If you keep your mind open, stuff will fall in.
— Tommy Hunkeler, Grade 6, Elizabeth Ziegler Public School

Connect with Dr. Linda Carson

“In grad school I learned to cause trouble, which has been more use to me than calculus, French grammar and linear perspective all combined.” Linda Carson has undergraduate degrees in mathematics and in studio art, master’s degrees in fine art and in kinesiology, and a PhD in behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, conducting research in drawing cognition. She is passionate about interdisciplinarity, loves to teach creative thinking, and is seldom seen without her three essential creative tools: her sketchbook, her Blackberry and a cold bottle of Diet Coke. You can reach her at linda@overlapassociates.com.

Useful Links

Below are links to articles, videos and additional content mentioned during the session. Please explore!

Download Resources

Below are digital versions of the Design Thinking Workbook, Empathy Map, and Feedback Grid that were provided during the session. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. That means that we're happy to have you share and print these digital resources, but please don't sell them as is or remodel them for sale. 

Design Thinking Workbook

Design Thinking Workbook


EMpathy map


Feedback Grid

Next Steps

Check out our Design Thinking Deck for more tools to help you work through the process and apply it to your own work. 

Our Ask Better Questions Tactical Learning Session will equip you with the tools and skills to engage meaningfully, effectively and efficiently with your stakeholders. 


Reading List

At Overlap, we love reading and learning new things. Here are a few of our favourite picks if you're interested in learning more about Ideation, Creativity, Design Thinking or Facilitation.

Create your own Design Thinking toolkit

Here are some of our favourite supplies that we always have on hand when ideating. Put them all together and you can create your very own Ideation Toolkit. 

Better is absolutely possible.