Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player


About Liz Sanders

Liz Sanders is the founder of MakeTools, a company that explores new spaces in the emerging design
landscapes. She is a visionary in pre-design research, having introduced many of the tools, techniques and
methods being used today to drive and/or inspire design from a human-centered perspective. Liz has practiced
co-designing across all the design disciplines. Her current focus is on bringing participatory, human-centered
design thinking and co-creation practices to the challenges we face for the future. Liz speaks about and offers learning
experiences in human-centered design research and innovation for clients, colleagues and students around the world.
She has a Ph.D. in Experimental and Quantitative Psychology and a B.A. in both Psychology and in Anthropology.

About MakeTools

MakeTools offers consulting services and education to people and organizations that see the
valuein using collective forms of creativity to address the environmental, social and cultural
challenges we face today. For the past 25 years, Liz Sanders, the founder of MakeTools,
has been exploring and practicing:

  • co-creation
  • co-designing
  • generative design thinking
  • human-centered design
  • participatory design tools, methods and mindset

In consulting services, MakeTools can:

  • facilitate hands-on learning experiences for interdisciplinary teams
    through project work
  • become a member of transdisciplinary teams that are facing significant challenges
    for the future
  • advise on the theory and/or practice of co-creation and human-centered design

In education (for industry and/or academia), MakeTools can conduct:

  • Presentations
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Hands-on learning experiences

Contact MakeTools



For questions and requests please contact Liz Sanders.  |  |  614.975.9437  |   Copyright © 2010 MakeTools. All rights reserved.