Design Thinking Resources

Innovation often happens through gaining new insights into human nature. But how do you gain these insights? 

To get you started, RRU has compiled these recommended resources to help you to understand what is Design Thinking and the Design Thinking Research methods.

The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design, A step-by-step guide that will get you solving problems like a designer. By IDEO.org

What is Design Thinking? Interaction Design Foundation

The Design Thinking Bootcamp Bootleg, Thomas Both, Fellows Director and Dave Baggereor, Institute of Design at Stanford

Define and frame your design challenge by creating your point of view and ask “How Might We” by Rikke Dam, R. and Siang, T. (2017), Interactive Design Foundation.

The Future of Prototyping Is Now Live by Aycan, D. and Lorenzoni, P. (2014), Harvard Business Review. 

How to use design thinking to navigate culture change by Shaw, V. (2017),  Culture Summit.

An Introduction to Design Thinking Process Guide by Hasson Plattner, Institute of Design at Stanford

Tools and resources for each stage

EMPATHIZE

Tools and resources for each stage

Emi Kolawole, Editor-in-Residence, Stanford University d.school

Method: Interview for Empathy

Purposeful Persona Building: Design Thinking Part 2, by Ironside Group

Personas – A Simple Introduction, by Rikke Friis Dam and Teo Yu Siang, Interaction Design Foundation

Stage 1 in the Design Thinking Process: Empathise with Your Users, by Ditte Hvas Mortensen, Interaction Design Foundation

IDEATE AND PROTOTYPE

Test Your Prototypes: How to Gather Feedback and Maximise Learning, by Rikke Friis Dam and Teo Yu Siang, Interaction Design Foundation

The Future of Prototyping Is Now Live, by David Aycan and Paolo Lorenzoni, Harvard Business Review

Another Lens, A research tool for conscientious creatives