Hasso Plattner Institute, NYC

DESIGN
TOOLBOX

DESIGN
TOOLBOX
WHAT IS THE DESIGN TOOLBOX?
The Design Toolbox gives you quick and easy access to Designing Your Life and Design Thinking "tools" discussed during your training.
ACCEPT
In order to design a meaningful life, you need to accept reality. Start where you are, not where you or anyone else thinks you should be.
EMPATHIZE
Empathy is the foundation of Human-Centered Design. The "tools" in this section will help you empathize with yourself and others.
DEFINE
It's time to synthesize data collected from the first stage in Design Thinking, which is called the Empathize stage. Then you'll clearly define (or reframe) the problem.
IDEATE
The focus of this stage is to spark and inspire newer, better solutions.
PROTOTYPE
According to Stanford's d.school, prototyping gets ideas out of your head and into the world. A prototype can be anything that takes a physical form—a drawing, a wall of post-its, a role-playing activity, an object. Prototypes allow us to test our ideas quickly.
TEST
Testing involves gathering feedback, refining solutions, and learning more information about the people who will use your product, service, or experience.
Are you a facilitator?
Here are a few tools to help you get started on planning, delivering, and following up on a workshop.