Design for America of NYU

If you want to an opportunity to practice and hone your design thinking skills while trying to tackle social issues, check out the projects from Design for America of NYU, a student club (open to undergraduates and graduates from all schools at NYU).

Design Thinking Roundtable (Podcast): To learn more about designers and innovators, listen to the podcasts here:


Game Design for Coursework

This concept was inspired by Jane McGonigal's book, Superbetter where she explains how certain routines can be converted into a game so that we enjoy the process more and get things done faster. The same methodology can be used to make school coursework more exciting.

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Design Thinking Process

Design thinking is a creative and collaborative problem-solving methodology used to generate more empathetic and innovative solutions. This resource highlights the different phases of Design Thinking as formulated by The Design Gym and has templates that designers can you for various problems they are solving.



Learn IDEO's approach to design thinking and creative leadership through IDEO U—an online school that equips individuals with the tools and mindsets necessary to ignite creative confidence and tackle complex challenges.


Design Kit by

Design Kit by is hardly the only place to learn about the power of human-centered design. These books, guides, and free downloads are all great destinations to help you routinely innovate and solve big problems.


Parkour approach

Parkour is an experimental approach to drive innovation and transformation projects. This approach helps to define an evolving playing field, to engage multidisciplinary teams in project management in a large autonomy, to give them easier access to the most relevant tools and practices, to quickly produce solutions and develop their skills.


IBM entrepreneurship design thinking

A framework that aligns multi-disciplinary teams around the real needs of their users. When teams apply these scalable methods, they’re able to move faster and deliver differentiated outcomes over and over again. Their in-person training helps business leaders bring this human-centered approach to their teams.



Acumen offers world-class online courses that empower you to think differently, learn collaboratively and join a global community of learners and doers with a burning desire to change the world. Acumen is a focus on social innovation and they have a series of course focusing on human-centered design, creativity and entrepreneurship that are really good and some are free too!


The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, commonly known as the, a place for explorers and experimenters at Stanford University. Check out their curated collection of resources from different classes and workshops.