With simple vocabulary and concrete insights into how to build a team, carry out research, and develop solutions, the CAT distills design-thinking down to essential building blocks. The result is a stand-alone resource designed to lead anyone, anywhere through the problem-solving process, to any problem, any time.
Rather than providing a step-by-step list, the CAT reflects the dynamic nature of problem-solving with a 72-page non-linear booklet of activities, each of which ends with a return to the project’s core focus: helping users maintain clear goals and make change happen.
To support the rebuilding of a democratic Myanmar, frog worked with pointB, a locally-based design-thinking center for community engagement. The team developed a 6-month CAT-based curriculum that fosters the development of a new generation of leaders equipped to tackle their communities’ social issues.
From Malawi to Milwaukee, the Collective Action Toolkit has empowered change agents of every age and ethnicity, with over 30,000 downloads in English, French, Spanish, and Chinese since its launch in 2012. The CAT is open-source, allowing for adaptation and use by anyone, in any country, via a Creative Commons license.