Handy Tools

As we find ‘tools’ which help make explaining and trialling new ideas easier and cheaper, we share them here.

In general these are all very cheap or free to use…unless we point out otherwise.


This is a toolkit on how to invent, adopt or adapt ideas that can deliver better results. It’s quick to use, simple to apply, and designed to help busy people working in development.

Pop App

iPhone app prototyping.


Creating apps via an app on your phone.


Neat Effects, No Code Required.
Introducing Avocado: A new toolbox for interaction designers

Noun Project

Simple icons.

Noun Project


Instant comic strips.

Place Race Bit Strip
An example by Nick Williamson of Mash Matix of the type of thing that it can do.

The Flow

The Copenhagenize Flow is pre-fabricated, recycled modules that click easily together to create to adjustable widths and unlimited lengths of separated cycle tracks on city streets.

(Note: Their price info is here.)



AirCasting is a platform for recording, mapping, and sharing health and environmental data using your smartphone. Each AirCasting session lets you capture real-world measurements, annotate the data to tell your story, and share it via the CrowdMap.


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