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Thomas WendtDesign Research and Strategy

Thomas Wendt is a design strategy and research consultant based in New York City, specializing in user research, experience strategy, design thinking, and innovation.

He works with clients to help them better understand their customers through rigorous research methods, framing of key user needs and problem areas, and providing structure to ideation sessions. He has worked with companies including American Express, DIRECTV, Capital One, IBM, General Assembly, Smith+Beta, and a number of agencies and startups.

Thomas frequently teaches, writes, and speaks on a variety of topics including philosophy and design, information architecture, lean process and theory, design research, and design thinking. Presentations have been delivered at domestic and international conferences, and his articles have been published in both academic journals and practitioner publications.

Thomas is author of a book entitled Design for Dasein, which deals with the relationship between (post)phenomenology, experience design, and design thinking. He currently holds an adjunct instructor position at New York University.