Welcome!

The Legal Design Toolbox is a set of resources for aspiring designers who are approaching legal challenges with a creative, generative, human-centered approach. The toolbox provides you with guides, tools, and examples to help you scope & tackle these challenges with design.

The toolbox is structured by the type of challenge you’re trying to solve. Use the menu to navigate to the challenge area you think best fits the problem you’re tackling.



How to Use This Toolbox



Future Directions

Design also has the potential to help you serve a client or partner in other ways, mind-mapped out below. Future iterations of this toolbox will expand the resources to design for policy-change, design for branding, and system design.
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How can I communicate more visually?

Explore our Communication Design Toolbox, or our entire site dedicated to Legal Communication Design (including more research and design pattern libraries).

Here are some tools and protocols to follow in the meantime.

Carolann Bonner has an article, Using Gestalt Principles for Natural Interactions that gives some central communication design principles, based on Gestalt ideas, that are directly ...
Piktochart is an online, paid tool to create your own infographics easily, by plugging in your data into their templates. You can also create reports, ...
These are central design guidelines, or heuristics, from the book Pervasive Information Architecture. by Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati, with a website with more information ...
From Jay Mitchell, clinical professor at Stanford Law School, & his paper on Putting Some Product Into Work Product: The abstract of his paper: Clients hire ...
The Center for Media Design at Ball State University published a short paper on iTunes Terms of Service Redesign. They used a Savannah design student's proposed ...
▶ I Like Pretty Graphs: Best Practices for Data Visualization Assignments – YouTube | Program for Legal Technology & Design.
▶ I Like Pretty Graphs: Best Practices for Data Visualization Assignments – YouTube | Program for Legal Technology & Design. The DesignLab from University of Washington ...
in a 2004 interview by Mark Zachry and Charlotte Thralls in TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, 13 (4), 447–462
Ryan Calo in Against Notice Skepticism in Privacy proposes that we consider Visceral Notice alternatives to language-based notice. Visceral Notice leads consumers to experience information rather ...
via Consumer Comprehension of Financial Privacy Notices - s70907-21-levy.pdf. This report describes the results of the second phase of a research project focusing on privacy ...
Welcome! This Visualization for Lawyers page will be a running resource for lawyers, law students, paralegals, and other people coming from the legal profession who ...

How can I create new legal products + tech?

We have gathered together ways to take a design approach to legal technology development. This includes prototyping and planning tools, along with actual product creation guidance. Explore the posts below, and check out our fuller guidance on developing a new product using a human-centered design approach, along with

The Pencil Project is an open-source software for all operating systems, that lets you quickly create mockups, prototypes, flowcharts, and diagrams. It is absolutely ...
The product design sprint: prototype with Keynote | Google Ventures. The product design sprint: prototype (day 4) Jake Knapp ...
Story-centered design: how to make a prototype in PowerPoint | Google Ventures. Story-centered design: how to make a prototype in PowerPoint Henry Tsai ...
InVision is a great (and free) tool to use to go from sketches or mockups to an interactive website. It lets you lay out your ...
A Beginner’s Guide to Wireframing from Webdesigntuts+. Here is an excellent step-by-step tutorial on how to wireframe out a website or app you want to develop! ...
via How to Prototype an App in 1 hour: meet POP | Board of Innovation. How to Prototype an App in 1 hour: meet POP by Manu ...
Awwwards has collected together a whole set of free elements for you to lay out, mock-up, and roll-out beautiful mobile apps. This is a great collection ...
So you want to build a website? I know it is tempting to jump into just buying a domain & trying to learn html to build ...
  Designmodo provides this User Interface Kit for you, if you want to develop very clean & flat interfaces. It gives you photoshop files to use, ...

How can I make my legal org more innovative?

Building design capacity in an organization is a major undertaking. We are assembling resources for those who want to increase the creativity, collaboration, and experimentation in their organization.

You might also want to read up on user testing, or on how to prototype.

 


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3 Comments on “Home”

  1. Nate Crosser

    Hi Margaret,

    Thanks for all the work you do. This is a great collection of resources. What design software do you use to design your infographics and sketches? I love how they look and I’d like to create some for my own practice.

    1. Margaret

      I use Concepts on the iPad Pro. In the past I used Procreate. I use Sketch on my Macbook. Happy to talk more, I love to geek out over drawing and creating!

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