About Us

Design Thinking is the glue between all disciplines

DesignThinkers Academy was initiated by the Founders of DesignThinkers Group. DesignThinkers Group is one of the leading design driven innovation agencies helping organizations around the world making the transition from being strictly product orientated and sales driven, towards being service oriented and human centered. We are represented in 25 countries and train, develop and facilitate multidisciplinary teams and communities of change.


Our mission is to provide space and time for teams and individuals to be inspired and challenged, to learn by doing and strengthen their ability for creative problem solving. People and teams in organizations are under growing pressure to be more flexible, entrepreneurial and customer centered. Organizations are pushed to differentiate themselves, create a sustainable business and attract talented people. These capabilities need to be developed and maintained.

DesignThinkers Academy aims to inspire people and teams by organizing thought-provoking events and lectures, training and personal coaching programs to help organizations build the necessary capabilities, culture and mind-set using Design Thinking tools and methods. Our aim with the DesignThinkers Academy Network is to create an open network to facilitate and inspire a rich conversation between creative thinkers and doers. We strive for a learning community that has a positive impact on people’s lives, careers and our ever-changing world.


Dr. Olukunle A. Iyanda, is the Managing Partner DT Nigeria/Senior Facilitator, is a skilled strategist, an experienced corporate educator who advises on demystifying and enabling innovation and organisational strategic agility.