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.
People resist change and avoid new ways of working for plenty of reasons. My experience has taught me a lot about how to introduce human-centered design (HCD) to people and get them excited to learn more. Three things are especially important.