1 Day – Design Tools Training

Take your design thinking knowledge to the next level with our Design Tools Training

Working in Innovation is more than coming up with creative and unique ideas. It is about how you present the ideas to your potential customers during the important phases of interviews and testing and of course, when you present them to your sponsors. If you have been to a design thinking workshop at our labs or elsewhere you know the emphasis we put on creating a prototype. And let’s be honest, knowing what tool to use and where to start is not an easy task.

Join this workshop to learn about the fundamental Design Tools and which ones suit your business needs, which are the most challenging and the easiest to use. Let our UX/IU designer walk you through the process of choosing the right tool.

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Apply for this training by submitting the form below. Enrollment is on a first-come-first serve basis. 

Learn more about our Membership Options here.


Toronto, ON, Canada


First half: 10 AM to 12 PM
Second half: 12 PM to 3:30 PM

By the end of the half-day Design Tools Training, you will be able to:

  • Identify the best tool needed for your project
  • Learn how to compare between tools
  • Try the most efficient and popular tools available and receive feedback on the spot from an expert
  • Create a prototype of an idea you brought to the session, using your preferred design tool

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Making Insurance Better with Students, One Summer at a Time

Another summer gone by and another student week at Cookhouse Labs. 

That’s right – we did it again. For the third year in a row we collaborated with the University of Applied Sciences Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany and the results were, again, awesome.

You may remember our first year we chose a topic of a running project and asked the students to show us what they thought could be possible solutions. Read more about it here – Drone Insurance: Learnings & Wrap Up. Last year we hosted a hackathon and another group of students from Germany were part of the teams. You can read the recap here – Hackathon Recap: Passive Risk Takers to Active Risk Managers.

This year we tried something new. We split the students into three groups and invited some of our members interested in working with young minds with little to zero knowledge of insurance. The results were superb.

Each student group had a mentor (Cookhouse Lab member), they met bi-weekly over Zoom and using the Cookhouse Lab methodology designed their way new innovative ideas.

In August we met in person and dedicated a full week of testing, iterating and strategizing on a business plan.

The results:

  • Close collaboration with young adults
  • Educated youth through mentorship on our insurance industry
  • Three solutions co-created alongside mentors and staff from each member organization
  • Two solutions currently being realized by each member organization
  • One solution being presented in Asia

The fall is here now – well, more like winter – and we are strategizing our next co-creation project with students.

Stay tuned to read more about our next timeline for the student week project. And let us know if you are interested in becoming a mentor of a group of students.

One summer at a time we are making insurance better!