Tools, Guides, and References for Human-Centered Thinkers with ambitions for Social Impact.


Design Kit:
The comprehensive Human-Centered Design Tool Kit. Mindsets, Methods, and Case Studies, Brought to you by

CAT: Collective Action Toolkit
Putting design-thinking tools into the hands of local change agents to transform communities – by Frog Design

Design Sprint Guide:
A quick start guide, with surpising depth, on how to implement and use the Design Sprint method – by Google Ventures

Bootcamp Bootleg:
A field guide for using design thinking in all situations, for all purposes – by the Stanford d.School.


An online university for learning design thinking – by IDEO

Virtual Crash Course:
On online platform for running a crash course in Human Centered Design, for individual or groups – by the Stanford d.School

Design for Worldview: A new way to teach design thinking.
A wonderful Thesis and mental journey – by Emi Kolawole

+Acumen: The World’s School for Social Change
Real and virtual courses in cultivating social impact – by +Acumen

The Buzz

Dalberg Ideas:
An incredibly rich collection of Guides, Case studies, essays, and research on real social impact design that is happening right now – by Dalberg Design

Stanford Social Innovation Review:
Informing and inspiring leaders of social change, written with care – by Standford University
The original design thinking blog – by IDEO’s CEO, Tim Brown

+Acumen Social Impact Journal:
A rigorously maintained journal on the topic – by +Acumen

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