Sensemaking For Impact Masterclass

The 2020 schedule and tickets will be announced via the Radar Mailing list.



This one-day Masterclass shares Studio D's approach to generate inspired, prioritised insights, and ensure consistently high quality deliverables. 

The event is lead by Studio D Founder, Jan Chipchase and draw on over a decade's experience of running projects for commercial, start-up, nonprofit and government clients.


The workshop combines focussed talks, hands-on activities and group discussion, with plenty of unique support material. Each workshop is limited to twenty attendees.

Lite lunch and refreshments are provided.


Sessions are highly interactive and draw on Studio D's and the attendees experience of sensemaking for impact with corporate, start-up, non-profit and government clients.

Attendees will learn the art and science behind the Studio D sensemaking process to deliver lasting results, including:

  • The sensemaking mindset
  • Understanding what makes an optimal sensemaking space
  • Identifying missing team skills and domain knowledge
  • Effective cross-cultural team dynamics
  • Identifying and mitigating cultural and cognitive biases
  • Finding the right balance between data, sensemaking and application 
  • Handling sensitive data and legal issues
  • The fundamentals of storytelling and when to apply them
  • Minimising inappropriate use of findings
  • Effective use of frameworks
  • Transitioning from a data wall to a report wall—the basis for reporting
  • Team and client psychology
  • Working with clients in field, during the handover and following through
  • Working with quantitative and data science teams
  • Why, when and how to engage the media 


  • Understand how to structure and run sensemaking to bring the best out of the team
  • Generate relevant, meaningful and prioritised insights
  • Avoid costly mistakes
  • Build a knowledge base that stands the test of time
  • Ensure maximum impact on the project and organisation


The workshop is for anyone creating products and services for users, consumers and constituents, including: designers, researchers, insights and innovation teams, in agencies, in-house, local and central government.

Past attendees hail from many of the vibrant players in the markets we’ve run them, for example in the US this includes Adidas, Airbnb, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Lyft, Nike, Shopify, Twitch and Uber, most of the major consultancies and numerous independents.

While Sensemaking For Impact can be attended as-is, attendees will gain more from the day by first attending the Field Study Fundamentals masterclass.


The schedule and tickets will be available from here.