a Facilitator of Music Thinking and Service Design

We can also offer this course as an in-house course. Please contact us for more information.

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We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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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: DT Academy, Nieuwe Leliestraat 13, 1015 SH Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dates: Look at ‘choose your location’ on the right for more information regarding upcoming course dates or browse our calendar

Language: English
Maximum participants: 10


Regular Ticket Price € 425,00

Your ticket includes a daily healthy and delicious lunch plus snacks and beverages throughout the day. All tools and materials are also available after the course for personal use. A certificate from DesignThinkers Academy is awarded to participants who successfully complete the course. Discounts are available for teams signing up, Freelancers, Non-Profits and Government Organizations.

Prices are excluding VAT. We charge 21% VAT to Dutch based companies, NGO’s and self-employed. We also charge 21% VAT to international companies, NGO’s and self-employed based in the European Union without a registered VAT number. If you are based outside the European Union we will not charge you with VAT.

At DTA Amsterdam we take our social duty very serious when it comes to protecting the health of our valued participants and team members. For this reason, we have ensured that all necessary precautions have been carefully implemented at our Amsterdam studio in accordance with the guidelines from our government. In case you have specific questions regarding these exact measures, we invite you to reach out to us through e-mail or telephone so our DTA team members can accurately inform you.

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