Toolkit

Developed by the HKDI Design Thinking Team, the HKDI Design Thinking Toolkit is a primer for people from all disciplines to get familiar with design thinking as a process for user-centred innovation. The toolkit consists of a workbook, worksheets and a stack of inspiration cards.

The workbook gives an overview of the context and mindset for design thinking, a model we call ‘E5 actions’ – Engage, Envision, Experiment, Evaluate, Enable – that prompts you through the design thinking process, as well as six case studies of real-world projects that made use of design thinking.

A set of nine worksheets that can be used for facilitating collaborative work.

A stack of inspiration cards that help you shift perspectives, get unstuck and to move fluidly through the design process.

Contents

Introduction

1 Design thinking primer
  • Do you think like a designer?
  • There’s a story behind every design
  • Interviews: why and how?
  • Object, experience, system
2 Design thinking model
  • Engage: get people involved
  • Envision: get dreaming
  • Experiment: get your hands dirty
  • Evaluate: get critical and gather feedback
  • Enable: get down to business
3 Design thinking stories
  • Mirror Card
  • Tri Cane
  • Eatwell
  • Farm66
  • Leveraged Freedom Chair
  • Prototyping in action
4 Tools
  • AEIOU Scan
  • UX Map
  • Interview
  • SPEC Storytelling
  • Vision Statement
  • Ideation Matrix
  • Priority Matrix
  • Pitching Poster
  • Traffic Lights Feedback

Bibliography

Interested?

This toolkit is used for our professional training courses in design thinking. If you would like more information about this toolkit, please get in touch by contacting enquiries@hkdi-dt.org