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Tamara Christensen

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TSGM Academic
Faculty Comp - Teaching
Faculty, THNDRBIRD Campus, Mailcode 0158
Biography

Tamara Christensen is on a mission to transform the way it feels to work. The founder of Idea Farm, she is a passionate and empathetic facilitator, trainer, speaker and author.

Tamara has nearly 20 years of experience blending design thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and research to help organizations build innovation capabilities and apply them to complex business challenges. Tamara works with a range of organizations from small not-for-profits and local businesses to global Fortune 100 companies including Honeywell and 3M.

Tamara serves as adjunct faculty in the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts and the Thunderbird School of Global Management. In addition to an MSD in Design Thinking and doctoral studies in teaching creativity, she has earned various facilitation certifications including the Integrating Creative Leadership program at the Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI), Lego® Serious Play® methods and materials and the Stormz digital collaboration tool for large groups and events.

Tamara is a frequent presenter at events around the globe including CPSI, Mindcamp and CREA. She has been described metaphorically as a glass of prosecco, a whirling dervish and a sharpie. Tamara’s book, F-ing Innovation: Why innovation is hard and what to do about it is now available on Amazon.

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
IND 622Adv Industrial Des Studio IV
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
IND 460Design Project I
IND 598Special Topics