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If curious about learning on your own, please find some other resources below.
Books & Articles
"Design Thinking Comes of Age," by Jon Kolko, Harvard Business Review, Fall 2015
An efficient summary of Design Thinking.
Creative Confidence, by Tom and David Kelly
A great introduction to Design Thinking methods, mindsets, and how they can play a role in personal and professional creativity.
Change by Design, by Tim Brown
A useful primer on Design Thinking's impact on the business world.
The Achievement Habit, by Bernard Roth
A Stanford professor's account of how Design Thinking can influence your personal life.
ThinkerToys, by Michael Michalko
A collection of useful prompts, games, and activities to help get groups working collaboratively.
Websites & Organizations
Design and innovation firm, well-known for applying design thinking principles to complex business challenges and beyond.
IDEO's nonprofit arm whose mission is to improve the lives of people in poor and vulnerable communities through design.
d.school, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford
Stanford's cross-disciplinary school for design and innovation.
d.school k12 Lab and K12 Lab Wiki
The d.school program which aims to inspire and develop the creative confidence of educators.
Toolkits & Online Courses
An online school teaching select classes in design thinking methods and mindsets.
Design Kit: The Course for Human-Centered Design
An ideo.org online course on design thinking in partnership with Acumen.
Design Thinking for Educators
A useful toolkit to aid educators in experimenting with Design Thinking in their schools.