Learning Design Thinking via just articles and books is not enough. It is important to actually put it into practice. In this section, you will find a variety of useful design thinking activities used in industry to build real products.
We highly recommend that you try these out in a project of your own as these are great forms of project facilitators and enablers.
The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers. Developed at GV, it’s a “greatest hits” of business strategy, innovation, behavior science, design thinking, and more—packaged into a battle-tested process that any team can use.
Their website a perfect DIY guide, including daily checklists, videos, and other resources to allow you to conduct your own design sprint activities at work.
Session Lab is a design workshop planning tool but it is their library that really gets your attention. They have an exhaustive free list of over 700 established methods with detailed instructions and examples. We recommend exploring their library to see how you can use design thinking for:
One of the world's leading design agencies, Frog’s fieldwork in Africa with the Nike Foundation revealed the need for a universal framework that empowers communities of all shapes and sizes to find and design their own solutions to any problem, any time. With simple vocabulary and concrete insights into how to build a team, carry out research, and develop solutions, the CAT distills design-thinking down to essential building blocks.
The result is a stand-alone resource designed to lead anyone, anywhere through the problem-solving process, to any problem, any time. We recommend using this resource to anyone looking to conduct a UX workshop for the first time.
The pros at conducting design thinking workshops, Voltage Control has made a curated list of the best design thinking exercises to use when tackling your next business challenge. We recommend this list to any business or consultancy team working under tight deadlines to deliver high quality results.
UX Assist is an app which helps you plan your own UX activities and workflow. With UX Assist, you can select to work with predefined workflows or create your own by adding and rearranging activities.
Are you ready to create your own UX Design Process? Check out UX recipe. A tool which allows you to select the ingredients for your UX process in each project & estimate the time & monetary cost of the project. They even have a mobile app.