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thoughtbot is your expert design and development partner. We bring digital products from validation to success and teach you how because we care. It’s time to move beyond simply building features and start designing the right product with the right strategy.

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Positive outcomes for hundreds of web and mobile projects like yours

Harvard Business Review — Future-proofing Harvard Business Review to inspire the next generation of global business leaders

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Beyond Finance — Creating an impactful fintech app and a robust in-house product team

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Your expert partners for building mission-driven products

Benefit from over 18 years of experience designing and building successful products. Whether you're a founder with a new idea, a product owner at a large enterprise, or somewhere in between, thoughtbot can help you solve meaningful problems with a design-led approach. Work with a small, dedicated team of project-focused product experts built to fit the needs of your project.

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Pay down your design debt to acquire, retain, and engage users

When time and talent feels constrained, teams sometimes default to shipping features without applying design thinking. But paying down design debt is an incredibly powerful source of user value. Taking care of your design debt enables you to hit your product metrics. Learn more about design debt and how to start tackling it today.

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thoughtbot can most definitely handle execution for you, but what's more important is that they know what questions to ask to pull the right projects to execute on from your brain and can implement a great process to execute on them.

Sergio Rabiela
VP of Technology, Beyond Finance

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Watch online workshops that unstick your product strategy, level-up your team, and uncover next steps

Join the thoughtbot team and our special guests as we tackle today’s biggest product challenges. During our workshops, we cover the latest from the latest on how COVID-19 is impacting our product, design and development process to thoughtbot's tried and true process.

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Our team is driven by our purpose and values; we continually improve our process, do our best work in strong partnerships with you, and transparently share how we work.

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Resources for Entrepreneurs, Designers, and Developers

Reap the rewards of everything we’ve learned while building successful products


Actionable advice for entrepreneurs who want to build products people love.

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Design Sprint Guide

Our guide to conducting and facilitating Product Design Sprints.

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Our documented approach to making successful web and mobile products.

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The latest design, development, and product tools, techniques and more.

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Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots Podcast

A podcast about the design, development, and business of great software.

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Tips for Using FactoryBot Without an ORM

Exploring how to use FactoryBot effectively with models backed by plain Ruby objects.

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