A Collection of Design Tools

This pleasantly illustrated website, courtesy of Roberta Tassi’s thesis, catalogs a wide array of design ‘tools’ used in a design process. A tool in this case can be a ‘Use Case’, a ‘Customer Journey Map’ or ‘Group Sketching’. The nice thing about the organization, once you grok it, is that you can answer a question like: what design tools can I use to examine the interaction? Or, what can I do in the testing phase?

My favorite parts are the infographics found on the about page. For example, this one maps the tools in the context of a design process as well as the people’s capabilities required to use the tool. While this one displays the tools in the context of the disciplines that gave rise to them.

Jul 8 2009

Plus, it’s in Italian, which makes everything look better