Resources is a glorified list of assets, code, research, and more. The purpose is to conveniently bring together resources for your own education. If you’d like to add something, just do it.

Pro tip: Ctrl F can be helpful in this section.



  • Bryson - Usability testing, user research methods, information architecture, 🐨 climbing trees  
  • Craig - !!WARNING: approach wild Craigs with caution. anything software development, system architecture/thinking, prototyping, github, emotional support, synths and sounds, graphic tees 💯, vegan
  • Dan - statistics, mathy stuff, science, data/math/quantitative models, brewing 🍻, woodworking/shop
  • Edwin - Illustration, information design, visual design, biology/anatomy 💀🥩, literature research methods, go/weiqi/baduk ⚪️⚫️ 
  • Eric - Design from pixels to kitchens, 🏒hockey, random studio questions, sketching, cooking
  • Jen - Design feedback, responsive design, getting studio keys and MBTA pass, tea, crochet, all things 🐈😻
  • Juhan - 💡 design, critique, howz to dooz biz, estonian pancakes, MIT shenanigans
  • Parsuree - 🇹🇭, visual design, concept development, User Interface design, typography, whimsical watercolor, animals, (smelly) food!
  • Pat - 🇨🇵🇨🇦, illustration, animations, brainstorming, storytelling, visual design, anatomy, PattyComics©️
  • Sharon - Typically eager to help, here for: design feedback, a brainstorming pal, scribing practice, or if you want to discuss the future of healthcare, ceramics, contemporary choreography 👯‍♀, ... urban exploration...

Project Mgmt

Tracking Progress

  • Asana - Asana allows you to assign tasks to users, list end dates, categorize the task, and plot progress in various formats including Kan Ban and Calendar.
  • Bandcamp - Basecamp has file storage, task assignment and tracking, schedules, chat and message boards, and more.
  • Github - Github has a Project feature where you can create a Kan Ban to track tasks. When Dropbox isn't an option, Github also great for holding project files as it can track versioning with 2-factor authentication security.

Templates & Surveys


Design Tools

  • Adobe Suite - the standard AfterEffects, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator.
  • Interface Design Tools

    • Figma - web based design and prototyping tool that supports collaboration.
    • Sketch - digital design toolkit for constructing screens and comps. Not PC friendly.
    • XD - design, prototype, experience.
  • Oracle - A colorblindness simulator you need!
  • WebAim Contrast Checker - make sure your contrast meets accessibility standards.
  • Zeplin - style guide builder with integrations for Sketch, Figma, and XD.

Design Guides

User Research & Testing Tools

  • Framer Prototyping - prototyping via a split screen of simple coffee script on one side and your digital prototype on the other. Great for slick animations/interactions.
  • Invision Prototyping - simplest prototyping system - upload screens and link together.
  • Optimal Workshop User Research - Optimal workshop costs a hefty monthly fee but provides a fantastic set of tests including Tree Tests, Card Sorting, basic Surveys, and more.
  • Proto.io Prototyping - prototyping tool that’s designer-friendly and high functionality
  • Transcription Service for Recordings - This is helpful for transcribing user interviews to search for further insights.

User Research & Testing Guides


Design Examples and Inspiration


Styling guidelines

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More tools and learning code


Keep Learning

Virtual Bookshelf - all of the books in the GoInvo Library

Past Research on Specific User Groups

  • Alzheimer’s Research - googledoc compiling research about experiencing Alzheimer’s (what’s the diagnosis process like, care, pathology, recent innovation); created by Sharon in preparation for the RIC with Matchstick and Eli Lilly
  • HCI for low-income, low-literate - dropbox folder of research papers by Kathryn Summers, Ph.D


  • Design Conferences

    • MWUX (oct) - UX design
    • UXPA (may) - UX design
    • GET (april) - human biology
    • IxDA (feb) - largest interaction design
    • Data viz summit (sep) - data design and analysis
  • Tech + Design Conferences

    • CHI - human computer interaction
    • FITC - a creativity and innovation conference in Toronto
    • HCI international - human computer interaction
    • Open viz conference - data visualization, information design
    • Poptech - design and technology
    • IEEE vis - science and information visualization
    • Intelligent user interfaces - AI based interface
  • Design + Medicine Conferences

    • Stanford medicine X - academic medical conference
    • HXR - design and medicine
    • Digital health ACM - digital health research
    • IDSA medical design conference - healthcare products
    • TEDMED - health and medicine talks
    • Human factors and ergonomics and healthcare -
    • Mayo transform - medicine + design conference hosted by mayo clinic
  • Tech + Medicine Conferences

    • HIMSS connected health conference - digital health conference
    • Health datapalooza - health data and health policy
    • OHDSI bioIT world - medical informatics
    • Medical informatics world - medical informatics
    • Ihealth clinical informatics - health informatics
    • Boston health IT summit - health informatics
    • Health 2.0 - healthcare tech conference
  • Medicine Conferences

    • APHA - public health
    • Festival of genomics - genetics conference
    • Mayo clinic individualizing medicine conference - precision medicine
    • GET - genomics and society