Human-centered design is relatively new to our community, and applying the method takes a shift in mindset.
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Also known as “design thinking” and “user-centered design,” human-centered design is about designing “with” not just “for” the end user, aiming to truly meet the needs of the beneficiary, customer or client. While it has its origins in the private sector, in fields such as user-interface design, the development community has long recognized the need for more participatory approaches. But the sector still receives criticism for designing for problems instead of designing for people.
So is human-centered design just another buzzword?
Click on the above video to find out what human-centered design is, what steps it includes and why it could help organizations to work more efficiently.
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