We provide services that teach Design Thinking and creative problem solving.

You can accomplish anything with a great idea.

The mission of the Idea Lab is to help people generate new ideas. The ideas can be used for a new product or service, or for solving a problem, improving a process or for creating something that never existed. That is up to you.

kp-design-thinking-2We are here to help all of the people in our SDSU community – on campus and afar. We also work with the business community to help them solve problems, develop products and services, and improve process. To this end, we offer a number of ways for you to engage with the Idea Lab, based on your level of interest and need.

Social Media

The Idea Lab shares information, events, stories and relevant articles across a number of channels using social media. You can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or you can subscribe on YouTube. Read what we post, share your comments and look for an opportunity to engage.

Post, articles and research

We teach by sharing what we do, what we know and what we learn along the way. Read our blog for announcements, articles, case stories, examples and current thinking on Design Thinking, creativity and innovation. Written by Director Kevin Popovic and members of the Idea Lab team, our posts are an extension of our learning.


Lectures are delivered on and off campus by Idea Lab Director Kevin Popovic. An experienced teacher of Creativity + Innovation, and accomplished professional creative, Kevin shares his experience with the audience to understand the principles of creativity and the application of Design Thinking. Check the Idea Lab calendar for a schedule of upcoming lectures, or contact us to request a lecture for your class or organization.


We believe that the best way to learn is to do. Workshops are offered by our team for people to learn how to apply Design Thinking to solve their problems. Some workshops are open to the SDSU community, and some are private. Check the Idea Lab calendar for a current listing of workshops. To request a workshop for your class or organization contact us directly.


The Idea Lab works with people, teams and organizations to help facilitate idea generation and problem solving processes for their unique projects. From products to services, to concepts and process, we can bring our expertise with creativity, innovation and design thinking to help you succeed.

Special Events

Throughout the year, Idea Lab will present different special events for members of our community. Follow us on social media, subscribe to our email list or check the Idea Lab calendar for upcoming events and how you can participate.