About 18 months ago, we asked ourselves, “How might LUMA, knowingly or unknowingly, be contributing to the inequity that plagues our society?” We knew we needed to take actionable steps pertaining to anti-racism, diversity, and inclusiveness, but we needed to figure out how to contribute.
The end of a calendar year provides an excellent opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve accomplished. For our communications team, launching LUMA’s blog is at the top of our list. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular blog posts since we launched Posted Notes in April.
This is the third installment of our HCDJ series (Human-Centered Design + DJ = HCDJ!) This playlist is designed to help you wind down after a productive working session and ease into your next experience.
How might we all design a life we love? LUMA instructor Ashley Jablow spent 100 days exploring that question. Her project – “100 Days of Designing My Life” – grew into a collection of prompts, questions, and frameworks to help anyone see their life and work through the lenses of innovation and design thinking.
Design thinking requires iterative cycles of expansive and focused thinking to better understand people and problems, and then develop ideas and solutions. We refer to this as divergent thinking and convergent thinking. Navigating these moments of divergence and convergence is the key!
One of the main tenets of human-centered design is collaboration. Co-design deepens our empathy for others, increases our understanding of the challenges people face, and enables stakeholders to create solutions that truly meet their needs.
We asked members of our LUMA Community how they’d describe human-centered design in the most concise way possible. Here’s what they said.
At first glance, some design methods appear to be very similar; however, when you look more closely, you realize they serve distinct purposes. In this post, we examine eight sets of methods that fit this paradigm and offer hints to help you distinguish between them.
They aren’t just a cliché background element to office life — they’re elegant devices waiting for you to use them to their fullest potential.
Have you ever looked at your home improvement to-do list and felt overwhelmed? Learn how you can use a simple human-centered design method to prioritize your projects and take tangible next steps.