Here at the Social Policy Institute, we have collected our favorite Design Thinking resources and know that everyone’s work listed highly contributes to the field. 


Must Read Articles:
Business Innovation Factory – BIF’s Design Methodology For Next Practices and New Business Models
Cornell University ILR School – Design Thinking
Deloltte University Press – Business Ecosystems Come of Age (Beyond Design Thinking page 103 – 112)
Harvard Business Review – Design for Action
Harvard Business Review – How Indra Nooyi Turned Design Thinking into Strategy
Harvard Business Review – How to Deliver on a Great Plan
Harvard Business Review – Use Design Thinking to Build Commitment to a New Idea
Harvard Business Review – Using Customer Journey Maps to Improve Customer Experience
IDEO – Definitions of Design Thinking
Jeanne Ledtka – Re-Framing Opportunities: Design Thinking in Action
Jeanne Leidtka – Designing for Growth: A Tool Kit for Managers
Jeanne Leidtka – Innovative Ways Companies Are Using Design Thinking
McKinsey & Company – Building a Design-Driven Culture
McKinsey & Company – The Expanding Role of Design In Creating An End-To-End Customer Experience
MIT Press – Wicked Problems in Design Thinking
MIT Sloan Management Review – Why Design Thinking in Business Needs a Rethink
Office of Family Assistance – Creating Solutions Together: Design Thinking, The Office of Family Assistance and 3 Grantees
Stanford Social Innovation Review – Design Thinking for Social Innovation
Stanford Social Innovation Review – Designers’ Evolving Roles in Government
Stanford Social Innovation Review – Diving In: Nonprofits, NGOs, and Design
Stanford Social Innovation Review – Social Impact by Design
Stanford Social Innovation Review – Spotting the Patterns: 2017 Trends in Design Thinking
 Stanford Social Innovation Review – The New Science of Designing for Humans
The Design Academy – Human Centered Design, Why Does It Matter?
The Design Academy – The Role of Human Centered Design in Healthcare Reform and Transformation
The Stanford Daily – Behind the Sticky Notes: Design Thinking

Must Read Books:
101 Design Methods: A Structured Approach for Driving Innovation in Your Organization by Vijay Kumar
Change by Design, Tim Brown
Creative Confidence, by Tom & David Kelley
Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger L. Martin
Design Thinking by Peter Rowe
Design Thinking, by Nigel Cross
Design to Grow: How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale & Agility (and How You Can Too) by David Butler and Linda Tischler, (Simon & Schuster, February 10)
Designing for Growth: A Design Thinking Toolkit for Managers by Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie
Designing Your Life, by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
Experiences in Visual Thinking by Robert McKim
Exposing the Magic of Design, by Jon Kolko
Human-Centered Design Toolkit: An Open-Source Toolkit To Inspire New Solutions in the Developing World by IDEO
Insight Out, by Tina Seelig
Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration, by Scott Witthoft and Scott Doorley
Rapid Viz, by Kurt Hanks and Larry Belliston
The Achievement Habit, by Bernard Roth
 The Art of Innovation, by Tom Kelley
The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage, by Roger Martin
The Designful Company, by Marty Neumeier
The Designing for Growth Field Book by Jeanne Liedtka, Tim Ogilvie, and Rachel Brozenske
The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries
The Sciences of the Artificial by Herbert A. Simon
The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper Ramo
The Ten-Day MBA by Steven Silbiger
The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You Can Use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning, by Cannon Design, VS Furniture, and Bruce Mau Design
Thinking in Systems, Donella Meadows
This is Service Design Thinking: Basics, Tools, Cases by Marc Stickdorn and Jakob Schneider
Weird Ideas That Work, by Robert Sutton
Wired to Care, by Dev Patnaik