Sally Dominguez is an Innovation Catalyst. As a multi-award-winning Inventor, Adventurer, Journalist and Educator, Sally has unique experience practicing, observing, teaching and advocating for innovation. Sally has updated Design Thinking with her ADVENTUROUS THINKING methodology, designed to promote the agile mindset needed for consistently innovative practices. No longer is design thinking reactive. Using the Five Lens tools to alternately converge and proliferate thinking, ADVENTUROUS THINKING enables users to think outside their default “expert” neural pathways, and re-ignite the curious mindset that is the key to consistent innovation. ADVENTUROUS THINKING has been used internationally by the Shenzhen government, Genentech, Sandisk, Clif Bar and other corporates, runs every semester as a workshop at Stanford and was presented as part of the SXSW Frugal Innovation panel. Sally has taught ADVENTUROUS THINKING as a means to integrate innovation into the Australian school curriculum for the Association of Independent Schools and the Catholic Schools Office.
Sally’s experience is steeped in innovative practice and innovative commentary. She judged invention on ABC TV’s New Inventors for six years, she is an ambassador for Engineers Without Borders Australia, and in 2012 she was named one of Advance Australia’s “50 for the Future” entrepreneurs in the USA. Sally has won seven international awards for her innovative products and her work is held in the Powerhouse Museum.