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DESIGN THINKING RESOURCES

VIDEOS

DESIGN THINKING GRAPHICS

DESIGN THINKING RESOURCES

OpenIDEO
OpenIDEO

OpenIDEO puts the power of human-centered design in the hands of many.

Design Kit
Design Kit

DT Mindsets, Methods, and Case Studies

IDEO's Design Kit
IDEO's Design Kit
Thrive - What is Insight_
Thrive - What is Insight_

Definition and Principles of Insight

Medium.com - Interview to Insight
Medium.com - Interview to Insight

Finding Insights after Interviews

Liberatory Design Cards (d
Liberatory Design Cards (d

"Noticing and reflecting through the process allows designers to redesign themselves as equity-centered. These new designers emerge self-aware of their identity, beliefs, biases and values."

Introduction to Design Thinking Process Guide (d
Introduction to Design Thinking Process Guide (d
Understanding Mixtape (d
Understanding Mixtape (d

Detailed information about the empathize stage

Ideate Mixtape (d
Ideate Mixtape (d

Detailed information about the ideate stage

Experiment Mixtape (d
Experiment Mixtape (d

Detailed information about the prototype and test stages

IDEO U’s 2021 Career Growth Guide
IDEO U’s 2021 Career Growth Guide
K12 Lab Equity-Centered Design Deck MASTER (3)
K12 Lab Equity-Centered Design Deck MASTER (3)
Design Thinking YouTube Playlist
Design Thinking YouTube Playlist
NoTosh Lab: Design Thinking
NoTosh Lab: Design Thinking

Lab that collaborates with schools and companies for projects

Project Invent
Project Invent

Students tackle hard problems and develop the confidence and grit to tackle any challenge that comes their way.

DT Projects
DT Projects
Design Thinking in Schools
Design Thinking in Schools

Database of different DT programs around the world (IDEO & K12 Lab Network at d.school)

d.school
d.school

Institute of Design at Standford

Design Thinking for Educators
Design Thinking for Educators
NoTosh's 90 Min. Challenge
NoTosh's 90 Min. Challenge
d.school Crash Course
d.school Crash Course

d.school's crash course for DT

#DTK12chat
#DTK12chat

Twitter hashtag feed of Design Thinking in K12

EMPATHY WORK RESOURCES

Great Questions Lead to Great Design
Great Questions Lead to Great Design
Universal Methods of Design
Universal Methods of Design

100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

Observing the User Experience
Observing the User Experience

A Practitioner's Guide to User Research

How Do You Transform Good Research
How Do You Transform Good Research

Jon Kolko’s three strategies for making ideas flow fast, after you’ve done your homework.

Brené Brown on Empathy
Brené Brown on Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering?

Empathy on the Edge
Empathy on the Edge

IDEO is expanding the power of design thinking by helping organizations to scale and sustain empathy.

The Risks and Rewards of Empathy
The Risks and Rewards of Empathy
Interviewing Users
Interviewing Users

How to Uncover Compelling Insights

Terry Gross: 'All I Did Was Ask'
Terry Gross: 'All I Did Was Ask'
Get better data from user studies
Get better data from user studies

16 Interview Tips

INCREASE CREATIVITY

Audacity the Path of Least Resistanc
Audacity the Path of Least Resistanc
Celebrating Failure
Celebrating Failure
Embrace Failure
Embrace Failure
Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset
Perfectionism Kills Creativity
Perfectionism Kills Creativity
Sacrificial Concepts
Sacrificial Concepts
Build a Team
Build a Team
Take More Risks
Take More Risks

PROTOTYPING

'My Pencils Outlast Their Erasers': Great Writers on the Art of Revision
'My Pencils Outlast Their Erasers': Great Writers on the Art of Revision
Why Designers Should Never Go to a Meeting Without a Prototype
Why Designers Should Never Go to a Meeting Without a Prototype

STORYTELLING

The Four Truths of the Storyteller
The Four Truths of the Storyteller

"At the end of the day, words and ideas presented in a way that engages listeners' emotions are what carry stories. It is this oral tradition that lies at the center of our ability to motivate, sell, inspire, engage, and lead."

How to speak so that people want to listen
How to speak so that people want to listen

"Sound expert Julian Treasure gives some practical tips on how to speak powerfully and with empathy." - IDEO U

Your elusive creative genius
Your elusive creative genius

"In this TED Talk, you'll hear from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love. As you watch, pay special attention to her tone, voice, and delivery. How does tone help her entertain, welcome, and inspire her audience?" - IDEO U

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Unexpected Ways to Use Storytelling at Work
Unexpected Ways to Use Storytelling at Work

"IDEO storytellers Zena Barakat and Brian Janosch talk about the importance of stories in the world of business and innovation." - IDEO U

Ira Glass on Storytelling, part 1 of 4
Ira Glass on Storytelling, part 1 of 4

"Here's the Ira Glass talk Jenn referred to in the last video of the lesson. As you watch, consider how anecdote and reflection interact and make for a more impactful story." - IDEO U

Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences
Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

"Want more on what makes for a good versus a bad presentation? Check out this tour de force on how to make a strong personal connection with your audience and motivate them to take action." - IDEO U

Brain responds to stories
Brain responds to stories

Crucial for leaders

Podcasts for Storytelling
Podcasts for Storytelling

What about podcasts? "How does this medium communicate through narrative? How does Radiolab use audio to its best advantage to explore a timeless question: Are humans inherently good?" - IDEO U

Phillip Toledano: Days With My Father
Phillip Toledano: Days With My Father

"A picture really is worth a thousand words. In this photo series , you'll follow an elderly man through his final days. How does the visual medium tell an emotional story?" - IDEO U

5 Tips that Will Make You a Better Storyteller
5 Tips that Will Make You a Better Storyteller

"As a student in Storytelling for Influence, Jen used the feedback from her peers and coaches to shape her story and develop her central idea. She pushed herself to be vulnerable (even when it felt uncomfortable) and to empathize with her audience and created a story that led her to the TEDx stage." - IDEO U

How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations
How to Really Craft Audience-Centric Presentations

"This article shares seven questions to ask yourself when crafting your presentation to make sure you stay grounded in what really matters to your audience." - IDEO U

3 helpful ways to give feedback on a presentation
3 helpful ways to give feedback on a presentation

"Struggle to give honest feedback to your colleagues after a presentation? Try these three key points to structure your conversation (or put them to use as you give feedback to peers in the course!)." - IDEO U

Syria's Climate Conflict
Syria's Climate Conflict

"Jenn shared this out over an IDEO-all email to showcase another effective storytelling medium. How does the graphic novel format speak to you?" - IDEO U

Power of Vulnerability
Power of Vulnerability

"In this TED Talk, Brene Brown explores vulnerability, shame, and human connection. As you watch, consider what about this storytelling medium strikes an emotional chord." - IDEO U

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Ira Glass at Gel Conference
Ira Glass at Gel Conference

RESEARCH

Design Thinking with MS Students
Design Thinking with MS Students
Will design-thinking strategies benefit
Will design-thinking strategies benefit