Design research has a rich history of using in-depth case studies in order to develop and inform theory. One set of case studies that have had an immense impact on design research stem from the Design Thinking Research Symposium (DTRS) series, which brings together international academics with a shared interest in design thinking and design studies coming from a diversity of disciplines including psychology, anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, architecture, and design studies. In 2016 we hosted the DTRS11 at Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, where 28 international research teams analysed a common video-based dataset from their disciplinary perspectives using a variety of both quantitative and qualitative methods. The dataset and the frame for the DTRS11 was ‘open-ended’, meaning that the researchers were not restricted to address a single, definite research question or particular theme. The guiding principle in designing the data collection was to take a deep dive into real-world design practices by focusing on a design team traced over time and context, in all of its complexities in the wild. As with past DTRS shared-data events, DTRS11 successfully illustrated how a singular collected video-based dataset allows for a multitude of disciplinary analyses both inductive and deductive in nature.