IDEO is a design company known for its human-centered, interdisciplinary approach. As early leaders in the practice of design thinking, we create positive impact through design by applying our creative mindsets and skills, and by teaching others to do the same. We help clients and customers around the world build the capacity and outcomes required to navigate today’s complexity and lead their markets.
As problem solvers, we drive change, build new ventures, and design digital and tangible experiences for business, social, and governmental sectors through co-creation with our clients. As teachers, we help individuals, teams and organizations cultivate the confidence they need to step into the future with optimism and creativity.
We are 700+ designers, builders, entrepreneurs, engineers, data and behavioral scientists, teachers, researchers, and other specialists.
We have studios in North America (Cambridge, Chicago, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco), Europe (London, Munich) and Asia (Shanghai, Tokyo), as well as project spaces around the world.
IDEO's managing directors today are distributed globally across our studios, so we no longer have a headquarters in the traditional sense.
IDEO’s roots date back to 1978 in Palo Alto, California.
IDEO’s interdisciplinary teams blend expertise drawn from dozens of skills and domains. Here are just a few:
Brand Communications Circular Economy Citizen-centered Government Digital Transformation Learning & Education Emerging Media Environment FinTech Food Science Health & Wellness Mobility Toys, Games & Play Venturing Previous Customers: