Fast Company reports on the latest innovation in idea sharing from the ultra-cool design firm in "Open-Source Innovation: IDEO's Human-Centered Design Toolkit" by Alissa Walker:
A series of PDFs that are free to download, the Human-Centered Design Toolkit hopes to empower organizations and design firms by giving them their field-tested tools for social impact in a way that focuses more on sharing information than authorship.
I've used IDEO's Method Cards for years now when developing consumer research design. Their approach is not just useful for designing products. I love that rather than holding their innovative approaches tight they are distributing and sharing them. IDEO is unique and highly successful in what they do and sharing in this way is in no way a threat to their business. Rather it helps up everybody's game and builds their brand and business in the process.