Week 1: HCD for Social Innovation

Posted by admin on July 16, 2013  |   Comments Off

So a number of us are participating in IDEO’s/Acumen’s Human Centered Design for Social Innovation and thought this would be a great opportunity to blog about our 5 week course and participation. We are a group of about 20 individuals who came together to learn more about IDEO’s design process. Being familiar with the work, I gave a presentation to a group of individuals who were interested in learning more about HCD, referring to my work here in India with Design Impact and Global Studio as case study examples. The following week, we broke off into teams of 3-6 individuals with similar interests in the field of education, architecture, agriculture, etc. My group met at a cafe and we started off by recapping our first week’s reading on design and social innovation, followed by 3-5 exercises, interviewing our teammates and doing small charettes. So far so good, will keep you posted on our plans and what’s to come for Class #2, when we are meant to meet out in the field and perhaps pick a project. ~ Sandra

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