An online resource for designing a better world.

DiscoverDesign.org

October 10, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) presents DiscoverDesign.org as an online platform for engaging students, teachers, and mentors in the design process. 

Ways and Means Toolkit

March 6, 2015
The Ways and Means Toolkit offers guidelines and best practices for integrating socio-economic resources within communities.

Report on the State of Health + Urbanism

March 4, 2015
The Report on the State of Health and Urbanism examines an array of public health matters in eight major metropolitan areas in the United States, and suggests a wide array of possible remedies, from better mass transit to extensive tree-planting.

Sustainable Design with Intent: A Toolkit for Designers and Engineers

March 4, 2015
Sustainable Design with Intent is an extension of the Design With Intent series focused on sustainable design. Design With Intent is a series of cards, worksheets and a Wiki that provides prompts for facilitating brainstorming sessions.

Design and the Social Sector

March 4, 2015
Design Impact provides community leaders with design, social enterprise, and creative development services.

Design for Social Impact Guide

March 4, 2015
The Design for Social Impact Guide is a set of principles, modes of engagement and case studies for design firms to reference when creating a branch of their practice dedicated to work that has a profound social impact.

Design For Social Impact Workbook

March 4, 2015
Design for Social Impact Workbook is a document for design firms that helps guide the firm and engage in social impact projects that they have the capacity and expertise to handle.

Design with Intent toolkit

March 4, 2015
Requisite Variety’s Design with Intent toolkit is a collection of design patterns, or ‘gambits’, for influencing user behaviour through design.

Impact Detroit Community Development How To Guides

March 4, 2015
Impact Detroit has developed a series of Community How-to Guides for communities and organizations that highlight lessons learned and share helpful information for new projects and processes.

On the Commons (OTC)

March 4, 2015
On the Commons (OTC) is a commons movement strategy center. They believe it is possible to foster a commons-based society, which refers to a shift away from our market-based system, through new, collaborative ways of working.

Business Model Canvas

March 4, 2015
The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It allows you to describe, design, challenge, invent, and pivot your business model.

Collective Action Toolkit

March 4, 2015
The Collective Action Toolkit (CAT) is a package of resources and activities that enable groups of people anywhere to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community. The toolkit provides a dynamic framework that integrates knowledge and action to solve challenges.

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