Design Thinking Tools

Free Tools

18F Methods for Human-Centered Design
A collection of methods to guide you through discovery through testing

Acumen's Introduction to Human-centered Design
Free, on-demand and 7 week options for human-centered design courses through

Frog Design Collective Action Toolkit
Set of activities and methods that enables groups of people to bring about change in their communities

Mule Design Studio's Design Research Framework
Use this model of the design research process to align your organization and match your activities to your real questions

Roman Pichler's Product and Business Model Canvas
Create a product with a great user experience and the right features by combining agile and UX practices

SessionLab's Brainstorming Facilitation Tools
Group facilitation activities for workshops, meetings and training sessions

Stanford Design Thinking Bootleg
Set of tools and methods with examples
Comprehensive list of usability resources

Visual Frameworks
Pattern library of frameworks

UCSF Specific

Bridging the Digital Health Divide
Paper: How Providers and Plans Can Help Communities Better Adopt Digital Health Tools

Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Toolbox
Resources to assist researchers and organizations interested in CBPR (UCSF Prevention Science)

Makers Lab at UCSF
Hands-on access to technology, tools, and environments (UCSF Library)

Skillsoft Percipio
eLearning library of videos, books/audio books, practice labs and live webinars

UCSF LinkedIn Learning
Free access to LinkedIn Learning's online library