Human-Centered-Design for Social Innovation
allwecando is excited to take part in the OpenIDEO & HCD Community and their social challenges.
"IDEO.org uses human-centered design to improve the lives of people in low-income communities across the globe. Together with its project partners, IDEO.org tackles the challenges of water, sanitation, health, financial inclusion, energy, education, employment and more."
"What is Human-Centered Design?
Human-centered design is about believing you can make a difference, and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact.
Human-centered design gives you faith in your creative abilities and a process for transforming difficult challenges into opportunities for design.
Human-centered design is a mindset.
It’s Human-Centered. Human-centered design begins from deep empathy and understanding of needs and motivations of people—the parents, neighbors, children, colleagues, and strangers who make up your everyday community.
It’s Collaborative. Several great minds are always stronger when solving a challenge than just one. Human-centered design benefits greatly from the views of multiple perspectives, and others’ creativity bolstering your own.
It’s Optimistic. Human-centered design is the fundamental belief that we can all create change—no matter how big a problem, how little time, or how small a budget. No matter what constraints exist around you, designing is an enjoyable and powerful process.
It’s Experimental. Human-centered design gives you permission to fail and to learn from your mistakes, because you come up with new ideas, get feedback on them, then iterate. Expecting perfection makes it hard to take risks. It limits the possibilities to create more radical change. Human-centered design is all about experimenting and learning by doing. It's about having the confidence that new, better things are possible and that you can make them happen. This kind of optimism is crucial when you're out to design for social good.
Human-centered design gives you the confidence to believe that new, better things are possible and that you can make them happen!"
Font: An Introduction to Human-Centered Design, Ideo.org