This are the 5 steps of Design Thinking as defined by the Design School of Stanford University.

I organized some of the tools and methods in each different step of the process.



01 — EMPATHIZE
Research
Understand
Communicate
Hear / Observation
Methods:
Heuristic Review
Card Sorting
Interviewing
Personas
Ethnography
Analytics
Usability
Qualitative / Quantitative surveys
Mapping


02 —DEFINE
Users
Context
More methods
Tools
Tasks
Goals
User Needs Statements
Target / Persona (Who)
User Need (What)
Insight (Why) [Why they value what we found the value]


03 —IDEATE
Artifacts
Brainstorm
Sktetch
Mock
Flows
Wireframes


04 —PROTOTYPE
Information Architecture (IA)
Structure
Storyboard
Role Play
Details
Affordances


05 —TEST
Feedback
Iterate
Deliver
Launch