our work

Full-Stack Design for the Digital Age

Because digital transformation is all about people.
Learn more about people-centered digital transformation for your organization.
How
we help
What
makes the difference?
•  Sharing knowledge between humans & AI
•  Struturing human & AI interaction
•  Incorporating AI into the overall business
•  Appling AI across use cases
Why?

They don't invest enough in their people.

There are many reasons why people struggle to make sense of data and decisions. We work with teams to bring clarity to culture and prepare them for the future of work.

5 out of 6

companies fail to realize financial benefits from AI investments.

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Application
Middleware
Design thinking: Human-centered design + AI

What we do

1

We design strategic decision-making processes and actions so that people make the best use of the vast quantities of data available to them but also learn to update their intuitions using data.

2

We design cultures that foster productive collaboration—whether between people or between people and technology. Our culture design gives clients a practical guide for building culture based on the science of collaboration and decision-making with technology.

3

We design highly interactive learning programs where people experience decision making in a system of humans and machines. This prepares people for practicing data-driven decision-making and complex problem solving in the real world.

4

We coach leaders to be better decision makers in a workplace where both human and machine employees matter.

To design is to lead. To lead is to design. To lead through design is to inspire.

Bruce Mau

Our Clients

What they said about us from the people we shared experiences with

“Helen and Dave delivered a brilliant session for our 500-person advertising team at The New York Times. For businesses not inherently rooted in technology, there is perhaps no phenomena as alluring in its potential, inevitable in its advance and utterly terrifying by virtue of its technical and moral complexity as artificial intelligence. Dave and Helen delivered a uniquely engaging session that addressed this exact complexity and everyone came away from the workshop more optimistic about the role AI will play in their business moving forward.“

Zazie Pence, Talent and Culture, The New York Times

“Helen and Dave delivered a brilliant session for our 500-person advertising team at The New York Times. For businesses not inherently rooted in technology, there is perhaps no phenomena as alluring in its potential, inevitable in its advance and utterly terrifying by virtue of its technical and moral complexity as artificial intelligence. Dave and Helen delivered a uniquely engaging session that addressed this exact complexity and everyone came away from the workshop more optimistic about the role AI will play in their business moving forward.“

Zazie Pence, Talent and Culture, The New York Times

“Helen and Dave are two of the most fascinating human beings I’ve crossed paths with in this industry and are well worth following.”

Josh Lovejoy, Design, Google

“Helen and Dave have a unique ability to describe what it means to be human in the age of AI. They prompt an audience to think beyond the technology and to consider how technology can be both humanizing and dehumanizing. They are masters in translating complex issues into compelling, relatable stories, and theirs was the first presentation about AI that reassured me that, yes, we can do this, a beautiful future is possible with AI.”

Tim Leberecht, Co-CEO, The Business Romantic Society

“I have been involved in executive development and digital transformation for a number of years and can safely say that Helen and Dave's ability to make AI simple and accessible is outstanding. They break down technical barriers so executives can understand new strategic opportunities and the extent to which machines will change people and the way we work.”

Paulo Pisano, Chief People Officer, Galp

“Helen and Dave have a unique understanding of AI technology, its business opportunities and its effect on people and society. They have a knack for pulling disparate pieces together in a way that helps people understand the bigger picture.”

Kevin Delaney, Co-President and Editor-in-Chief, Quartz

“Helen and Dave were great workshop facilitators and our diverse group—from AI novices to experts—was able to learn valuable AI insights and create new ideas for ethical AI in education.”

Taylor Bohn, Partnerships, National Head Start Association

“The incredible workshop session led by Sonder Studio at the 2020 Talent Summit was not only thought provoking, engaging, and innovative, but came with practical takeaways. Feedback on the workshop from summit attendees was excellent. The Edwards knocked it out of the park!“

Todd Nell, Director, State of Oregon Workforce and Talent Development Board