At the Danish Design Centre we take a design-driven approach in our own work, using design methods and tools in our development of concepts and processes. In our experience, the only way to really know what design methods are about is to try them out in practice. Therefore, we continually develop, collect and refine specific design-based tools that companies and organisations can download and use.
Here you find a selection of the Danish Design Centre’s most efficient and thoroughly tested tools that you can use in your work and as a source of inspiration. Read about the methods, see the instructions, and print the materials.
The tools are divided in three categories that are used at different stages in the design process - and often in this order: Explore, Co-create, and Give the future concrete form.
Explore helps the participants to open up and get around all aspects of the issue. Co-create contains tools that help participants get in-depth with the problem, and Give the future concrete form provides the framework for creating a more concrete product - often based on knowledge and experience collected by using the Explore and Co-create tools.
You are always welcome to contact us for further information or inspiration or if you have any questions about the design tools.
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