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Toolbox for a change agent

Collection of essential methods and tools for change agent’s toolbox. Developed by futures and design practitioners, institutions and organisations. [Updated 12/2022.]

Tools for visioning futures

A guide to using futures thinking to help drive corporate resilience and transformational innovation. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

A set of tools and templates from scanning the environment to scenarios building and experimental futures are then to be evaluated and transformed into to roadmaps. Futurice.

A practice proven toolkit made to work for you in building and aligning a future for an organisation, service or a product. Nordkapp.

Tools for dealing with wicked systemic problems

The 6 Fundamental Concepts of Systems Thinking. Leyla Acaroglu.

Leverage points are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything. Donella Meadows. 

The idea of nudging – that subtle changes in the ‘choice architecture’ can alter people’s behaviors in predictable ways – was eagerly adopted by HCI researchers and practitioners over the past decade.

Tools for circular economics and design

A radical and regenerative approach to targeted especially to innovative businesses with over 20 tools.

The Circular Design Guide is a collaboration between the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO.

Another toolset, created especially for service designers that are aiming for circular product-service-systems. EcoDesign Circle.

A card deck of circular economy strategies and principles. With lots of tangible examples, plus a simple and powerful framework to understand what the circular economy is all about. Jan Konietzko.

Tools for sustainable business

Over 150 tools for and how-to guides of doughnut economics in action. Doughnut economics action lab.

Tools for life-centric design

Explore speculative design, futures design, and life-centred thinking with this mix of experimental tools.

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