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The Luma Institute put together a useful design research methodology framework to help design researchers choose the appropriate tools for the varying stages of the innovation process with focus on your end-user requirements (featured in Harvard Business Review).

There are 36 innovation tools organised around three categories: looking, understanding and making and the tool is designed to construct your research pathway explaining how each tool is used and relevant to your project. An all round useful design research tool.

Mike Pinder

About Mike Pinder

Mike Pinder is a cross-industry business innovation expert & consultant, thought leader, author, lecturer & international keynote speaker on innovation. He's driven by using innovation to leave the world a better place than we found it. Mike is a co-founder of Wicked Acceleration Labs (an industry-academia research lab aimed at tackling wicked problems), Member of Board of Advisors at Global Innovation Institute (GInI), & Honorary Practice Fellow at Imperial College London Business School. Mike consults and leads across innovation strategy, Design Thinking, Lean Start-up, Business Model Innovation in both B2B and B2C, guiding c-level innovation strategy, innovation accelerator design, co-creation, capability programs, academic research, executive education (Exec Ed) university program design, intrapreneurship, digital transformation, sprints & more.