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Design Thinking

Collective Action Toolkit

The Collective Action Toolkit from frog design is a package of resources and activities that enable groups to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community.

Get Started Methods

Get started methods for newbies

Design Thinking Toolkit

This toolkit contains the process and methods of design thinking adapted specifically for the context of K-12 education. It was developed by IDEO and Riverdale Country School.

Design Thinking Mix Tapes

The Design Thinking Mix Tapes is a resource from the Stanford d.school to help with the application of design thinking to real-life challenges. There are three PDFs that lead you through the different phases of the process. Each PDF will guide you through half a day of design thinking work.

Human-Centered Design Toolkit

The HCD Toolkit from IDEO was designed for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities. The free kit walks users through the human-centered design process and supports them in activities such as building listening skills, running workshops, and implementing ideas.

Target Design K-12 Teacher Resource Packet

Developed by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, this PDF contains several resources on how to integrate design thinking connections into the K-12 classroom. It accompanies the free K-12 design workshops that the Cooper-Hewitt offers to all New York City schools.

Virtual Crash Course

This online version of one of the d.school’s most frequently sought after learning experiences provides a 90-minute video, handouts, and facilitation tips for a virtual “crash course” in design thinking.