The Design Thinking Toolkit we’ve been working on is finally making its way to printing and manufacturing. We’re excited to be sending it out selected student groups in Malaysia so they can start discovering how design thinking can help them come up with great, human-centred innovations for social projects, business initiatives — and certainly many other things we haven’t imagined yet.
Why the Design Thinking Toolkit? There’s a lot of great work that’s already been done out there by our friends at IDEO and the Stanford d.School. We were particularly inspired by IDEO’s method cards, which are a great approach to packaging information about some of the exploratory methods. What if we could package the design thinking process this way and guide people through the whole process?
The Design Thinking Toolkit was created to be a design thinking workshop in a box. It includes method cards not just for anthropology but also brainstorming and some other key steps. The kit also includes process cards, which guide users through the design thinking process, as well as some really cool prototyping materials (more on that later).
If you’re a Malaysian university student, you could qualify to receive the design thinking toolkit for free. Check out www.designthinking.my and apply.