Resources

Tools, Guides, and References for Human-Centered Thinkers with ambitions for Social Impact.

Toolkits

Design Kit:
The comprehensive Human-Centered Design Tool Kit. Mindsets, Methods, and Case Studies, Brought to you by IDEO.org
http://www.designkit.org/

CAT: Collective Action Toolkit
Putting design-thinking tools into the hands of local change agents to transform communities – by Frog Design
https://www.frogdesign.com

Design Sprint Guide:
A quick start guide, with surpising depth, on how to implement and use the Design Sprint method – by Google Ventures
http://www.gv.com/sprint/

Bootcamp Bootleg:
A field guide for using design thinking in all situations, for all purposes – by the Stanford d.School.
https://dschool.stanford.edu/resources/the-bootcamp-bootleg

Learning

IDEO U: 
An online university for learning design thinking – by IDEO
https://www.ideou.com/

Virtual Crash Course:
On online platform for running a crash course in Human Centered Design, for individual or groups – by the Stanford d.School
https://dschool.stanford.edu/

Design for Worldview: A new way to teach design thinking.
A wonderful Thesis and mental journey – by Emi Kolawole
https://medium.com/

+Acumen: The World’s School for Social Change
Real and virtual courses in cultivating social impact – by +Acumen
http://www.plusacumen.org/

The Buzz

Dalberg Ideas:
An incredibly rich collection of Guides, Case studies, essays, and research on real social impact design that is happening right now – by Dalberg Design
http://www.dalbergdesign.com/ideas/

Stanford Social Innovation Review:
Informing and inspiring leaders of social change, written with care – by Standford University
https://ssir.org/

DesignThinking.ideo.com
The original design thinking blog – by IDEO’s CEO, Tim Brown
https://designthinking.ideo.com/

+Acumen Social Impact Journal:
A rigorously maintained journal on the topic – by +Acumen
http://www.plusacumen.org/journal