SKILL UP: SOCIAL INNOVATION RESOURCES

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We're in an exciting time, with social innovation being practiced, explored and expanded around the globe. Amazing people and organisations are employing social innovation approaches and gaining powerful insights into the essence of what works best.

Here's a list we've compiled of some of the knowledge resources we love most:
 

DIY Toolkit
UK's Nesta developed this toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. There are loads of practical tools with clear explanations on how to use them.

 

Develop Your Skills
This vast section of Nesta's website  has a wealth of great innovation training and upskilling resources.

 

Design Kit
Mindsets, methods, case studies and more — Design Kit is IDEO.org’s platform to learn human-centered design, a creative approach to solving the world’s most difficult problems.

 

Virtual Crash Course
The Stanford d.school created this online 90-minute video-led cruise through one of their most frequently sought after learning tools.

Using video, handouts, and facilitation tips, you’ll be taken through a step-by-step process of hosting or participating in a 90-minute design challenge.

 

Bootleg Bootcamp
Another great resource from the d.school: an active toolkit to support your design thinking practice. It's often used as an introductory experience to design thinking.

The Bootcamp Bootleg is “more of a cook book than a text book, and more of a constant work-in-progress than a polished and permanent piece.”

 

Design methods for developing services.
A brief introduction to why design methods can be useful when developing services, from UK Design Council.