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The resources page is a place for learning.  Whether you have a contribution on OpenIDEO that you're excited to develop, or you're applying human-centered design offline, these assets are a great place to start.


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Building Your Team

Teams are integral to collaborative problem solving. Learn more about how you can maximize teamwork.

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Engaging Offline

OpenIDEO has Chapters all over the world. Groups connect for brainstorming, prototyping and creative problem solving.

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Learning By Doing

Universities are incorporating design thinking into curricula and leveraging challenges for learning.

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Reimagining International Aid

The Amplify Program is using human-centered design to support international development solutions.


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Download: Interview Toolkit

Real insights start with real people. Use this toolkit to seek out dynamic perspectives on the challenge topic.

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Turning Observation Into Insight

On OpenIDEO, we begin every challenge with a Research phase. Learn more about why this approach is successful.


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Download: Brainstorm Toolkit

Gather friends, colleagues and content experts for a lively brainstorm session using this toolkit.

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Brainstorming Better

From getting visual to building on the ideas of others, these 7 tips for better brainstorming will help guide your thinking

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Getting Visual

Visualizing your idea is a significant step in working through the kinks and helping others engage. Check out these tips.

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 Download: User Experience Map

Understanding your user's journey is key to human-centered problem solving. Use this tool to map the user's journey.


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Download: Prototype Worksheet

Prototyping is an important part of gathering feedback and testing your assumptions. Check out these tips from Amplify.

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Gathering Feedback

As your idea continues to develop, check back with end-users, experts and stakeholders for insights and feedback.

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Evaluating Your Progress

On OpenIDEO, we weigh your idea's potential for impact against these evaluation criteria.


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 Download: Impact Story Template

Impact comes in many shapes and sizes, from shifting mindsets to tangible change in the world. Share your story with us.

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Celebrating Your Impact

We've created a special impact page to celebrate our community's inspiring collaborations, learnings and progress.


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Design Kit: An HCD Toolkit has created a comprehensive toolkit for applying design thinking to creative problem solving. 

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Design Thinking In Schools

Design thinking is a powerful way for today’s students to learn, and it’s being implemented by educators all around the world.

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