1-10 Participants
4-8 Hours
2-4 Tools
Level 1Beginner


Looking ahead is hard. The world is changing fast. The next 5 years will change even faster than the past 5 years. Knowing how to look ahead, spot trends, opportunities and threats are essential to the success of your business. Make your plan (a little bit more) futureproof with trendwatching techniques and methods to better understand your business environment.

This workshop helps you understand the basics of trendwatching, shows you hands-on techniques on how to identify and value trends as a team and how to use this knowledge to navigate your business towards the future.

This workshop is designed for the following challenges.
TIP: to help you ‘think’, select the challenges that apply to your case.

  • Understand the ever-changing world
  • Turn information overload into clear trends you can apply to your business
  • Understand changing customer behaviour and needs. Design for future customers, not customers from the past
  • Innovate your business. Iterate existing or explore new business models
  • A more intuitive way to talk to investors, clients and team members
  • Discover relevant trends that impact your business
  • Distil threats and opportunities


The loop
Everything we do is based on lean startup and design thinking techniques. This means we solve challenges in loops: processes that can be repeated until a solution is designed, tested and proven (or not). Build – Measure – Learn. The blueprint behind every session.

The big picture
Having a business model that works doesn't guarantee it will in the future. There are forces outside your business model trying to change (and break) things.
From Idea to Startup is an excelent introduction and preparation to this session.

Zoom in session
Status update
Let's start by assessing the situation. What does your current business model(s) look like? What works, what doesn't, what are the 'ticking clocks'?
The Trends Template
Trendwatching sounds difficult. Learn how the Trends Template turns this into teamwork and experience how different expertise in teams makes for a more complete picture of your future.
Joint expertise
Having a team with 'the right' expertise profile is essential navigate your business. This session takes you further into the matter.

Zoom in session
What is the importance of trends to your business? We show you two techniques how to identify relevant trends that impact your business.
Importance vs. certainty matrix
This technique is based on the importancy/certainty matrix. It's the quickest way to select relevant trends and is part of the Trends Canvas.
Create the future game
A more elaborate, but fun and effective way is this card game. It enables teams to discuss trends, their relevance, impact and timing. Analysis of the results create a clear future and foundation to innovate.

Zoom in session
We created the future. Now it's time to innovate your business. Turn new energy into action!

Zoom in session
Tools & methods
What tools will we be using? Well… these ones! Feel free to try them out in preparation of our session together!

There are different ways to execute this workshop/training. It’s important to know the difference (or at least ours) between workshops & training sessions.

  • Workshops – Solving challenges!
  • Trainings – Learning by doing. Part learning, part solving challenges!

TIP: to help you ‘think’, select the cards that you’re interested in.

  • Remote brainstorm session
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  • Big-screen-brainstorm for large audiences and events
  • Train-the-trainer
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Simple pricing, flexible work, scalable plans!

How can we help?




Access to all visual tools

Visual thinker certificate + surprise

Training materials & training methods

Personal license to facilitate training

Train-the-trainer certificate

*All pricing is excluding travel expenses and VAT if applicable.

The most flexible way of collaboration. Get tips & tricks and coaching right from your workstation (or bar, home, ...anywhere).

Remote brainstorm

1-4 hours / session

As much sessions as needed

Online (eg. skype/appear.in)


FROM €199 / session

FROM €99 / participant

Learn best practices and get coaching. Creative sessions facilitated by our experienced design thinkers are always inspiring and challenging. Try it! 

Workshop / training

4-8 hours / session

1+ sessions

In-house / anywhere

10 / coach

FROM €1299 / session*

FROM €299 / participant *

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Train the trainer

4-8 hours / session

2+ sessions

In-house / anywhere

10 / coach

FROM €4499 / participant*


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