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The Toolbox Toolbox

Here is a toolbox of toolboxes containing tools and methods for design thinking, service design, innovation processes and much more!


100% Open Innovation Toolkit

This 30-piece toolkit covers the whole open innovation journey from setting a strategy for collaboration to implementing mutually beneficial business models. It helps to make the case for open innovation and shows how to co-create or crowdsource relevant ideas, prototype the best ones and construct strong partnerships.

Adobe Kickbox

Kickbox is a new innovation process that Adobe developed for its own use and then open-sourced so everyone can use it. It is both a process for individuals and a system for deploying that process across an organization at scale. It’s designed to increase innovator effectiveness, accelerate innovation velocity, and measurably improve innovation outcomes. It can also optimize innovation investments by reducing costs compared to traditional approaches

Board of Innovation

Free innovation tools. We transformed a lot of boring innovation management theory into hands-on, easy-to-use, actionable innovation tools. Browse our PDFs, free for you to download.

Collective Action Toolkit

Part of frog’s commitment to social impact, the Collective Action Toolkit is a set of activities and methods that enables groups of people anywhere to organize, collaborate, and create solutions for problems affecting their community.

d. School: Tools for taking action

We’ve curated a collection of resources from our classes and workshops for you to explore. Use these activities, tools, and how-tos as a starting point — we hope you’ll hack them for whatever challenge you’re working on

Design a Better Business Toolkit

All the tools you need to design your business

Designdice

Simply roll one (or more) of the dice at any time – when you need a change in direction, are feeling stuck, or want to take a lateral leap in your thinking. Each roll will suggest a key-word ‘prompt’, inviting a series of creative responses, encouraging breadth and depth to your thinking. The Red Dice are for discovery – mapping out possibilities, themes and context. The Green Dice are for developing ideas – pushing a single thought into multiple directions. The Blue Dice is for visually crafting your ideas and the Black Dice is for strategy & project management.

Design and ethics resources

I asked online what kinds of publications relate to ethics and design as this is something we’re addressing here with the #iotmark and so is the digital/physical industry more broadly these days. Here are some references so far (not as many books as I’d like frankly). I’ll keep updating this as I find them.

DIY Tookit (Development Impact & You)

The DIY Toolkit has been especially designed for development practitioners to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results.

The Design Sprint

The sprint gives teams a shortcut to learning without building and launching.

The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use.

Google Material Design

Make beautiful products, faster. Material is a design system – backed by open-source code – that helps teams build digital experiences.

IBM Design Thinking Field Guide

Divided into two sections, this field guide provides a high-level overview of IBM Design Thinking

Gov design principles

The UK government's design principles and examples of how they've been used.

Gov Service Manual

Helping government teams create and run great digital services that meet the Digital Service Standard.

Hyper Island Toolbox

This is a toolbox for anyone who wants to do things more creatively and collaboratively in their team or organization. It’s a collection of methods and activities, based on Hyper Island’s methodology, that you can start using today.

IDEO Design Kit

Design Kit is hardly the only place to learn about the power of human-centered design. These books, guides, and free downloads are all great destinations to help you routinely innovate and solve big problems.

IDEO Circular Design Kit

We’ve lined up a number of activities to help you understand, define, make, and release circular innovations. Dive in wherever makes most sense for you and your team. Don’t worry about getting it all right on your first go. The more you prototype and learn, the greater your positive impact on the system.

Method Kit

Tools for effective meetings & creative workshops

Mozilla Open Innovation Toolkit

The Open Innovation Toolkit is a community sourced set of best practices and principles to help you incorporate human-centered design into your product development process. Whether you have a new idea or a working prototype to test, the Open Innovation Toolkit can help.

Mindlab – For Open Innovation

We've gathered our most used methods for policy and iterative design processes.

Microsoft Inclusive Design Kit

Inclusive Design is a methodology, born out of digital environments, that enables and draws on the full range of human diversity. Most importantly, this means including and learning from people with a range of perspectives.

Nesta Creative Enterprise Toolkit

Starting a business can be daunting. That's why Nesta created the Creative Enterprise Toolkit — a practical resource to help you plan, build, test, communicate and launch your new creative business.

Public Design Vault

500+ design tools for public good, all in one place.

Project of How

A place to store & share creative methods.

The Product Designer’s Toolbox

When every question has countless different answers, things get confusing. Fast.

Salesforce Work Differently

We've created these resources based on helping others work differently and in anticipation of your needs.

Service Design Toolkit

This toolkit is an introduction to the methodology of service design.

Strategyzer

Simple to learn and practical to apply. Our canvases have been used by over 5 million people worldwide to add clarity to their business discussions and decisions.

Telekom Design - Design Thinking Doing

Our design process consists of several phases with appropriate Design Thinking methods. These methods allow you to take the customers’ perspective, come up with solution ideas, and learn how to get customer feedback.

Trigger Cards

A powerful brainstorming tool for creatives. The perfect ideation cards to solve any design, advertising or creative project

Retrospective Wiki

Not full retrospectives plans but exercises that can be used as a part of retrospectives, to gauge the mood or expose issues.

Rework with Google

Practices, research, and tools from Google to improve your people processes.

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