Seyed M. Amiry, Cooperative Ventures/Uptima Boot Camp
- A TedTalk by Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, on distinction between design and design thinking.
- A 90-minute hands-on virtual crash course on design thinking by Stanford’s Design Institute. (This course is best experienced by two or more people at a time)
- You can download a white paper published by the Rocky Mountain Institute on real examples and processes of applying whole systems thinking and integrative design.
Francesca Barrientos, CISCO, designer
- Download the Bootcamp Bootleg, a practical overview of design thinking tools from Stanford’s d.school.
- Another free download is frog design’s Collective Action Toolkit, a set of exercises to help communities generate solutions.
James McBryan, Co-Founder, OurVolts
- Lean Startup — the quintessential book that every entrepreneur should read in order to reduce their risk in building a new idea
- Fail Con — a conference all about failure and how to make sure you harness it, transform it, and do it
Anca Mosoiu,Co-Founder, OurVolts
- The Oaklean meetup. Lean Design and development discussion from User Experience experts that have started to relocate to Oakland.
- Nir and Far: Design blog from Nir Eyal, a behavior researcher from Stanford. He talks a lot about how design influences people to behave in a certain way. This week he has a guest post that talks about intended and unintended consequences of the Udemy.com class registration process.
- User Ballot: This is an Oakland-based startup that provides a very simple tool for asking users who come to your site a yes/no question. It’s a great way to get feedback from users without asking them to register for anything or take a survey.
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