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Table 1 Description of Design Thinking tools

From: LODPRO: learning objects development process

Tool Description
Analysis and synthesis The analysis is very important to break down complex issues as a way of better understanding them; yet, the creative process is based on synthesis or the collective act to join parts in the creation of complete ideas.
Brainstorming Very necessary when the goal is to obtain a wide range of ideas.
Prototyping A prototype is any tangible object that allows for the exploration, evaluation, and development of an idea.
Storyboard A way to communicate an idea with sufficient clarity. Vignettes describe potential situations using words and images.