Welcome to the Butterfly Works
Practical tools and inspiration to use design thinking and co-creation for social change.

Butterfly Works is a social design studio pioneering design thinking and co-creation in international development. It is our aim to create a world in which people have a say in the future they want.

Over the years, we’ve developed a unique set of tools that can be easily adjusted to local contexts and used to tackle any social issue.

In this toolbox, you will find:

  1. - Design thinking tools to apply in your project
  2. - Cases where the tools have been applied
  3. - Searchable tool library

The Butterfly Works method goes beyond the tools you will find in this toolbox; it is a process, a mindset and a set of skills.

Our top picks

Check out some of our favourite tools to co-create social change

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Our tools in action

See how we’ve applied our tools to design effective products and services for social change

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