WooHoo Library

Links, articles and videos that offer a background on design thinking and the power of failing forward.

Resources on Design Thinking

Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World  by Warren Berger, 2009
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
by Tom Kelley, 2001

Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovationby Tim Brown, 2009

The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organizationby Tom Kelley 

Interviews:A Conversation with IDEO Founder David Kelley
Read about Design Thinking from technology and design legend and founder of IDEO David Kelley.

Grand Designs
Tim Brown's talks about ideas for incorporating design thinking into traditional organizations.

He Prizes Questions More Than Answers
Tim Brown discusses leadership and ideas in the New York TImes.

The Making of a Design Thinker
Tim Brown discusses the importance of design in innovation.

Articles by Woo Hoo Team members:The Bully & The Bystander: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom

Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom (Research paper, Stanford RED lab)

Other resources:
Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators from IDEO.


Resources on Failing Forward

Peter H. Reynolds has created two picture books for children that talk about creativity and exactitude.  
  • "Ish" is about making perfect (or imperfect) drawings.  
  • "The Dot" is about opening children up to their creativity.

Learn what "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling thinks about the benefits of failure and the power of the imagination in her commencement address at Harvard University.

Robert Sutton is Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University.  Read his thoughts on Learning from Success and Failure in the Harvard Business Review.

Even the Wright Brothers could have benefitted from fast and early failures. Read about it at "Wanna Create A Great Product? Fail Early, Fail Fast, Fail Often."

Learn how failure can be a positive force in David Simms article, "The Power of Positive Failure" in the Harvard Business Review.

More resources on failing forward via twitter (#campwoohoo