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Design & innovation toolkits

A curated list of the best innovation, design and business toolkits, from some of the most innovative organisations and institutions.

75 Tools for Creative Thinking

A fun card deck for anyone who needs creative inspiration.

Design toolkit Collaboration Design thinking

Accessibility for Teams

A ‘quick-start’ guide for embedding accessibility and inclusive design practices into your team’s workflow.

Design toolkit Accessibility

Actionable Futures Toolkit

A practice proven toolkit made to work for you in building and aligning a future for an organisation, service or a product.

Design toolkit Product management

CMD Methods Pack

This pack supports your design research planning in any communication and media design (CMD) project.

Design toolkit Collaboration Design thinking

Critiquing Design

What if design critique didn’t suck? What if it actually improved design and fostered inclusion instead?

Design toolkit Collaboration Visual design

Design Kit

A comprehensive collection of human-centred design methods, mindsets and case studies.

Design toolkit Design thinking

Design thinking templates

Get a master bundle of 35 “Design Thinking” templates

Design toolkit Design thinking

Digital Services Playbook

We created a playbook of 13 key “plays” that, if followed together, will help government build effective digital services.

Design toolkit Service design Design thinking

Emotion Centered Design

This lookbook offers a glance at the tools and methods used throughout an Emotion-Centered Design (ECD) practice.

Design toolkit UX process Design principles

Ethical Explorer

Tools to help navigate the future impact of today’s technology.

Design toolkit Design ethics

Ethical OS

A guide to anticipating the future impact of today's technology. Or: How not to regret the things you will build.

Design toolkit Design ethics

Ethics for designers

A toolkit for designers to help you uncover, explore and discuss the ethical aspects of your designs.

Design toolkit Design ethics

Futuremaker's Toolbox

Are you missing a long-term goal? This toolbox will help you to outline the future and build a vision towards a better tomorrow.

Design toolkit Collaboration Design thinking

Humane by Design

Humane by Design is a resource that provides guidance for designing ethically humane digital products through patterns focused on user well-being.

Design toolkit Information architecture Design ethics

Hyper Island Toolbox

A resource kit you can use to apply creative collaboration and unleash potential in your team or organization.

Design toolkit Design thinking Collaboration


A card game that takes players through a series of practical, guided activities and exercises that are crafted to delight, surprise, and at times challenge.

Design toolkit Product management Collaboration Design thinking

Lean Service Creation

Create lovable services. Modernize and improve your ways of working. Build a culture that fosters growth and learning.

Design toolkit Service design Product management

Liberating Structures

A menu of thirty-three Liberating Structures to replace or complement conventional practices. Liberating Structures used routinely make it possible to build the kind of organization that everybody wants. They are designed to include everyone in shaping next steps.

Design toolkit Design thinking

NOBL Academy

NOBL Academy is our library of tools, case studies, essays, and trainings designed to help you bring your culture together during an unprecedented time of uncertainty.

Design toolkit Collaboration Design thinking

Nesta Toolkits

A wide range of toolkits, guides and blueprints covering all kinds of topics, including civic engagement, artificial intelligence, climate change, creativity and more.

Design toolkit Design thinking


Tools and resources for naming things.

Design toolkit UX writing Design thinking

Open Design Kit

A living collection of guides and best practices to help you to make and design openly.

Design toolkit Design thinking Collaboration

Open Innovation Toolkit

This 30-piece toolkit covers the whole open innovation journey from setting a strategy for collaboration to implementing mutually beneficial business models

Design toolkit Product management


Here at Pa11y, we think making the web more accessible improves it for everyone. So we publish a range of free and open source tools to help designers and developers make their web pages more accessible:

Design toolkit Visual design Accessibility

Project of How

Project of How is a place to store and share creative methods. We dare you to improve your creative output.

Design toolkit Collaboration Design thinking

Public Design Vault

500+ design tools for public good, all in one place.

Design toolkit


Practices, research, and tools from Google to improve your people processes.

Design toolkit UX leadership Design thinking

Service Design Toolkit

An introduction to the methodology of service design.

Design toolkit Service design

Systemic Design Toolkit

Systemic Design Toolkit helps you co-create interventions to tackle organisational and societal complexity.

Design toolkit Design thinking

The A11Y Project

Accessibility can be a complex and difficult topic. The Accessibility Project understands this and wants to help make it easier to implement on the web.

Design toolkit Accessibility

The Creative Innovation Toolbox

How can we tap into our own creativity and that inherent in an organization?

Design toolkit Design thinking

The Design Sprint

The sprint is a five-day process for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

Design toolkit Design thinking

The Teamwork Kit

A collection of methods that helps teams build trust and deliver great work together.

Design toolkit Collaboration Design thinking

This is Service Design Doing

54 hands-on descriptions that help you DO the key methods used in service design.

Design toolkit Service design

Tools for taking action

We’ve curated a collection of resources from our classes and workshops for you to explore.

Design toolkit Design thinking

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