I used Twitter Bootstrap (which is still buggy) to make my latest responsive website. I had more elements to design but I feel that its still a bit clunky to use. There were still a few unresolved bugs on their end of which I had to spend time working around (or Googling it to discover that it was their bug not mine). On average it takes about 25%-50% more work to make the responsive version of a website - also depends on level of complexity of the content and how much polish you want. I think I polish a bit too much sometimes.
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Here are some tools that designers use to help with the ideation phase of a project - creative problem solving + lateral thinking! (from here)
keywords: psychology, motivation, game mechanics, behavioral economics
“Mental Notes brings together 50 insights from psychology into an easy reference and brainstorming tool. Each card describes one insight into human behavior and suggests ways to apply this to the design of Web sites, Web apps, and software applications.” (sample cards)
keywords: brainstorming, ideation, SCAMPER
“ThinkCube, a new idea generation tool from Kes Sampanthar, takes the idea of a brainstorming card deck to the next level. Not only does it provide you with a diverse selection of thought-provoking stimuli, it also incorporates a simple innovation process that should result in a higher quality of ideas.” (about ThinkCube: Handbook & card samples)
keywords: ideation, brainstorming, SCAMPER, creative thinking
“This pack of brainstorming cards was developed to assist people in stimulating their creativity and foster new and different ideas. It is a tool for coming up with creative ideas for developing new (or changing existing) products, services, names, businesses, processes, marketing materials, etc.” (google books preview)