The Collaborative Design Center at Valencia College is an immersive experience like no other.
This dynamic space lends itself to help businesses and organizations design solutions for cultural change, critical problems and future development. Here, creativity meets functionality to bring the most innovative solutions to light. With the help of a process design expert, a customized facilitation will be created for each client in order to ensure success.
Collaborative Design Process
Your experience with the Collaborative Design Center will begin before you arrive. You’ll receive a consultation with a process design expert who will help identify your business objectives and design a program appropriate for your needs.
Upon arrival, your team will be welcomed in the Galley. Here, participants will gather for refreshments and socializing before the program begins and during breaks. Comfortable and configurable furniture and collaboration tools facilitate intimate conversation.
The Compass Room and Navigation Lounge are places for the entire group to converge as one. Here, the facilitator sets up the plan and outlines the challenge so the team can focus on convergent thinking, which concentrates on aligning, integrating and pinpointing solutions.
Participants will reconfigure in the Exploration Design Studios for a session in divergent thinking. This type of thinking is expansive – it’s about tapping into creativity and endless possibilities. Activities such as brainstorming and subject mapping will elicit spontaneous and free flowing ideas, helping to draw unexpected connections.
Groups may rearrange and enter the four Focus Rooms, designed for small, intimate, and narrow conversations about the topic in exploration. Here, you can go for a deep dive into the details, possible pitfalls and potential gains inherent in your business objective.
The entire group can reconvene in the Compass Room or Navigation Lounge to share, narrow the focus, collaborate in large and small groups, identify themes and group ideas into workable solutions. Here, creativity meets functionality to bring the most innovative solutions to light.
Take the Tour
See for yourself the dynamic spaces in which your team can solve the most challenging problems. To explore the Collaborative Design Center through 360-degree panoramic movies, click on the desired image.