Resources

A selection of our favorite books, articles, podcasts, videos we use for our practice. You can take your daily inspiration from here.

designing-for-growth

Designing for Growth, Toolkit

This book is rich with information on each tool, taking you through the elements clearly and crisply. If design thinking intrigues you, this would be a good place to start. — Harvey Schachter ― Globe & Mail

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Designing for Growth, Field Book

A Design Thinking Tool Kit for Managers (D4G) showed how organizations can use design thinking to boost innovation and drive growth.

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101 Design Methods

Unlike other books on the subject, 101 Design Methods approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and customer experiences as a science, rather than an art

universal-methods-of-design

Universal Methods of Design

Universal Methods of Design is an immensely useful survey of research and design methods used by today’s top practitioners, and will serve as a crucial reference for any designer grappling with really big problems.

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Sprint

Sprint offers a transformative formua for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars.

intersection

Intersection

Many organizations struggle with the dynamics and the complexity of today’s social ecosystems that connect everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time.

the mom test

The Mom Test

They say you shouldn’t ask your mom whether your business is a good idea, because she loves you and will lie to you. This is technically true, but it misses the point.

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Innovation Expedition

Eighty percent of innovation projects never reach the market. Many have a false start. The Innovation Expedition is written to inspire you with visual and practical tools on HOW to start innovation effectively.

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Value Proposition Design

Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy.

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Business Model Generation

Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow′s enterprises.

sprint

Sprint

Sprint offers a transformative formua for testing ideas that works whether you’re at a startup or a large organization. Within five days, you’ll move from idea to prototype to decision, saving you and your team countless hours and countless dollars.

intersection

Intersection

Many organizations struggle with the dynamics and the complexity of today’s social ecosystems that connect everyone and everything, everywhere and all the time.

the mom test

The Mom Test

They say you shouldn’t ask your mom whether your business is a good idea, because she loves you and will lie to you. This is technically true, but it misses the point.

the-innovation-expedition

Innovation Expedition

Eighty percent of innovation projects never reach the market. Many have a false start. The Innovation Expedition is written to inspire you with visual and practical tools on HOW to start innovation effectively.

value-proposition-design

Value Proposition Design

Value Proposition Design helps you tackle a core challenge of every business — creating compelling products and services customers want to buy.

business-model-generation

Business Model Generation

Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow′s enterprises.

this-is-service-design

This is Service Design Doing

This is the first comprehensive book on how to actually “do” service design to improve the quality and the interaction between service providers and customers.

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The Innovator’s toolkit

The Innovator’s Toolkit is an essential companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager, and corporate change agent who needs to drive organic growth.

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Solving problems with Design Thinking

Solving Problems with Design Thinking details ten real-world examples of managers who successfully applied design methods at 3M, Toyota, IBM, Intuit, and SAP; entrepreneurial start-ups such as MeYou Health

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Change by Design

The myth of innovation is that brilliant ideas leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. The reality is that most innovations come from a process of rigorous examination through which great ideas are identified and developed before being realized as new offerings and capabilities.

Link: Amazon

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Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector

Design Thinking for the Greater Good shows how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies-and provide a practical roadmap for readers to implement these tools.

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The Design of Business

Most companies today have innovation envy. They yearn to come up with a game—changing innovation like Apple’s iPod, or create an entirely new category like Facebook.

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An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation: Design When Everybody Designs

The role of design, both expert and nonexpert, in the ongoing wave of social innovation toward sustainability.

An-introduction-to-design

An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation: Design When Everybody Designs

The role of design, both expert and nonexpert, in the ongoing wave of social innovation toward sustainability.

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Design for the real world

Design for the Real World has been translated into over twenty languages since it first appeared in 1971; it has become the worlds most widely read book on design and is an essential text in many design and architectural schools.

Link: Amazon

User-Friendly book

User Friendly

In User Friendly, Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant reveal the untold story of a paradigm that quietly rules our modern lives: the assumption that machines should anticipate what we need.

Link: Amazon

HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW ARTICLES:

Design for Action

How to use design thinking to make great things actually happen 

Tim Brown and Roger L. Martin

Why Design Thinking Works

It addresses the biases and behaviors that hamper innovation

Tim Brown and Roger L. Martin

YOUTUBE- HIGH RESOLUTION:

Playlist

26 Videos

Community articles

What is user testing exactly?

By Andrei Urse | 01/2021 |
researchloop.net

Study list design thinking

By Dragoș Gavrilescu | 10/2016 |

How Design Makes the World

By Scott Berkun | 09/2020 |
longreads.com

10 Types of Innovation: The Art of Discovering a Breakthrough Product

By Jeff Desjardins | 07/2020 |
visualcapitalist.com

Design Thinking: A Quick Overview

By Rikke Friis Dam and Teo Yu Siang
Interaction Design Foundation

How to Sell Design Thinking to Your Boss

By Tim Ogilvie
peerinsight.com

Redesign U

By Steven Johnson | 11/2019 |
The California Sunday Magazine

Want to become more creative? Work on your empathy

By Elizabeth Reid Boyd | 02/2019 |
World Economic Forum

Design problem statements — what they are and how to frame them

By Jordan de Vos | 12/2018 |
UX Collective / UX Design

The Future of Human Work Is Imagination, Creativity, and Strategy

By Joseph Pistrui | 01/2018 |
Harvard Business Review