Szcott Underwood

Scott Underwood

Scott spent over 20 years at IDEO, one of the world’s leading design and innovation firms, where he distinguished himself in knowledge sharing, community building and corporate storytelling. He champions design thinking and innovation through projects, events, presentations and mentoring. Because of his insightful and engaging, he is our lead consultant for innovation and design-thinking seminars.

With workshops and simulations in design thinking, Scott has helped thousands of participants at a variety of organizations around the world learn to apply collaboration and creativity to real-world projects. In 2012, Scott cofounded Innovationship with two former colleagues in order to focus on training, mentoring and project guidance in the design-thinking approach. He has also led dozens of sessions of Design Thinker from ExperiencePoint and IDEO.

His clients have included startups, midsize companies and such multinational firms as Cisco, Deloitte, Fujitsu, PepsiCo and Qualcomm. Scott has also worked with academic institutions, such as the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, Pepperdine University, the University of Idaho and the University of San Francisco.

Scott is the co-author of Building Agents of Innovation and Innovation Leadership Training.