The Bootcamp Bootleg is Here!

The Bootcamp teaching team has curated a loose collection of the methods, modes and mindsets that Bootcamp students found most useful this quarter. The Bootcamp Bootleg is intended for people who’ve already had an introduction to design thinking, but who need some refreshers as they head out to tackle real-world challenges. The teaching team curated the collection by leveraging the work of many predecessors, drawing from material developed by teaching teams and folks throughout the design world over the last five years.

The key to the bootleg is to take it out and make it your own! If one method isn’t working for you, toss it. If it works, pass it along to another design thinker. If you find a variation that works for you, tweak it and then tell us about it.  We’re excited to hear from you.

Happy d.thinking!

UPDATE 12/2010: A revised edition of the bootleg is now available — with a dozen more methods and updates throughout.  Get it here

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5 Responses

  1. Enrique Allen
    Enrique Allen December 20, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    Thank you, this is so helpful after so many people have asked for the “go-to” resource to learn about what we practice. Are you tracking downloads, did you embed some type of water mark to better understand sharing behavior? Curious about pdfs vs embedbable viewing…

  2. Thomas Both
    Thomas Both December 20, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    Enrique —
    Suggestion of how to do this?
    Will typepad track automatically?

  3. Gordon_Zhu
    Gordon_Zhu December 30, 2009 at 4:06 pm |

    This is great stuff. Thanks for posting.

  4. Martin Rayala
    Martin Rayala January 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm |

    We are adapting this material for teaching design education as part of regular instruction for K-12 schools.
    We also add some design history so students will know that design is all around them and is created by real people.

  5. MG
    MG July 30, 2010 at 3:13 pm |

    Thanks for sharing!

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