Tom Tian

Design Thinking for Libraries

Design Thinking for Libraries is a series of toolkits jointly developed by IDEO, Chicago Public Libraries, and Aarhaus Public Libraries, and made possible by financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As the title suggests, the toolkits aim to inculcate a design-oriented approach to problem solving from the ground up to better serve patron needs.

The illustrations presented here accompanied chapters on "Programs & Services," "Brainstorming Rules," "Research Methods," and a condensed guide with recommendations and activities on how to teach design thinking in a day.

This project would not have been possible without the invaluable guidance of the indomitable Elaine Fong and Michelle Ha, formerly of IDEO Chicago.


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