Powerful UX Frameworks, Methods, and Tools

Design Thinking Frameworks

  • IBM Design Thinking. A human-centered framework to solve users' problems at the speed and scale.
  • Stanford  Journey through a Design Thinking experience and apply it in the real world.
  • Nielsen Norman Group. Approaching problem solving with a hands-on, user-centric mindset leads to innovation and a competitive advantage.

Research Methods

  • IBM Research Framework. A framework to drive actionable user insights and build empathy for users.
  • Design Kit. Human-centered design is a practical, repeatable approach to arriving at innovative solutions. 
  • 18F Method Cards. The goto site when working with government clients. A collection of tools to bring human-centered design into any project.
  • User research tool box. A list of useful UX research links by Kate Towsey.

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