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Human-Centered
Framework Thinkers

Composed of a senior corps of emerging platform strategists, we engage subject matter expertise as well as citizen stakeholders to develop breakthrough prototypes as we rapidly test hypotheses and gain deeper behavioral insights. Meet the team.

Good for One
Good for All

Our unique approach is fueled by the growing urgency to address mega-city issues as urban migrations accelerate. We drive innovation and transformation, speeding time to impact and use open core models to amplify successes. See how we do it.

See It Yourself:
Food Desert + Food Truck

This exploration is an example of one of the many experiments we're itching to do with the right pioneers. The short video also gives a brief explanation of our methodology and why urban challenges need agile approaches more than ever. Watch now.

 

 THNK requires reflection as well as ideation. Photo by Jeremy Lee.

THNK requires reflection as well as ideation. Photo by Jeremy Lee.

In the Press: Forbes

Check out our recent coverage in the article THNK: A Leadership Approach to Disrupt Thinking, Then Business by Sarah McKinney in Forbes.  This look at how Curious Catalyst came to be as an expression of a set of skills and values out of an incubation process in Amsterdam touches on the ethos of rigor that we uphold.  Our founder, Kaz Brecher, is now part of the faculty at THNK's new Vancouver campus, leading their Challenge program.

 

 

 Food trucks serve patrons in northern Atlanta. Photo by Jessica Hunt. American City & County.

Food trucks serve patrons in northern Atlanta. Photo by Jessica Hunt. American City & County.

In the Press: American City & County Reports

Check out our coverage on how food trucks are a perfect tool for agile discovery and testing of solutions in urban areas in the article Fast Food by Derek Prall of American City & County magazine.  This look at the benefits of how a flexible, low-cost mechanism can be used to rapidly iterate around varying community needs captures everything we're hoping to test in our Curious Catalyst food truck + food desert experiment.