Grow the Strategic
Impact of Design
Pragmatic Institute’s design practice empowers designers to contribute strategically. We help designers extend their reach by combining business acumen with user advocacy to uncover new opportunities to create value and strengthen partnerships across the organization.
Business Strategy & Design
Increase your strategic impact as a designerGain a grounding in business strategy and the tools and vocabulary of key business stakeholders so you can confidently contribute to strategy conversations. Learn how to connect user-centered work to the advancement of business objectives, demonstrate return on investment, and strengthen cross-functional partnerships.
Influence Through Storytelling
Harness the power of storytelling to grow your influenceGet tools and techniques to enhance collaboration with stakeholders, build influence, and change attitudes and behaviors through strategic storytelling. Learn how to design narratives that showcase design impact, advocate for user interests, align stakeholders around a common purpose and inspire teams to action.
Our Design Advisory Board brings a real-world lens to strategic design.
These experts are enthusiastic and passionate about design advocacy, human-centered innovation and building the next generation of design leaders.
Director, Customer Experience, Integrated Delivery Lead | Pfizer
Director of Product Design | Spotify
Design Director | Capital One
J. Scott Sanchez
Product Innovation Officer | Deluxe
Principal, Design Research and Strategy | Coforma
Senior UX Manager, North America | Grafana Labs
Associate Director, User Experience Design and Research Operations | Moody’s Analytics
Director, Experience Mapping and CX Strategy | Signet Jewelers
Meet Our Pragmatic Design Instructors
2 Tools to Leverage UX Metrics for Internal Buy-in and Product Success
Ethics in Storytelling: A Guide for Designers
How to Advocate for Design in a 6-Minute Activity, with Adam Cutler of IBM Design
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