READ: Design Thinking
At IDEO, we’re often asked to share what we know about design thinking. We’ve developed designthinking.ideo.com in response to that request. The site includes an introduction to design thinking, how it came to be, how it is being used, and steps and tools for mastering it.
DO: IDEO U
We believe the world needs more creative leaders. IDEO U is an online school where anyone can learn to unlock their creative potential through design thinking and collaboration. Learn more and enroll in any of their courses at IDEOU.com.
David Kelley joins KQED’s Forum to discuss the importance of cross-collaboration and how everyone can unlock their own creativity. Listen here.
DO: Design Kit
Mindsets, methods, case studies and more — Design Kit is IDEO.org’s platform to learn human-centered design, a creative approach to solving the world’s most difficult problems. You can also download or purchase The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design via Design Kit here.
DO: Design Thinking in Schools
WATCH: 60 Minutes
A visual, collaborative space for small teams and large organizations to build, test, and refine ideas — and get feedback directly from customers. Learn more at shape.space.
READ: Preface + Intro
DO: Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit
A creative process that helps you design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at your school, and in your community. The Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit provides you with instructions to explore design thinking. Download the full toolkit here.
READ: Harvard Business Review
“Most people are born creative. As children, we revel in imaginary play, ask outlandish questions, draw blobs and call them dinosaurs. But over time, because of socialization and formal education, a lot of us start to stifle those impulses. We learn to be warier of judgment, more cautious, more analytical. The world seems to divide into “creatives” and “noncreatives,” and too many people consciously or unconsciously resign themselves to the latter category.” —Tom & David Kelley
WATCH: David Kelley at TED
Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.
Watch “How to Build Your Creative Confidence” here.
DO: Creative Difference
Practicing design thinking as an individual is one thing, but for teams and organizations to effectively tackle their most pressing challenges, organizations need to encourage the right behaviors, and foster the right environment. To accomplish this, IDEO developed Creative Difference—a digital assessment tool to help leaders build or maintain creative, innovative, and adaptive organizations. Creative Difference surfaces what type of change is needed and what actions you can take to improve.