Hi I’m Jason! I created Public Design Vault to help folks working at the intersection of design and public good to find the right design tools for their project.
Public Design Vault is a curated directory of 500+ design tools & resources for public good. It is an all-in-one, a full-stop one-stop, a mother list of lists, a singularity for the plethora of toolkits and resources that are available on the vast internet. I had included all the well-known usual suspects but also tried to throw in a few diamonds in the rough.
Who is Public Design Vault for
These resources are great for folks working at the intersection of human-centered design, innovation and public/social impact. You might be a:
Why Public Design Vault
By day, I run Outsprint, a design consultancy dedicated to innovating public policy and social service using human-centered design. All my clients are from the public and people sector – government organisations, non-profits, charities. As a designer myself, I often fall back on the usual suspects of tools and methods working on projects with my clients. While it’s great for expediency and quality, things can feel pretty stagnant after a while. I realised that I’m also missing out on new learning opportunities of best practices available out there if I always keep to a tried and tested approach. Yet it takes too much effort to seek out new inspiration from so many sources scattered across the vast universe of the internet. The last thing you want to do when on a tight project timeline is to get lost in the internet time sink!
What if there was this one-stop place online where I can just do a quick scan of the array of tools available for the design phase that I’m in? This site is as much as for myself as for others in my situation – to help me easily find new inspiration on tools for my project, and ultimately, be a better design thinker. The good thing about this site is that these resources are not restricted to experienced practitioners. Folks who are new to design thinking will probably find this even more useful!
I wrote more about why I made the Vault here: https://jasonleow.sg/377/public-design-vault/
How to use this site
Some use cases for this site might be:
What do we mean by “design tools for public good”?
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