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Design Thinking Defined

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation that draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success.

Change by Design

Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business

Journey to Mastery

Truly mastering design thinking takes time, practice, and mentorship.

Creative Confidence

A book by IDEO founder David Kelley and partner Tom Kelley on developing the creative potential within us all

New Applications

Applications of design thinking in the modern world.

Creative Difference

A digital tool to assess, guide, and track the development of creative and innovative teams.


A mix of resources and tools to familiarize yourself with design thinking.


Design thinking has deep roots in a global conversation that has been unfolding for decades.

Design thinking: a new strategy for shaping global health

At the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival, CEO Jocelyn Wyatt describes how design thinking offers a package of tools to promote human-centered, financially viable solutions, opening the door to creative solutions that address systemic problems

Design Thinking for Libraries

A toolkit that introduces an approach to improving libraries through creative problem-solving


A design thinking innovation training workshop

Going Deeper, Seeing Further

IDEO's Chief Creative Officer Jane Fulton Suri and IDEO U Dean Suzanne Gibbs Howard explore corporate ethnography can surface meaningful opportunities for design


An online school where people can develop the skills of design thinking and mindsets of creative leadership

The Art of Innovation

Tom Kelley, partner at IDEO, takes readers behind the scenes of the design firm's creative processes

The Designer’s Toolkit for Tackling Tough Problems

A selection of exercises from's Design Kit Travel Pack, a tool to help social impact organizations and busy professionals unlock their own creative genius

The Development of Design Sensibilities

Effective design thinking entails more than applying design methods. To produce the best outcomes, organizations need to develop — and trust — peoples’ design sensibilities.

The Teachers Guild

A professional community that activates teachers' creativity to solve the biggest challenges in education today using design thinking

Why Design Thinking Works

Design thinking can help teams develop creation solutions to deep problems in part by mitigating the human biases that thwart innovation

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November 16, 2017

Why is Design a CEO Matter?

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Design Thinking and the Law

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Design and the Circular Economy

January 21, 2017

Unlock your Organization’s Creative Potential

May 16, 2016

A Challenge to Leaders: A Day of Empathy

March 1, 2016

The Next Big Thing in Design

February 9, 2016

How to Inspire Creativity and Lifelong Learning for Everyone

June 9, 2015

The Art of Not Quitting

April 1, 2015

What We Can Learn from Barn Raisers

January 16, 2015

How Can We Fundamentally Change Higher Ed?

December 31, 2014

Big Idea 2015: The Unexpected Path to Creative Breakthroughs

December 17, 2014

The Career Choice Nobody Tells You About

November 27, 2014

Let's Fix It: How to Design a Winning Resume

October 16, 2014

3 Things I've Learned from Interns

September 16, 2014

Dick Bolles on How to Land Your First Job

August 19, 2014

5 New Design Careers for the 21st Century

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Become a More Creative Listener in 30 Minutes

July 7, 2014

This Summer, Trade a Cubicle for a Tree House

June 23, 2014

Some ideas about creativity from LEGO and Vermeer

May 26, 2014

5 Tips to Getting Hired by Design

May 14, 2014

What’s Next in the World of Making

April 3, 2014

How to Become a Social Innovator in 7 Weeks

March 28, 2014

3 Must-Watch TED Talks

March 14, 2014

If You Build It...

March 7, 2014

Why Daydreamers Will Save the World

February 24, 2014

The One Thing You Need to Generate Great Ideas

January 30, 2014

The 7 Values That Drive IDEO

January 21, 2014

Top 5 Design Makeovers for 2014

January 6, 2014

How Might We Improve the Health & Wealth of Cities?

December 16, 2013

Why Better Listeners are Better Innovators

December 9, 2013

Stuck in a Job You Hate?

December 2, 2013

4 Bio-Inspired Tips to Create Better Teams

November 19, 2013

The Secret to Innovation: Think Like a Kid

November 13, 2013

My First Job: Valuable Lessons from Unpromising Opportunities

November 5, 2013

Why You Should Talk Less and Do More

October 30, 2013

How I Hire: 5 Tips for Landing a Job at IDEO

September 30, 2013

What’s Stopping You from Being Creative?

September 19, 2013

How to Make a Business Meeting Sing

September 11, 2013

Why Kitchens are Better Than Conference Rooms

September 3, 2013

The Next Big Thing in Design Is…

August 20, 2013

How to Sail Through Creative Uncertainty

August 14, 2013

3 Ways to Make Freelance Work Better

July 22, 2013

Never Be Bored on a Business Trip Again

July 12, 2013

The Secret to Your Success? Make Others Successful

July 3, 2013

Want to Be a Creative Leader? Look to the Garden

June 26, 2013

A Design Nomad on Asia: An Interview with IDEO Design Director Roshi Givechi

June 19, 2013

The Secret of Great Work: Play

June 4, 2013

Class of 2013: Start Designing Your Life

May 21, 2013

Designing a Freelance Life Part 1: The Brief

April 24, 2013

The Power of the Powers of Ten

April 18, 2013

Inspiration for Innovators: OpenIDEO and Grameen

April 4, 2013

Evolving Your Identity

March 27, 2013

TED Prize Winner: The School In the Cloud

February 28, 2013

5 TED Talks You May Not Have Seen, Yet

February 23, 2013

Creativity's Role in Education

February 7, 2013

Reflections on Davos 2013

February 5, 2013

Where I Work: Creative Serendipity

January 29, 2013

Why a Glimpse Behind the Curtain Can Enhance the Magic

January 17, 2013

In Service Cultures, "What You Manage Is What You Get"

January 11, 2013

60 Minutes and the Future of Design Thinking

January 8, 2013

Nurture Your Design Courage, One Challenge At a Time

December 18, 2012

Big Idea 2013: Designing the Necessities of Life

December 11, 2012

To Boost Creative Thinking, Ask This Question

December 6, 2012

Will Work For

December 4, 2012

Inspiration Break: Creative Confidence

November 29, 2012

Start Designing Your Life

November 21, 2012

10 TED Talks About Being Creative

November 15, 2012

15 Minutes With: Heath Ceramics’ Cathy Bailey on Business Design

October 26, 2012

The Secret Phrase That Sparks Creative Solutions

October 23, 2012

Must-See Public Interest Design

October 9, 2012

Design nations

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Redesigning California

December 30, 2009

Some design principles

November 29, 2009

Dan Pink on the surprising science of motivation

August 26, 2009

Why we need economic dashboards

May 2, 2009

Optimism and critique

August 24, 2008

Who were the original design thinkers?

August 12, 2008

What are the 10 big design challenges in the social sector?

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