Innovation Toolkits & Methodologies
There are a variety of great innovation toolkits & methodologies available online. Here are several innovation toolkit and methodology resources I have come across. In the comments, please share your positive experiences with these, as well as any additional resources you have found.
Stanford D.School: http://dschool.stanford.edu/use-our-methods/ hods/
Design Thinking was born at Stanford’s d.school.
IDEO — DesignKit: http://www.designkit.org/resources/1
IDEO is ranked as one of the most innovative companies in the world. Register to download The Field Guide to Human-Centered Design. (They will not spam you.)
This is the website accompaniment to the book by the same name.
Service Design Tools: http://servicedesigntools.org/repository
This collection was curated by Roberta Tassi of Frog Design.
Innovation Games: http://www.innovationgames.com/
I ran across this collection a couple of years after I read Gamestorming. It’s a very nice repository of innovation games.
This is a nice collection of interactive canvases. I particularly like the Lean Canvas, Lean Change Canvas, Open Innovation Canvas, Zen Canvas, and Service Design Canvas Collection (Customer Journey Canvas, Service Design Blueprint Canvas, and Feedback Canvas) on this website.
DIY Tools: http://diytoolkit.org/tools/
I recently came across this collection. I have yet to utilize any of the offerings.
Frog Design — Collective Action Toolkit: http://www.frogdesign.com/work/frog-collective-action-toolkit.html
Frog’s Executive Director, Turi McKinley leads a nice Design Thinking course on Lynda.com. Their Principal Design Researcher, Roberta Tassi, put together the aforementioned Service Design Tools website.
Do you use any of these toolkits or methodologies? Are you using a toolkit or methodology that isn’t listed here? Tell the rest of us about your positive experiences.