The Design Thinking Process for Innovation

A Toolkit for Leading Creative Conversations about Park and Program Relevance

The Center for Park Management, in partnership with the global design and innovation firm IDEO, has designed this toolkit to support the National Park Service and its partners—to better connect all Americans to the Park System. As the National Park Service enters its second century, there is no better time to try new ideas, experiment with untested models, and build a learning community that is dedicated to sharing creative and innovative approaches.

The Toolkit is comprised of two parts: (1) the Process Cards, which outline the design process to approaching and solving problems in new ways; and (2) the Activity Cards, which act as a workbook – capturing your thoughts and ideas as you work through the process.  We invite you to be part of this movement. Take advantage of this resource to begin your own innovation design journey at your park or program.

In addition to the toolkit, feel free to watch this 15-minute preview of IDEO’s design thinking process.

Design-Thinking for our National Parks from Center for Park Management on Vimeo.

To download this FREE Toolkit, simply fill out the form below and click submit.

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