1.  Check out IDEO’s Design Kit:
  2. The IDEO organization is offering a free 7-week course.  Open for registration now!

What is Human-Centered Design?

Human-centered design is a creative approach to problem solving and the backbone of our work at  It’s a process that starts with the people you’re designing for and ends with new solutions that are tailor made to suit their needs  Human-centered design is all about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; generating tons of ideas; building a bunch of prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your innovative new solution out in the world.

Human-centered design consists of 3 phases.  In the Inspiration Phase you’ll learn directly from the people you’re designing for as you immerse yourself in their lives and come to deeply understand their needs.  In the Ideation Phase you’ll make sense of what you learned, identify opportunities for design, and prototype solutions.  And in the Implementation Phase you’ll bring your solution to life, and eventually, to market.  And you’ll know that your solution will be a success because you’ve kept the very people you’re looking to serve at the heart of the process.

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