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Design Thinking Bootcamp Team

Molly Wilson, Dana Mitroff Silvers, David Janka, and Maryanna Rogers outside the Stanford d.school, where students in the Design Thinking Bootcamp course redesigned the museum experience.

Design Thinking for Museums is a resource for professionals and practitioners interested in applying design thinking to museums, nonprofits, and mission-driven organizations.

The site offers case studies of design thinking in action, posts by guest authors, interviews with practitioners, and downloadable resource guides. Dana Mitroff Silvers is the site’s editor and primary author.

The site is the outcome of a 2012 partnership between the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). The collaboration between SFMOMA and the d.school was documented in a paper presented at the 2013 Museums and the Web conference titled, Design Thinking for Visitor Engagement: Tackling One Museum’s Big Challenge through Human-centered Design.

Are you curious about trying design thinking in your organization? Do you have a story about using human-centered design? 

I work for the Culture Coventry Trust in the UK, and used design thinking for the recent Coventry Transport Museum redevelopment. This website has been a huge help in sourcing examples of best practice! Thank you for the continued inspiration and look forward to further articles!

-Laura Musgrave, Community Engagement Officer, Culture Coventry Trust

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