We design tools for the network and beyond. Use these resources to apply creativity, design, and innovation to social challenges. 

DFA Process Guide 

A comprehensive blueprint to the DFA design innovation process. Written in collaboration with early DFA students, the DFA Design Process Guide outlines how to apply the skills and values of human-centered design to address social challenges. We continue to be inspired by the range of innovators around the world who put it to use.


The fast-paced card game challenges teams to rapidly build mockups to meet unique user needs. Created by our partners in the Delta Lab at Northwestern, the creativity game and oh-so popular staple of DFA workshops is now available for purchase.

DFA Swag Shop

You can’t innovate unless you’re having fun. Thanks to Threadless, all DFA members and fans can have DFA swag. Shop t-shirts, sweatshirts, housewares, and accessories, and give back to DFA!