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 people 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 will be available for purchase in just a few short weeks.

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!