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.
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.
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.
When the co-founders of LUMA introduced a new approach to human-centered design, they needed a way to share it with everyone. The result was a handbook, “Innovating For People,” and a set of planning cards. Today, tens of thousands of copies are being used worldwide.
Just like when you combine various ingredients to make a meal, you can mix and match various design methods to address different challenges and navigate everyday experiences. We call these combinations “recipes.”
An extreme fixation on financial profit yields a poverty of purpose. Meanwhile, a careful pursuit of profit and purpose returns riches beyond measure. We are increasingly challenged to make things better — beyond the measures of financial gain.
A compelling website is the backbone of an organization’s presence online. Your audience needs a cohesive, one-stop-shop location to learn more about what you have to offer them. But how do you know if your website is user-friendly?
We’re thrilled to announce that we’re openly sharing all 36 human-centered design methods in the LUMA System. You can now find an overview of each method, the benefits it can yield, a quick guide for how to use it, and other helpful hints by visiting luma-institute.com/methods.
The practice of design begins by understanding the world around you and then finding opportunities to improve it. In our modern-day “experience economy,” organizations must design with the customer experience in mind in order to stay competitive.
A small team of designers and educators set out on a mission in 2010: develop a single framework of design skills that anyone could learn and apply, regardless of their experience level. This is the story of how the LUMA System came to be.