Analogies help us explain things by drawing comparisons between the familiar and the unfamiliar. Explore analogies that help explain the LUMA System.
LUMA Institute has joined MURAL! In this post, LUMA CEO Chris Pacione shares why this union makes sense and how it will advance our shared mission!
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.
In the same way that kitchen recipes help you become a better baker, LUMA recipes help you become a better designer. Learn about one of our most popular and practical recipes in this post!
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.
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.”